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Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Meeting Minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland 03/08/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Dale Larsen, Bob Westall,  and 7 Lake Poinsett property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $176,689.48, Deposits $26,698.00, Checks Written $7,403.71, Balance on Hand $195,983.77. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,085.96.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $107,434.35. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $13,935.69,  Checks Written  $252.05 , Balance on Hand $13,683.64.  Motion to approve reports by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: Two septic tank lines were frozen.    

Items of discussion:   Inspection easements & temporary license permitting entry were discussed.  Meeting in Pierre for the application submitted for sewer expansion on the NE side. 

 

Motion to approve bills by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker.  Meeting adjourned.

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Newsletter Photo Contest

 

 Newsletter Photo Contest Starts in May  If you’re someone who enjoys taking pictures around the lake, submit the image(s) you like best for consideration in the next issue of Poinsett Lake News.  Email your entry to sec@lpada.com
  At this point we’re looking for pictures  you’d like to share with readers.  There are no hard and fast rules about content.  Just be sure you use good sense and good taste. 

There may be a prize, and also praise and acclaim you’d receive from readers when they see your photo in print.
  The committee is still working out possible awards and we’ll have more to tell you as soon as we get photos submitted.  Please include a title for your photo, and an email and home address with your photo entry. 
  Take a camera when you’re out and about.  Good luck!

Get your photos published…

 

Hamlin County Courthouse

Hamlin County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

                                                         April 1,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on April 1 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

 

AGENDA: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the posted agenda with the following change as requested by the States Attorney to move the on site land visit from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to weather conditions and that all parties involved with this had been notified of the change and agreed.

All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

MINUTES: Motion by Roe seconded by Saathoff to approve the minutes of March 18 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

CLAIMS PAID: COMMISSIONERS: Dakotan publishing 296.71 Hamlin Co Publishing 872.16 Leland Roe mileage 53.28 Douglas Noem mileage 96.20 Randall Rudebusch mileage 25.16 Larry Saathoff mileage 20.72 Reid Tuohino mileage 30.72 Visa Website 108.90 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3750.00 benefits 1480.57 Total Commissioners expense 6734.41

ELECTIONS: Dakotan publishing 31.12 Hamlin Co Publishing 57.02

COURT: Jagers Grocery Jury supplies 14.63

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Water Level

The rule is that the gates remain closed if the river is higher than the lake level.   Keep up with the lake level here at LPADA.ORG

The gauge that produces the data for this report returned to service on March 13th.

 

Early Bird?

Last week (before the ides of March) was Snow and Canadian Geese fly over week. Magnificent sight with the wonderful pattern of modified Vees. We seemed to be directly in the flight path this year. But the frozen lake and river has caused some slippery problems for the early birds.

Asian Carp

At the annual meeting we heard about the challenges that Asian Carp pose to the Big Sioux and Lake Poinsett. The information from GF&P is included here:

http://gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/nuisance/aquatic/asian-carp.aspx

 

http://www.sdstate.edu/nrm/outreach/upload/Asian-carp-brochure-final.pdf

 

And from the Capitol Journal

 

You have seen the films of the boaters being attacked by the jumping fish. This is only the 'nuisance' problem with this fish. The threat to all of the other species in our lake is the 'real' threat.

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Apr

Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Meeting Minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland 11/12/2013, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Dale Larsen, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Bob Westall, Mike Glavaris, and Prudence Schran, Dan Mohlengraf.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $172,717.30, Deposits $12,772.00, Checks Written $44,871.72, Balance on Hand $140,617.58. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,084.65.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand $97,009.22. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $35,507.45, Checks Written $13,017.45, Balance on Hand $22,490.  Motion to approve reports by Dale Larsen, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Richard Ideker to approve Nitteberg payment #8 for $118,886.11, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Bob Anderson to approve the 1st Reading of Ordinance #31, which states any contractor or land owner who fails to obtain a sewer permit shall be assessed a penalty charge of $1,000, second by Richard Ideker, motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve 1st Reading of Ordinance #32, which would assess a penalty of $100 a month to property owners who have not returned their easement by February 1, 2014, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report given by Bob Westall. Camera and locate equipment has been ordered.  Pump has been installed at Mike Glavaris residence.

 Items of discussion:  Discussion on Mike Glavaris residence when sewer backup in basement.  Prudence Schran discussed concerns on her inspection easement.  Discussion on Casey Tomac’s residence, will get figures together and bring to next meeting and contact Tomac.  A letter needs to be written notifying contractors of penalty for failure of obtaining a sewer permit.  Discussion on long term funding.  Mike Glavaris expressed concerns on original sewer lines.  Discussion on letters to be wrote to property owners.

 

Motion to approve bills by Dale Larsen, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker.  Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

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Apr

Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Meeting Minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland 12/14/2013, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Dale Larsen, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Bob Westall, Pat Carey (Banner Associates) and nine Lake Poinsett property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $140,617.58, Deposits $24,408.00, Checks Written $27,997.06, Balance on Hand $137,138.52. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,084.65.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand $104,374.85. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $22,490.00, Checks Written $5,634.56, Balance on Hand $16,855.44.  Motion to approve reports by Richard Ideker, seconded by Dale Larsen, motion carried unanimously.

Dale Larsen resigned his position as Board of Trustee.  Motion by Richard Ideker to approve resignation, seconded by Bob Anderson.  Motion carried

Motion by Richard Ideker to approve 1st Reading of Ordinance #32, to establish a charge for failure to execute and deliver an easement for inspection, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Richard Ideker to approve the 1st Reading of Ordinance #31, which states any contractor or land owner who fails to obtain a sewer permit shall be assessed a penalty charge of $1,000, second by Bob Anderson, motion approved unanimously.

9:05 – Public Hearing for project to expand sewer collection system at Lake Poinsett. 9:20 – Public Hearing completed.

Maintenance report given by Bob Westall. Camera and locate equipment are on hand. 

Motion from John Delzer to table meeting on inspection easements until June 2014.  No second.

Items of discussion:  Discussion on concern of operating with four board members with one vacant position open.  Comments from the floor on authority of establishing a charge for failure to sign inspection easement and would like to see an authorization letter for inspection instead of easement.  Concerns expressed on whom would do the inspection on private sewer systems. Definition was given, from the floor, of a sewer system.  Property owners would like to see criteria for inspections drawn up.  Discussion if a house does not have water or sewer connection, does he sign inspection easement.  Inspection easement issues will be discussed at the Jan meeting. President of the Board expressed the reason for the inspection easements, which is to help clean up our lake.

 

Motion to approve bills by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker.  Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

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Apr

Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Meeting Minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland 1/11/2014, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Dale Larsen, Bob Westall, and eight Lake Poinsett property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $137,138.52, Deposits $70,169.60, Checks Written $5,891.19, Balance on Hand $201,416.93. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,085.77.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $105,951.10. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $16,855.44, Deposits  $917.09, Checks Written  $252.05 , Balance on Hand $17,520.48.  Motion to approve reports by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Richard Ideker to appoint Dale Larsen as Trustee of Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Board, seconded by Bob Anderson.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Richard Ideker to approve 2nd  Reading of Ordinance #32, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Richard Ideker to approve the 2nd  Reading of Ordinance #31, second by Bob Anderson, motion approved unanimously.

Maintenance report given by Bob Westall. Power failure by State Park, problem was repaired. Otherwise everything is running smoothly. 

Items of discussion:  Discussion on number of board members.  Discussion on easements.  Inspection easements are not a permanent easement.  The easement is for 2 years from the date upon which it was signed. Letter to property owners was read and approved to send with inspection easements. Ideker discussed water testing for water shed.  

 

John Delzer would like stated on the record, there shall be an odd number of board members. Delzer stated he is representing the biggest land owner on the lake.  He would like to see an authorization letter instead of inspection easements.  Easement deprives property owners of property rights.  Would like to know which codified law Lake Poinsett Sanitary District is using to substantiate inspection easements. Also Delzer stated only way to obtain easement is through Eminent Domain not by accessing a penalty.

 

Motion to approve bills by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Dale Larsen, seconded by Bob Anderson.  Meeting adjourned.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 32

 

                AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A PENALTY CHARGE FOR FAILURE TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER AN EASEMENT FOR INSPECTION OF A PRIVATE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM IN LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT, HAMLIN AND BROOKINGS COUNTIES, SOUTH DAKOTA, HEREINAFTER DESINATED AS “DISTRICT:”

                BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT, HEREINAFTER DESIGNATED AS “BOARD:”

 

SECTION 1.

 

                Any land owner who shall fail to execute and deliver to the District an easement for inspection of a private sanitary sewer system within the District, on the form provided by the District shall be assessed a penalty charge of $100.00 for each month in which such failure to execute and deliver said easement may occur.   

                                                                                                SECTION 2.

1.    This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect March 1, 2014, after its passage, approval, recording and publication as required by law.

2.            Passed and adopted by the Board of Trustees of Lake Poinsett Sanitary

District on the 11th day of January, 2014, by the following vote:

Ayes:  4      , Namely:_Richard Ideker, Bob Anderson, Lawrence Furney, Dale Larsen

Nayes: 0    , Namely:_____________________________________

Passed First Reading:___12/14/13

Passed Second Reading:___1/11/14

                                                                                        ____Lawence Furney______________

ATTEST:                                                                        President, Lake Poinsett Sanitary District

 

____Donna Rhody_______________

Clerk, Lake Poinsett Sanitary District

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 31

 

                AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCES NO. 3, REGULATING THE USE OF SEWER, DRAINS, AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS; REGULATING THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND USE OF WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES; REGULATING THE INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF BUILDING SEWERS; PROVIDING A PERMIT SYSTEM AND THE FORMS THEREFOR; PROVIDING FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS IN REFERENCE TO THE FOREGOING; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR VARIANCES IN AND FOR THE LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT, HAMLIN AND BROOKINGS COUNTIES, SOUTH DAKOTA; TO PROVIDE FOR A PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO FILE AN APPLICATION AND OBTAIN A PERMIT AND PAY THE INSPECTION FEE.

 

                BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT, HEREINAFTER DESIGNATED AS “BOARD:”

 

SECTION 1.

 

                That Chapter 1.0302 of Ordinance No. 3 be amended to add a new subsection (7) as follows:

 

  1. If any contractor and/or land owner shall fail to obtain a sewer permit as defined herein or to pay the inspection fee as provided herein, they shall each be assessed a penalty charge and be liable to the district in the sum of $1000.00 each.

SECTION 2.

1.    This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect on March  1, 2014, after its passage, approval, recording and publication as required by law.

2.     Passed and adopted by the Board of Trustees of Lake Poinsett Sanitary

District on the _11th___ day of ____January_______, 2014, by the following vote:

Ayes:___4______, Namely: Richard Ideker, Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen,                                                              Lawrence Furney_____

Nayes:___0____, Namely:_____________________________________

Passed First Reading:______12/14/13___________

Passed Second Reading:______1/11/14__________

 

 

                                                                                        ____Lawrence Furney_______________

ATTEST:                                                                        President, Lake Poinsett Sanitary District

 

 

__Donna Rhody________________

Clerk, Lake Poinsett Sanitary District

 

 

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Apr

Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Meeting Minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland 02/15/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Dale Larsen, Bob Westall, Jerome Lammers, and 10 Lake Poinsett property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $201,416.93, Deposits $22,124.00, Checks Written $46,851.45, Balance on Hand $176,689.48. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,085.87.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $106,418.24. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $17,520.48,  Checks Written  $3584.79 , Balance on Hand $13,935.69.  Motion to approve reports by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Richard Ideker to approve Contractor’s Payment #9 to Nitteberg Construction in the amount of $36,915.67, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: Everything is running smoothly. 

Items of discussion:  Discussion on inspection easements. John Delzer expressed anything written in future minutes not to be taken out of context. Lake property owners expressed concerns about inspection of septic tanks.  The Sanitary District will have all inspections done by the same people.  Will there be a $48 monthly fee after inspection is completed on property not on the current system? Answer is no.  Also expressed concerns regarding any damages to property when inspection is done.  Will property owners be contacted when system is to be inspected?  If system does not meet standard, what will happen?  Property owner will need to bring their system up to code. Also discussed information on regulations.  Edwin Smith stated his property is not within 1,000 feet of Lake Poinsett. Discussed letter to contractors to inform them about the $1,000 penalty if a sewer permit is not obtained.  Discussed newsletter article, article for directory and letter from Banner regarding Tom Long’s concerns. Mike Glavaris would like board to start looking at long term plan on maintaining system; flooding issues concerning lift stations and sewer system; and updating our sewer maps.

 

Motion to approve bills by Dale Larson, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson.  Meeting adjourned.

11
Apr

Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Meeting Minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland 03/08/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Dale Larsen, Bob Westall,  and 7 Lake Poinsett property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $176,689.48, Deposits $26,698.00, Checks Written $7,403.71, Balance on Hand $195,983.77. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,085.96.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $107,434.35. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $13,935.69,  Checks Written  $252.05 , Balance on Hand $13,683.64.  Motion to approve reports by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: Two septic tank lines were frozen.    

Items of discussion:   Inspection easements & temporary license permitting entry were discussed.  Meeting in Pierre for the application submitted for sewer expansion on the NE side. 

 

Motion to approve bills by Richard Ideker, seconded by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker.  Meeting adjourned.

5
Apr

Lake Road Conditions – Comments?

We hope you are here by direction from the newsletter.

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Your comments are very valuable. Comment To This Post (Click on this blue text) On The Conditions Of The Roads Around The Lake (be specific) and add Any Potential Solutions.

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Apr
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Newsletter Photo Contest

 

 Newsletter Photo Contest Starts in May  If you’re someone who enjoys taking pictures around the lake, submit the image(s) you like best for consideration in the next issue of Poinsett Lake News.  Email your entry to sec@lpada.com
  At this point we’re looking for pictures  you’d like to share with readers.  There are no hard and fast rules about content.  Just be sure you use good sense and good taste. 

There may be a prize, and also praise and acclaim you’d receive from readers when they see your photo in print.
  The committee is still working out possible awards and we’ll have more to tell you as soon as we get photos submitted.  Please include a title for your photo, and an email and home address with your photo entry. 
  Take a camera when you’re out and about.  Good luck!

Get your photos published…

 

4
Apr
Hamlin County Courthouse

Hamlin County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

                                                         April 1,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on April 1 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

 

AGENDA: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the posted agenda with the following change as requested by the States Attorney to move the on site land visit from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to weather conditions and that all parties involved with this had been notified of the change and agreed.

All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

MINUTES: Motion by Roe seconded by Saathoff to approve the minutes of March 18 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

CLAIMS PAID: COMMISSIONERS: Dakotan publishing 296.71 Hamlin Co Publishing 872.16 Leland Roe mileage 53.28 Douglas Noem mileage 96.20 Randall Rudebusch mileage 25.16 Larry Saathoff mileage 20.72 Reid Tuohino mileage 30.72 Visa Website 108.90 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3750.00 benefits 1480.57 Total Commissioners expense 6734.41

ELECTIONS: Dakotan publishing 31.12 Hamlin Co Publishing 57.02

COURT: Jagers Grocery Jury supplies 14.63

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