Proceedings: TC Commissioners 10-2-19


Todd County, South Dakota

October 2, 2019

The meeting of the Todd County Commissioners was called to order by the Chairman in the Commissioner Room at the County Building at Mission on October 2, 2019 at 10:05 a.m. Roll call showed Board members Gregg Grimshaw, Patsy Valandra, David Assman, Howard Heinert and Marshal Tinant. Also present was Auditor Barbara DeSersa, Hugh Storms, Highway Superintendent, Luke Arnold and Dave Arnold, Flat Creek Construction, LLC.

Dave Arnold inquired as to whether or not the county still intended to put gravel on the KINI cut across road this year. Hugh Storms, Highway Superintendent, said not until Spring as it must be built up before putting gravel on it. He is currently waiting on a letter from FEMA and clearance from the BIA, as it is tribal land on each side. Discussion was held on the Haase road 125. Mr. Storms said they should be able to haul gravel there in a week or two. Luke and Dave Arnold left the meeting.

Discussion was held on the Parmelee cut across road. Mr. Storms expressed concern that the project had gone forward without his knowledge. Mr. Storms would have liked to have seen the road built up more in some areas and would have liked a culvert to be repaired. Plans for an additional culvert were discussed. Mr. Heinert asked if a 35mph speed limit sign could be put up.

Discussion was held on a bill submitted by Harvey Land & Cattle in the amount of $19,060.00.

Mr. Tinant said he spoke with James Metzger about patching pot holes on the Hidden Timber and Littleburg road. Mr. Tinant gave Mr. Storms his contact information.

Ron Valandra, VSO, came to the meeting to ask the Commissioners, that due to health issues, if he could be open part-time from 10-4, M-F. Assman made the motion, seconded by Heinert, to change the hours of the Veterans Service Office to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Roll call: Ayes: Grimshaw, Assman, Heinert and Tinant. Nays: None. Abstain: Valandra. Motion carried.

The Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer was presented for the approval of the Board as follows:

To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Todd County:

I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of September 30, 2019:

Total amount of deposits in banks $2,084,499.26

Total amount of actual cash 922.23

Total amount of checks and drafts in Treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days 63,653.74

Itemized list of all items, checks and drafts which have been in the Treasurer’s possession over three days

John Traversie 97.45; Andrea Iron Heart 102.50; Credit Card 371.50; Postage, Freight, Exp. Co. License & Title; TOTAL $2,149,646.68

Dated this 1st day of October, 2019.

Terri Fisher,

Deputy County Auditor Todd Co.

Valandra made the motion, seconded by Tinant, that the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer be approved as presented.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

Heinert made the motion, seconded by Tinant, that the minutes of the meeting held on September 18, 2019 be approved as read.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

Discussion was held as to who is responsible for maintaining the snow through Damon Harmon’s property. Alvin Pahlke, States Attorney, provided a map of the area but the Commissioners would like additional clarification from him on the implications of said map. Mr. Grimshaw will visit with Alvin Pahlke about the matter.

Assman made the motion, seconded by Valandra, to table the claim submitted by Harvey Land & Cattle in the amount of $19,060.00.

Roll call: Ayes: Grimshaw, Valandra, Assman and Heinert. Nays: Tinant. Motion carried.

Tinant made the motion, seconded by Assman, to appoint Tim Grablander to the LEPC Board.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

Tinant made the motion, seconded by Assman, that the claims be approved as follows:

Payroll: Commissioners: $4,000.00; Auditor’s: $2,655.00; Treasurer’s: $2,575.00; Courthouse: $131.36; Assessor’s: $2,575.00; Register Of Deeds’: $2,060.00; Sheriff’s Office: $2,245.98; Road & Bridge: $16,014.08; Emergency Management: $663.56; General Deductions: Accounts Management, Wage Garnishment, $50.00; Advanced Asset Alliance, Wage Garnishment, $50.00; Aflac, September Bill, $218.66; Medova Healthcare, September Bill, $333.92; Nebraska Child Support, Child Support, $528.47; Various Deductions: First Fidelity Bank, Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $7,198.69; SD Retirement System, Contribution, $2,062.00.

Commissioners: David Assman, Mileage Reimb, $17.64; Howard Heinert, Mileage Reimb, $45.36; Marshal Tinant, Mileage Reimb, $47.04; Todd County Tribune, Proceedings, $278.46; Patsy Valandra, Mileage Reimb, $33.60; Election: American Stamp, Date Stamp, $300.08; Auditor: Barb Desersa, Sept Meeting Mileage, $37.80; Office Products Center, Supplies, $18.89; Sdaco, 2019 Cr/Db Workshop, $75.00; Terri Fisher, Sept Meeting Mileage, $37.80; Treasurer: Marla Liggett, Mileage For Conv, $42.00; States Attorney: Pahlke Law, Sept Atty Fees, $745.00; County Building Maint: Cherry-Todd Electric, Utilities, $268.87; City Of Mission, Utilities, $25.00; Director Of Equalization: Tripp County Treasurer, Mileage For Pickup, $82.74; Register Of Deeds: Office Products Center, Toner, $309.31; Veterans Services: Office Products Center, Supplies, $10.90; Preditory Animal: SD Dept Of Game Fish & Parks, Animal Damage Control, $2,068.39; Sheriff: SD Dept Of Public Safety, Teletype Svc, $2,340.00; Mental Illness: Lincoln County Treasurer, Mi Expense, $70.55; Pennington County Public Defender, Mi Expenses, $265.00; Fairgrounds: Cherry-Todd Electric, Utilities, $77.37; Kevin Sharkey Aarow Plumbing, Supplies, $240.00; Road & Bridge: Flat Creek Construction, Gravel Hauling, $114,057.50; Allen Sedivy, Dirt Work, $130.00; Assman Implement, Repairs, $74.43; Cherry-Todd Electric, Utilities, $177.15; City Of Mission, Utilities, $25.00; Sonja Lurz, Mileage/Meal For Conv, $181.32; Walt Lurz, Supplies, $1,224.00; Runnings, Supplies, $238.00; Rdo, Repairs, $1,827.32; Rosebud Rental, Supplies, $34.68; Ww Tire, Repairs, $526.44; Non-Departmental: Mission Volunteer Fire Dept, Fire Premium Allocation, $13,749.07; Parmelee Fire Dept, Fire Premium Allocation, $3,966.80; Rosebud Fire Dept, Fire Premium Allocation, $7,217.32.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

A 11:26 a.m. Heinert made the motion to adjourn until October 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., seconded by Assman.

Roll call: All ayes. Meeting adjourned.

Chairman, Gregg Grimshaw


County Auditor

Published once at the total approximate cost of $78.75

Published: October 9, 2019

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