Proceedings: TC Commissioners 12-4-19

Proceedings

Todd County, South Dakota

December 4, 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 December 4, 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 Deputy Auditor Terri Fisher.

No one appeared for public comment.

Wesley Sudbeck, Deputy Sheriff, joined the meeting. Discussion was held on firearms and radios. The Commissioners asked Mr. Sudbeck to get some quotes for potential firearms. Tinant made the motion, seconded by Assman, to give Mr. Sudbeck permission to purchase one handheld radio. 

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried. 

Hugh Storms, Highway Superintendent, entered the meeting. Discussion was held on motor graders. The Commissioners had ordered a motor grader from RDO during the November 5, 2019 meeting and needed to decide on whether to lease or purchase the said motor grader. Tinant made the motion, seconded by Valandra, to purchase the motor grader and make annual payments for seven years.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried. 

Discussion was held on employee health insurance. Mr. Storms inquired about monetary bonuses for those that put in extra hours with FEMA throughout this year. Further discussion was held. No decision was made. 

At 10:50 a.m. Ron Valandra, Veterans Services, joined the meeting. Mr. Valandra will be gone December 26-27, 2019. Mr. Valandra also mentioned that there are some veteran’s gravesites that do not have headstones in the St. Francis cemetery. There is an application for families of veterans to fill out to have headstones placed at each gravesite. The Commissioners gave Mr. Valandra permission to put a notice in the newspaper to remind the families about the applications. 

Discussion was held on employee health insurance.

Tinant made the motion, seconded by Valandra, to have the Chairman sign the 2020 memberships for SDACO, SDACC and NACo. 

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

Valandra made the motion, seconded by Assman, to transfer $4,300.35 from contingency to the following 2019 budgets:

$4,300.00 - Director of Equalization Budget

$0.35 - Debt Services Budget

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

Kara Walkling, Emergency Manager, joined the meeting. Mrs. Walkling showed the Commissioners a bill for work done on a FEMA site. Mrs. Walkling informed the Commissioners that because it was a FEMA site, the County would be getting reimbursed for 85% of the total cost. The Commissioners gave Mrs. Walkling permission to turn in a claim for the bill. Mrs. Walkling informed the Commissioners that FEMA calculates a 10% administrative cost payment which is added on top of what FEMA reimburses for actual costs of repairs completed by the County. Mrs. Walkling detailed the extra work that she completed on compiling the FEMA information which was done outside the scope of her regular employment as the County’s Emergency Manager and asked to be compensated for her time accordingly. The Commissioners indicated that they would discuss the matter further and wanted to know what the exact dollar figure of the 10 percent administrative cost reimbursement would be.

Further discussion was held on FEMA bonuses and contracts. 

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 November 30, 2019.

Total amount of deposits in banks $2,137,545.16

Total amount of actual cash 1,973.29

Total amount of checks and drafts in Treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days 23,880.73

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; Jodi Arnold 1,096.15; Credit Card 1,725.45; Postage, Freight, Exp. Co. License &Title; TOTAL $2,166,420.73

Dated this 2nd day of December, 2019.

Terri Fisher

County Deputy Auditor, Todd Co.

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

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

Valandra made the motion, seconded by Assman, that the minutes of the meeting held on November 20, 2019 be approved as read.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

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

Payroll: Commissioners: $3,600.00; Auditor’s: $2,655.00; Treasurer’s: $2,575.00; 

Courthouse: $131.36; Assessor’s: $2,060.00; Register Of Deeds’: $2,060.00; 

Veteran’s Service: $755.04; Sheriff’s Office: $2,092.64; Road & Bridge: $13,891.58; 

Emergency Management: $663.56;General Deductions: Aflac, November Bill, $558.04; Div. Of Child Support, Child Support, $123.23; Medova Healthcare, November Bill, $333.92; Nebraska Child Support, Child Support, $528.47; Various Deductions: First Fidelity Bank, Withholding, Social Security & Medicare, $6,670.65; Sd Retirement System, Contribution, $1,875.46.

Commissioners: David Assman, Nov Mileage, $11.76; Golden West, Phone Svc, $62.49; Howard Heinert, Nov Mileage, $45.36; Office Products Center, Serv Cont, $35.00; Marshal Tinant, Nov Mileage, $23.52; Patsy Valandra, Nov Mileage, $33.60; Auditor: Office Products Center, Supplies, $119.98; Terri Fisher, Nov Meeting Mileage, $75.60; States Attorney: Pahlke Law, Nov Atty Fees, $2,218.36; SD State Atty Assn, 2020 Membership Dues, $878.00; County Building Maint: Cherry-Todd Electric, Utilities, $405.50; City Of Mission, Utilities, $25.00; Golden West, Phone Svc, $122.96; Director Of Equalization: Provantage, Toner, $162.99; Tripp County Treasurer, Mileage For Pickup, $37.80; Register Of Deeds: Louise Flisram, Supplies, $7.99; Veteran Services: Golden West, Phone Svc, $64.23; Information Technologies: Golden West, Phone Svc, $575.00; Sheriff: Golden West, Phone Svc, $222.54; Office Products Center, Supplies, $224.17; Schubauer Tire, Supplies, $12.00; Developmentally Disabled: State Treasurer, Pt Care-Redfield, $120.00; Mental Illness: Tripp County Treasurer, Mi Reimbursement, $491.25; Fairgrounds: Cherry-Todd Electric, Utilities, $248.17; Road & Bridge: Bomgaars, Supplies, $46.96; Best Western, Hotel Room, $179.98; Cherry-Todd Electric, Utilities, $279.13; City Of Mission, Utilities, $25.00; Dware, 2020 It Support, $3,050.00; Golden West, Phone Svc, $179.04; Office Products Center, Supplies, $209.97; Runnings, Supplies, $723.96; Rdo Equipment, Repairs, $9,540.20; Teamlab, Road Patch Bags, $1,400.00; Turtle Creek Crossing, Supplies, $176.13; Verizon, Cell Svc, $188.89; Debt Svc: John Deere Financial, Grader Pmt, $35,377.35.

Roll call: All ayes. Motion carried.

At 12:05 p.m. Tinant made the motion to adjourn until December 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., seconded by Heinert.

Roll call: All ayes. Meeting adjourned.

Chairman, Gregg Grimshaw

ATTEST:

County Deputy Auditor

Published once at the total approximate cost of $85.68

Published: December 11, 2019

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