The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, December 7, 2020. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Jerry Nelson, Dennis Bietz, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Jason Alberts and Chris Simantel, Dan Kilbride, and Peggy Schelske.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Nelson to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Abbink, second by Asche to approve the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Barrett, second by Nelson to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented By:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $151.20
AMAZON Library Supplies $87.98
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 5,017,000 Gallons $15,669.70
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel $164.34
CENTRAL STATES LAB Pool Chemicals $1,473.13
CHASE PEST SERVICE Pest Control $120.00
CHRIS SIMANTEL Reimburse: Cell (May-Dec) $400.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Officer $3,604.92
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $1,364.33
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $602.58
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $241.26
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $3,089.92
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Sewer $2,269.56
CONNECTING POINTS Elitebook (Finance), Toughbook (Police) $8,626.99
EQUIPMENT BLADES Bobcat Skid Blade $149.50
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK ACH Fees - November $22.00
FISCHER ELECTRIC Lagoon Light $161.93
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $430.25
HEIMAN FIRE EQUIPMENT PPE Washer $7,849.00
INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS Utility Billing Cards $439.27
IRS Employee Withholding $3,417.31
JASON ALBERTS Reimburse: Cell (Nov) $50.00
MAIN STOP Gasoline $126.44
MICHELLE KASS Reimburse: Library Supplies $378.05
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,294.05
NATIONAL PEN Library Calendars $104.29
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $6,567.09
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION Office Supplies $1,284.69
POWERS PORT A POT Roll Off Rental & Disposal $614.95
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Disposable Masks $999.80
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $163.98
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $237.95
SCOTLAND OIL Gasoline, Diesel $190.57
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Garbage $373.91
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water $15.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - October $4.48
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $1,019.07
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,523.16
SD WATER & WASTE WATER 2021 Membership Dues $10.00
SDML WORKERS COMPENSATION 2021 Workers Comp $6,299.00
TANYA BULT Reimburse: Cell (July-Dec), Covid Supplies $864.31
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT Repair: Snow Plow, Payloader $5,585.66
TYNDALL NAPA Repairs, Maint, Supplies $179.05
VERIZON Police Mobile Broadband $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $26.13
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $1,748.40
YANKTON PRESS & DAKOTAN Police Ads $1,232.52
YANKTON JANITORIAL SUPPLY Bathroom Supplies $82.50
YANKTON WINNELSON CO Water Supplies $2,275.60
ZOGICS Disinfectant Sprayer, Disinfectant $1,573.95
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY SERVICES Inverter Problems Service Call $529.30
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: September (1), October (9) $315.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $1,056.85
DOUG CLOVER EMT Class Instruction/Training $4,000.00
IRS Employee Withholding $202.64
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Meals, CPR Cards $136.54
MAIN STOP Pizza, Gift Cards $183.03
MCKESSON MEDICAL Supplies $353.71
PEP'S PUB Gift Card $100.00
RECREATION BAR Gift Card $100.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Supplies $31.97
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Ad $109.44
STRYKER Lucas, Lifepak, Power-Pro $64,074.48
Finance Officer’s Report - In November, 20 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected at this time. The city has received $65,797.20 in covid recovery funds and has submitted an additional $13,924.50.
City Maintenance Report - Thanked Dennis Bietz for all his help out at the cemetery. Benders will be here this week to do the yearly sewer main video/cleaning. Boiler pump was replaced at the City Hall. Request to purchase pallet forks for the skid loader at a quoted price of $850. Summer help pickup is in bad shape as the doors don’t stay latched. Request to look into a new mower as an older one leaks anti-freeze.
Dan Kilbride is requesting assistance with a neighbor that refuses to set out their garbage at the curb. Currently the neighbor is throwing the trash out the front door and blows into the area neighbors lawns. The city will send a formal letter and take legal action if needed.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - None
Nelson - None
Bietz - None
Barrett - Pot holes on Korb Street.
Thum - None
Cemetery Update - Dirt was hauled in to fill holes and level out low areas. Removed a few tree stumps that were missed last year. Removed busted up cement boarders. Plans to reseed the cemetery next spring.
Radar Speed signs - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to purchase two Evolis radar speed signs with customizable messages and downloadable traffic data at the quoted price of $5,499. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Commercial Insurance - The 2020 rate of coverage with Continental Western was $23,666. An increase is noted in the 2021 premium. A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to approve the Continental Western coverage at $25,100. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Fire/EMS Insurance - The 2020 rate of coverage with Continental Western was $8,897. An increase is noted in the 2021 premium. A motion was made by Abbink, second by Thum to approve the Continental Western coverage at $9,956. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Declare Surplus Property - A motion was made by Nelson, second by Bietz to declare the following items surplus: Salt Spreaders (2), Foldout Lunch Tables (2), Mounted Electric Hacksaw. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Supplemental Appropriation - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to approve the first reading of the ordinance providing the appropriations to supplement the Mayor & Council, Attorney, Fire, Health, Ambulance (Restricted), and Swimming Pool within the general fund. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the Year End Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 5:00pm.
Set meeting date for the January Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Nelson to enter into executive session at 5:46pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to come out of executive session at 6:47pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to give the following raises effective the first payroll in January to full time and part time employees: Maintenance Employee/Certified Water/Certified Sewer Operator (Jason Alberts) to $18.50 per hour; Maintenance/Water /Sewer (Chris Simantel) to $17.00 per hour; Finance Officer (Tanya Bult) to $19.00 per hour; Head Librarian (Michelle Kass) to $12.25 per hour; Library Assistant (Tina VanDriel) to $11.25 per hour; Library Assistant (Billie Jo Hays) to $11.00 per hour. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Abbink, second by Thum to suspend the $20 per monthly training for EMT’s for calendar year 2021 until meeting minutes are given regarding officers and the desire to be paid to attend monthly training for the volunteer ambulance service with a roll call vote. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Nelson, second by Bietz to adjourn the meeting at 6:49pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer