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The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Randy Thum at 5:00pm on Monday, February 12, 2024. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Myles Runyon, Victor Settje and Dennis Bietz. Those council members absent were Sean Barrett. Others present were Tanya Bult, Maggie Spak, Tim Trautmann, Tristan Bult, Peggy Schelske, Vance Branton, Greg Schneider and Kelli King.

A motion was made by Abbink, second by Bietz to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Settje, second by Runyon to approve the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Runyon, second by Settje to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented:
AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $186.00
AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES     Supplies: Library     $820.33
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     5,275,000 Gallons     $16,469.50
BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA     Tristan - Water Class     $273.00
BLACKBURN & STEVENS, PROF     Code Enforcement Attorney Fees     $735.00
BH COUNTY PEACE OFFICERS ASSN     2024 Dues     $50.00
BRIAN HUMPHREY     Code Enforcement: Snow Removal     $110.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP     Diesel     $1,343.46
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Officer      $3,404.83
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library      $585.72
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police/Code Enforcement     $2,932.33
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $5,628.49
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Water       $4,549.19
CITY OF SCOTLAND     City Water/ Sewer Bills     $1,527.85
CONNECTING POINT     Novacare, Labor, Computer     $2,484.49
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK     Auto Pay - January     $25.99
FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO     Police Officer Ad     $608.32
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, Fax     $512.79
IRS     Employee Withholding     $5,237.79
KYLE STEWART     Truck Repair     $1,229.13
MAQUIRE IRON, INC     Freeze-Up/Tank Thaw     $7,500.00
MAIN STOP     Gasoline     $454.89
MAXWELL SIGNS & GRAPHICS     City Decals     $114.00
MYERS SANITATION     Residential Garbage - January     $6,632.19
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity, Natural Gas     $7,579.61
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION     Supplies: Office     $94.80
PITNEY BOWES     Meter Lease     $167.34
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Supplies: Police, Streets, Shop     $226.04
SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Legals, Notices, Ads     $524.80
SCOTLAND OIL     Diesel, Battery     $792.52
SD DEPT OF HEALTH     Samples: Water     $15.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     Sales Tax: Garbage     $458.02
SD ONE CALL     Line Locates     $4.48
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $2,509.02
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT     L60H Cutting Edges     $1,394.66
TYNDALL NAPA     Supplies: Streets, Mowers     $139.79
VERIZON     Broadband: Police, Water, Meters     $592.08
VISION SERVICE PLAN     Employee Vision Insurance     $36.24
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $4,076.07

Finance Officer Report - Presidents Day will be observed on Monday, February 19, 2024. Bult gave a brief explanation of TextMyGov services and fees. 

Library Report - The library received a letter and certificate from George Seamon, SD State Librarian on achieving accreditation at the Scotland Community Library.

Police Report - January calls for service: traffic stops (4), 911 calls (1), information (3), welfare check (2), alarm (1). City ordinance enforcement: parking tickets (15), snow ordinance (26), animal control (3).

City Maintenance Report - Nothing new to report.

Public Concerns:
Vance Branton, BH County Director of Equalization presented some parcels that need to be corrected along Railway Street.

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - None
Runyon - None
Settje - None
Bietz - None

City Election - The city election is set for April 9, 2024 from 7am - 7pm held in the city office meeting room. The following offices will become vacant due to expiration of the present term: Ward I - Dennis Bietz, Ward II - Victor Settje and Ward III - Randy Abbink. Nominating petitions started January 26th with the deadline to file being February 23rd at 5pm.

Ordinance Chapter 1 General Provisions - The council reviewed chapter 1 of the city ordinance with no corrections or changes.

Reduce Old Outstanding Accounts - A motion was made by Settje, second by Abbink to reduce old outstanding accounts receivable as follows: Timothy Bodden $158.80, Angela Monclova Estate $633.46, Darcie Pudwill $52.12, Joel & Sarah Perez $164.45, Dan Unrau $172.31, Sue Perry $94.79. All voted in favor. Motion carried. These outstanding accounts are still collectable.

Snow Removal Equipment - Snow removal equipment was discussed. It was decided to revisit the topic in September closer to snow season.

Set meeting date for the March Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 5pm.

Set meeting date for the Local Board of Equalization - The meeting will be on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 6:00pm.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to adjourn the meeting at 5:57pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
ATTEST:                                                                                       CITY OF SCOTLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA
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Tanya Bult, Finance Officer                                                          Randy Thum, Mayor