The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Council President Randy Thum at 5:00pm on Monday, February 6, 2023. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Myles Runyon, Dennis Bietz and Sean Barrett (5:09pm). Others present were Tanya Bult, Chris Simantel, Mary Jo Bauder, Dave Woods, Joyce Frey, Julia Dangel, Pam Cokeley, Braden Wolfe, James Hoffard, Peggy Schelske, Deb Roth, Curtis Hofer (via phone), and Matthew Tjeerdsma.
A motion was made by Abbink, second by Bietz to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to approve the minutes of last month’s regular meeting and special meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Runyon, second by Abbink to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $281.88
AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Supplies: Library, Police $248.81
AMAZON/SYNCB Supplies: Library, Finance $96.17
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 4,233,000 Gallons $13,239.30
BEHL INSURANCE AGENCY Finance Officer Bond $525.00
BLACKBURN & STEVENS, PROF. Code Enforcement Attorney Fees $193.58
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel, Hose, Battery, Mount Tires $3,142.49
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Council/Mayor $3,370.76
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Officer $2,950.40
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $529.61
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police/Code Enforcement $3,647.23
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $4,174.31
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Water $3,034.93
CITY OF SCOTLAND City Water/ Sewer Bills $183.10
CITY OF SCOTLAND Deposit Refund to Account $75.00
EMBROIDERY PLUS Patches (2) Embroider (3) $41.50
EVERBRIDGE Nixle 360 $2,851.20
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK January - Auto Pay $25.01
GALLS, LLC Rechargeable Battery Stick $87.10
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $619.58
GRAHAM TIRE Snow Plow Truck Tires $2,400.32
IRS Employee Withholding $4,395.85
JACKS UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT Supplies: Police $1,064.00
JAMES HOFFARD Reimburse: Ammo $53.48
MAIN STOP Gasoline: Dec, Jan $1,472.29
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS APX4500 Enhanced VHF Mobile $3,348.51
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage $6,732.45
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $5,776.47
PURCHASE POWER Postage $1,210.50
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Supplies: Streets, Police $150.48
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Legals, Notices, Ads $297.87
SCOTLAND OIL Diesel $242.58
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Garbage $400.50
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water $30.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates: Dec $2.24
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $2,065.52
SD WATER & WASTEWATER ASSOC Class Registration $60.00
TANYA BULT Reimburse: OpCert Prep/Exam $397.00
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIP Volvo Rental Rate $3,000.00
TYNDALL NAPA Supplies: Streets, Shop $368.89
VERIZON Broadband: Police, Water, Meters $120.03
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $45.30
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $4,366.65
Ambulance Bills Presented:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: Nov (6), Dec (5) $385.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $480.22
IRS Employee Withholding $79.56
ONE OFFICE Paper, Toner $257.06
RETTEDAL'S DEPT STORE EMS Coats (6), Hat (1) $487.50
Finance Officer’s Report - The Finance Office will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of President’s Day. Finance Officer Bult will be out of the office from March 8th until March 20th.
Library Director Report - The library board meeting will be on Monday, February 27th at 7pm at the library. It is a public meeting so all are welcome to attend. The library annual report is due by the end of March. The library has partnered with the SD GF&P to offer transferable park passes that can be checked out at the library for three days. The library has two passes currently available to check out.
Police Report: Traffic Enforcement - 6 speed. Calls for service - 1 traffic control, 1 domestic, 1 warrant, 1 motorist assist, 3 civil, 1 arrest.
City Maintenance Report - The new payloader arrived today. Busy cleaning gutters to help with water drainage. Issue with new blower has damage and was used (oil leak).
Julia Dangel - Spoke about South Dakota Bill 41, an act to establish a program for housing infrastructure. At this time Scotland does not have wheelchair accessible independent living housing available. President Thum would discuss the desires with the Scotland, SD Housing and Redevelopment Commission.
Mary Jo Bauder - Followed up with the council in regards to properties with back taxes. Finance Officer Bult reviewed the listing and gave insight on those back tax properties.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Runyon - None
Bietz - Bring awareness the bargain the city is getting regarding council pay. Parkston pays $3,250 plus $100 per meeting. Scotland is $1,000 plus $50 per meeting. The last rate of pay change was in 2010.
Barrett - None
Thum - None
City Election: The election is set for Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Deadline for filing a nominating petition is on February 24th at 5pm. The following offices will become vacant due to expiration of the present term: Mayor - Curtis Hofer, Ward I - Tim Asche, Ward II - Randy Tum, Ward II - Myles Runyon, and Ward III - Sean Barrett.
Waste Water Facility Plan Update - No update was available at the time of the meeting.
District Meeting - District meeting is being held in Alcester on Thursday, March 16th starting at 6pm. The deadline to register is the 2nd of March.
Snow Removal Parking Regulations - The ordinance was reviewed and was agreed upon to remain as is.
Street Sweeping Contract - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Barrett to enter into contract with the SD DOT for sweeping Highway 25 for 2023. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the Local Board of Equalization - The meeting will be on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Set meeting date for the March Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 5:00pm.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Abbink, second by Asche to adjourn the meeting at 5:42pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
ATTEST: CITY OF SCOTLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer Randy Thum, Council President