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The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by President Randy Thum at 5:00pm on Monday, February 8, 2021. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Jerry Nelson, and Sean Barrett. Those council members absent were Dennis Bietz. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Chris Simantel, Peggy Schelske, Ray Beecher, Mayor Curtis Hofer (Via Phone) and Bob Green (5:28pm).

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


City Bills Presented By:

AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $151.20
AMAZON     Library Supplies     $97.08
ARGUS LEADER     Police Officer Ad     $565.27
AUCH PLUMBING     Repair Sensor on Furnace     $70.89
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     897,544,000 Gallons     $13,629.90
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP     Diesel, E-10, Oxygen (K)     $239.29
CENTRAL STATES LAB     Sewer Chemicals     $7,315.04
CHASE PEST SERVICE     Pest Control: City Hall, Fire Hall     $120.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Council, Mayor     $3,186.05
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Officer      $2,463.10
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library      $906.16
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police     $1,401.90
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $2,690.70
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Sewer     $1,582.09
DAKOTA PUMP     Replace Pump Check Valve     $739.19
DEMCO INC     Library Supplies     $121.90
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK     ACH - January     $22.21
FISCHER ELECTRIC     City Shop, Street Light     $2,973.13
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, Fax     $421.83
IRS     Employee Withholding     $3,360.73
JASON ALBERTS     Reimburse: Cell (Jan) Medical Expense     $250.00
KRONAIZL INSURANCE     99 Ford Fire Truck     $597.00
MAIN STOP     Gasoline     $197.06
MICHAEL TODD & COMPANY     Carriage Bolt/Nut     $112.61
MYERS SANITATION     Residential Garbage Service     $5,173.20
MYERS SANITATION     3 City Dumpster - Bimonthly     $150.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity, Natural Gas     $6,216.89
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION     Soap, 1099-NEC     $297.97
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Repairs, Maint, Supplies     $421.11
SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Notices, Ads     $181.57
SCOTLAND OIL     Diesel, Gasoline, Fuel Oil     $331.89
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     Sales Tax: Garbage     $376.50
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     Samples: Water     $15.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     License Plates: 99 Ford Fire Truck     $16.20
SD CHILD SUPPORT     Monthly Payment     $679.38
SD ONE CALL     Line Locates - December     $5.60
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $1,052.10
TANYA BULT     Reimburse: Utility Trailer, Green G, 4, 9     $322.99
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT     Bolts, Screws, Flange Nuts     $1,078.80
VERIZON     Police Mobile Broadband     $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN     Employee Vision Insurance     $26.13
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $1,735.17

Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES     Claims: December (7)     $245.00
AMBULANCE WAGES     On Call / Trips     $758.45

IRS     Employee Withholding     $145.82
JIM MARUSKA     Reimburse: Meals x2, Hub Cap     $124.41

Finance Officer’s Report - In January, 16 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected.

Chief of Police Report - No report available.

City Maintenance Report - Pickup in Yankton for repairs, busy cleaning snow.

Public Concerns:
Ray Beecher - Asked about the Code Enforcer and the status of some of the properties in town. Come spring the code enforcer will be active in Scotland.

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - None
Nelson - None
Barrett - Code Enforcer status, Restricted site permit for Auch and Foleys buildings, Fire danger with a distillery.
Thum - None

Cemetery Update - Chain is ordered and could possibly be in this Thursday. American Fence in Sioux Falls stated a galvanized pipe 2” x 6’ will run about $18.24 each. The tops will run about $1.12 -$1.67 each depending on size. The company recommended a pipe every 8 to 10 feet.

City Election - The election is set for Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Deadline for filing a nominating petition is on February 26th at 5pm. The following offices will become vacant due to expiration of the present term: Ward I - Tim Asche, Ward II - Randy Thum, Ward III - Sean Barrett, Mayor - Curtis Hofer.

District Meeting - District meeting is being held virtual on Thursday, March 18th starting at 5:30pm.

Approval of Annual Report - A motion was made by Nelson, second by Abbink to pass and approve the annual report. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

City Maintenance Resignation - A motion was made by Abbink, second by Asche to approve Jason Alberts resignation effective February 12, 2021. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Side by Side UTV with Sprayer - After an informative discussion it was decided to wait and review next month.
                Mettler Implement:  2021 Ranger 570 Full Size $9,977.96 (Non EPS)
                                                2021 Ranger 570 Mid-Size $11,007.96 (EPS)
                Stockmen’s Motor Sports:  2021 Ranger 570 $10,200 (Non EPS)
                                                           2021 Ranger 570 $11,900 (EPS)
                                                           2021 Ranger 500 $9,500 (Non EPS)
                Northern Tool: Sprayer for around $500

Street Sweeping Contract with SD DOT for Hwy 25 - The annual street sweeping contract was received from SD DOT for sweeping Highway 25. We are allowed up to 20 hours this year and can bill $90 per hour. A motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to enter into contract with the SD DOT for sweeping Highway 25 (Fourth Street) for 2021. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Set meeting date for the Local Board of Equalization - The meeting will be on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5pm.

Set meeting date for the March Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:00pm.

A motion was made by Nelson, second by Abbink to enter into executive session at 5:28pm for Litigation as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (3) Certified Water/Sewer/Spraying Operator Contract. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to come out of executive session at 5:47pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Abbink, second by Asche to approve a 1 year contract with Bob Green at $250 per week for a certified operator in water/sewer/spraying. If called in on any additional work from 8am - 5pm the rate of pay will be $20.75 per hour. If called in on any additional work after hours the rate of pay will be time and a half. Contract will start at the close of this council meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Asche, second by Nelson to adjourn the meeting at 5:49pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.                                                                               

                                                                                                                ______________________________
                                                                                                                Randy Thum, President
 

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                  Tanya Bult, Finance Officer