The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, July 11, 2022. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Myles Runyon, Dennis Bietz, Randy Thum, and Sean Barrett (5:07pm). Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Chris Simantel and Tristan Bult, Chief of Police Corrinna Wagner, Nicole Suurmeier, Peggy Schelske, and Leah Robb (5:02pm).
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to approve the minutes of last month’s regular 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 $342.59
AMAZON Library Books $384.22
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 8,158,000 Gallons $25,406.80
BENDERS SEWER & DRAIN Camera Pool Drain Line $590.50
BLACKBURN & STEVENS, PROF LLC Enforcement Attorney Fees $175.00
BRIAN HUMPHREY Enforcement Mowing Fees $150.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Tire Repair, Diesel $149.66
CHASE PEST SERVICE Pest Control $120.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Officer $2,827.29
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $1,172.41
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Lifeguard $1,768.45
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police/Code Enforcement $2,732.81
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $663.77
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $3,003.17
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Summer Maintenance $2,024.03
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Water $2,425.27
CITY OF SCOTLAND City Water/ Sewer Bills $2,731.42
CONNECTING POINTS Support Contract 2022-2023 $1,065.00
DAKOTA DATA SHRED Document Shred Fee $76.49
DANR Drinking Water Fee $380.00
DEMCO, INC Library Supplies $145.70
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK Auto Pay - June $24.66
FERGUSON WATERWORKS Meter Antenna (2) $88.52
FREMAR Prodiamine, 2 4-D $954.00
GALLS Police Supplies $142.40
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $585.37
HAWKINS, INC Chemicals $1,079.66
INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS Laser Checks $177.65
IRS Employee Withholding $4,451.43
KAY PARK RECREATION Pet Stations (2) $1,050.00
LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS Parking Labels/Tickets $109.00
M C & R POOLS Pool PVC, Filters, Pipes $25,897.27
MAIN STOP Gasoline, Ice $1,692.47
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS Police Portable Radio $3,208.15
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,528.15
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $4,445.01
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION Install Fuser Kit in Printer $48.50
PATSY HERRBOLDT Water Deposit Refund $75.00
PITNEY BOWES LLC Postage Machine Lease $167.34
PURCHASE POWER Postage $604.50
SCHUURMANS FARM SUPPLY Mower Parts $317.94
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $745.51
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Legals, Notices, Ads $476.30
SCOTLAND OIL Diesel, Tire Change $793.69
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Garbage, Camping $444.16
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water, Sewer $2,052.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - May $10.08
STREICHER'S INC Police Supplies $212.96
UNITED STATE TREASURY Changes to December 941 $320.09
US BANK Loan (Main Street) $2,791.53
US BANK Loan (Washington Street) $10,523.60
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,879.00
VERIZON Broadband: Police, Water, Meters $120.03
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $34.84
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $3,037.88
Ambulance Bills Presented:
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $831.15
IRS Employee Withholding $137.70
Finance Report - In June, 24 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected at this time.
Library Report - Billie Jo and Tanya attended library Institute and successfully passed their first year. Summer reading program is underway with 63 kids signed up.
Police Report - Traffic Enforcement: 9 speed warnings, 3 expired tags, 1 sign violation, 1 motor assist. Calls for service: 2 dog complaints. Reports: 1 hit and run, 1 break in. Other: 3 ambulance assists, 1 committal, 3 citizen assists, 3 citizen complaints, watched kids softball. Arrest: 1 DUI. Served Papers: 1 camper, 2 dogs at large to camper, 1 protection order. 26 tagged vehicles parked wrong direction.
Maintenance Report - Discussion regarding the bathrooms at the ball park. Water loss at the pool is at a low compared to the previous 5 years. Tore out the playground equipment at the park. Will be patching streets in the next couple of weeks. Turn the culvert at Fifth and Main into a slight dip for drainage reasons.
Suurmeier and Robb presented the results of the pool survey with discussion to follow.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - Status of cleanup efforts with the code enforcer.
Runyon - Concerns with intersection Fifth and Walnut.
Bietz - Dogs at large and owners not cleaning up after them.
Barrett - None
Thum - Suggested keeping the ball park bathrooms locked except during games.
Daily Malt Beverage Permit - Recreation Bar requested a daily malt beverage license for the Youth Center Corn Hole Tournament Friday, August 12 and Fireman Street Dance Saturday, August 13, 2022 being held on Main Street. A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to approve the Daily Malt Beverage License request. All voted in favor with Barrett abstaining. Motion carried.
Daily Malt Beverage Permit - Scotland Rodeo Club requested a daily malt beverage license for Friday, August 12, Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 for the Scottie Stampede Rodeo being held at the Rodeo grounds. A motion was made by Asche, second by Abbink to approve the Daily Malt Beverage License request. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Close Main Street - A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to allow Main Street to be closed from German Mutual Insurance to Second Street on Friday, August 12 for the Youth Center Corn Hole Tournament. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Close Main Street - A motion was made by Thum, second by Runyon to allow Main Street to be closed from German Mutual Insurance to First Street on Saturday, August 13 for the downtown chamber activities. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Main Street will reopen for the Scottie Stampede Parade held at 1:30pm.
Close Main Street - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Runyon to allow Main Street to be closed from Second Street to Farmers & Merchants State Bank on Saturday, August 13 following the parade for the Fireman Street Dance. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Scotland Sign - The Scotland sign at the intersection of Hwy 18/25 blew down during the wind storm. Chamber hired Maxwell Signs & Graphics to reconstruct the sign. With council in agreement the city would try and claim the repairs under city insurance.
Stafford Street/Railroad Tracks - Met with the railroad and at their expense they are willing to widen the street. The city would be responsible for the paving.
Set meeting date for the Budget Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 5:00pm.
Set meeting date for the August Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Abbink to enter into executive session at 6:18pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Runyon to come out of executive session at 6:38pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to hire Treytan Bult at $9.95 per hour as needed. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to hire the following lifeguard Julia Buechler at $12.00 per hour. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Thum to adjourn the meeting at 6:40pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
ATTEST: CITY OF SCOTLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer Curtis Hofer, Mayor