SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund Administrator Brad Wilson and Agent Dennis Kronaizl presented Mayor Hofer with a plaque. The City of Scotland has been honored for 5 years of membership with the SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund. The Fund is celebrating its 30 Year Anniversary by recognizing long-term loyal members. 

The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:04pm on Monday, June 10, 2019. The following council members answered to roll call Tim Asche, Dennis Bietz, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum. Those council members absent were Victor Settje. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Bob Green, Chief of Police Joel Neuman, Randy Abbink, Sandy Freier, Elden Bjorum, James Streyle, Brad Wilson, Peggy Schleske, Dennis Kronaizl, DenAlta Patocka, Willie Patocka, and Paul Peterson.

A motion was made by Bietz, second by Thum 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.

The bills were presented and a motion was made by Barrett, second by Bietz to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

City Bills Presented By:
2ND AMMENDMENT OUTDOORS     Sig Sauer M400 Police Package     $999.89
AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $269.77
AMAZON/SYNCB     Library Books, Supplies     $541.19
ARAMARK     CareGuard Mats - May     $95.18
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     5,611,000 Gallons     $17,511.10
BOB GREEN     Reimburse: Supplies     $349.61
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP     Diesel     $148.85
CENTRAL STATES LAB     Chemicals: Sewer, Pool     $7,857.46
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Office     $2,303.32

CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library     $1,143.45
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police     $2,967.35
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Rubble Site     $319.48
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $2,119.85
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Sewer      $1,498.03
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Summer Maintenance     $436.77
COLONIAL RESEARCH     Fly Away Wipes     $149.22
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK     ACH Fees - May     $18.85
FISCHER ELECTRIC     Hwy 25 Light     $84.66
FLOWERS & MORE     10 City Planters w/ Annuals     $425.00
GALLS, LLC     Police Supplies     $338.30
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, Fax     $469.79
IN THE SWIM     Pool Supplies     $437.50
IRS     Employee Withholding     $3,221.07
JACKS UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT     Police Supplies     $1,156.68
JURRENS ELECTRONICS     Repair Camera Transformer     $69.90
KAISER APPLIANCE CENTER     Supplies     $73.84
KRONAIZL INSURANCE     New Bathroom/Crows Nest     $91.00
LARSON SALES, INC     Mower Blades     $232.58
LUKEN MEMORIALS, INC     Replace Damaged Vase/Concrete Loop     $580.00
MC & R POOL     Vacuum Hose     $94.49
MAIN STOP     Gasoline     $840.99
MYERS SANITATION     Residential Garbage Service     $4,826.75
MYERS SANITATION     3 City Dumpsters - Bimonthly     $150.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity, Natural Gas     $5,347.14
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION     Office Supplies     $214.30
SANITATION PRODUCTS INC     Sweeper Parts     $43.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Repairs/Maint & Supplies     $205.18
SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Notices, Ads     $375.76
SCOTLAND OIL COMPANY     Gasoline, Diesel, Battery     $988.85
SCOTLAND REDI-MIX     Mortar Mix     $13.00
SD CHILD SUPPORT     Monthly Payment     $679.38
SD DENR     Drinking Water Fee     $380.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE  - MALT BEVERAGE     Malt Beverage License Fees     $450.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - SALES TAX     Sales Tax: Garbage, Camping     $409.39
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - WATER SAMPLE     Samples: Water, Sewer     $89.00
SD ONE CALL     Line Locates: March, April     $5.53
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $1,740.89
TANYA BULT     Reimburse: Supplies     $194.96
TREETOP PRODUCTS     Memorial Bench     $303.74
US POST OFFICE     Library PO Box  Rental     $64.00
VERIZON     Police Mobile Broadband     $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN     Employee Vision Insurance     $34.84
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $2,406.96
YANKTON FIRE & SAFETY CO     Extinguisher Recharge     $53.00

Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBULANCE WAGES     On Call / Trips     $535.63
CASH SMART     Supplies     $23.80
FLOWERS & MORE     Memorial Plant - N. Maruska     $36.00
IRS     Employee Withholding     $88.74
JIM MARUSKA     Reimburse: Meal     $32.62
LANDMANN JUNGMAN MEM HOSP     Ambulance Trip - Nurse     $60.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Supplies     $85.97

Finance Officer’s Report - In May, 27 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed. Quarterly Building Permit Report: John Settje - Deck and Garage, Lyle Hochstein - Front Stoop, Chuck Hoaglin - Remove old garage and build new garage, Ken Sedlacek - Storage Units, Lyn Wagner - Back Porch Enclosure, Anthony Monclova - Garage and Fence Addition, and Calvin Hunhoff - Deck.

Police Report - Traffic Enforcement: 25 speeding, 4 no insurance. Calls of Service: 2 juvenile arrest, 3 dogs at large, 1 dog bite, 1 suspicious person walking on Hwy 25, 1 suspicious truck parked at old Schwans parking lot.

City Maintenance Employee Report - Pool is up and running, been busy mowing and spraying weeds, will be getting hot mix to start patching streets, and have sprayed for mosquitoes several times.

Public Concerns:
Patocka’s spoke to the council regarding the neighbors three apple trees that have been an issue in the past. Every fall the apples drop resulting in fruit decay and a strong offensive odor. During this time flies and wild creatures will feed off the spoiling apples. In the past few years the neighbors have done nothing with the apples. The council stated they would have officer Neuman speak with the individuals. If further steps need to be taken we will reach out to the health inspector and city attorney.

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Asche - Library is working on joint communication, Getting quotes for the new library message board, Getting an outside library book drop for after hour book returns.
Bietz - None
Barrett - None
Thum - None
Hofer - On behalf of the City, I would like to thank the families of Larry & Marilynn Bierle and Nicholas Vaith for the memorial donation to build the new ballfield bathrooms. It is such a great addition to our ballfield complex.

Cement Pad/Sidewalk - Bids were reviewed for the project with Smith withdrawing his bid from last month.
                Sidewalk:                                                                             Cement Pad:
                Bid #1:  Suess     $2,661.14  (4’x89’x5”)                     Bid #1:  Suess     $7,112.32  (15’x89’x8”)
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to approve the expenditure for the 15’x89’x8” cement pad. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Community Chip Seal Update - Bringing chip sealing rock at the end of July.

Storm Drainage update - The city engineer is working on the preliminary details for the storm drainage between Curry and State Street. At this time Freier addressed the council in regards to drainage on the south side of her residence. It was decided that the city will blade the area.

Restricted Site Use Update - Bult received noticed that our application is complete and the public notice period passed without comment. The department is permitting the city to operate the facility under an individual permit valid for a two year period.

Mayor Hofer thanked Ron Dvorak for the dedicated years of service on the city council.

Ward III Appointment - A ballot vote for the 1 year appointment to Ward III was conducted between Randy Abbink and James Streyle. Mayor Hofer called out the votes: Abbink, Streyle, Abbink, Abbink. With a 3 to 1 vote Randy Abbink was appointed to a 1 year term in Ward III. The oath of office was given by Finance Officer Bult to Abbink.

All School Reunion - Elden Bjorum on behalf of the all school reunion committee requested Washington Street to be closed off during the reunion weekend. Approval was given to allow Washington Street to be closed off for the events July 3, 4, 5 in 2020 for the all school reunion weekend.

Fire/EMT Roster - A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz that the City of Scotland acknowledges and approves to cover the fire and ambulance volunteers per their rosters as follows.  Firemen: Dick Behl, Bob Green, Mike Mehrer, Tim Furney, Jim Maruska, Sean Barrett, Troy Furney, John Bult, Jeff DeBoer, Michael Behl, Chad Odens, Jared Schortzman, Calby Auch, Andy Vitek, Clinton Sieben, Kyle Stewart, Vincent Bickner, Joe Kronaizl, Jared Zweifel, Dillon Fischer, Tanner Suess, Logan Winckler, Fred Settje, Grayden Furney, and Jesse Schlechter.  EMT’s: Dick Behl, Michael Behl, Shelly Gibbins, Jim Maruska, Mariah Suess, Tammy Rueb, Sonja Davis, and Shantel Geiman. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Planning & Development District III - Planning & Development District III sent a statement of extension indicating Scotland’s intention to join as a member for 2020. A motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to sign and return the statement of extension for 2020. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

West Main Street Drainage - There is an existing drainage ditch that goes out past Leroy Herbold’s to the west. Bill Fischer gave verbal permission to allow the city to open that up later this fall after the crops are out of that field. The water from Bliss Street going east is supposed to drain to the east all the way to almost the railroad tracks then head north. Several driveways have been added or widened and the culverts are covered and not able to do their job. The city has been opening up some of the ditches to the length of the culverts for better drainage.

Public Concerns:
Peterson spoke to the council regarding the neighbors three apple trees. He also spoke in regards to drainage problems for the handicap in town. One area by Cash Smart handicap parking has a deteriorating area that fills up with mud. Another area is the alley way between Mike’s Auto Body/Cash Smart and Ray’s Lounge/VFW. All three areas will be looked into.

Set meeting date for the July Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5:00pm.

A motion was made by Asche, second by Thum to enter into executive session at 6:03pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1) - Hire lifeguards and Summer Maintenance. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Barrett, second by Thum to come out of executive session at 6:13pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Asche, second by Bietz to hire the following: Lifeguards at $9.10 per hour Salome Carr and Raygen Diede, Lifeguard Assistant Casual at $9.10 per hour Taya Bult, and Summer Maintenance at $9.10 per hour Tate Reiner. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Barrett, second by Thum to adjourn the meeting at 6:14pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

                                                                                                                Curtis Hofer, Mayor       

                   Tanya Bult, Finance Officer

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