The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, June 8, 2020. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Dennis Bietz, Victor Settje, Tim Asche, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Jason Alberts and Chris Simantel, Chief of Police Joel Neuman, Turk Peterka, Jake Sturges, Peggy Schelske, Anthony Monclova, Mike Dangel, Julia Dangel, Pam Cokeley, Jim Maruska, Ryan Murtha, Brian Humphrey, Jake Monclova, Brian McGuire, James Dangel, Jaymison Bjorum, Brandon Abbink, Tyler Grosz, Gazmyne Johnston, and Jared Zweifel.
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.
The bills were presented and a motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented By:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $304.15
AUCH PLUBING & HEATING Tap Main, Repair Leak at Cemetery $1,050.09
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 5,646,000 Gallons $17,619.60
BOB GREEN Cell Phone (Jan-June) $300.00
BOB'S LAWNCARE Spring Spray - Cemetery/Park $1,300.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel, Gasoline, Hose $220.41
COLONIAL RESEARCH Fly Away Wipes $208.55
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Office $2,397.20
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $744.91
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $2,546.83
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $307.06
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $4,486.80
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Summer Maint $323.97
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Water $1,598.44
DAKOTA PUMP INC Rebuild Rotating Assembly & Inspection $3,022.77
DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP Water Main Tapping Supplies $1,447.22
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK ACH Fees - May $21.44
GALLS, LLC Police Supplies $68.85
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $525.23
GREEN AUTO REPAIR Truck Repairs $438.38
IRS Employee Withholding $3,749.68
JASON ALBERTS Reimburse: Paint, Hose, Epoxy, Cell (May) $1,419.81
JOEL NEUMAN Reimburse: Car Wash $14.00
KAISER APPLIANCE CENTER Trimmer, String $531.92
MAIN STOP Gasoline $159.52
MCLAURY ENGINEERING State Street Drainage $26,026.25
MENNO LUMBER COMPANY Lumber - Back Stop $115.75
MYERS SANITATION 3 City Dumpsters - Bimonthly $150.00
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,170.95
NASASP Membership Dues $39.00
NORBERG PAINTS Pool Paint $2,500.15
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $4,559.63
PURCHASE POWER Postage $604.50
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $1,052.95
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $304.17
SCOTLAND OIL COMPANY Gasoline, Diesel, Battery, Oil Change $754.02
SD DENR Drinking Water Fee $380.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Malt Beverage License Fees $150.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Camping, Garbage $385.18
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water $15.00
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $2,018.76
SIOUX FALLS TWO WAY RADIO Police Antenna $95.48
SLOWEY CONSTRUCTION State Street Drainage $299,664.75
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT Payloader Repairs $284.09
VERIZON Police Mobile Broadband $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $26.13
WALTER WELDING Metal $72.00
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $2,417.56
YANKTON JANITORIAL SUPPLY Disinfectant $170.50
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $729.58
APGAR AMBULANCE 2019 Ford Ambulance $218,410.00
CITY OF SCOTLAND Trip - Joel (1) $30.00
INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS Expense Checks $165.00
IRS Employee Withholding $120.84
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Ad, Meal, License $35.35
TANYA BULT Reimburse: Flags $95.67
Finance Officer’s Report - In May, 24 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected. Bult reviewed the budget financial report. Bult stated Northwestern is asking the city about any ordinance on street lighting as they are preparing for an LED conversion project.
Chief of Police - 1 EMS training, 4 agency assists, 1 complaint of rocks being thrown on the road, 4 dogs at large, 1 cat trapped and returned to owner, 1 juvenile complaint of harassment, 1 domestic mediation, 4 traffic violations, 1 city vandalism, 2 domestics, 1 juvenile driving complaint, 2 welfare checks.
Turk Peterka - Pouring concrete at the VFW. Concern is delivery trucks driving over it as 90% turn in between the VFW and grocery store.
James Dangel - Concerns about the actions of a city employee.
Mike Dangel - Concerned why the garage by the old laundromat was moved from one lot to another. It still remains a safety issue.
Brian Humphrey - Suggested an option of a volunteer group to tackle code enforcement issues along with the police officer.
Jim Maruska - Concerns about code enforcement ordinance and code enforcement officer.
City Maintenance Employee Report - Busy mowing, Pool is repaired enough to start filling, Spraying for mosquitos once weather and wind allow, Summer crew painting, State striping crew coming in a few weeks, Parts are in for the lagoon aeration pond repair, lift station annual inspection was completed with a few repairs needed.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Bietz - None
Settje - Status on fixing the alley way in the middle of the two sidewalks between Mike’s Auto Body/Cash Smart and Ray’s Lounge/VFW.
Asche - None
Barrett - None
Thum - Nuisance/Dangerous garage moved from one lot to another.
Cemetery Fence Update - The committee is waiting on bids and will bring back recommendation to the council.
City Election Update - There will be an election for all registered voters in Ward II on June 16, 2020 from 7am to 7pm between Victor Settje and Jerry Nelson.
Radar Speed Signs - The old speed sign is being looked at for possible repairs.
Scotland Athletic Association Donation - A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to approve a donation for $5,000 to the Scotland Athletic Association. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Scotland Chamber - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to approve a donation for $3,000 to the Scotland Chamber. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Scotland Youth Center - A motion was made by Settje, second by Barrett to approve a donation for $4,000 to the Scotland Youth Center. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Storm Drainage Update - An update was given by Ryan Murtha from McLaury Engineering.
West City Limit Drainage Update - Waiting on the area to be surveyed to confirm direction of water flow.
Adoption of International Property Maintenance Code - A motion was made by Abbink, second by Thum to approve the first reading to the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code. Yay: Abbink, Bietz, Asche, Barrett, Thum. Nay: Settje. Motion carried.
Ambulance Decals - A motion was made by Thum, second by Settje to approve the $2,435 bid from Maxwell Colony Signs & Graphics. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Appoint Election Board - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to hire Barb Suess @ $11.25 per hour for the day of the election. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Crack Seal Bids - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Settje to approve crack sealing at $0.66 per linear foot to Topkote spending no more than $6,000. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Malt Beverage/SD Wine License - A motion was made by Settje, second by Abbink to approve the RB (on-off sale) Malt Beverage/SD Farm Wine license for JVS Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Scotland hardware. 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 2021. A motion was made by Thum, second by Settje to sign and return the statement of extension for 2021. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Scotland Swimming Pool - It was decided to leave all entry fees at the 2019 rate. A motion was made by Barrett, second by Abbink to purchase two powder-coated steel frame picnic tables at the cost of $658.85 each plus shipping. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for Official Canvass - The special council meeting will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 8:00pm.
Set meeting date for the July Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Settje to enter into executive session at 6:24pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Abbink, second by Asche to come out of executive session at 7:01pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Settje to hire the following subject to certification: Lifeguards at $9.30 per hour Alana Fergen, Starr Kocourek, Halle VanHove, and Jaden Plooster. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Settje to hire the following summer maintenance @ $9.50 per hour Miranda Gravely, Sawyer Schmidt, Jaydan Kass. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to adjourn the meeting at 7:08pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer