The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, March 11, 2019. The following council members answered to roll call Tim Asche, Victor Settje, Dennis Bietz, and Sean Barrett. Those council members absent were Ron Dvorak and Randy Thum. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Bob Green and Jason Alberts, Chief of Police Joel Neuman, Theresia Neuman, Joe Keppen, Peggy Schelske, Mark Maggs, and Michelle Kass (5:18pm).
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Barrett, second by Settje 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:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $211.27
ARAMARK CareGuard Mats - February $45.59
AUCH PLUMBING City Hall & Shop Furnace $397.26
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 4,365,000 Gallons $13,648.50
BROWN & SAENGER Utility Billing Cards $430.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel, Payloader Belt $298.39
CENTRAL STATES LAB Sewer Chemicals $7,130.36
CHASE PEST SERVICE Pest Control: City Hall & Fire Hall $120.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Office $2,303.32
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $836.97
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $4,510.77
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $3,389.35
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Sewer $1,718.36
FISCHER ELECTRIC Whistle Timer $580.25
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $412.29
IRS Employee Withholding $4,239.55
MAIN STOP Gasoline $133.85
MELISSA FREY Water Deposit Refund $100.00
MICHELLE KASS Reimburse: Book, Mileage $91.62
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $4,730.50
MYERS SANITATION 3 Dumpsters - Bimonthly (March, April) $150.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $6,741.78
PURCHASE POWER Postage $604.50
SCOTLAND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Donation $9,500.00
SCOTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber Dues $600.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs/Maint & Supplies $88.63
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $264.25
SCOTLAND OIL COMPANY Gasoline, Diesel $657.81
SCOTTIE STOP Gasoline, Diesel $321.17
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - SALES TAX Sales Tax: Garbage $352.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - WATER SAMPLE Samples: Water $15.00
SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE District Meeting (3) $66.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - December $1.12
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,946.18
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT Service & Repair Volvo $4,259.71
TYNDALL NAPA Truck Tire Chains $157.98
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 Annual Extinguisher Inspect $306.50
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: January (10) $350.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $933.64
IRS Employee Withholding $164.39
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Meal $39.24
JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING EMR Book $262.42
LANDMANN JUNGMAN MEM HOSP Ambulance Trip - Nurse $60.00
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC Oxygen $100.03
POET RESEARCH CENTER Ambulance Trip - Worker $20.00
Finance Officer’s Report - In February, 20 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected. Fallon Woods requested approval for the School/ PTO to have banners made with student’s art drawings on them. These banners would then be hung from the light poles on highway 25 like in the past. The council approved the project at the School/PTO expense with the city helping hang the banners.
Police Report - Joel Neuman graduated law enforcement basic training in Pierre on March 1, 2019. Neuman was one of twelve who received the Blue Courage Coin Award. Within his first week on patrol he reported to one minor accident and actively working school patrol.
City Maintenance Employee Report - Been busy with snow removal and unplugging storm drains. The payloader was serviced and repairs were completed. The 2005 lawn mower will need to be replaced in the next few years. Ken Sedlacek requested approval to haul some of his excess snow to the ball fields. He also asked if they could drop his building material on city property until the work is started.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Asche - None
Settje - None
Bietz - None
Barrett - None
Animal Ordinance Second Reading - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to approve the second and final reading to the city ordinance regarding number of dogs. Aye: Asche, Bietz, Barrett. Nay: Settje. Motion carried.
ORDINANCE NO. 2019-01
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SCOTLAND, BON HOMME COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, that present City Ordinance 5A.01 Regulation and Licensing of Dogs be amended to read as follows:
5A.0110 Number of Dogs Limited
It shall be unlawful for any person to have or to keep more than three dogs over the age of six months on any lot or premises in the City, unless such person residing on or in the lot or premises has a valid kennel license issued by the City. Humane societies, veterinarian offices, and retail pet stores are exempt from the provisions of this section.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer
City Election Update - Petitions were turned in by Curtis Hofer for Mayor a 2 year term; Tim Asche for Ward I a 2 year term; Randy Thum for Ward II a 2 year term; and Sean Barrett for Ward III a 2 year term. Since there was no opposition no election is required.
Community Chip Seal Project Update - Brosz Engineering is working on the small community chip seal project. The city has submitted their tentative chip seal map.
Curb & Gutter Update - Tabled to the April regular meeting when Kim McLaury can be present.
Local Board of Equalization Update - The meeting will be on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm.
Restricted Site Use Update - The application has been completed and submitted to Don at DENR.
Water Meter Update - Discussion was held in regards to adding a small surcharge to help pay for the meters.
Athletic Association Donation - A motion was made by Asche, second by Settje to approve a donation for $9,500 to the Scotland Athletic Association. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Bon Homme County Sheriff - Mark Maggs, County Sheriff spoke to the council regarding the city officer turnover rate. In the past six years we have had five officers. Past officers claim to leave the position due to not having adequate time off and needing to respond to calls 24/7. Maggs presented a contract to cover 48 hours straight per week at $2.50 per hour. A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to approve the contract from March 2019 to March 2020 at $6,240 per year. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Daily Malt Beverage Permit - Rec Bar requested a daily malt beverage permit for Friday, April 5, 2019 for a Youth Center Fundraiser - Dueling Duo and Tour of Tables being held at the auxiliary gym. A motion was made by Asche, second by Bietz to approve the daily malt beverage permit request. All voted in favor with Barrett abstaining. Motion carried.
Water Payments ACH - A brief discussion was held in regards to the new ACH payment option. The payments will be processed on the 15th of every month starting in April. Bult stated that she currently has 21 customers signed up. The cost to the city to process this payment option is $15.00 per batch and $.07 per transaction. A motion was made by Barrett, second by Settje to give authorization to the Mayor allowing him to sign the contract for ACH payments. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the April Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Settje to enter into executive session at 5:41pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1) - Library Assistant Casual. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Bietz to come out of executive session at 5:46pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to hire Nora Winckler as a library assistant casual at $9.10 per hour. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Settje to adjourn the meeting at 5:47pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer