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                                           
 

ATTEST:/s/_________________________
                   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       

 
ATTEST:/s/_________________________
                   Tanya Bult, Finance Officer

 

 

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