The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by President Randy Thum at 5:00pm on Monday, March 8, 2021. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Jerry Nelson, Dennis Bietz and Sean Barrett. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Chris Simantel, Peggy Schelske, Henderson Nunnally, Christine Nunnally, Mary Jo Bauder and Mayor Curtis Hofer (via phone).
A motion was made by Abbink, second by Bietz to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nelson, second by Asche to approve the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $151.20
AMAZON Library Supplies $434.42
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 4,455,000 Gallons $13,927.50
BROADWAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP Dodge - Replace Door Wiring $1,916.94
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel, E-10 $202.48
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Officer $2,457.63
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $1,097.79
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $1,727.32
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $2,501.66
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Sewer $1,648.22
CITY OF SCOTLAND Water Deposit - Riley, Wagner $133.67
COURTNEY WAGNER Water Deposit Refund $26.56
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK ACH - February $22.14
FISCHER ELECTRIC Shop Lights, Security Lights, Whistle $2,391.75
FLOWERS & MORE Memorial Plant - Bietz $32.00
FRONTLINE PLUS FIRE & RESCUE Annual Siren Service Contract $250.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $429.58
IRS Employee Withholding $2,942.31
MAIN STOP Gasoline $137.69
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,205.85
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $6,489.92
OFFICE OF FIRE MARSHAL Boiler Inspection - City Hall $60.00
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION Soap Dispensers $124.36
PITNEY BOWES INC Ink Cartridges (3) $254.97
PROPERTY ANSWER LLC Water Deposit Refund $39.77
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC Cemetery Fence Chain $2,421.65
SCHOENFISH & CO., INC 2020 Annual Report $1,100.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $5,339.06
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $533.02
SCOTLAND OIL Diesel, Gasoline, Batteries $381.01
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Applicator License - C. Simantel $35.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Garbage $363.86
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water $15.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - January $1.12
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,019.12
SETON Property of Scotland Labels $234.95
VERIZON Police Mobile Broadband $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $26.13
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $1,151.86
YANKTON PRESS & DAKOTAN Ads: Police, Maintenance $2,112.28
Ambulance Bills Presented:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: January (8) $280.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $876.77
CASH SMART Pop, Tea $50.33
IRS Employee Withholding $160.98
JESSE SCHLECHTER Reimburse: EMT Test $98.00
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Meals x4 $179.08
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC Oxygen $79.61
POET RESEARCH CENTER Ambulance Run 1/21/21 $20.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Cleaning Supplies $64.87
Finance Officer’s Report - In February, 23 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with one being disconnected. All services have been restored. District meeting is being held virtual on Thursday, March 18, 2021 starting at 5:30pm in the city office meeting room.
City Maintenance Report - Lift Station located at Fourth and Conklin Street is fixed. Dakota Pump should be back next week to repair the pump on Main. The summer help pickup is at Mike’s Auto Body getting the door latches looked at. Simantel passed his applicator certifications: G, 4, 9. As of today the pool floor doesn’t have any heaving.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - None
Nelson - None
Bietz - None
Barrett - Complaints regarding the whistle
Thum - None
Cemetery Update - Chain has been picked up and is in the shop. Bult should order the galvanized pipe 2” x 6’ and tops from American Fence in Sioux Falls.
City Election Update - There is no need for an election as Hofer (Mayor), Asche (Ward I), Thum (Ward II), and Barrett (Ward III) turned in their petitions and were unopposed.
Local Board of Equalization Update - The deadline to file a grievance is Thursday, March 11 at 5pm. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Side by Side UTV with Sprayer - After a brief review of quotes and discussion a motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to purchase the 2021 Polaris Bronze Mist Ranger 570 EPS Mid at the quoted price of $11,007.96. In that quoted price included a roof, license plate frame, horn and mirror. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Wide Clean Up - Bon Homme County Restricted Landfill has set the date for the annual spring clean-up with the start date to be April 19th. In case of inclement weather the alternate start date would be April 26th. No fees will be charged at the county landfill during these four days. Only acceptable items will be allowed in the landfill. Loads must be separated (burnable, scrap steel, concrete) since they go in separate areas.
Myers Sanitation - Dennis Powers from Myers Sanitation explained to the Council that he purchased a new garbage truck that has a side arm to pick up garbage cans. He will be furnishing all residents with one can each that is compatible with the new truck. A small fee will be charged for any additional cans needed per residents.
Set meeting date for the April Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Barrett to enter into executive session at 5:29pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1) Applications. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Barrett, second by Nelson to come out of executive session at 6:01pm with no action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Asche, second by Abbink to adjourn the meeting at 6:02pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
ATTEST: CITY OF SCOTLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer Randy Thum, President