The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:04pm on Monday, May 6, 2019. The following council members answered to roll call Tim Asche, Dennis Bietz, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum. Those council members absent were Ron Dvorak and Victor Settje. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Bob Green and Jason Alberts, Chief of Police Joel Neuman, and Peggy Schelske.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Bietz 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 $269.77
ARAMARK Library Institute Dining $95.00
ARAMARK CareGuard Mats - April $47.59
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 5,472,000 Gallons $17,080.20
BOB GREEN Reimburse: Supplies $517.25
BROSZ ENGINEERING, INC Chip Seal Plans $3,500.00
BROWN & SAENGER Expense Checks $165.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Tire O-Ring, Diesel, Battery $350.55
CENTRAL STATES LAB Chemicals $2,460.71
CITY OF SCOTLAND Deposits: S. Haase $58.69
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Council, Mayor $2,955.21
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Office $2,328.57
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $1,057.14
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $2,374.92
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $2,511.58
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Sewer $1,527.45
DAKOTA DATA SHRED Equipment Rental $16.00
FISCHER ELECTRIC Photo Eye $63.37
GOGLIN FUNERAL HOME Bronze Memorial $410.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $416.91
IRS Employee Withholding $3,546.73
KENT LEHR Attorney Fees $142.10
MAIN STOP Gasoline $512.16
MICHELLE KASS Reimburse: Library Institute $10.00
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $4,826.75
NORTHERN STATE UNVERSITY Library Institute Housing $100.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $5,542.83
PURCHASE POWER Postage $604.50
SANITATION PRODUCTS INC Sweeper Parts $624.00
SCHUURMANS FARM SUPPLY Mower Parts $141.43
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs/Maint & Supplies $103.97
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $256.44
SCOTLAND OIL COMPANY Gasoline, Diesel, Battery $1,126.53
SCOTLAND REDI-MIX Gravel $250.00
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - SALES TAX Sales Tax: Garbage $334.66
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - WATER SAMPLE Samples: Water & Sewer $247.00
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,670.36
SYROLLA HAASE Deposit $16.31
TYNDALL NAPA Mower, Ford Ranger, F700 Truck, 3500 Dodge $321.93
VAN DIEST West Nile Spray $2,842.10
VERIZON Police Mobile Broadband $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $34.84
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $2,406.96
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: March (11) $385.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $893.45
IRS Employee Withholding $159.37
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Meal $22.62
LANDMANN JUNGMAN MEM HOSP Ambulance Trip - Nurse $80.00
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC Oxygen $25.09
PHYSIO-CONTROL Annual Maint Agreement $1,528.80
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Supplies $51.52
TAMMY RUEB Reimburse: Meal $24.90
Finance Officer’s Report - In April, 24 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed. A resignation letter was received from Ron Dvorak as council member ward III effective June 1, 2019. A 1-year appointment will have to be made at the June regular meeting.
Police Report - Traffic Enforcement: 17 speeding, 2 others, 3 school zone. Calls of service: 2 domestic, 2 medical, 2 agency assist, 1 phone scam, 5 animal, 1 juvenile welfare check, 2 protection orders, 1 protection order violation, 1 juvenile arrest, 1 funeral traffic assist, 1 training class at Tyndall, assist school with 2nd grade bike safety, assist school with Prom pbt’s, narcotic dog at the school, health fair at the Youth Center, juvenile assist at school.
City Maintenance Employee Report - Getting ready for spring, State Street is still mush, Getting started at the pool by pumping it out, First round of mowing done, Bath houses open for season, and Jason passed his spraying tests.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Asche - Close Sixth Street (Poplar to Cherry) during ball games at the small ball field and on Sports Day.
Bietz - Drainage west side of town on Main Street. Disappointed in the county equalization process.
Barrett - None
Thum - Residents like seeing the police officer out patrolling.
Hofer - Discussion on enforcing Premises and Buildings Chapter 8.03 and Abandoned, Junked, Dismantled, or Inoperative Motor Vehicles Chapter 16.02.
Cement Pad/Sidewalk - Bids were opened for the project.
Bid #1: Smith $2,750.00 (4’x94’x5”)
Bid #2: Suess $2,661.14 (4’x89’x5”)
Bid #1: Smith $8,815.00 (15’x94’x8”)
Bid #2: Suess $7,112.32 (15’x89’x8”)
Tabled to June meeting to clarify 94’ verses 89’.
Community Chip Seal Update - Nothing new to report.
Curb, Gutter, Storm Drainage update - Waiting on land owner approval.
Restricted Site Use Update - Bult received noticed that our application has been received and reviewed. Green reviewed the draft permit and was to send in any suggested changes to DENR as soon as possible. Since there was no comments or suggestions in writing by Friday, May 3 the draft permit is considered approved. Once the draft permit is approved, DENR will proceed with a public notice in cities legal paper. If no comments or objections are received within 30 days of the public notice date, the permit will be issued.
Water/Sewer Service Availability Charge - Tabled to gather more information.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to adjourn the 2018 - 2019 City Council Meeting at 5:38pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Cutis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer
Oath of Office - The oath of office was given by Finance Officer Bult to the 2019 - 2020 Mayor Curtis Hofer and council members Tim Asche, Randy Thum, and Sean Barrett.
The 2019 - 2020 City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Hofer at 5:40pm on Monday, May 6, 2019.
The following council members answered to roll call Tim Asche, Dennis Bietz, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum.
2019 - 2020 City Council & Committee Appointments - A motion was made by Bietz to nominate Randy Thum as Council President, second by Asche. Asche ceased nominations second by Bietz. All voted in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Asche to nominate Sean Barrett as Council Vice President, second by Bietz. Thum ceased nominations second by Bietz. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
2019 - 2020 City Council Appointments
Mayor Curtis Hofer
Council President Randy Thum
Council Vice President Sean Barret
Council Member Tim Asche
Historical Preservation Tanya Bult
Finance Officer Tanya Bult
City Attorney Kent Lehr
Librarian Michelle Kass
Cemetery Sexton Tanya Bult
Custodian of Records Tanya Bult
City Health Officer Dr. Larissa Sanger
Chief of Police Joel Neuman
City Plumber Larry Auch
Official Newspaper Scotland Journal
Official Depository F & M State Bank
City Engineer Kim McLaury
City Hall Rental Tanya Bult
City Superintendents & Certified Operators Bob Green
Civil Defense Director Sean Barrett
2019 - 2020 Committee Appointments
Southern Missouri Waste Compact Tim Asche
District III Representative Curtis Hofer
Fire Sean Barrett
Water & Sewer Tim Asche
Lights & Power Tim Asche
Streets & Alleys Sean Barrett
Cemetery & Parks Dennis Bietz
Buildings & Insurance Tim Asche
Finance & Purchasing Ron Dvorak
Swimming Pool Sean Barrett
Emergency Care Council Tim Asche
Code Enforcement Curtis Hofer
Board of Health Tim Asche
Yard Waste (Rubble Site) Randy Thum
Library Board Tim Asche
Economic Development Victor Settje
Cemetery/ Park Spraying - The city received one quote this year for spraying the cemetery and park. Bob’s Lawncare: Cemetery @ $1,600.00 each application and Park @ $320.00 each application. A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to award the cemetery/Park spring spraying to Bob’s Lawncare. A request to spray 24d was suggested as the discussion on seeding in the fall will continue. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Crack Seal Bids - A motion was made Asche, second by Barrett to approve crack sealing at $0.64 per linear foot to Topkote spending up to $12,000. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Malt Beverage/SD Farm Wine Licenses - A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to approve the RB (on-off sale) Malt Beverage/SD Farm Wine licenses for Jessica Haase or Jody Haase d/b/a Main Stop, Robert & Linda Lawrence d/b/a Scottie Stop, and GF Buche Co d/b/a Cash Smart. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Resolution 2019-01 Water Surcharge - Resolution #2019-01
A resolution establishing water customer user charges and rates for the use of water utilities of the City of Scotland.
Thum introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Scotland, Bon Homme County, South Dakota:
Whereas, the City has previously established rates which are to be paid to the City by every user whose premises are served by a connection to the City’s Water, and;
Whereas, it is necessary to alter said rates;
Now therefore be it resolved that the rates for the City of Scotland Municipal Water Utility shall be computed as follows:
a. Residential and commercial Purchasers: The minimum amount of the $15.00 per calendar month, and
b. Residential and Commercial Purchasers: The sum of $5.00 per thousand gallons of usage per calendar month from 1,001 to 10,000 gallons. The sum of $4.35 per thousand gallons of usage per calendar month from 10,001 to 30,000 gallons. The sum of $4.05 per thousand gallons of usage per calendar month from 30,001 to 999,999,999 gallons.
c. Non-resident Purchasers: Purchasers who receive water outside of the city limits of the City of Scotland shall pay one and one-half (1/2) times the aforementioned rates listed for Resident Purchasers.
d. Bulk Water Purchasers: Purchasers who receive bulk water from the City of Scotland Water Plant shall pay $5.00 per 1,000 gallons.
e. The sum of $5.00 per month per user of the water utility to be dedicated toward the
Payment of the Water Meter Project Surcharge issued within the rate structure referenced in parts a and b above.
All previous water rate ordinances herewith are expressly repealed.
Bietz seconded the motion, and after full and complete discussion, the resolution was unanimously adopted on roll call vote.
This resolution shall be in full force and take effect on May 1, 2019.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer
Set meeting date for the June Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to adjourn the meeting at 6:03pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer