The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, November 9, 2020. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Jerry Nelson, Dennis Bietz, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Jason Alberts and Chris Simantel, Peggy Schelske, Julia Dangel, and Steve Flynn.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Abbink to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Asche to approve the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
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 $151.20
ALL FLAGS, LLC Flags (3), Poles (6) $152.60
AMAZON Library Supplies $145.23
AUCH PLUMBING Curb Stops (2), Water Main Tap $2,362.70
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 6,165,000 Gallons $19,228.50
BAKER, SONJA Water Deposit Refund $100.00
BEHL INSURANCE AGENCY Finance Officer Bond $525.00
BENDERS SEWER & DRAIN Cleanout Wet Wells $1,559.00
BOB'S LAWN CARE SERVICE Fall Spray - Cemetery/Park $1,300.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Freon, Gas, Diesel $365.85
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Council, Mayor $3,047.54
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Officer $2,355.66
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $804.40
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $333.38
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $2,028.89
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Sewer $1,598.43
CHASE PEST SERVICE Pest Control $120.00
DAKOTA PUMP Annual Inspection, Install Pump $8,798.93
DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP Water Tap Supplies (Van Gorp) $314.84
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK ACH Fees - October $22.35
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $423.26
IRS Employee Withholding $2,676.90
JASON ALBERTS Reimburse: Cell (Oct) $50.00
KENT LEHR Attorney Fees $463.31
KOKESH, DELPHINE Water Deposit Refund $75.00
MAIN STOP Gasoline $84.56
MARX TRUCK TRAILER SALES, INC Sander Chain $484.61
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,307.75
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $4,252.26
NORMA SCHAMBER Water Deposit Refund $75.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $245.89
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $119.34
SCOTLAND OIL Gasoline, Diesel, Battery, Oil $886.85
SD BUILDING OFFICIALS ASSOC 2021 Membership Dues $50.00
SD CODE ENFORCEMENT ASSOC 2021 Membership Dues $40.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Camping, Garbage $446.28
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water $196.00
SD FINANCE OFFICER ASSOC 2021 Membership Dues $40.00
SD HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOC 2021 Membership Dues $25.00
SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE 2021 Membership Dues $1,081.30
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - September $13.44
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD POLICE CHIEFS ASSOC 2021 Membership Dues $96.18
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,023.70
SD STREET MAINTENANCE ASSOC 2021 Membership Dues $35.00
TOPKOTE, INC Crack Seal: 9,090 @ $.66 $5,999.40
TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT Side Broom, Washers $507.16
TYNDALL NAPA Quikfit (7), Plug, Grommet $203.25
VERIZON Police Mobile Broadband $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $26.13
WALTER WELDING 50' Channel $75.75
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $1,813.17
YANKTON JANITORIAL SUPPLY Supplies $215.30
YANKTON WINNELSON CO Drain, Tile, Couplings $353.67
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: September (6) $210.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $767.20
BOUND TREE Supplies $532.83
DOUG CLOVER EMT Books 12 @ $149.32 $1,791.84
IRS Employee Withholding $137.07
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Meals, Sanitizer $167.83
MATHESON TRI-GAS Oxygen $79.14
Finance Officer’s Report - In October, 22 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected at this time. The city has received $28,450.85 in covid recovery funds and has submitted an additional $15,930.72.
Police Officer’s Report - Officer Humphrey has been following-up with all calls received at the finance office.
City Maintenance Report - Scrap metal truck should be here within the next two weeks. Benders should be here by the end of November to do the yearly sewer main video/cleaning. Everything is winterized.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - None
Nelson - None
Bietz - Culverts on north side of Main Street.
Barrett - Remove fabric in the new storm sewer drains.
Thum - None
Public Concerns - Steve Flynn thanked the council for not having mask mandates.
2021 Liquor License Renewals - The licenses up for renewal are Cash Smart (retail on-off sale wine and cider), Main Stop (package off sale liquor), Recreation Bar (retail on sale liquor), Recreation Bar (package off sale liquor), and VFW (retail on sale liquor) the license period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. A motion was made by Bietz, second by Nelson to approve the liquor license renewals for Cash Smart, Main Stop, Recreation Bar, and VFW for the year 2021. All voted in favor with Barrett abstaining. Motion carried.
City Health Insurance - Wellmark of South Dakota has a 4.30% decrease from $604.39 per month per eligible employee in 2020 to $578.39 per month per eligible employee in 2021. A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to approve the employee health insurance rates. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Vision Insurance - VSP vision plan for $8.71 per month per eligible employee in 2021. A motion was made by Thum, second by Abbink to approve the vision care for eligible employees and allow family to be added at the employees expense. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Work Comp Insurance - Currently city work comp insurance is with South Dakota Municipal League Worker’s Compensation Pool. The rates decreased slightly from $6,663 to $6,299. A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to approve the renewal coverage with the SDML Pool. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Fire/EMT Roster - A motion was made by Thum, second by Abbink that the City of Scotland acknowledges and approves to cover the fire and ambulance volunteers per their rosters as follows. Firemen: Dick Behl, Bob Green, Mike Mehrer, Tim Furney, Jim Maruska, Sean Barrett, Troy Furney, John Bult, Jeff DeBoer, Michael Behl, Chad Odens, Jared Schortzman, Andy Vitek, Clinton Sieben, Kyle Stewart, Vincent Bickner, Joe Kronaizl, Jared Zweifel, Dillon Fischer, Tanner Suess, Logan Winckler, Fred Settje, Grayden Furney, Jesse Schlechter, and Myles Runyon. EMT’s: Dick Behl, Michael Behl, Shelly Gibbins, Jim Maruska, Mariah Suess, Tammy Rueb, Sonja Davis, and Shantel Geiman. EMR’s: Jesse Schlechter and Theresia Neuman. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the December Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to enter into executive session at 5:14pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to come out of executive session at 5:26pm with no action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to adjourn the meeting at 5:27pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer