The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, October 12, 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 Peggy Schelske.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Bietz to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink 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 $209.70
AMAZON Library Supplies $139.97
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 6,656,000 Gallons $20,750.60
BON HOMME CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE Serve Legal Documents $146.00
CASH SMART Supplies $11.86
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel, Gasoline, Hose, Ends $268.38
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Office $2,334.88
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $790.36
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $2,465.80
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $526.41
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $1,965.42
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Summer Maint $408.66
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Water $1,480.20
DAKOTA DATA SHRED Equipment Rental $16.00
DAKOTA PUMP Submersible Pump, Replace Gate Valve $6,080.20
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK ACH Fees - September $22.28
FISCHER ELECTRIC Welder Cable, LED Lights, Outlet $1,349.68
FLOWERS & MORE City Pots Summer Maintenance $650.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $322.59
IRS Employee Withholding $2,946.94
JASON ALBERTS Reimburse: Cell (Sept), Patch Mix $220.19
JIM SMITH Repair walls at City Hall $433.50
KENT LEHR Attorney Fees $950.60
LARSON SALES Blades $48.84
MAIN STOP Gasoline $75.96
MYERS SANITATION 3 City Dumpsters - Bimonthly $150.00
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,291.80
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $4,674.56
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION Sanitizer $33.04
PITNEY BOWES LLC Postage Machine Lease $167.34
PURCHASE POWER Postage $604.50
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $261.06
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $575.38
SCOTLAND OIL Gasoline, Diesel $581.35
SD ASSOC OD RURAL WATER Annual Dues - Class B $500.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Malt Beverage License $150.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Camping, Garbage $440.54
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Water $15.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - August $14.56
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,142.86
TYNDALL NAPA Welding Gloves, Helmet $131.52
US BANK TRUST Loan #1 $2,791.53
US BANK TRUST Loan #2 $10,523.60
VERIZON Police Mobile Broadband $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN Employee Vision Insurance $26.13
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $1,813.17
YANKTON JANITORIAL SUPPLY Bathroom Supplies $25.90
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: August (14) $490.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $1,092.83
IRS Employee Withholding $203.28
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Meals $13.52
MATHESON TRI-GAS Oxygen $160.22
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Supplies $36.95
Finance Officer’s Report - In September, 26 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with none being disconnected at this time. A thank you was read from the Scotland FFA for the use of the city hall for the barn dance and meal. Bult reviewed the financial reports.
City Maintenance Report - A new pump was installed at the lift station on Dollard. Guys will be busying winterizing soon.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - Concerns with Trick or Treating
Nelson - None
Bietz - None
Barrett - Culvert Repair on Stafford Street.
Thum - None
Water Deposit Ordinance - A motion was made by Abbink, second by Nelson to approve the water deposit ordinance. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
ORDINANCE NO. 2020-03
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 12.0202 OF CHAPTER 12.02, TITLE 12, RELATING TO WATER DEPOSIT FEE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF SCOTLAND, BON HOMME COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA AS FOLLOWS: That Section 12.0202 of Chapter 12.02, Title 12, entitled Deposit Fee be revised and amended to read as follows:
Every person desiring to purchase water from the City of Scotland, must make a deposit in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00), which said sum shall remain with the City Finance Office until such time as said applicant desires to discontinue purchasing water from the City, and upon a showing of payment in full for all water purchased to date of discontinuance, said person shall be entitled to a full refund of their deposit.
The hook-up fee shall be determined by the Scotland City Council.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer
Declare Surplus Property - A motion was made by Thum, second by Abbink to declare the following items surplus: V Plow, 1973 Chevy Dump Truck, 3.5 HP Briggs Motor, 2 gas powered air blowers, roof mount cop car lights, 3 pt tractor mounted finishing mower, 20 gal sand blaster with 2 in hose, DM50 concrete chop saw, Metal desk with drawers, Office light fixtures. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the November Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to enter into executive session at 5:24pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Asche, second by Abbink to come out of executive session at 5:50pm with no action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Nelson to adjourn the meeting at 5:51pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer