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The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by President Tim Asche at 5:00pm on Monday, October 9, 2017. The following council members answered to roll call Joe Bouza, Randy Thum, H. Victor Settje, Ron Dvorak, and Sean Barrett.  Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Employees Bob Green, Ray Beecher, and Jason Alberts, Chief of Police Kirk McCormick, Jim Maruska, Peggy Schelske, Stefani Grosz, and Julie Davis.  

A motion was mad by Thum, second by Barrett to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Thum, second by Bouza to approve the minutes of last month’s meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

The bills were presented and a motion was made by Bouza, second by Dvorak to approve the bills.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

City Bills Presented By:
2ND AMMENDMENT OUTDOORS     Police Ammo     $250.00
AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $373.51
ARAMARK     CareGuard Mats: September     $47.15
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     6,190,000 Gallons     $19,306.00
BARNES & NOBLE, INC     Library Books     $198.34
BOB GREEN     Reimburse: Pool Supplies     $383.44
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP     Tires, Diesel, Battery, Oil     $1,035.90
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Office     $2,006.80
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library     $915.41
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Lifeguards     $615.14
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police     $2,592.04
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Rubble Site     $439.35
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Sewer     $2,089.21
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $2,774.05
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Summer Maintenance     $92.35
CONCRETE MATERIALS     Hot Mix     $1,157.52
DAKOTA DATA SHRED     Document Destruction     $51.75
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, and Fax     $332.56
GRAHAM TIRE S.F. NORTH     Payloader Tires     $3,884.64
GREEN AUTO REPAIR     Part & Labor     $1,291.38
IRS     Employee Withholding     $3,772.47
KENT LEHR     Attorney Fees     $255.80
KIRK MCCORMICK     Reimburse: Cell Phone & Supplies     $64.49
MAGUIRE IRON, INC     Water Tower Relining Project     $47,770.00
MAIN STOP     Gasoline     $293.23
MARILYN KOKESH     Water Deposit Refund     $75.00
MCLAURY ENGINEERING     Water Tower Relining Project     $80.00
MIDWEST RADAR & EQUIPMENT     Radar - Yearly Recertified     $40.00
MYERS SANITATION     Residential Garbage Service     $4,894.50
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity / Natural Gas     $5,260.14
ONE OFFICE     Police & Finance Office Supplies     $2,633.26
PITNEY BOWES LLC     Postage Machine Lease     $194.10
PSECO PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT     Gun Rack w/ Lock     $289.00
PURCHASE POWER     Postage      $604.50
RIVERSIDE HYDRAULICS & LABS     Rebuilt Champion Cylinder     $175.45
SCHUURMANS FARM SUPPLY     Switch, Clutch, Wheelmotor     $1,219.35
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Repairs/Maint & Supplies     $3,519.92
SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Notices & Ads     $338.35
SCOTTIE STOP     Gasoline     $78.50
SD ASSOCIATION OF RURAL WATER     2018 Annual Dues     $485.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - SALES TAX     Sales Tax - Garbage, Camping     $364.26
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - WATER SAMPLE     Samples - Water      $15.00
SD ONE CALL     Line Locates - August     $11.20
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $1,833.85
SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT     Supplemental Employee Retirement     $680.00
TANYA BULT     Reimburse: City Hall Keys     $8.52
TYNDALL NAPA     Lagoon - Air Filter     $34.60
US BANK TRUST     Clean Water #1     $4,358.43
US BANK TRUST     Clean Water #2     $10,523.60
US BANK TRUST     Drinking Water #1     $2,791.53
VERIZON     Police Mobile Broadband     $40.01
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $3,475.00
YANKTON JANITORIAL SUPPLY, INC     Bathroom Supplies     $317.60

Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOC     Claims: 5     $175.00
AMBULANCE WAGES     On Call / Trips     $981.06
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING     Pagers     $1,255.80
IRS     Employee Withholding     $171.69
RETTEDAL'S DEPT STORE     EMT Polo Shirt     $37.00
SANFORD HEALTH     Monthly Education     $300.00

S.A.A. Bills Presented By:
MAIN STOP     Bean Bag Tourney Supplies     $146.63
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electric     $292.47

SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Bean Bag Tourney Ad     $76.60

Finance Officer’s Report - In September thirty-five notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed out with one being disconnected. September Building Permits: Jay Weidenbach, Replace Windows; Dayna Frank, Fence.

Chief of Police Report - Traffic Enforcement - Speed: 5; Parking: Warnings regarding parking the wrong way; Other: 2. Responded to - Found Property: 1; Alarm: 2; Animal: 6; Theft: 1; Medical: 1; Parking: 2; Misc: 4; Crash: 2; Driving: 2; Funeral: 1; Harassment: 1; Trespass: 1. Reports - Hit & Run; Warrant Arrest; Criminal Trespass. Arrests - Warrant; Trespassing. Code Enforcement - Opened: 1. Closed: 2. Unlicensed Dog Citations; Pulkrabek property still pending for a hearing date.  Other - Child Protection Team Meeting; Fingerprints; Firearms Training; Read to Children at the Library.

City Maintenance Employee Report – The 775 ton of crushed concrete is all used up and the remaining alleys will get gravel. Working on tree trimming throughout town this week. In a week or two depending on temps the camping pads and bathhouse water will be shut off and winterized. Jason Alberts started on September 27 with reading water meters.

Public Concerns - Jim Maruska spoke on behalf of the fire dept. He is on a sign committee that has talked about an interest in the bell that is no longer used located behind the water plant building. The committee would like to possibly incorporate it into their fire dept sign to be place out front of the new fire hall. Once the design is complete it was suggested to come back to the council for the possible bell relocation approval.

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Bouza - Received compliments regarding the alleys with the crushed concrete. Complaints on increased numbers of cats running at large.
Thum - Received compliments regarding the alleys with the crushed concrete.
Settje - None
Dvorak - None
Barrett - None
Asche - Status on the ball field bathrooms.

Greg Atkinson Sewer - Per Mike, Insurance Rep, it’s city liability insurance that covers the sewer main. Was the city liable? Did the City do something to clog the lines while working on the main? No claim as the city was not working on the sewer mains per Bob Green and Ray Beecher. Did the city receive notices about an issue and failed to look into the issue? No claim as the city was unaware of the issue until the plumber contacted the city maintenance gentlemen the day of the incident. Has the city been failing on the maintenance of the main? No Claim as the city has Bender’s come video and clean the mains on a 5-6 year rotation. If a neighbor flushes a diaper, paper towel, feminine products, etc. down the sewer and it clogs the main that is considered a “sudden and accidental claim” which the land owner has the option to purchase that additional insurance. The city however is not held liable. The claim will remain denied unless video or a written statement is presented.

Prescription Drug Take Back Program - A brief over view was held about the two options for the consumer drug take back program. Option 1: $135 per month including receptacle and supplies for monthly returns. Option 2: $90 per month including receptacle and supplies for monthly return and advertising opportunities. Officer McCormick spoke about a program Yankton Police Dept has available to the public 24 hours a day. Anyone can drop off unused prescriptions at the Police Dept lobby at any time. A motion was made by Settje, second by Dvorak to not take part in the agreement of a local consumer drug take back program. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Fire/EMT Roster - A motion was made by Dvorak, second by Settje to acknowledge and approve the current  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, Calby Auch, Andy Vitek, Clinton Sieben, Kyle Stewart, Vincent Bickner, Joe Kronaizl, Dexter Grosz, Jared Zweifel, Dillon Fischer, Tanner Suess, Logan Winckler, Josh Kass, and Connor Grosz) and the current EMT’s (Dick Behl, Michael Behl, Shelly Gibbins, Jim Maruska, Steve Maruska, Mariah Suess, Tammy Rueb, Sonja Davis, Jayme Kocourek, Kirk McCormick, and Shantel Geiman) rosters per the SDML Work Comp Regulations. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Scotland Ambulance Grant - Jim Maruska, Ambulance Director spoke to the council regarding a few grants that are available through the SDML Work Comp.  First grant option is for the Stryker Power-PRO™ cot which Includes: IV Pole, Fowler O2 Holder, and storage flat will be a 60% discount off of the list price $17,225. So the out-of-pocket expense in 2017 was $10,335. Second grant option is for the Stryker Power-LOAD™ Model 6390 will be a 33% discount off of list price $26,696. So the out-of-pocket expense in 2017 was $17,894.63. A motion was made by Settje, second by Thum to apply for the Stryker Power-Load grant. All voted in favor. Motion carried. A brief discussion was held regarding the 1994 Ford Ambulance.

Set meeting date for the November Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00pm.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to adjourn the meeting at 5:34pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.


                                                                                                                Tim Asche, President    

                   Tanya Bult, Finance Officer