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The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Randy Thum at 5:01pm on Monday, October 9, 2023. The following council members answered to roll call Tim Asche, Myles Runyon, Sean Barrett  Dennis Bietz and Victor Settje (5:03pm). Those council members absent were Randy Abbink. Others present were Tanya Bult, Tristan Bult, James Hoffard, Chad Odens, Mary Jo Bauder, Fallon Woods, Peggy Schelske, Tim Trautmann, Maggie Spak and Max Mach.

A motion was made by Bietz, second by Runyon to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Runyon, second by Asche to approve the minutes of last month’s regular and special meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Barrett, second by Bietz to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented:
AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $237.06
AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES     Supplies: Library, Police, Office     $628.98
ASTECH CORP     Chip Seal Project     $130,577.00
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     7,897,000 Gallons     $24,597.70
BAUDER GUN SALES, LLC     Police Ammo     $104.00
BLACKBURN & STEVENS, PROF     Code Enforcement Attorney Fees     $4,179.50
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP     Supplies: Diesel, Battery, Hose     $578.75
CHASE PEST SERVICE     Pest Control: City Hall, Fire Hall     $120.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Officer      $2,867.38
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library      $767.07
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Lifeguards     $1,070.48
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police/Code Enforcement     $3,245.28
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Rubble Site     $720.33
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $1,505.89
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Summer Maintenance     $768.99
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Water     $3,174.09
CITY OF SCOTLAND     City Water/ Sewer Bills     $565.04
DAKOTA DATA SHRED     Equipment Rental     $16.00
DEMCO, INC     Library Supplies     $57.33
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK     Auto Pay - September     $25.78
FREMAR LLC     Spray: Roundup     $3,143.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, Fax     $407.54
IN CONTROL, INC     Water Tower Alarm     $3,328.79
IRS     Employee Withholding     $3,908.78
JACKS UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT     Glock (2), Uniforms     $1,656.25
JAMES HOFFARD     Reimburse: Police Ammo     $193.69
KENT LEHR     Attorney Fees     $150.00
MAIN STOP     Gasoline     $506.96
MAXWELL SIGNS & GRAPHICS     Cemetery Signs (4)     $272.00
MIDWEST STRIPING     Striping: Main, Railway, Washington     $2,350.81
MYERS SANITATION     Residential Garbage Service - September     $6,805.08

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity, Natural Gas     $5,909.92
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION     Office Supplies     $68.19
PITNEY BOWES LLC     Postage Machine Lease     $163.83
RON'S MARKET     Cat Food     $9.30
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Supplies: Sewer, Park, Rec, Pool     $181.92
SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Legals, Notices, Ads     $214.57
SCOTLAND OIL     Ambulance: Diesel, Fire: Diesel, Gasoline     $574.12
SD ASSOCIATION OF RURAL WATER     Annual Dues - Class B Member     $525.00
SD DEPT OF HEALTH LAB     Samples: Water     $15.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     Sales Tax - Camping, Garbage     $568.74
SD ONE CALL     Line Locates     $6.72
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $1,646.04
TJ SERVICES     Vehicles Towed in Violation     $1,200.00
ULINE     Post Sleeves     $1,302.12
US BANK TRUST     Loan: Drinking Water #1 - Main Street     $2,791.53
US BANK TRUST     Loan: Clean Water #2 - Washington Street     $10,523.60
VERIZON     Broadband: Police, Water, Meters     $124.19
VISION SERVICE PLAN     Employee Vision Insurance     $45.30
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $4,366.65
YANKTON JANITORIAL SUPPLY     Bathroom Supplies     $367.00

Ambulance Bills Presented:

AMBILL ASSOCIATES     Claims: July (3), August (10)     $455.00
AMBULANCE WAGES     On Call / Trips     $1,042.33
IRS     Employee Withholding     $184.89
JIM MARUSKA     Reimburse: Meals     $33.50
SCOTLAND OIL     Oil Change     $372.56
STRYKER SALES, LLC     Inspect Lucas     $222.70

Finance Officer’s Report - Reviewed quarterly financials.

Library Director Report - Nothing new to report.

Chief of Police Report - Welcomed Maggie Spak to the city police department.

City Maintenance Report - Welcomed Tim Trautmann to the city maintenance department.

Public Concerns:
Mary Jo Bauder informed the council that there will be a public hearing on October 16, 2023 at 8:30am for Frank & Brandi Pravecek to increase the head of cattle from 1,800 to 3,000. If you have concerns this is your opportunity to be heard.

Fallon woods had a request for the city to consider making Juniper Street north of the school a one way street with no right hand turn onto Fifth Street. It was suggested to advise the bus drivers to turn on their lights and extend their stop signs. The council agreed to cone off Fifth Street east of the school during drop off and pick up times.    

Chad Odens brought the council up to date on the city insurance regarding the rodeo grounds lunch stand being on the city insurance. Rodeo Club discussed possibly adding the bleachers, fence, chutes and office.

Peggy Schelske requested a section of street be blocked off for the Trick-or-Trunk event being held with the Spirit of Hope Church. 

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Asche - None
Runyon - None
Settje - None
Barrett - None
Bietz - Inquired about the water loss percentage update since installing the new meters.

Auction Ford Tractor - No interested parties were present.

Set meeting date for the November meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 5:00pm.

A motion was made by Asche, second by Settje to enter into executive session at 5:34pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Settje, second by Asche to come out of executive session at 6:49pm with no action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Runyon to adjourn the meeting at 6:50pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.                                                                               

ATTEST:                                                                                              CITY OF SCOTLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA                                                                               
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Tanya Bult, Finance Officer                                                                 Randy Thum, Mayor