The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:03 pm on Monday, September 12, 2016. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Thum, H. Victor Settje, Sean Barrett, and Tim Asche. Those council members absent were Joe Bouza and Ron Dvorak. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Employee Bob Green and Ray Beecher, Chief of Police Kirk McCormick, Jerry Ritter, Peggy Schelske, Kim McLaury, Greg Gemar, and Adam Wirt. The 8th of August meeting minutes were approved upon a motion made by Thum, second by Asche. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Finance Officer’s Report - In August forty-eight notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed out with two being disconnected. August water percentage loss was 5%. The bills were presented and a motion was made by Barrett, second by Thum to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented By:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $373.51
AMAZON/SYNCB Library Books/Supplies $223.56
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 9,160,000 Gallons $28,513.00
CHASE PEST SERVICE Pest Control - City Hall $60.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Office $2,949.36
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $1,395.36
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Lifeguards $3,941.26
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $3,701.72
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $639.57
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Sewer $2,285.95
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $3,110.14
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Summer Maintenance $1,315.93
CITY OF SCOTLAND Water Deposit R. Hamberger $53.96
CORNER GROCERY Library Supplies $44.74
DEB BUBRAL Reimbursement: Library Supplies $12.82
EMERGENCY CARE COUNCIL 1/2 on EMT Call Pay $144.00
GIEDD SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,250.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, and Fax $529.81
IRS Employee Withholding $5,638.53
KARA VEHAR Reimbursement: Library Supplies $23.93
KENT LEHR Attorney Fees $368.00
KIRK MCCORMICK Reimbursement: Cell Phone $50.00
MAIN STOP Gasoline $298.52
MAXWELL COLONY Rubble Site Sign $92.00
MCLAURY ENGINEERING Water Tower Professional Fees $1,251.75
MEHLHAFF CONSTRUCTION Crushed Gravel - 4 Loads $955.00
MICHELLE KASS Reimbursement: Library Supplies $24.34
MIDWEST RADAR & EQUIPMENT Radar - Yearly Recertified $40.00
MYERS SANITATION 3 City Dumpsters (July,Aug,Sept) $210.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity / Natural Gas $5,779.61
PURCHASE POWER Postage $604.50
RON HAMBERGER ESTATE Water Deposit Refund $21.04
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs/Maintenance & Supplies $16.73
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices $292.64
SCOTLAND OIL Diesel & Gasoline $226.85
SCOTTIE STOP Gasoline $62.60
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - SALES TAX Sales Tax - Garbage, Camping, Pool $475.40
SD DEPT OF REVENUE - WATER SAMPLE Samples - Water $15.00
SD ONE CALL Line Locates - July $15.68
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $2,331.14
SD SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSN 2017 Membership Renewal $100.00
SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT Supplemental Employee Retirement $1,020.00
VANDIEST SUPPLY COMPANY West Nile Spray $2,556.83
VERIZON Mobile Broadband $80.02
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD Employee Health Insurance $2,746.00
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
A-OX WELDING SUPPLY Oxygen $197.25
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $500.42
COOP FARMERS Diesel $39.55
IRS Employee Withholding $89.51
JIM MARUSKA Meal Reimbursement $15.34
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION Ink & Paper $86.99
SCOTTIE STOP Diesel $52.60
TANYA BULT Parade Candy Reimbursement $34.24
S.A.A. Bills Presented By:
ANTHONY WALLOCH Umping (Teeners) $80.00
DAWN VAITH Town Team Mileage $218.40
DUANE HOCHSTEIN Mileage $204.12
HARVE'S SPORT Supplies $249.92
HOPE FUERST Mileage $68.88
JASON VAITH Umping (Teeners) $50.00
JEREMIAH WAGNER Umping (Teeners) $20.00
JOE KEPPEN Mileage $183.96
MAIN STOP Ice $49.36
NORTHWESTERN Electric $1,008.01
PEYTON HOCHSTEIN Mileage $68.88
SAWYER SCHMITZ Umping (Teeners) $430.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Supplies $50.88
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Catfish Days Ad $301.00
SCOTLAND REDI-MIX Marking Lime $198.00
SUN GOLD SPORTS Teener Tourney 1st & 2nd $84.14
Chief of Police - Traffic Enforcement - Speed: 1; Other: 3. Responded to - Misc: 8; Code Enforcement: 2; Welfare Check: 3; Driving: 1; Sex Abuse: 1; Trespass: 1; Suspicious: 2; Civil: 2; Animal: 4; Agency Assist: 2; Fraud: 2; Disturbance: 3; Curfew: 1; Parking: 1; Theft: 1. Reports – Miscellaneous, Disorderly Conduct, Theft. Arrests - None. Code Enforcement - Opened: 8. Closed: 4. Other – Fingerprinted several people for employment.
City Maintenance Employee Report - A discussion was held regarding the street repair that was approved in March and at this time not fulfilled. A representative from Topkote reported the work is to begin in the next few weeks.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Thum - None
Settje - None
Barrett - None
Asche - Reported concerns regarding the library renovations as a result of the schools secured entrance and auxiliary gym project. Concerns of remaining an accredited SD Public Library, to be accredited a library must meet all the essential standards.
Hofer - None
A motion was made by Asche, second by Settje to enter into Board of Adjustment. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Poet Signage - Adam Wirt spoke on behalf of Poet Research Center regarding signs they would like to install. A motion was made by Asche, second by Thum to approve the signs along Washington Street with the proper setback. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to come out of Board of Adjustment. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
2017 Appropriation Ordinance #2016-04 2nd Reading - The second reading of the 2017 Appropriations Ordinance #2016-04 was completed and approved by a motion made by Settje, second by Barrett. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Fireworks and Firearms 2nd Reading - The second reading of the Fireworks and Firearms Ordinance #2016-03 was completed and approved by a motion made by Thum, second by Asche. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Chapter 3.03A Regulations Relating to Fireworks and Firearms
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-03
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3, FIRE AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, BY REPEALING THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 3.03 AND ADDING CHAPTER 3.03A, REGULATIONS RELATING TO FIREWORKS AND FIREARMS WITHIN THE CITY OF SCOTLAND, BON HOMME COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SCOTLAND, BON HOMME COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA AS FOLLOWS: That Chapter 3.03 of Title 3 entitled Regulations Relating to Fireworks and Firearms, of the Revised Municipal Ordinances of the City of Scotland be repealed in its entirety to be replaced by Chapter 3.03A to read as follows:
Unless the context otherwise indicates, the following are the definitions of terms in this title.
(a) Firework: Any firecrackers, torpedoes, Roman Candles, toy cannon,
blank cartridges, sky rockets or other kind of fireworks or pyrotechnics.
(b) Permissible Fireworks: Fireworks defined by SDCL 34-37-5.
3.03A.01 Sale of Fireworks Prohibited
(a) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell or offer for sale or gift any fireworks, firecrackers, cap pistols or any other manner of fireworks within the City of Scotland or within one mile of the corporate limits.
3.03A.02 Discharge of Fireworks Regulated
(a) When allowed by State Law, Permissible Fireworks may be shot, discharged or exploded within the city limits of the City of Scotland, between 9:00am and midnight.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to discharge any fireworks in a business or industrial district.
(c) It is unlawful for any person, firm or organization to give any public display of fireworks, other than permissible fireworks, without having first obtained a special permit from the City of Scotland.
3.03A.03 Discharge of Firearms and Air Guns Prohibited
It is unlawful for any person, except officers of the law or their duly appointed deputies, to discharge any firearm or air gun within the City of Scotland except at a location approved by the City.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction fined a sum not exceeding:
(A) One hundred dollars for the first offense.
(B) Two hundred fifty dollars for the second offense.
(C) Five hundred dollars for the third or subsequent offense.
Dated this 12 day of September, 2016.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer
Scotland Housing Commission - Greg Gemar gave an update which included an upcoming public meeting being held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5pm at the Scotland Community Room.
Pool Maintenance Update - After a brief discussion it was agreed upon that the pool committee will meet with the City Maintenance Employees to review and categorize the needed repairs.
Water Tower Repair - Kim McLaury, City Engineer discussed his efforts of trying to get a hold of H&H Contracting to go over the specifications for the Scotland Water Tower Lining Project. McLaury attempted to get a signed contract from H&H Contracting to apply the polibrid liner system with a completion date mid-June 2017 however Mr. Hille was reluctant to sign the contract as only one individual is able to apply the liner and is currently in New Jersey. McLaury will look into another company out of Montrose.
City Camping Fees - A motion was made by Settje, second by Thum to approve a rate increase effective January 1, 2017 for city camping. Full service pads will be at a rate of $20 per night. Electric only pads will be at a rate of $10 per night. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Daily Malt Beverage Permit Request - Recreation Bar requested a daily malt beverage license for Sunday, September 25, 2016 for the Youth Center Pentathlon Fundraiser being held at the Rodeo Grounds. A motion was made by Settje, second by Thum to approve the daily malt beverage license request. Aye: Thum, Settje, Asche. Nay: Barrett. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the October Meeting - The October council meeting will be on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to enter into executive session at 5:38 pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to come out of executive session at 5:56 pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to hire Michelle Kass as the Library Director at $9.50 per hour with an increase after attending library training at the SD State Library Institute. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Settje, second by Thum to deny the $1.00 incentive based on hours worked and personnel review for the swimming pool lifeguards for the 2016 season. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Thum, second by Asche to adjourn the meeting at 5:58 pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer