The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:00pm on Monday, September 14, 2020. The following council members answered to roll call Jerry Nelson, Dennis Bietz, Sean Barrett, and Randy Thum. Those council members absent were Randy Abbink and Tim Asche. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Jason Alberts and Chris Simantel, Julia Dangel, Mike Dangel, Pam Cokeley, Shantel Geiman, Peggy Schelske, Tyler Grosz, and Gazmyne Johnston.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Thum to approve the agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Nelson to approve the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Nelson to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented By:
AFLAC Employee Insurance $209.70
ALANA FERGEN 1/2 Certification $111.43
AMAZON Library Supplies $97.80
B-Y WATER DISTRICT 7,749,000 Gallons $24,138.90
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP Diesel, Gasoline, Tire Repair $296.04
CENTRAL STATES LAB Sewer Chemicals $7,494.41
CHASE PEST CONTROL Pest Control: City Hall, Fire Hall $120.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Finance Office $2,506.27
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Library $1,376.46
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Lifeguards $4,598.80
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Police $2,729.65
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Rubble Site $526.39
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Streets $2,019.37
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Summer Maint $1,246.15
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES Water $1,731.44
CITY OF SCOTLAND Water Deposit Refund to Account $86.53
DAKOTA PUMP Aeration Pond Repair $2,260.17
DARREN GERLACH Water Deposit Refund $75.00
FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK ACH Fees - August $22.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS Phone, Internet, Fax $532.87
HALLE VAN HOVE 1/2 Certification $95.98
IN THE SWIM Pool Supplies $304.40
IRS Employee Withholding $4,431.42
JADEN PLOOSTER Swimsuit $54.00
JASON ALBERTS Reimburse: Cell (August) $50.00
JOHN CAP Water Deposit Refund $75.00
KENNEDY BIETZ 1/2 Certification $77.96
KENT LEHR Attorney Fees $223.10
LINDA LAWRENCE Water Deposit Refund $175.00
MAIN STOP Gasoline $139.89
MCLAURY ENGINEERING State Street Drainage $1,090.00
MELISSA CRICK Water Deposit Refund $100.00
MENNO LUMBER Bridge Plank $331.90
MIKE PIETZ Water Deposit Refund $38.47
MYERS SANITATION Residential Garbage Service $5,323.70
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electricity, Natural Gas $5,573.27
SCHENKEL DEMOLITION LLC Demolish House - Third Street $6,726.90
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Repairs, Maint, Supplies $154.32
SCOTLAND JOURNAL Notices, Ads $180.55
SCOTLAND OIL Gasoline, Diesel $645.14
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Sales Tax: Camping, Garbage, Pool $615.37
SD DEPT OF REVENUE Samples: Pool, Water $30.00
SD DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION Paint City Street Lines $848.93
SD CHILD SUPPORT Monthly Payment $679.38
SD RETIREMENT Employee Retirement $1,642.38
SHAFER MEMORIALS Error in Stone Placement $300.00
SIOUX NATION AG CENTER Tingley PVC Boots $22.08
TYNDALL NAPA Supplies $97.74
VAN DIEST SUPPLY COMPANY Anvil 2 $1,525.00
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 $86.40
Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES Claims: July (4) $140.00
AMBULANCE WAGES On Call / Trips $1,709.09
CITY OF SCOTLAND Trip - Joel (1) $20.00
COUNTRY FORD Oil Change $103.18
IRS Employee Withholding $340.56
JIM MARUSKA Reimburse: Parade Candy $364.15
MATHESON TRI-GAS Oxygen $108.06
SCOTLAND HARDWARE Supplies $54.95
SIOUX FALLS TWO WAY RADIO Install Radio in New Ambulance $1,155.65
Finance Officer’s Report - In August, 17 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with four being disconnected. A letter was read from a concerned citizen regarding mowing. Bult reviewed the financial reports. An estimate from Fischer Electric for LED lights for the meeting room was discussed and approved.
City Maintenance Report - Aeration pod is up and going. An estimate from Dakota Pump to replace the pump at the north lift station was discussed and approved. An estimate from Fischer Electric to install a welder outlet in the south part of the shop was discussed and approved.
Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Nelson - None
Bietz - Library Committee Report
Barrett - Abundance of wild turkeys and vehicles parked over the sidewalk.
Thum - None
Hofer - Thanked Dennis Bietz for his work at the cemetery. Code enforcer has been driving around taking pictures and making notes however no letters have been mailed as of today.
Appropriation Ordinance - A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to approve the second reading of the 2021 Appropriation Ordinance #2020-02. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Chief of Police Resignation - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Barrett to approve Officer Neuman’s resignation effective August 31, 2020. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Seasonal Maintenance - A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to hire Ashleigh Robertson @ $9.50 per hour for seasonal maintenance. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Malt Beverage/SD Wine License - A motion was made by Barrett, second by Thum to approve the RB (on-off sale) Malt Beverage/SD Farm Wine license for S&J Serenity LLC d/b/a Scottie Stop. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Water Deposit Ordinance - A motion was made by Bietz, second by Thum to approve the first reading to the water deposit ordinance with no changes. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Set meeting date for the October Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 5:00pm.
A motion was made by Bietz, second by Nelson 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 Nelson, second by Thum to come out of executive session at 5:43pm with the following action taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thum, second by Bietz to pay Joel Neuman his accumulated vacation time per our personnel policies. Neuman shall reimburse the city $2,580.79 for 18 of the 36 months not completed in the agreement. An invoice for personal items purchased by the city will also be billed to Neuman. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Thum, second by Barrett to adjourn the meeting at 5:47pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Curtis Hofer, Mayor
Tanya Bult, Finance Officer