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The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by President Randy Thum at 5:00pm on Monday, January 11, 2021. The following council members answered to roll call Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Dennis Bietz, and Sean Barrett (5:01pm). Those council members absent were Jerry Nelson. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Jason Alberts and Chris Simantel, Stephen Flynn, Peggy Schelske, and Mayor Curtis Hofer (Via Phone).

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

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

A motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to approve the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
City Bills Presented By:
AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $151.20
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     5,489,000 Gallons     $17,132.90
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     Meter Parts: Liners, Gaskets     $101.16
BH COUNTY PEACE OFFICERS ASSN     2021 Officer Dues     $25.00
CENTRAL FARMERS COOP     Diesel, Hose, Ends     $165.34
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Officer      $3,424.62
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library      $983.67
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police     $1,065.38
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $1,987.18
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Sewer     $1,641.13
CONNECTING POINTS     Set-Up, Travel     $915.00
DAKOTA DATA SHRED     Equipment Rental     $16.00
DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP     Meters (2ct)     $417.76
FIRST CHIROPRACTIC CENTER     DOT Drug Screen - Simantel     $52.00
FLOWERS & MORE     Memorial Plant - Simantel     $33.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, Fax     $434.04
IRS     Employee Withholding     $3,078.81
KENT LEHR     Attorney Fees     $310.40
KRONAIZL INSURANCE     Fire/EMS Insurance     $9,956.00
KRONAIZL INSURANCE     City Commercial Insurance     $25,100.00
MAIN STOP     Gasoline, Propane     $195.98
MIKE BERG     Trim Trees, Grind Stumps     $415.00
MYERS SANITATION     Residential Garbage Service     $5,234.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity, Natural Gas     $4,279.34
ONE OFFICE SOLUTION     Bathroom Supplies     $99.25
PITNEY BOWES LLC     Postage Machine Lease     $167.34
P & D District III     2021 Membership Dues     $1,541.00
PURCHASE POWER     Postage      $604.50
SCOTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT     New Rescue Van (1/2 cost)     $24,000.00
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Repairs, Maint, Supplies     $212.33
SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Notices, Ads     $296.00
SCOTLAND OIL     Gasoline, Diesel, Oil Change     $354.51
SCOTLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT     Overdrive (downloadable books)     $550.00
SD DENR     2021 Discharge Permit     $850.00
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     Sales Tax: Garbage     $378.37
SD DEPT OF REVENUE     Samples: Water     $196.00
SD CHILD SUPPORT     Monthly Payment     $379.38
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $1,193.64
SENSUS     2021 Annual Support     $1,715.95
TANYA BULT     Reimburse: AVG Anti-Virus, J. Alberts G, 4, 9     $241.38
TYNDALL NAPA     Blades, Battery, Hub Cap, Filter     $146.49
USA BANK     Loan - Drinking Water     $2,791.53
USA BANK     Loan - Clean Water     $10,523.60
VERIZON     Police Mobile Broadband     $40.01
VISION SERVICE PLAN     Employee Vision Insurance     $34.84
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $2,899.87

Ambulance Bills Presented By:
AMBILL ASSOCIATES     Claims: November (5)     $175.00
AMBULANCE WAGES     On Call / Trips     $1,873.54
CASH SMART     Food and Drinks     $93.52
IRS     Employee Withholding     $344.06
SCOTLAND HARDWARE     Totes     $39.92

Finance Officer’s Report - In December, 34 notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed with four being disconnected. Two of the four services have been restored. A thank you was received from the Simantel family for the memorial plant. Several concerned citizens have asked for an update on Zweifels garage that was moved onto the Settje property across the street from the VFW. Gentlemen mentioned opening a distillery in the ride or dine building. Council had no concerns as they would have to follow state guidelines. DENR would have to approve as our lagoon may or may not be able to handle the extra discharge.

City Maintenance Report - Continuing with routine things. Keeping up with snow removal. Proposed getting a side by side instead of a pickup. Maintenance could than spray the cemetery and park instead of bidding it out. Radar signs are in and working on the portable carts. Burned the tree pile at the rubble site.

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Abbink - None
Asche - None
Bietz - None
Barrett - None
Thum - None

Cemetery Update - Chain is ordered and poles will be looked into.

2021 City Officials/Employee Wage Schedule - As described in SDCL 6-1-10, each municipality must publish a complete list of employee’s salaries with the proceedings of the first meeting of the year. A motion was made by Bietz to accept the below listed wage schedule, second by Abbink. All voted in favor. Motion carried. The 2021 salary and wage schedule for the City of Scotland is as follows:

Mayor                                                                                                   $600 quarterly, plus $50/meeting/special meeting
     Curtis Hofer

Council                                                                                                 $250 quarterly, plus $50/meeting/special meeting
     Randy Abbink, Tim Asche, Sean Barrett, Dennis Bietz, Jerry Nelson, Randy Thum

Finance Officer - Full-time                                                                                           
     Tanya Bult*                                                                                       $19.00 per hour

Finance Officer - Casual                                                                       $9.45 per hour

Head Librarian   - Part-time                                                                                        
     Michelle Kass                                                                                   $12.25 per hour

Library Assistant - Part-time                                                                                       
     Tina VanDriel                                                                                    $11.25 per hour
     Billie Jo Hays                                                                                    $11.00 per hour                                               

Library Assistant - Casual                                                                                             
     Nora Winckler                                                                                   $9.45 per hour  

Police Officer - Part-time                                                                       $18.00 per hour
     Brian Humphrey         

Police Officer - Casual - Certified                                                          $15.50 per hour

Maintenance/ Certified Water/ Sewer Operator - Full-time                        
     Jason Alberts*                                                                                  $18.50 per hour

Maintenance/ Water/ Sewer Operator - Full-time                           
     Chris Simantel *                                                                                $17.00 per hour

Truck Drivers/Mowers - Casual                                                             $ 9.45 per hour

*Full Time Employees: Health Care, Vision, Retirement, $50 Cell Phone Reimbursement per Month

City Election - A motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to set the 2021 municipal election date for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 7 am to 7 pm.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Fire/EMT Roster - A motion was made by Asche, second by Abbink that the City of Scotland acknowledges and approves to cover the fire and ambulance volunteers per their rosters as follows.  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, Andy Vitek, Clinton Sieben, Kyle Stewart, Vincent Bickner, Joe Kronaizl, Jared Zweifel, Dillon Fischer, Tanner Suess, Logan Winckler, Fred Settje, Grayden Furney, Jesse Schlechter, and Myles Runyon.  EMT’s: Dick Behl, Michael Behl, Shelly Gibbins, Jim Maruska, Mariah Suess, Tammy Rueb, Sonja Davis, and Shantel Geiman. EMR’s: Jesse Schlechter and Theresia Neuman. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Municipal Government Day - This is being held on a Wednesday, February 3rd by virtual attendance. Those that can attend are encouraged to do so.

Petition for Annexation -

Wherein Abbink introduced the following Resolution for adoption by the Governing Body of the City of Scotland, South Dakota, at its regular meeting on January 11, 2021 as follows:

As this being the time and place for a public hearing to consider the Petition of Gary L. Pepper for the annexation of certain property to the City of Scotland, therefore, Abbink introduced the following Resolution and for its adoption.

WHEREAS, Gary L. Pepper, of Scotland, SD 57059, has presented a Petition in accordance with SDCL 9-4-1 requesting admission within the corporate limits of the City of Scotland, South Dakota, that property described as follows:

Tract 1 of Pepper Addition in the Southeast Quarter (SE¼) of Section Eight (8) in Township Ninety-six (96), of Range Fifty-eight (58), West of the 5th P.M., in Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

WHEREAS, said Petition appears to be in proper form and is signed by more than three-fourths (3/4) of the registered voters and owners of the property located in the area to be admitted within the municipal boundaries of the City of Scotland, South Dakota.

BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Scotland, Bon Homme County, South Dakota that the Voluntary Petition to annex the following described property filed by Gary L. Pepper is hereby granted and the following described property is hereby added to the municipal boundaries of the City of Scotland, Bon Homme County, South Dakota and the same shall be within the city limits of said City of Scotland.  Said real property is legally described as follows:

Tract 1 of Pepper Addition in the Southeast Quarter (SE¼) of Section Eight (8) in Township Ninety-six (96), of Range Fifty-eight (58), West of the 5th P.M., in Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City of Scotland that the Mayor of the City of Scotland shall cause an accurate map of such territory together with a copy of this Resolution duly certified to be recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds, Bon Homme County.

Asche seconded the Motion and after full and complete discussion the Resolution was unanimously adopted on roll call vote.

Dated this 11 day of January, 2021. 

                                                                                                               Curtis Hofer, Mayor       
State of South Dakota,
County of Bon Homme.

I, Tanya Bult, Finance Officer of the City of Scotland, South Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was adopted by the City Council of the City of Scotland, South Dakota, at its regular meeting on January 11, 2021, and that the same has not been rescinded or modified. 

Dated this 11 day of January, 2021.

Tanya Bult, Finance Officer

Snow Removal - After a lengthy discussion it was decided to follow the current ordinances.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or allow to remain, along any curb or edge of any street or roadway within city limits after snowfall accumulation that exceeds two inches in any given twenty-four hour period of time. It shall be the duty of the lessee or occupant or person having charge, or if there is no lessee then owner of each and every property to remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks. It shall be unlawful to clean your residents driveway, sidewalk, or any other portion of your property and dispose of the snow by placing it on the street, alley, or others property.

Set meeting date for the February Meeting - The meeting will be on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00pm.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Bietz, second by Abbink to adjourn the meeting at 5:42pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.                                                                              

                                                                                                                Randy Thum, President

                  Tanya Bult, Finance Officer