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The regular meeting of the City of Scotland was called to order by Mayor Curtis Hofer at 5:22 pm on Monday, March 7, 2016. The following council members answered to roll call: Amy Thum, Jerry Neugebauer, Tim Asche, and Sean Barrett.  Those council members absent were Dick Behl and Joe Bouza. Others present were Finance Officer Tanya Bult, City Maintenance Employees Bob Green and Ray Beecher, Chief of Police Kirk McCormick, Dan Osborne, and Peggy Schelske. The minutes of last month’s meeting was approved upon a motion made by Neugebauer, second by Thum. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Finance Officer’s Report - In February forty-eight notices of intent to disconnect service letters were mailed out with three being disconnected. February water percentage loss was 4%. Building Permits: S.A.S. - Remodel Salon Front; Matthew Ellison - Steel Roof and Siding. The bills were presented and a motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to approve all the bills. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

City Bills Presented By:
AFLAC     Employee Insurance     $373.51
B-Y WATER DISTRICT     4,552,000 Gallons     $14,228.20
BROADWAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP     Dodge Ram Repair     $420.13
BROWN & SAENGER     Expense Checks     $165.00
CHASE PEST SERVICE     Pest Control - City Hall     $60.00
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Finance Office     $2,891.20
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Library     $1,258.76
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Police     $4,388.71
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Sewer     $2,346.32
CITY EMPLOYEE WAGES     Streets     $2,871.79
EMERGENCY CARE COUNCIL     1/2 on EMT Call Pay     $144.00
FRAMES & PHRASES     Frame 2 City Plat Maps     $283.60
GEIDD SANITATION     Residential Garbage Service     $5,040.00
GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS     Phone, Internet, and Fax     $381.54
INTEK CLEANING & RESTORATION     City Hall Cleaning Services     $23,604.49
IRS     Employee Withholding     $4,277.92
JOANN GEMAR     Replacement Book     $4.01
KENT LEHR     Attorney Fees     $283.20

KIRK MCCORMICK     Reimbursement: Cell Phone/Battery     $69.99
MAIN STOP     Gasoline     $129.62
MICHAEL TODD & COMPANY     Snow Plow Blades/Supplies     $2,850.84
MYERS SANITATION     Jan/Feb - 3 City Dumpsters     $140.00
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY     Electricity / Natural Gas     $6,125.75
PURCHASE POWER     Postage      $604.50
RETTEDAL'S DEPT STORE     Work Boots     $368.00

SCOTLAND JOURNAL     Notices      $413.71
SCOTLAND OIL CO     Diesel, Gas, Bulbs, Tires     $446.78
SCOTLAND REDI-MIX     Backhoe - Water Leak     $714.28
SCOTTIE STOP     Gasoline     $111.96
SD DEPT OF REVENUE-SALES TAX     Sales Tax - Garbage     $321.71
SD DEPT OF REVENUE-WATER SAMPLE     Samples - Water     $15.00
SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE     2016 District Meeting     $48.00
SD RETIREMENT     Employee Retirement     $2,268.60
SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT     Supplemental Employee Retirement     $1,000.00
TYNDALL NAPA     Super HC IND V-Belt     $67.47
VERIZON     Mobile Broadband     $40.01
WELLMARK BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD     Employee Health Insurance     $2,745.40

 Ambulance Bills Presented By:
A-OX WELDING SUPPLY     Oxygen     $167.18
AMBILL ASSOCIATION     Billed 27 Claims     $945.00
AMBULANCE WAGES     On Call / Trips     $853.35
IRS     Employee Withholding     $145.65
MAIN STOP    Meals     $44.72

Chief of Police - Traffic Enforcement - Speed: 10; Others: 5. Responded to - Agency Assist: 1; Parking: 2; Probation Violation: 1; Medical: 1; Crash: 2; Suspicious: 3; Animal: 4; Vandalism: 1. Reports - Vandalism: 1; H&R/Unauthorized Operation of Vehicle: 1; Dog Bite: 1; Disturbance: 1; Crash: 1. Arrests - 5 juveniles referred to State’s Attorney for City Hall Vandalism; 1 juvenile referred to State’s Attorney on Hit and Run/Unauthorized Vehicle Operation.

City Maintenance Employee Report - Getting ready for spring and doing some street sweeping.

Council Concerns/Committee Reports:
Barrett - None
Asche - None
Thum - None
Neugebauer - None

Hofer - There was a comment regarding spruce up South Dakota from a legislator however it has gone no further than a mention. A couple weeks ago we had approximately 17 houses that were for sale or could be. We also have approximately 14 houses that could be torn down with the possibility of new development.

City Election - There will be a city election on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 7:00am to 7:00pm for: Ward I for a 2-year term between Dick Behl and H. Victor Settje, Ward II for a 1-year term between Randy Thum and Victor Settje, and Ward III for a 2-year term between Jerry Neugebauer and Ron Dvorak.

Local Board of Equalization - The meeting is set for Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6pm. A quorum with at least two school board members is needed to conduct the meeting. There have been no appeal forms given out at this time. The deadline to file an appeal is Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the finance office by 5pm.

Annual Report - A motion was made by Thum, second by Neugebauer to pass and approve the annual report. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Animal Ordinance - The animal ordinance is basically combining the dog, cat, and animal ordinances from three different chapters making it one chapter. Cleaning up some of the wording and defining some of the definitions. A motion was made by Barrett, second by Thum to approve the first reading and have our attorney review the combined ordinances. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Pre-Disaster Plan Resolution 2016-01 - A motion was made by Asche, second by Thum to approve the pre-disaster plan resolution. All voted in favor. Motion carried.


A resolution of the City Council of Scotland declaring its support for, and adoption of, the Bon Homme County Multi-Jurisdiction Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.

WHEREAS a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan for Bon Homme County (the Plan) has been developed; and

WHEREAS the City of Scotland participated in the development of the Plan; and

WHEREAS the Plan will be used as a disaster mitigation planning tool as deemed appropriate by the Scotland City Council.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Scotland City Council hereby adopts and supports the Plan, and will take action to ensure that the Plan is implemented.

Adopted and approved this 7th day of March 2016.

                                                                                                       SIGNED:      ______________________________
                                                                                                                            Curtis Hofer, Mayor, City of Scotland

ATTEST:      _______________________________
                     Tanya Bult, Municipal Finance Officer

Topkote - Dan Osborne spoke on behalf of Topkote regarding the yearly street maintenance. It was suggested to mill 4” and replace with 4” of hot asphalt to repair some of the street breakage. The patching was quoted at $300 per ton. Crack sealing quote was $.46 per liner foot. Finance Officer Bult will look into Chapter 13.200 Bidding /13.205 Competitive Basis for Contracts.

Set meeting date for the April Meeting - The April council meeting will be on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

A motion was made by Neugebauer, second by Asche to enter into executive session at 5:48 pm for Personnel as per SDCL 1-25-2 Sub (1). All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Neugebauer, second by Thum to come out of executive session at 6:15 pm with the following actions taken. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Barrett, second by Asche to hire the following lifeguards: Tanner Iwan @ $9.25 per hour, Mattie Schwartz @ $9.25 per hour, and Kayla Rokusek @ $9.00 per hour subject to certification. All with a $1.00 incentive at the end of the completed season based on hours worked and personnel review. All voted in favor. Motion carried. A brief discussion was held about lifeguards and pool rules and regulations.

A motion was made by Asche, second by Barrett to hire Deb Kruse @ $8.55 per hour for seasonal rubble site monitor May 1st to October 31st weather permitting. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Thum, second by Neugebauer to hire Chandler Diede @ $8.55 per hour and Derek Pedersen @ $8.55 per hour for summer maintenance. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Neugebauer, seconded by Asche to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 pm. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
                                                                                                                Curtis Hofer, Mayor                                            

                   Tanya Bult, Finance Officer