City of Big Stone City Council Proceedings • May 3, 2021

City of Big Stone City Council Proceedings

 

 

MAY 3, 2021
6:30 p.m.
The Big Stone City council met in regular session on Monday, May 3, 2021. Meeting began at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Wiik presiding.  Roll Call: Athey, Brown, Longhenry, Redfield, Roscoe and Stoddard. Others present: George Boos, Bryan Austin, Bob Athey, Maria Loughlin, Teresa Goergen, Bob Goergen, Pat Kaiser, Julie Enstad, Vicki Bartz, Randy Stock, Robin Tietjen, Janet Athey, Kurt Westlund, Jim Matthews, Ryan Bakeberg, Betty Zahnow, Bob Zahnow, Kathy Rabe, Geven Rabe, Mike Hughes, Margaret Kuefler, Rod Gustafson, Ann Grabow, Mike Rausch, Dewane Stoddard. 
The Pledge of Allegiance and the South Dakota State Pledge were recited.  Motion to accept the minutes from the April 6th meeting was made by Redfield and seconded by Longhenry. All in favor, motion carried.
One bid was received and opened for street improvements from Bituminous Paving of Ortonville, Minnesota. Schedule #1 of the bid for granite chip seal totaled $12,888.00 and Schedule #2 for asphalt totaled $58,100.00. A motion was made by Redfield and seconded by Roscoe to accept the bid as presented. All in favor, motion carried.  
The following claims were presented for payment.
ARVENE VANHOUT, $160.00, ELECTION DAY AND TRAINING; BERKNERS PLUMBING & HEATING, $168.00; BERNATELLOS, $135.00, PIZZA; BORDER STATES, $936.42; BORDER STATES, $19.56; BORDER STATES, $80.84; CHS, $546.28; CINTAS, $108.73; CINTAS, $101.25; CITY OF SIOUX FALLS, $43.50; COCA-COLA BOTTLING, $160.75; ELECTRO WATCHMAN, INC , $195.00; ELLWEIN BROTHERS, $2,565.30; ELLWEIN BROTHERS, $2,574.70; FAYE ATHEY, $160.00, ELECTION DAY AND TRAINING; FERGUSON WATERWORKS, $153.33; HARRYS FROZEN FOOD, $368.00; HARTMANS, $329.93; INFOTECH, $470.00; JOHNSON  BROTHERS, $2,122.89; LOCATORS & SUPPLIES INC, $539.55; MCLEODS PRINTING, $37.81, ELECTION STAMPS; MILBANK WINWATER, $154.76; MISSOURI RIVER ENERGY, $1,330.00; ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT, $280.00; PORTER DISTRIBUTING CO, $215.75; QUILL, $92.31; QUILL, $99.93; RESCO, $24,443.90, STREET SUPPLIES; RONGLIEN EXCAVATING INC, $112.20; SD GAMES, FISH AND PARKS, $230.00; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, $8.96; TWIN VALLEY TIRE, INC, $631.45; VERIZON WIRELESS, $103.02, VICKI TORGERSON, $160.00, ELECTION DAY AND TRAINING; WESCO, $210.80; WESCO, $18,284.40; WESCO, $87.90; WESCO, $107.90; WESCO, $575.00; WESCO, $430.65; WESCO, $1,060.00; XEROX, $24.08; STURDEVANTS, $334.92; NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, $92.55; BOOS JENNEN LAW FIRM, $1,000.00; VALLEY OFFICE PRODUCTS, $40.85; WESCO, $269.64; CINTAS, $108.73; IRBY, $1,246.00; AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, $73.00; HEALTH POOL OF SD, $6,793.65; OMNI-PRO SOFTWARE, $3,136.00; QUILL, $99.93; SD ASSOC. OF RURAL WATER, $385.00; MIDCO, $242.86; BORDER STATES, $178.53; CITY OF BIG STONE CITY, $4,755.53, UTILITIES; SOUTH DAKOTA RETIREMENT, $2,297.96; SOUTH DAKOTA DEPART. OF REVENUE, $150.00, LIQUOR PERMIT; POSTMASTER, $26.35; GREG GIESE, $106.00; MACDADDYS, $622.76; GENERAL FUND, $7,199.77, APRIL PAYROLL; LIQUOR FUND, $7,549.77, APRIL PAYROLL; WATER FUND FUND, $1,351.10, APRIL PAYROLL; ELECTRICAL FUND, $4,010.24, APRIL PAYROLL; SEWER FUND, $1,218.40, APRIL PAYROLL; AFLAC, $224.50; DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, $89.27; FRITOLAY, $187.44; HARLAND CLARK, $157.36; INTERNAL REVENUE, $4,977.62; MISSOURI RIVER MPA, $40,469.95; PRINCIPAL, $71.78; REPUBLIC BEVERAGE, $340.50; REPUBLIC BEVERAGE, $539.40; SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, $190.33; SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, $9,543.82; SOUTHERN GLAZERS, $2,118.18; SOUTHERN GLAZERS, $285.56; WASTE MANAGEMENT, $4,899.25; WORLDPAY, $296.52 
Motion to pay the presented claims was made by Stoddard and seconded by Longhenry. All in favor. Motion carried.   
Councilman Redfield informed the council on a few electrical ordinances that need updating and changing. Redfield and City Electrical Superintendent Bryan Austin answered any questions the council had. A motion was made by Athey and seconded by Roscoe to create a charge of $20 for electrical connections and disconnections. Voting in favor; Redfield, Athey, Roscoe. Opposed; Stoddard, Brown and Longhenry. Mayor Wiik broke the tie in favor to move forward with the motion. A motion was made by Stoddard for $100 electrical service connection fee to any new construction. Motion died due to lack of seconded. A motion was made by Redfield and seconded by Roscoe to have a connection fee of $60 for electrical connections on new construction. Voting in favor, Roscoe, Athey, Redfield, Brown, Longhenry. Opposed, Stoddard. Motion carried. A motion was made by Redfield and seconded by Roscoe to create a  one-time charge of $800 for distributed interconnection for any solar energy or ‘green energy.’ All in favor motion carried. A motion was made by Redfield and seconded by Athey to require a generation application for customers interested in installing with a $100 application fee. Voting in favor; Roscoe, Athey, Redfield, Longhenry. Opposed, Brown, Stoddard. Motion carried. All ordinance changes will be sent to the city attorney and presented at the next council meeting for approval.  
Deputy Ryan Bakeberg gave the following report for the month of April: Hours worked within city: 92 hours 16 minutes. Subject to call 24 hours per day. This month we responded to: A welfare check, property complaint, theft report, lost property report, attempted break in, assist another agency, traffic complaint.
Vicky Bartz addressed the council on the damage being done to her yard. She is requesting the city to pay for the expenses of the damage because it has been an ongoing issue that has not yet been addressed. Utilities manager Bob Athey has been in contact and waiting for Jim Nitz to look and construct possible solutions. Steve Brown will also be looking to get an estimated cost of the damage done. 
Kurt Westlund addressed the council about a dog complaint. Westlund, along with a handful of others in attendance complained of a dog in town barking and getting into others belongings and property. Further study of our city ordinance pertaining to dogs will be done by the city office and will be addressed at next council meeting. 
Mayor Wiik discussed a follow up on the Municipal Code Ordinance and the cost. After a brief discussion approval for the Code Ordinance will be set for next council meeting in June. 
A public hearing was held to review Retail Fireworks License applications. Two applications were submitted to the City. The applications were for Big Bang Fireworks at 507 Mitchell Avenue, and Gregory Cloos at the intersection of Hwy 12 and the state line road. A motion was made by Redfield and seconded by Brown to accept all the applications. All in favor. Motion carried.
Mayor Wiik brought to discussion a possible interested buyer in land property. A meeting with EDA for pricing is needed to discuss the needs of the lot to determine pricing. 
Ann Grabow presented to the council on behalf of the Post Office. The Post Office’s lease is up this coming October 30th and will be looking for help in finding other possible options 
Mayor Wiik asked for council approval to get the city finance officer some training. Council approved the Finance Officer to attend Finance Office School in Pierre, SD in June. 
Mayor Wiik addressed the council about the Chautauqua Park project and her proposal to see it through. All were in favor for Wiik to continue the project that she has been working with for nine years. 
With unfinished business all discussed, Mayor Wiik thanked the employees and Randy Athey for her flowers, for her time appreciated as Mayor. She thanked the City for the wonderful years she had as Mayor.
Oath of Office was administrated by city attorney George Boos to Randy Athey for Mayor. Boos also administrated Oath of Office to Gary Longhenry and Brad Stoddard for council.
A motion was made by Brown to nominate Roscoe for council President and Stoddard for Vice-President. All in favor. Motion carried. 
Mayor Athey assigned the council members a task of selecting their committees of interest. Committees will remain the same, until further discussion. 
A brief discussion was held on Summer Rec. Director position that is still needing to be filled. Council was all in favor to continue posting ads in the local paper until the position is filled. 
A motion was made by Stoddard and seconded by Longhenry to approve the renewing of the malt beverage licenses for the Grocery Basket, Buzz’s, MacDaddy’s and Big Rock Grill & Casino.  All in favor, motion carried.
A motion to approve and file the 2020 Annual Report. All in favor. Motion carried.
Pat Kaiser addressed the council about St Charles Church procession walk on June 6th. Kaiser asked the council if it would be okay if those that are not able to walk can transport by golf carts on the street. Council approved that St Charles Church walk could have the use of golf carts on the road for the event. 
A motion was made by Brown and seconded by Stoddard to nominate Geven Rabe for council. Voting in favor, Redfield, Brown, Stoddard. Opposed, Roscoe, Longhenry. Motion carried. Oath of Office was administrated by city attorney George Boos to Geven Rabe for council.
Being no further business a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Stoddard and seconded by Longhenry. All in favor, motion carried. 
/s/ Randy Athey, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Maria Loughlin
Finance Officer
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