Grant County Commission Proceedings

        September 30, 2019
    The Grant County Commission met at 8 AM with Commissioners Buttke, Stengel and Tostenson. Commissioner Mach and Street were absent. Chairman Stengel called the meeting to order. Motion by Tostenson and seconded by Buttke to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0. The purpose of the meeting was to adopt the 2020 budget.
    The Chairman called for public comment. No one was present to offer any comments.
    2020 Budget: The Commission reviewed the County’s tax call for 2020 for the General Fund, the Road and Bridge and the levies.  Motion by Buttke and seconded by Tostenson to adopt the following list of revisions to the Provisional Budget for the 2020 final budget. Motion carried 3-0.

CHANGES FOR 2020 ADOPTED BUDGET
        Provisional    Final    Diff    Total
GENERAL FUND
REVENUE
    Cash Applied    846,109    1,160,628    314,519
    Property Taxes    4,740,951    4,482,903    -258,048
    Road and Bridge taxes moved to highway fund. Slight change in property taxes based on state assessed utilities valuation and growth calculation.
    Law Enforcement Contract Local    0    100,000    100,000
    The 7,500 per month for Big Stone City and the 10,000 for a vehicle from Big Stone City added to revenue.
    Total Revenue Changes                156,471
EXPENSE
    Only Departments with changes are listed below
    COMMISSION    143,398    149,987    6,589
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -3,411
    Other Prof Services increased by 10,000 for audit        10,000
    ELECTION    60,925    60,709    -216
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -216
    AUDITOR    249,183    245,404    -3,779
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -3,779
    TREASURER    202,606    196,579    -4,027
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -4,027
    STATES ATTORNEY    202,848    200,562    -2,286
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -2,286
    GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS    263,090    261,953    -1,137
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -1,137
    DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION    140,965    138,691    -2,274
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -2,274
    REGISTER OF DEEDS    162,758    159,904    -2,854
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent    -2,854
        Provisional    Final    Diff    Total
DATA PROCESSING    138,507    150,986    12,479
    Server replacement cost        4,000
    Project accounting software        4,965
    Payroll import software        2,070
    Computer software maintenance        1,444
SHERIFF    525,550    600,254    74,704
    Added Big Stone City Deputy
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to four percent
    Personal Services Changes in total        62,095
    Current Expense Changes in Total
       (INS, R&M, SUPP)        10,509
    Capital Purchases (rifle, shotgun,
       body camera)        2,100
    Note Radio Issues and Vehicle contents not determined yet.
JAIL    289,260    283,475    -5785
    Group Insurance reduced from
       15 percent to four percent        -4,568
    Open Position starting rate adj
       down to scale        -1,217
CORONER    11,383    11,783    400
    Other Supplies        200
    Motel, Hotel        200
    Costs for training of Big Stone City Deputy and supplies as deputy coroner
COUNTY HEALTH NURSE    60,317    59,175    -1,142
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent
       to four percent        -1,142
PUBLIC LIBRARY    312,335    308,914    -3,421
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent
       to four percent        -3,421
COUNTY EXTENSION    124,051    119,499    -4,552
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent
       to four percent        -2,280
    Starting rate for open position reduced
       to scale        -2,272
WEED CONTROL    107,000    105,857    -1,143
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent
       to four percent        -1,143
DRAINAGE COMMISSION    8,154    7,971    -183
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent
       to four percent        -183
PLANNING AND ZONING    103,963    103,003    -960
    Group Insurance reduced from 15 percent to
       four percent        -960
        Provisional    Final    Diff    Total
TOURISM    70,959    36,959    -34,000
    Contribution to Economic Dev    -34,000
OPERATING TRANSFERS    1,974,765    2,095,100    120,335
    HIGHWAY        2,033,966
    EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT        57,284
    DOMESTIC ABUSE        1,320
    24/7        2,530
            2,095,100
TOTAL CHANGE FOR GENERAL FUND                146,748
HIGHWAY FUND
    REVENUE
       Property Taxes-Road Levy    0    276,064    276,064
          Taxes                           289,252
          Road to Cities            -13,188
          Net Property Taxes  276,064
          We have to send a portion of the Road Levy to the cities
          Other State Grants    0    18,000    18,000
          The 80 percent state share for the two hydraulic studies on a reimbursement basis.
    Labor and Equipment Exchange    16,000    0    -16,000
    We are contracting the seal coating and no longer exchanging labor and equipment with Deuel County.
    Operating Transfers In    1,910,624    2,033,966    123,342
           Total Revenue Changes                401,406
EXPENSES    4,324,390    4,725,796    401,406
    Group Insurance reduced from
       15 percent to four percent            -19,387
    Staff replacement rate adjusted
       to scale            -5,207
    Diesel    140,000    175,000    35,000
    Gravel    150,000    325,000    175,000
    Contract Labor    996,985    1,212,985    216,000
          Total Expense Changes                401,406
    Diesel increased because of running rate. Gravel increased for additional graveling.
    Contract labor increase because as a plans ready we have to pay the project costs and seek reimbursement from the state. In addition we are planning to do bridge 230-116 with only county funds.
        Provisional    Final    Diff    Total
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    FUND REVENUE
       EM Performance Grant    29,000    31,000    2,000
       Gifts    20,000    21,825    1,825
       Operating Transfers In    60,247    57,284    -2,963
          Total Revenue Changes                862
    Performance grant is predicted increase from the state. Gifts is Milbank’s contribution for Code Red.
    EXPENSE
       Group Insurance Reduced from
            15 percent to four percent            -1,143
       Salary Adjustment for EM            1,255
       Other Professional Services            750
            Total Expense changes                862
    Other Professional services is the Code Red contract.
24/7 SOBRIETY FUND
    REVENUE
        Operating Transfers In    2,574    2,530    -44
        Total Revenue Changes                -44
    EXPENSE
        Group Insurance reduced from
            15 percent to four percent            -100
        Rate Cleanup on personal services            56
            Total Expenses                -44

    Motion by Tostenson and seconded by Buttke to adopt the following resolution to establish the General Fund tax call, Road and Bridge tax call and levies. Motion carried 3-0. Resolution adopted.  
2019-31
ANNUAL BUDGET FOR GRANT COUNTY, SD
For the year January 1, 2020 to
December 31, 2020
ADOPTION OF ANNUAL BUDGET FOR GRANT COUNTY,
SOUTH DAKOTA
    Whereas (7-21-5 thru 13) SDCL, provides that the Board of County Commissioners shall each year prepare a Provisional Budget of all contemplated expenditures and revenues of the county and all its institutions and agencies for such fiscal year and,
    Whereas, the Board of County Commissioners did prepare a Provisional Budget and cause same to be published by law, and
    Whereas, due and legal notice has been given to the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for the consideration of such Provisional Budget and all changes, eliminations and additions have been made thereto.
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that such provisional budget as amended and all its purposes, schedules, appropriations, amounts, estimates and all matters therein set forth, SHALL BE APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES FOR Grant County, South Dakota and all its institutions and agencies for calendar year beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020 and the same is hereby approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County, South Dakota this 30th day of September, 2019.  The Annual Budget so adopted is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of County Auditor Grant County, South Dakota. The accompanying taxes are levied by Grant County for the year January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
    BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF Grant County, South Dakota.
Doug Stengel, Chairman
Marty Buttke, Commissioner
Bill Tostenson, Commissioner
ATTEST:
Karen M. Layher
County Auditor
County Tax Levies, Dollars, $’s/1000
General County Purposes, $4,491,503,         $3.882
County Road and Bridge (10-12-13),         $289,252, $0.250
Total Tax Levied by County, $4,780,755,
    $4.132
    It is the policy of Grant County, South Dakota, not to discriminate against the handicapped in employment or the provision of service.
    The next scheduled meeting dates will be Tuesday, October ,1 and 15, and November 5, and 19, 2019 at 8 AM. Motion by Buttke and seconded by Tostenson to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0. Meeting adjourned.
          /s/ Doug Stengel, Chairman, Grant County Comm.
/s/ Karen M. Layher,
Grant County Auditor                   
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