CITY OF CUSTER CITY
COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS- REGULAR SESSION
October 2 , 2017
Council President Larry Maciejewski called to order the first meeting of the Common Council for the month of October, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Present at roll call were Councilpersons Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen and Blom. City Attorney Chris Beesley was also present. The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.
Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve the agenda. Second by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.
Councilperson Nielsen moved, with a second by Councilperson Blom, to approve the minutes from the September 18th regular and special council meetings. The motion carried with Councilperson Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen and Blom voting yes, while Councilperson Fischer abstained.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
No conflicts of interest were stated.
PUBLIC HEARING – FIRST READING – ORDINANCE #795 – REZONING BLOCK 96 – LYNN’S DAKOTAMART
Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve Ordinance #795, Rezoning Block 96 – Lynn’s Dakotamart. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.
DOG PARK – LANE ARTHUR
Lane Arthur, Custer High School Senior, made a presentation to Council regarding a Dog Park being placed on City Property located at Eleventh Street & Washington Street. Councilperson Fischer moved to authorize up to one acre of City Property located at Eleventh Street & Washington Street to be used as a dog park. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.
EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATION – WORLD HABITAT DAY
Councilperson Fischer moved to approve the Executive Proclamation for World Habitat Day. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.
WHEREAS, on a global scale, about 1 in 4 people live in conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity and opportunities; and
WHEREAS, on a local level, 955 people were homeless in South Dakota in 2017.
WHEREAS, secure tenure not only facilitates opportunities for investment and wealth accumulation, but also provides a source of identity, status and political power and serves as a basis for the pursuit of other rights; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations General Assembly has declared the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day, a time to unite in a worldwide effort to eradicate poverty housing. By raising awareness and advocating for universal decent housing, we can change the systems that reinforce poverty housing and make affordable homes a reality for all; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of World Habitat Day 2017, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity will continue to build and preserve simple, decent, affordable housing for families in the Black Hills, and will continue to address the lack of decent housing around the world while reducing environmental impact by recycling building materials through Habitat ReStores.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Corbin Herman, Mayor of the City of Custer, South Dakota, do hereby proclaim October 2nd, 2017, and the first Monday of every October, to be
WORLD HABITAT DAY in the City of Custer, SD
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Custer City to be affixed this second day of October in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and seventeen.
CITY OF CUSTER CITY
S/Corbin Herman, Mayor
ATTEST: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer
RESOLUTION #10-02-17A – CDBG FUNDING
Councilperson Fischer moved to adopt Resolution #10-02-17A, Community Development Block Grant Funding. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.
CDBG Application Resolution
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development provides funding through annual allocations to the Community Development Block Grants to fund a variety of different projects in small cities and rural areas;
WHEREAS, the City of Custer, has identified the need to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Custer Community Center project; and,
WHEREAS, with the submission of the CDBG Application, the City of Custer assures and certifies that all CDBG Program requirements will be fulfilled;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the CDBG application on behalf of the City of Custer City;
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED the Finance Officer is hereby authorized and directed to furnish all needed information the above-mentioned agency may reasonably request in connection with the above authorized application, and to work with the Black Hills Council of Local Government on the submittal of such application.
Dated this 2nd day of October, 2017.
City of Custer City
S/Corbin Herman, Mayor
ATTEST: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer
CHAMBER DIRECTORY & RELOCATION GUIDE
Charlie Najacht with the Custer Chronicle spoke to Council regarding the 2018 Custer Area Chamber Business & Membership Directory. Councilperson Fischer moved to approve the placement of a half page ad in the Directory for $695. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich. Councilperson Fischer and Heinrich amended the motion and second to include an additional $25 for a “click it” feature. The motion carried with Councilperson Heinrich, Nielsen, Fischer, Blom and Maciejewski voting yes.
MONSTER MASH DASH REQUEST – CUSTER YMCA
Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve the Custer YMCA’s request to place crossing guards along the Fourth Street and Second Street crossings for the Monster Mash Dash Run on October 21st, 2017. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.
PRELIMINARY PLAT – KEUPP SUBDIVISION
Councilperson Fischer moved to approve the preliminary plat for Keupp Subdivision. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.
REBUILD OF TRAIL TO BIG ROCK OVERLOOK RFP’S
Councilperson Heinrich moved to reject the only proposal received for the rebuild of trail to Big Rock Overlook, which was from Dakota Greens Rock & Landscape for $35,668.97. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion carried with Councilperson Nielsen, Fischer, Blom, Maciejewski and Heinrich voting yes.
HARBACH PARK MASTER PLAN CONTRACT – KLJ
Councilperson Nielsen moved to table the Harbach Park Master Plan contract until the next meeting to allow the Attorney time to review the questions that were presented regarding the contract. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Councilperson Fischer moved to table the Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements request for proposals until the next Council Meeting. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.
Councilperson Nielsen moved to approve the 2018 Health Insurance Policy and renewal options as presented. Seconded by Councilperson Fischer, the motion carried with Councilperson Fischer, Blom, Maciejewski, Heinrich and Nielsen voting yes.
Councilperson Blom moved to accept David Warfel’s resignation effective October 5th, 2017. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.
Councilperson Nielsen moved, with a second by Councilperson Heinrich, to approve the following claims. The motion carried unanimously.
AE2S, Professional Fees, $7,439.40
AFLAC, Insurance, $660.28
AFSCME Council 65, Dues, $173.26
Battle Mountain Humane Society, Animal Control Contract, $800.00
Beesley Law Office, Professional Fees, $2,480.00
Black Hills Energy, Utilities, $2,614.44
Century Business Products, Supplies, $178.89
Custer Car Wash, Supplies, $21.50
Custer County Treasurer, Law Enforcement, $80,000.00
Custer Do It Best, Supplies, Repair & Maintenance, $26.48
Delta Dental, Insurance, $232.60
EFTPS, Taxes, $12,460.11
First Interstate Bank, Supplies, $103.53
Garland Goff Attorney at Law, Professional Fees, $254.00
G & R Controls INC, Repair & Maintenance, $444.38
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, Professional Fees, $1,669.94
Midco Diving, Repair & Maintenance, $2,499.00
Robert Morrison, Reimbursement, $300.00
Muth Electric, Repair & Maintenance, $4,163.20
Northwest Pipe Fitting, Supplies, $400.04
Petty Cash, Supplies, $397.86
Pitney Bowes, Supplies, $500.00
Power House, Supplies, $47.04
Pace, Supplies, $302.56
PayPal, Supplies, $30.00
RCS Construction, Capital Improvements, $191,500.00
State of SD, Sales Tax, $982.22
Supplemental Retirement, $350.00
SD Retirement System, $5,560.58
Walker, Gaile, Safety, $175.00
Wellmark, Insurance, $9,045.20
Health Insurance Deductible Reimbursement, $2,000.00
Mayor & Council, $4,400.00
Finance Department, $4,739.14
Public Buildings, $2,637.14
Planning Department, $6,380.91
Public Works Department, $2,939.67
Street Department, $6,924.97
Cruisin Department, $91.05
Parks Department, $1,446.55
Water Department, $11,029.77
Wastewater Department, $10,976.91
Total Claims, $379,377.62
DEPARTMENT HEADS & COMMITTEE REPORTS
Various committee reports were given in addition to department heads giving an update.
Councilperson Fischer moved to go into and out of executive session for personnel and contract negotiations per SDCL 1-25-2(1-4) at 6:42 pm, with the Attorney, Planning Administrator and Finance Officer present. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried. Council came out of executive session at 6:50 pm, with no action taken.
Councilperson Fischer moved to approve hiring Jeff Clark and Richard Kothe as Inter Department Operators at $14.50 per hour contingent upon successful completion of background check, drug test and pre-employment physical & work screening. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.
With no further business, Councilperson President Maciejewski adjourn the meeting.
ATTEST: CITY OF CUSTER CITY
Laurie Woodward Larry Maciejewski
Finance Officer Council President