Members present:

Commissioners Travis Bies, Phil Lampert, Jesse Sorenson, Jim Lintz, and Mark Hartman


  1. Commission Meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


  1. Adopting of the agenda

Chairman Lampert asked for any corrections to the agenda.  With no corrections, the agenda will stand as presented.


  1. Consent Agenda

Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to approve the January 10, 2018 commission meeting minutes, the following vouchers and travel requests.  Motion carried, unanimous.


Travel requests approved:  Gary Woodford to the 2018 Short Course in Deadwood, SD, at a cost of $200.


Vouchers approved as follows:


COMMISSIONERS:  American Engineering $5,282.05; Verizon Wireless $82.18


ELECTION:  Election Systems & Software $3,966


COURT:  Skinner Law Office $640.40; Grey & Eisenbraun Law Office $752; Matthew Skinner $599.20


AUDITORQuill $661.70; Uline $52.45


TREASURERQuill $74.37


INFO SYSTEMS & TECH:  Innovative Office Solutions $22.69


STATE’S ATTORNEY:  Culligan Water $43.50


COURTHOUSE BUILDING:  Servall Linen $55.52; First Interstate Bank $370.35; Fresh Start Cleaning $3,976.22; Verizon Wireless $73.38


DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION:  CJ Designs $60; First Interstate Bank $37; Networkfleet, Inc. $18.95; Best Western Ramkota $570


INFO TECHNOLOGY:   Ricoh $1,280.72




SHERIFF:  Black Hills Electric $58.88; Defensive Edge Training $450; First Interstate Bank $64.95; Networkfleet, Inc. $170.55; Innovative Office Solutions $90.98; Pheasantland Industries $86.21; Green Door Store $98; Culligan Water $51; Nelson’s Oil & Gas $30.26; Lexisnexis Risk Solutions $85; SD Dept of Public Safety $1,420; Verizon Wireless $386.61; Great Western Tire $490.40; Battle Mt Humane Society $1600


CORONER:  Clinical Lab $1,869; Rapid City Regional Hospital $443


PRISONER CARE:  City of Rapid City $105; Pennington County Jail $11,065; Western SD Juvenile Service $9,625; Manlove Psychiatric Group $119.80; Correct RX Pharmacy $128.89; Linda Nohr $75


AIRPORT: Quill $226.80


NURSE: SD Dept of Health $1,287.50


MENTALLY ILL:  Audra Hill Consulting $452.31; Dean Schaefer Court Reporter $45


MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD:  Pennington County Public Defender $583


LIBRARY:  Centurylink $17.42


WEED & PESTInterstate Batteries $73.95; First Interstate Bank $100 


PLANNING:  Quill $149.99; First Interstate Bank $47.95; Verizon Wireless $54.32


COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE:  Black Hills Electric $2,345.09; Black Hills Energy $106.75; Butler Machinery $1,627.80; Custer True Value $49.88; Eddie’s Truck Sales $1,507.23; French Creek Loggers $123.81; Fastenal $17.50; Johnson Machine $6.71; Servall $98.18; First Interstate Bank $50; Newman Traffic Signs $1,029.68; Johnson Machine Westside $33.30; Croell, Inc. $1,505.10; Culligan $40; Centurylink $12.13; Nelson’s Oil & Gas $2,647.57; Diamond D Diesel $2,254.64; Verizon Wireless $34.08; Great Western Tire $45.90; Dakota Fluid $171.86; Pacific Steel $46.51; CBH Cooperative $1,327.80; Custer Industrial $9


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Corner Station $37.20; Baymont Inn & Suites $124.08; Networkfleet, Inc. $18.95; Verizon Wireless $54.32


DOMESTIC ABUSE:  Weave $5,000


BUILDING: Black Hills Electric $774.37; Black Hills Energy $6,875.38; Custer Heating & Air Cooling $142.86; First Interstate Bank $354.71


EMERGENCY LINE: Culligan Water $46.50; Centurylink $533.33; SD Dept of Public Safety $1,420


  1. Conflict of Interest Declarations

None declared.


  1. Emergency Management
    1. The 2018 Search and Rescue roster was presented and acknowledged by the commission.
    2. A letter from DENR was received regarding the complaint of inappropriate disposals at the Custer County Highway Department Shop in Custer and Buffalo Gap. The file has been closed and determined that there are no high levels of contamination at either of the locations.


  1. Highway Department
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to approve the Bridge Improvement Grant Program Resolution Authorizing Five Year County Plan Amendments. The resolution adds approximately 1 mile of 266th St off of Red Valley Road to the County’s Five Year Plan.  Motion carried, unanimous.


  1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to authorize the surplus of a 2003 Dodge 2500 Ram pickup and a 2003 Dodge ¾ ton Ram pickup and to allow the vehicles to be advertised on a on-line auction along with the three vehicles previously declared surplus from the Maintenance Department. Motion carried, unanimous.


  1. Planning Department
    1. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Lintz to approve the Plat of Hartshorn Ranch Estates Subdivision, a Plat of Tract 11, a Public ROW and Utility Easement, and a Private Access and Utility Easement, Located in Section 8, T4S, R7E, BHM, Custer County, South Dakota.  Motion carried, unanimous.


  1. Airport
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the bid form to be used and to authorize the advertisement of bids for a new fuel system at the airport.  Motion carried, unanimous.


  1. Equalization Department
    1. Patty Caster appeared before the board to request clarification on the applications she has received for Wildland Fire Assessment Relief.  Caster stated she has received applications for lands affected by the Legion Lake fire as well as land affected by the Beaver fire which occurred in September of 2017.  Caster was instructed to treat them both the same and to give the 20% reduction for three years on only the land affected by the fires.  The deadline to submit the applications will be January 29th.


  1. Sheriff Department
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to approve the 2018 Battle Mountain Humane Society Contract for $800 per month.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to surplus the following:

2014 Silver Ford Explorer Police Utility, All Wheel Drive vehicle to Custer County to be used as a fleet vehicle.

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, 4 Wheel Drive to Custer County GIS Department and also to be used as a fleet vehicle for the county.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, 4 Wheel Drive to Custer County Maintenance Department.

2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, 4 Wheel Drive to be taken off surplus and put back into the Sheriff’s Departments inventory.

2007 Dodge Durango to be surplus and be advertised on the on-line auction.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup to be surplus to a fire department in Custer County.

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe surplus to Search & Rescue.


  1. Auditor
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to approve Resolution 2018-03 to set the 2018 wages of election workers for Custer County.  Motion carried, unanimous.







WHEREAS, in accordance with SDCL 12-15-11, the Board of County Commissioners is

required to establish annually the fee paid to election officials at their first regular meeting of the



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Custer County Board of Commissioners that

All election officials/workers shall be paid the sum of $8.85 per hour for primary, general and

special elections in the year 2018; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all election officials/workers shall be paid mileage at the

rate of $.42 per mile for all travel incurred in relation to election work during the calendar year



Dated this 25th of January, 2018











  1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lintz to authorize the removal of Christie Behlings and Christine Browning as authorized signers on the First Interstate bank accounts.  Motion carried, unanimous.
  2. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to approve the new hire of Jeremy Uphoff as Deputy Auditor II, Pat Winter as temporary part-time election worker and Christina Bohnet as Deputy Auditor II. Motion carried, unanimous.


  1. Lame Johnny Road/Legion Lake Fire
    1. Jay Wickham from Custer Wildland Fire gave a review of the Legion Lake Fire.  Custer State Park had a total of 6,100 acres of timber burned in the fire.  The fire affected 54,023 total acres of land in the county, which approximately 36,000 acres are in Custer State Park.
    2. Dan Buhler from Nieman Enterprises spoke about the plan his company has to complete the salvage logging by June 8th. The commission has received complaints from land owners on Lame Johnny Road regarding the heavy use of logging trucks on the road and the impact it could have.  Brenda Moore attended the meeting and expressed her concerns about the speed of traffic and the condition of the culverts and cattle guards on Lame Johnny Road.  It was suggested to post a speed limit sign on the road and have the Sheriff’s office patrol the road.  Custer County will monitor the condition of the road.


  1. Public Comment – none


  1. Commission
    1. Mail Call – none
    2. Meeting Schedule – None
    3. Meeting Reports – Lintz stated he had attended a Fairboard meeting last week and a Weed & Pest Board meeting on January 23rd as well as the Fire Advisory Board meeting on January 11th. Matt Spring has been elected as Fire Advisory Board Chairman and Luke Caster was elected as Vice Chairman for the Fire Advisory Board.


  1. Executive Session
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to go into Executive Session for the following purposes: Discussion on RPZ Easement Appraisals, SDCL 1-25-2(4); and review of Extension Office Secretary Position, SDCL 1-25-2(1).  Executive Session started at 8:35 AM and was suspended at 8:55 AM.  Motion by Lintz and seconded by Bies to go back into Executive Session for the above matters starting at 9:41 AM and ended at 10:37 AM.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to authorize Rex Harris to proceed with the RPZ Appraisals.  Motion carried, unanimous.


  1. Adjourn
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to adjourn the meeting at 10:49 AM.  The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. February 7, 2018, in the Commissioner’s Room in the Custer County Courthouse.





Phil Lampert, Chairman



Terri Cornelison, Custer County Auditor


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