CUSTER COUNTY FATAL CRASH

HERMOSA, S.D. – One woman has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning east of Hermosa.

Two other occupants received life-threatening injuries. Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of families.

A 2006 Chevrolet Uplander was westbound on South Dakota Highway 40 when the vehicle drifted off the roadway and the driver lost control. The vehicle eventually went across both lanes of the roadway, into the south ditch and rolled.

Both passengers, a 34-year-old male and 47-year-old female, and a small puppy were ejected from the vehicle. The driver, a 44-year-old male, remained in the vehicle.

All three were taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital where the female passenger died Sunday morning. The puppy was taken to a Rapid City veterinarian.

Whether seatbelts were used is under investigation. Charges are pending against the driver.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Battle Creek Ambulance.

An approximate location on the crash can be found here: CUSTER COUNTY FATAL CRASH.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 25, 2018

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

 

HUMAN RESOURCES: $16.44

 

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.

 

RESOLUTION 2018-03

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH 2018 WAGES OF

ELECTION WORKERS FOR CUSTER COUNTY

 

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

year;

 

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

2018.

 

Dated this 25th of January, 2018

 

APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION

 

PHIL LAMPERT

CHAIRMAN CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION

 

ATTEST:

TERRI CORNELISON

AUDITOR CUSTER COUNTY

 

  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

 

Attest:

Terri Cornelison, Custer County Auditor

 

Published once at the total approximate cost of _________________.

CUSTER COUNTY SOUTH DAKOTA COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 10, 2018

Members present:

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

 

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

 

  1. Adopting of the agenda

Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the agenda with the addition of 6 month probation completion for Jon Jurrens and David Stanton under the Highway and a travel request for Jana Virtue to Congressional Forum in Ft Meade, SD, at a cost of $44.50.  Motion carried, unanimous.

 

  1. Consent Agenda

Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to correct the December 28, 2017 minutes under executive session to read approve the 2018 Employee Wages with the removal of the salary for Gary Woodford.  Motion carried, unanimous.  Motion by Lintz and seconded by Lampert to approve the December 28, 2017 minutes with the change, the following vouchers and travel requests.  Aye – Lintz, Aye – Bies, Nay – Hartman, Nay – Sorenson and Aye – Lampert.  Motion carried.

 

Travel requests approved:  Mike Carter to Mass Care Training in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $170; Mike Carter to Mitigation for Emergency Management in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $170; Jeff McGraw and Marty Mechaley to Creative Leadership Training in Rapid City, SD, at a cost of $298; Matt Warren to Rifle Armorer course in Rapid City, SD at a cost of $450; Jana Virtue to Congressional Forum in Ft Meade, SD, at a cost of $44.50.

 

Vouchers approved as follows:

 

GENERAL FUND- NON-DEPARTMENTAL:  SD State Treasurer $363.15

COMMISSIONERS:  Pitney Bowes $56.52; Southern Hills Publishing $195.46; SDML Workers’ Compensation $46,476; Black Hills Regional Multiple Use Coalition $100

COURT:  Beesley Law $1,160.20; O’Neil Law $430.75; Grey & Eisenbraun Law $3,303.42; Colbath Law $1,511.90

AUDITORSouthern Hills Publishing $44.40; Golden West $166.97; Ricoh $14.27

TREASURERQuill $805.23; Southern Hills Publishing $451.49; McLeod’s $127.92; Golden West $166.97

INFO SYSTEMS & TECH:  Golden West $66.79

STATE’S ATTORNEY:  Lexis Nexis $289; SD Dept of Health $100; Dacotah Bank $85; Golden West $166.97; Ricoh $11.66

COURTHOUSE BUILDING:  Servall Linen $55.52; Golden West $33.40; Verizon $73.22

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION:  Golden West $200.36; Ricoh $11.19

REGISTER OF DEEDS:  McLeod’s $279.80; Golden West $133.58; State of South Dakota $21

VETERANS SERVICES:  Golden West $33.39

INFO TECHNOLOGY:  Golden West $1,940; Ricoh $111.72

SHERIFF:  Black Hills Energy $93.02; Southern Hills Publishing $44; Custer Co Sheriff’s Office $227.06; S&B Motor $119.98; Innovative Office Solutions $15.96; Children’s Home Society $500; Golden West $337.94; Steele Collision $4,088.64; Black Hills Towing $394; Mid-States Organized Crime $150; Ricoh $25.46; A to Z Shredding $20; Verizon $416.42; Great Western Tire $2,106.44

PRISONER CARE:  Pennington Co Sheriff $940.70; Manlove Psychiatric Group $59.90

AIRPORT: Custer Do-It-Best $16.43; Golden West $199.24; Mark & Shannon Stites $3,100

LIBRARY:  Mt Rushmore Telephone $112.65; Marco Technologies $159.51; Golden West $281.41

EXTENSIONQuill $239.99; Golden West $221.08; Ricoh $.23

WEED & PESTSD Dept of Health $200; Golden West $48.83; Ricoh $16.36 

PLANNING:  Golden West $133.58; Verizon $54.23

 

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE:  Butler Machinery $9; Southern Hills Publishing $42.56; French Creek Loggers/NAPA $122.50; Grimms Pump Service $179.91; Vander Haags $817.85; Hills Edge Auto $41.95; Interstate Batteries $225.90; Mt Rushmore Telephone $114.75; Rushmore Communications $8,969.60; S&B Motor $306.67; SD Dept of Health $200; Keiffer Sanitation $152.79; Servall Linen $98.17; Snap-On Tools $1,026.50; Golden West $271.41; Lyle Signs $1,124.46; Croell $1,520.50; Nelson’s Oil & Gas $288.30; MG Oil $293.89; Nebraska Salt & Grain $2,282.31; Verizon $34; Great Western Tire $4,245.45; Pacific Steel & Recycling $25.79; CBH Cooperative $6,024; Custer Industrial $5.04

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Golden West $100.18; Verizon $54.23

STATE GRANTS-GENERAL GOVERNMENT:  Hills Material $113,538.99; Simpson & Associates $5,750

BUILDING: Custer City $177.60; Custer True Value $130.17; Sander Sanitation $327.68; Uline $51.63; A to Z Shredding $20.40

EMERGENCY LINE: Zuercher Technologies $1,300; Golden West $1,376.13; Ricoh $31.84; RT Communications $23.77

  1. Conflict of Interest Declarations

None declared.

 

  1. Election of Officers
    1. Chairman Bies called for nominations for Chairman. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Hartman to nominate Lampert for Chairman.  Motion by Lintz and seconded by Hartman for nominations to cease and cast a unanimous ballot for Lampert.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Chairman Lampert called for nomination for Vice Chairman.  Motion by Bies and seconded by Sorenson to nominate Lintz for Vice Chairman.  Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson for nominations to cease and cast a unanimous ballot for Lintz.  Motion carried, unanimous.
  2. Annual Designations
    1. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Hartman to approve the Custer County Chronicle as the legal newspaper.  Motion carried, unanimous.  Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the following depositories:  First Interstate Bank, Edward D Jones MM, South Dakota FIT, Sentinel Federal Credit Union, Highmark Federal Credit Union, and Dacotah Bank.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Bies to adopt the State rates for mileage at $.42 per mile for use of a personal vehicle if a county vehicle is unavailable and $.25 per mile for the use of a personal vehicle if a county vehicle is available. Rates for meals are:  breakfast $5; lunch $9; and dinner $12.  Out of state rates for meals are: breakfast $8; lunch $11; and dinner $17.  Lodging rates are $46.50 through $150 with the employee utilizing the lowest possible rate.  The annual designations are on file at the Auditor’s office for public viewing.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    3. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the rate of pay for outside board members to be $15 per meeting plus mileage. Motion carried, unanimous.
    4. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to adopt the following schedule of Board Member Representative. Phil Lampert:  Airport Board, Courthouse Art Gallery, 1881 Museum Board, Weed Board Alternate, Economic Development Board Alternate, Solid Waste Board Alternate.

Mark Hartman:  Housing and Redevelopment Board, GIS Board, IST Board, Planning Board.

Travis Bies:  Extension Board, Human Resources Board, 4-H Promotion & Expansion Committee, Solid Waste Board.

Jim Lintz:  Fair Board, Fire Board, RC & D Commission Alternate, Weed Board, 4-H Promotion and Expansion Committee Alternate, Western Juvenile Detention Board Alternate.

Jesse Sorenson:  Airport Board Alternate, Conservation District Board.

Motion carried, unanimous.

  1. Emergency Management
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Bies to approve the 2018 LEPC Grant in the amount of $791.92 and to authorize that the funds be dedicated to the GIS department for mapping.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Emergency Management Quarterly Report. Motion carried, unanimous.
  2. Highway
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to appoint Gary Woodford as Highway Superintendent for a 2 year term effective January 10, 2018, with a salary adjustment of $60,840.16 to include duties of Weed and Pest Supervisor.  Aye – Bies, Aye – Lintz, Nay – Hartman, Nay – Sorenson, Aye – Lampert.  Motion carried.
    2. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Bies to approve the following Applications for Occupancy of the Right of Way:

2 Hour Road, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota

Hall Drive, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota

Leyson Loop, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota

Spring Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Spring Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Kemp Road, Section 19 & 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Lizzy Lane, Section 19 & 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Shamrock Road, Section 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Needles View Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Forest Park Road, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Granite Heights Drive, Section 19 and 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Granite Valley Drive, Section 19 and 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Mineral Drive, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Sidney Park Road, Section 19 and 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

Harbach Lane, Section19 and 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota

 

  1. Planning
    1. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Hartman to reconsider the previous approved payment of $588 to Michael and Sara Janson for reimbursement of a survey and to authorize the full payment of $1,176. Aye – Lintz, Aye – Sorenson, Aye – Hartman, Nay – Bies.  Motion carried.
    2. Vidal Davila, Supertintendent Wind Cave National Park appeared before the board to give an update on the 266th Street Project.
  2. Airport
    1. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Lintz to authorize a payment of $113,538.99 to correct Project Pay Request #3 that was inadvertently paid the wrong amount of $5,932.25 and the total of the bill was $119,471.24.  Motion carried, unanimous.

 

  1. Maintenance Department
    1. Motion by Hartman to advertise for sealed bids for the three maintenance vehicles that were declared surplus. Motion died for a lack of a second.  Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Lintz to table the advertising of bids on the surplus vehicles until the next commission meeting on January 25, 2018.  Motion carried, unanimous.

 

  1. Sheriff
    1. Sheriff Mechaley gave an update on the Sheriff’s office surplus vehicles.
    2. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lintz to approve the surplus of 2013 Chevy Tahoe VIN # 1GNSK2E01DR270404 with approximately 95,000 miles, to Search and Rescue. Motion carried, unanimous.
    3. Mechaley informed the board that a grant has been awarded to the 24/7 Program for 2018 in the amount of $18,107.

 

  1. Auditor
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to table the Intergovernmental Contract for SD Public Assurance Alliance until the next commission meeting on January 25, 2018, to allow the State’s Attorney time to review. Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Bies to table the review of liquor license fees until the next commission meeting on January 25, 2018, to allow further research to be done. Motion carried, unanimous.
    3. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Bies to authorize the addition of Paula Arthur and Jeremy Uphoff as authorized signers on the First Interstate bank account and to remove Peggy Lindbloom as an authorized signer. Motion carried, unanimous.
    4. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lintz to approve Resolution 2018-01 Resolution to Establish Salaries of Elected Officials for Custer County. Motion carried, unanimous.

RESOLUTION 2018-01

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH SALARIES OF

               ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR CUSTER COUNTY

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with SDCL Chapter 7-7, the board of county commissioners for

Custer County shall establish, by resolution, the salary payable to the county treasurer, county

auditor, county register of deeds and state’s attorney: and

WHEREAS, in accordance with SDCL 7-12-15, the board of county commissioners shall

establish, by resolution, the salary payable to the sheriff;

BE IT RESOLVED, the Custer County Board of Commissioners establishes the annual salaries

of elected officials as follows:

 

Dawn McLaughlin, Custer County Treasurer – $49,420.22;

Terri Cornelison, Custer County Auditor – $45,900;

Tracy L. Kelley, Custer County State’s Attorney – $59,040;

Teri L. Morgan, Custer County Register of Deeds – $40,000;

Marty Mechaley, Custer County Sheriff (with City Contract) and Dispatch Supervisor – $66,000;

 

Approved this 10th day of January, 2018, at the regular meeting of the Board of

Commissioners for Custer County.

CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION

Phil Lampert

ATTEST:

Terri Cornelison, Auditor

 

  1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to approve Resolution 2018-02 Resolution to Elect Salary Method of Payment for County Commissioners and to Set 2018 Annual Salary.  Motion Carried, unanimous.

RESOLUTION 2018-02

               RESOLUTION TO ELECT SALARY METHOD OF PAYMENT

FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND TO SET 2018 ANNUAL SALARY

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with SDCL Chapter 7-7, the Board of County Commissioners for

Custer County has the authority to elect the method of payment for the county commissioners

and set the annual pay by resolution on the first regular meeting date in January of each year; and

WHEREAS, on the date set forth herein below, being the first regular meeting date of the Board

of County Commissioners for the year 2018, the commission having considered and approved

the following action, now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Custer County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to SDCL 7-7-5,

that the Commissioners shall be paid by the salary method of payment and the annual salary for

each commissioner for the year 2018 shall be $9,000.00;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each Commissioner shall receive an additional $1,200.00

as and for travel expenses for the year 2018.

 

Approved this 10th day of January, 2018, at the regular meeting of the Board of

Commissioners for Custer County.

CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION

Phil Lampert

ATTEST:

Teresa Cornelison, Auditor

 

  1. Library
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the 2018 Library Board Member and Volunteer List.  Motion carried, unanimous.

 

  1. Public Comment – none

 

  1. Commission
    1. Mail call – A Thank You card was received from the Storehouse for the $875 budgeted for them for 2018.
    2. Meeting Schedule – There will be video conferences on January 18, 2018, to give employees information on the Naturally Slim program that will be implemented on February 19, 2018.
    3. Meeting Reports – Lintz attended a Fair Board meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 and everything is well. Lintz gave the Fair Board financial report to the Auditor.

 

  1. Executive Session
    1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to go into Executive Session at 9:37 a.m .  Executive Session concluded at 9:44 a.m.
    2. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to approve the release of lien in the amount of $3,282.37. Motion carried, unanimous.
    3. Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to approve the hiring of temporary help in the Auditor’s Office for election purposes. Motion carried, unanimous.
  2. Adjourn

Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 a.m.  The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. January 25, 2018, in the Commissioner’s Room in the Custer County Courthouse.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________

Phil Lampert, Chairman

Attest:

Terri Cornelison, Custer County Auditor

Published once at the total approximate cost of _$0.00________________.

Delegation Introduces Bill to Transfer Federal Land to Custer County, South Dakota

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today introduced Senate and House companion versions of the Custer County Airport Conveyance Act, legislation that would transfer approximately 66 acres of Black Hills National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has agreed to sell this land to the Custer County Airport, giving it full ownership of all acres that the airport occupies. A portion of the Custer County Airport currently occupies USFS land under a longstanding USFS agreement. Both parties have agreed to the terms of the property sale and transfer that are specified in the legislation.

“After consulting with Custer County Commissioners, the airport, and the U.S. Forest Service, we concur with the Forest Service and Custer County that this legislation is the quickest and most efficient means to transfer this land,” said Thune, Rounds, and Noem. “We are pleased that all of the parties negotiated in good faith and arrived at this agreement, which would give Custer County Airport full ownership of all land on which the airport operates.”

This land transfer is necessary so Custer County can make additional improvements to its airport. Custer County has agreed to pay the USFS the appraised value of the land and all costs associated with the conveyance.

Click here for legislative text.

Custer County Commission Meeting Agenda Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

Custer County Commission Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

420 Mount Rushmore Rd.

Commission Meeting Room

Custer, SD 57730

 

  1. Call to Order at 8:00 AM
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1.  Approve Agenda

 

  1. Consent Agenda
  1. Minutes of December 28, 2017 Commission Meeting
  2. Vouchers
  3. Monthly Reports (Auditor, Treasurer, etc…)
  4. Travel Requests – Mike Carter to Mass Care Training in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $170; Mike Carter to Mitigation for Emergency Management in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $170; Jeff McGraw and Marty Mechaley to Creative Leadership Training in Rapid City, SD, at a cost of $298; Matt Warren to Rifle Armorer course in Rapid City, SD, at a cost of $450

 

  1. Conflict of Interest Declarations

 

  1. Election of Officers
  1. Selection of Board Chairperson
  2. Selection of Board Vice-Chairperson

 

  1.  Annual Designations
  1. Designate Legal Newspaper and Depositories
  2. Adopt State Rates for Mileage/Per Diem
  3. 2018 Fees for Outside Board Members
  4. Commissioner Committee Assignments

 

  1. Emergency Management
  1. 2018 LEPC Grant
  2. Quarterly Report

 

  1. Highway Department
  1. Appointment of Highway Superintendent for 2 years
  2. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – 2 Hour Road, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  3. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Hall Drive, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  4. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Leyson Loop, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  5. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Spring Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  6. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Spring Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  7. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Kemp Road, Section 19 & 20, Township 3S, Range 5 E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  8. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Lizzy Lane, Section 19 & 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  9. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Shamrock Road, Section 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  10. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Needles View Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  11. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Forest Park Road, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  12. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Granite Heights Drive, Section 19 and 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  13. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Granite Valley Drive, Section 19 & 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  14. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Mineral Drive, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  15. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Sidney Park Road, Section 19 & 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  16. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Harbach Lane, Section 19 & 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.

 

  1. Planning
  1. Appeal from Michael and Sara Janson for reimbursement of survey
  2. Vidal Davila from Wind Cave – update on 266th Street project

 

  1. Airport
  1. Correction on Project Pay Request #3

 

  1. Maintenance Department
  1. Advertise for sealed bids for surplus maintenance vehicles

 

  1. Sheriff
  1. Vehicle bid update
  2. Surplus 2013 Chevy Tahoe to Search & Rescue
  3. Notice of grant award for 24/7 Program in the amount $18,107

 

  1. Auditor
  1. Intergovernmental contract for the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance
  2. Review Liquor License Fees
  3. Addition and Deletion of Bank Signers
  4. Resolution 2018-01 Resolution to Establish Salaries of Elected Officials

 

  1. Library
  1. 2018 Library Board Member List

 

  1. Public Comment Meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. The audience will be allowed to comment on specific agenda items during the time allotted on the agenda for those items, according to established procedures of the Commission.  This is a time for members of the public to express concerns or discuss issues having relevance to the County.  Anyone wishing to address the Commission during this time shall be asked to identify themselves.  The number of presentations and time allotted to individuals may be limited by the Chairman and individuals shall refrain from discussing personalities.  The Chairman, at his discretion, may recognize patrons at other times during the Board meeting.  No action will be taken by the Commission on any issue raised without being first placed on a future agenda, by the Commission, to allow for proper notice.

 

  1. Commission
  1. Mail call – Thank you card from the Storehouse
  2. Meeting schedule
  3. Meeting reports

 

  1. Executive Session
  1. Request for release of lien

 

  1. Adjourn
  1. Adjourn the meeting

 

Next Meeting Dates:    January 25, 2018 and February 7, 2018

 

Custer County fully subscribes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of accommodations, please notify the Commissioners’ Office at (605) 673-8173 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate services and auxiliary aids are available.

Custer County South Dakota Commission Meeting Minutes Thursday December 28, 2017

 

Custer County Commission Meeting Minutes Thursday December 28, 2017

Members present:

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

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

Motion by Lampert and seconded by Lintz to approve the agenda with the deletion of Road Improvement project in Wind Cave under Highway and Request for release of lien under Executive Session.  Motion carried, unanimous.

  1. Consent Agenda

Motion by Lintz and seconded by Sorenson to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2017 commission meeting, the following vouchers and travel requests.  Motion carried, unanimous.

Travel requests approved:  Terri Cornelison to Annual Report Workshop in Mitchell, SD, cost of $26.00.

Vouchers approved as follows:

GENERAL FUND- NON-DEPARTMENTAL:  Pennington Co Title $90,206.70

COMMISSIONERS:  Pitney Bowes $2,073.83; SD Assn of County Officials $1,100.12; SD Assn of Co Commission $2,182; Verizon $82.18

COURT:  Beesley Law $514.20; O’Neil Law $699.66; Goff Law $1,014.20; Grey & Eisenbraun Law $1,035.90; Teresa Fink Reporter $447.20; George Cameron $147; Colbath Law $1,896.60; Connelly Law $663.40

AUDITORThomson Reuters $64.58; Tim Holland $83.82

TREASURERQuill $156.99; Tim Holland $139.70

STATE’S ATTORNEY:  Southern Hills Publishing $44.37; Wendy McGowan $207.50; Quill $388.90; Koeze Co. $245.69; Culligan $43.50; Thomson Reuters $64.58

COURTHOUSE BUILDING:  Servall Linen $55.52; McDonald Supply $34.52; Hillyard $64.63; Sams Club $121.59; BH Chemical $71.88; Cabelas $415.33

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION:  CDW Government $11.49; Steinley Real Estate $570; SD Assn of Assessors $225; Sams Club $26.63; NetworkFleet $18.95

REGISTER OF DEEDS:  McLeod’s Printing $279.80; Kim Horkey $770; Quill $78.57

VETERANS SERVICES:  Quill $130.12

INFO TECHNOLOGY:  Golden West $3,995; Ricoh $1,280.72; Schneider Corp $6,850

HUMAN RESOURCES:  Office Depot $156.51; Verizon $16.44

SHERIFF:  Aflac $57.20; Black Hills Electric $55.85; Vanway Trophy $97.90; Sirchie Finger Print Supplies $455.36; Lynn Peavey Evidence Supplies $581.50; Action Target $105.98; Midway USA Ammo $1,258.18; NIC Sheriff Badge $107.21; NetworkFleet $170.55; Culligan $40; Nelson’s Oil & Gas $63.64; Lexis Nexis $85; CBH Cooperative $1,785.20; Battle Mtn Humane Society $800

CORONER:  Clinical Labs of the BH $56

PRISONER CARE:  Rapid City Regional Hospital $750.69; Correct RX Pharmacy $132.37; Custer Ambulance $273.72; City of Rapid City $105; Manlove Psychiatric Group $43.63; City/County Alcohol $226

AIRPORT: MG Oil $2,628.26

POOR/BURIAL:  McColley’s Chapel $2,000

MENTALLY ILL:  Audra Hill Consulting $405

MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD:  Yankton Co Treasurer $142.25

LIBRARY:  Amazon $1,394.13

EXTENSIONBrad Keizer $334.32; Quill $190.49; SDSU West River Ag Center $58.78

CONSERVATION:  Quill $111.68

WEED & PESTWeed & Pest Assn $300 

PLANNING:  Quill $57.74

 

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE:  Black Hills Electric $1,723.31; Black Hills Energy $119.49; Butler Machinery $108,277.44; Schott Schramm $69.89; D-Ware $2,750; Eddie’s Truck Sales $64,368.26; French Creek Loggers/NAPA $48.69; Fastenal $33.06; Grimms Pump $479.99; Arrowwood Resort $91.95; Kenny Brendel $13.09; Servall $98.17; Town of Buffalo Gap $54; Snap On Tools $26.50; Rockmount Research $828.87; West River International $75.23; Shopko $80.38; McKie Ford $161.31; David Minzel $500; Industrial Supply $21.26; Croell $517,719; Culligan $53; Century Link $14.02; Nelson’s Oil & Gas $571.90; MG Oil $20,199.71; SD State Treasurer $709.72; Great Western Tire $7,337.66; Trail King Industries $1,577.82; PowerPlan $134.67; Pacific Steel $7.87; CBH Cooperative $3,555.45; Whisler Bearing $44.60; Custer Industrial $10.36

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Blue Cell $200; Networkfleet $18.95

STATE GRANTS-GENERAL GOVERNMENT:  Hills Material $5,932.25; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson $10,872.47

24/7:  Quill $358.80

BUILDING: Custer Black Hills Electric $407.99; Black Hills Energy $6,001.97; Convergint Technologies $311.05; Menards $39.43

EMERGENCY LINE: Innovative Office Solutions $43.21; VDO Communications $39.90; Culligan $40; Century Link $532.64

LAW LIBRARY- NON-DEPARTMENTAL:  Thomson Reuters $64.58

  1. Conflict of Interest Declarations

None declared.

  1. Emergency Management
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lintz to authorize Mike Carter to sign on behalf of the first responders any documentation needed at the “Gathering” to be held in Belle Fourche.  Motion carried, unanimous.
  2. Highway Department
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lintz to approve the surplus of a 2009 CAT 140M Motor Grader.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Lampert and seconded by Lintz to approve the bid and authorize the purchase of a 2005 Freightliner M2 106 Water Truck from Eddie’s Truck Sales at a cost of $64,250. Motion carried, unanimous.
  3. Planning Department
    1. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Hartman to approve the wireless communication tower modification for Verizon located on 14363 Hasselstrom Place, SE4NE4 & S2, Section 8, Township 3 South, Range 8 West, Custer County, South Dakota.  Motion carried, unanimous.
  1. Airport
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to reimburse Michael & Sara Janson ½ of the $1,176 requested for a survey they had done upon furnishing the Planning Office with a copy of the bill and a copy of the survey.  Hartman – Aye, Sorenson – Aye, Lampert – Aye, Lintz – Nay and Bies – Nay.  Motion carried.
    2. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Lintz to authorize Mark Stites to advertise for bids to replace the jet fuel system. Motion carried, unanimous.
  1. Sheriff’s Department
    1. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Lampert to approve the resignation of Deputy Tim Almy effective December 29, 2017. Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Sheriff Marty Mechaley presented an updated on the surplus vehicles. Mechaley was advised to check with Search and Rescue to see if any of the vehicles could be used by that department.
    3. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Lampert to approve the promotion of Jeff McGraw from Sergeant to Lieutenant effective January 1, 2018. Motion carried, unanimous.
    4. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the contract with Wind Cave to provide dispatch service in the amount of $5,500. Motion carried, unanimous.
  1. Equalization
    1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the request to remove the value of a structure due to loss during the Legion Lake fire.  Motion carried, unanimous.
    2. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Lampert to adjust the value of land impacted by the Legion Lake fire with a 20% reduction on the value of the acres of land affected by the fire for a period of 3 years, provided the property owner requests the reduction. Motion carried, unanimous.
    3. Request for comp time was moved to Executive Session.
  1. Auditor
    1. Motion by Lampert and seconded by Lintz to approve Resolution 2017-7 Supplemental Budget 2017. Motion carried, unanimous.

Whereas, The Board of County Commissioners propose a supplement to the General Fund Budget (101) in the amount of $92,217.85 as follows:  Treasurer Budget $30,403.60; Courthouse Building Budget $43,200.38; Info Technology Budget $909.55; Fair Budget $11,750.00; Search & Rescue Budget $232.29 and  Airport Budget $5,722.03.  Means of finance will come from the General Fund Unassigned Reserve.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Board of County Commissioners to adopt the Supplemental Budget for 2017.

Dated this 28th day of December, 2017.

  1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to adopt the 2018 Office Calendar with commission meeting dates of January 10th and 25, February 7th and 21st, March 7th and 28th, April 11th and 25th, May 9th and 23rd, June 13th and 27th, July 11th and 25th, August 8th and 22nd, September 12th and 26th, October 10th and 24th, November 7th and 28th and December 12th and 27th. Motion carried, unanimous.
  2. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Lampert to approve the requests from the City of Hermosa and the City of Custer to conduct a combined election as provided under the provisions of SDCL 12-2-5. Motion carried, unanimous.
  1. Human Resource
    1. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Lampert to table the proposed 2018 employee wages until the January 10, 2018 commission meeting.  Motion carried, unanimous.
  1. Public Comment – none

 

  1. Commission
    1. Mail call – A Christmas card was received from the Pennington County ESCC; a letter was received from the Couch Ranch regarding the Section Line trail (266th) Project; and letter was received from the South Dakota State Historical Society approving the Wood House (Stabler House) 303 2nd Street, Buffalo Gap, South Dakota to the National Register of Historic Places.
    2. Meeting Schedule – STAR Academy auction will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Custer County Commission room of the Custer County Courthouse.
    3. Meeting Reports – Lintz attended a Weed & Pest Board meeting last week and all is well and Bies attended a Legion Lake Fire meeting in Hot Springs last week.

 

  1. Executive Session
    1. Motion by Lampert and seconded by Lintz to go into Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1).  Executive session began at 9:23 a.m. and concluded at 10:36 a.m.
    2. Motion by Lampert and seconded by Hartman to approve an indigent request. Motion carried, unanimous.
    3. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lampert to approve a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross and the funds to come out of the Contigency Account #101-4-112-429.00. Motion carried, unanimous.
    4. Motion by Lampert and seconded by Lintz to untable and approve the 2018 Employee Wages:

 

Travis Bies, Commissioner $9,000 plus $1,200 for travel expenses; Phil Lampert, Commissioner $9,000 plus $1,200 for travel expenses; Jim Lintz, Commissioner $9,000 plus $1,200 for travel expenses; Mark Hartman, Commissioner $9,000 plus $1,200 for travel expenses; Jesse Sorenson, Commissioner $9,000 plus $1,200 for travel expenses.

Terri Cornelison, Auditor $45,900 plus $3,000 for Fire Advisory Board Administrative Assistant; Dawn McLaughlin, Treasurer $49,420.22; Tracy Kelley, States Attorney $59,040; Wendy McGowan, Deputy States Attorney $39,922.80; Troy Schmidt, IST/GIS $40,000; Robert Skinner, Maintenance Supervisor $40,800; Patty Caster, Director of Equalization $42,840; Teri L. Morgan, Register of Deeds $40,000; Jana Virtue, Veterans Services Officer $17.31 hourly; Tim Holland, Human Resources Officer $26,265; Marty Mechaley, Sheriff and Dispatch Supervisor $66,000; Doris Ann Mertz, Library Director $44,167.02; Rex Harris, Planning Director $48,852.90; Gary Woodford, Highway Superintendent $60,840.16; Mike Carter, Emergency Manager/Grant Coordinator $54,540.16.  For hourly employees annual wages – Christine Browning, Deputy Auditor II $13.23; Diane Ruggiero, Deputy Treasurer II $13.23; Joni Martinson, Deputy Treasurer II $13.23; Paula Arthur, Deputy Treasurer II $13.23; Monica DeNardis, Deputy Treasurer III $12.60; Ann White, GIS Technician $13.23; Lela Larson, States Attorney Office Manager $18.65; Cinda Jones, States Attorney Legal Assistant $14.93; Steve Schmidt, Maintenance $14.79; Jamie Walton, Maintenance $13.50; Karen Whitney, Department of Equalization Office Manager $19.38; Julie Jenniges, Appraiser $15.49; Amanda Pierce, Appraiser $14.93; Robyn VanDerSys, Deputy 1 Register of Deeds $13.23; Steve McMillin, Lieutenant $24.50; Jeffrey McGraw, Lieutenant $23.95; Derrick Reifenrath, Deputy Sheriff $21.45; Ross Norton, Deputy Sheriff $21.00; Heath Lowry, Deputy Sheriff $21.00; Matthew Tramp, Deputy Sheriff $20.50; Matthew Warren, Deputy Sheriff $20.50; Matthew Kunz, Tempory Part-Time Deputy Sheriff $20.50, Jonathan Moseley, Civil Deputy/Admin $16.28; Nicole Parker, Admin Assistant $15.23; Janice Carter, Part-Time 24/7 Attendant $14.18; William Schleining, Reserve Deputy $13.66; Mark Besser, Reserve Deputy $13.66; Ryan Mechaley, Reserve Deputy $13.66; Nick Novak, Reserve Deputy $13.66, Joshua Scheck, Reserve Deputy $13.66; Ned Westphal, Reserve Deputy $21.00; Joel Behlings, Dispatcher $22.25; Nancy Cates, Dispatcher $20.50; Michelle Boehrs, Dispatcher $16.71; Leslie Skinner, Dispatcher $16.18; Christopher Bennett, Dispatcher $16.18; Ellie Douglas, Dispatcher $16.18; James Laverick, Disptacher $15.67; Sherry Weber, Nurse Secretary $12.75; Mary Richards, Librarian $15.49; Janice Stalder, Librarian $16.28; Roberta Upton, Part-Time Librarian $14.96; Penny Kane, Part-Time Temp Librarian $12.24;Caleb Ross, Part-Time Temp Librarian $12.86; Eileen Wahlstrom, Part-Time Temp Librarian $12.86; Angela Keierleber, Extension/Conservation Secretary $13.14; Caley Buckert, Weed & Pest Coordinator $17.75; James Kor, Part-Time Planning Engineer $17.60, Kim Kerkvliet, Planning Administrative Assistant $12.75; Patrick Assmann, Highway Equipment Operator I $19.28; Kenny Brendel, Highway Equipment Operator II $17.75; Cathy Carter, Highway Officer Manager $16.81; Doug Christensen, Highway Equipment Operator I $19.28; Jesse Doyle, Highway Equipment Operator II $17.23; Craig Golder, Highway Equipment Operator II $17.23; Jon Jurrens, Highway Equipment Operator II $16.73; Paul Kock, Highway Equipment Operator II $17.23; Todd Leusink, Highway Equipment Operator I $18.26; David Minzel, Highway Mechanic $21.42; Scott Schramm, Highway Equipment Operator II $16.73; Allen Skrdlant, Equipment Operator II $18.26; Darcy Smith, Temporary Part-Time Operator/Sign Man $18.77; David Stanton, Highway Equipment Operator II $16.73; Kevin Treloar, Highway Equipment Operator II $19.28;

  1. Adjourn

Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Hartman to adjourn the meeting at 10:49 a.m.  The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. January 10, 2018, in the Commissioner’s Room in the Custer County Courthouse.

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________

Travis Bies, Chairman

Attest:

Terri Cornelison, Custer County Auditor

Published once at the total approximate cost of ______$0.00___________.

 

Select-A-Gift Event Brings Joy To Area Families

Select-A-Gift volunteers pose for a photo before families arrive to pickup donated gifts at Custer High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer Saturday morning. Photo: Meg Schwartz

December 17, 2017
By Juli Ames-Curtis

This year’s select a gift event had 93 families registered. Around 300 gifts were donated by generous folks of Custer along with $1800 in monetary donations which was used to buy additional gifts to fill in where needed. Each child was also given a box of candy canes donated by customers from Family Dollar store. This was a big hit!

Over 60 volunteers helped make the event successful. From the 5 member organizational committee to those who hauled gifts into the gym and helped turn it into Santa’s workshop filled with presents to those who helped the families chose gifts and wrap them up, it was an amazing and joyous community offering. Thanks to all.

Also thanks to the churches and businesses who hosted gift trees.

Custer Ministerial Alliance announces Details of Annual Custer Community Christmas Project,

November 30, 2017

CUSTER, SD – The Custer Ministerial Alliance announces the details of the annual Custer Community Christmas Project, a multi-faceted program whose over-riding goal is bringing the entire community together to experience the spirit of giving and sharing. The distribution of food baskets and Select-a-Gift, both taking place on Saturday, Dec. 16–bring the project to a culmination.

Names of individuals and families in need who are potential participants are suggested by pastors, Social Services, the Custer Food Pantry, schools and individuals. Letters are already being sent to potential participants, asking if they wish to be part of the dinner, Select-a-Gift, the food basket program or all three. Those persons are asked to return their letters as soon as possible. Anyone who is in need and would appreciate participating but who does not receive a letter is welcome to contact any pastor or Social Services. A person or family can also be suggested for participation by contacting a pastor. The only stipulation is that participants be Custer County residents.

Food Baskets

The Store house is in need of food for over 200 baskets containing the makings for a bountiful Christmas dinner this year. Volunteers fill the bags at the Custer Food Pantry using food items donated to the Pantry and purchased with money donated to the Pantry. A list of needed items for the food baskets will be attached to the canvas Food Pantry bags at the grocery stores.  Community members are encouraged to buy any or all of the items listed.  Items placed in these bags and left at the grocery store, will be delivered to the Pantry. All donated food items not used in baskets are retained at the Custer Food Pantry for distribution there.

 

Select-A-Gift tree at Custer SHOPKO.    

SELECT-A-GIFT

This phase of the Community Christmas Project ensures that families in need experience the joy of giving and receiving gifts. Gifts are gathered in November and December for all age groups—children, teenagers, mothers and fathers. On Select-A-Gift Day, Dec. 16, participating families pick one gift for each family member. The children as a family pick one present for Mom and one for Dad, and the parents pick one present for each child. These gifts are wrapped on the spot and tagged for opening on Christmas Day.

Trees with gift tags have already been placed in participating area churches. Gift tag trees are also at First Interstate Bank, Shopko, Family Dollar, Dacotah Bank, Highmark Federal Credit Union, True Value Hardware and the Custer High/Middle School Library. Community residents are encouraged to take tags from one of these trees and buy a gift for the person on each tag chosen. Gift suggestions are now printed on the back of the tags or a gift suggestion list appears beside each angel tree at each location.

At this time we are really in need of folks taking “mother” and “father” tags.  This is so the children can get a present for their parents and this also includes single males and females in our community.

Gifts are to be returned unwrapped to the church or business where the tag was picked up by Tuesday, December 12. Then the gifts will be collected for Select-A-Gift distribution at the Custer High School gym, starting at 12:30 p.m. Dec.16. Last year the community’s sharing spirit enabled 91 area families to experience a happier Christmas with over 300 gifts distributed.

Any gifts not given out in Select-A-Gift are donated to WEAVE, the local domestic abuse shelter and  to the Store House for local distribution for families and children in need.

 How the Community Helps

There are numerous ways you as a resident of the community can help in the Custer

Community Christmas Project:

  • Take one or more tags from any of the trees at churches, Curves, or First Interstate Bank, Highmark, Family Dollar, Shopko, Sentinel credit union, True Value Hardware, Dacotah Bank and Custer High/Middle school and elementary school; buy gifts for those persons and return them unwrapped by Dec. 12 to the place where the tags were picked up.
  • Help with the gift wrapping at the Select-A-Gift site at the Custer High School gym. For information on when and where to report, and to volunteer for wrapping contact Janet Warne 673-5364.
  • Donate wrappings, ribbons and bows for the Select-a-Gift wrapping. Call Juli Ames-Curtis (673-2967 or 970-391-9921) for this information
  • Help fill the food baskets at the Custer Food Pantry or help deliver those that are not picked up. For information in helping in this area, call Kim Canete at 673-3753.
  • Contribute a cash donation for purchases of food for the Baskets, or for Select-A-Gift presents. Donations can be given to any pastor or sent to Juli Ames-Curtis, 11936 Hay Creek Rd, Custer, SD 57730. Cash donations can be given to tellers at First Interstate Bank, and Highmark Federal Credit Union and Shopko. Envelopes will be on trees as tags listed “$$ donation”.
  • Respond to letters being sent by the Custer Ministerial Alliance to businesses and individuals asking for cash donations to support all of these Christmas project events.