CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS- REGULAR SESSION March 5th, 2018

Council President Larry Maciejewski called to order the first meeting of the Common Council for the month of March 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Present at roll call were Councilpersons Heinrich, Nielsen, Fischer, and Blom. The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.

AGENDA

Councilperson Heinrich moved, with a second by Councilperson Nielsen, to approve the agenda. The motion unanimously carried.

MINUTES

Councilperson Nielsen moved, with a second by Councilperson Blom, to approve the minutes from the February 20th council meeting. The motionunanimously carried.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

No conflicts of interest were stated.

EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATION- DUCKS UNLIMITED

            Councilperson Nielsen moved to approve the Executive Proclamation for Ducks Unlimited. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.

EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, established in 1937, the mission of Ducks Unlimited is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North Americas waterfowl. Such habitats also benefit other wildlife and people; and

WHEREAS, the area around Custer City and throughout the state of South Dakota has many shallow lakes and wetlands which provide an important migration habitat for thousands of waterfowl that depend on these habitats to ensure they arrive on breeding grounds in good health and prepared to nest; and

WHEREAS, Custer City has many shallow lakes in the area such as, Stockade, Bismark, West Dam, and countless other wetlands which are important for their role in preserving the outdoor heritage of the state by providing traditional waterfowl hunting areas; and

WHEREAS, wetlands are also valued for their role in water quality protection, flood control, survival of wetland-dependent wildlife, and the state’s overall environmental health; and

WHEREAS, South Dakotas thousands of passionate Ducks Unlimited members and volunteers are determined to continue this great work well into the future; and

WHEREAS, Custer City has recognized the potential of a solid partnership with Ducks Unlimited in the planning and completion of the West Dam reconstruction project; and

WHEREAS, Ducks Unlimited hosts an annual banquet each year to assist in the raising of funds used to protect, enhance and restore wetlands and grasslands across North America, and such annual banquet has been scheduled for the year 2018 to be held on the 24th day of March.

WHEREAS, the City of Custer City shall honor Ducks Unlimited by displaying 12 flags presenting their logo along the Mount Rushmore road corridor for a time beginning on March 16th, 2018 and to end on March 26th, 2018.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Corbin Herman, Mayor of the City of Custer City, South Dakota, do hereby proclaim March 25th, as

Ducks Unlimited Day

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Custer City to be affixed this fifth day of March in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eighteen.

CITY OF CUSTER CITY

S/Corbin Herman, Mayor

ATTEST: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer

CEMETERY CARETAKER BIDS

            Councilperson Heinrich moved to table the Cemetery Caretaker Bids until a special meeting on Monday March 12, 2018 at 4:00pm. Second by Councilperson Fischer, the motion unanimously carried.

2018 POOL MANAGEMENT CONTRACT- CUSTER YMCA

            Councilperson Nielsen moved to approve the 2018 Pool Management Contract with the Custer YMCA for $16,000. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.

CUSTER COMMUNITY CENTER USE AGREEMENT-CUSTER YMCA

            Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve the 2018 Custer Community Center Gym Use Agreement with the Custer YMCA. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS POSITIONS AVAILABILITY

            Bob Morrison, Public Works Director, discussed the possibility of hiring a full time and/or part time position for the Public Works Department.

CLAIMS

            Councilperson Nielsen moved, with a second by Councilperson Blom, to approve the following claims.  The motion carried unanimously.

AE2S, Professional Fees, $1,176.53

AFLAC, Insurance, $583.02

AFSCME Council 65, Dues, $86.14

Battle Mountain Humane Society, Animal Control $1,000.00

Beesley Law Office, Professional Fees, $2,515.00

Black Hill Energy, Utilities, $8,625.06

Century Business Product, Supplies, $210.91

Code Works, Professional Fees, $530.24

Crum Electric Supply Co, Supplies, $4,124.61

Custer Co Chronicle, Publishing Fees, $211.08

Custer DoIt Best, Supplies, Repair & Maintenance, $70.28

Custer Industrial, Repair & Maintenance, $19.20

Custer Sr. Citizen Center, 2018 Subsidy, $4,000.00

Custer Ture Value, Supplies, Repair & Maintenance, $512.20

California State Disbursement, Deductions, $53.19

Delta Dental, Insurance, $148.20

Discovery Benefits, Supplies, $856.92

EFTPS, Taxes, $13,460.74

Fastenal, Supplies, $179.17

Freeman’s Electric INC, Repair & Maintenance, $17.77

G & R Controls, Repair & Maintenance, $261.48

Green Owl Media, Professional Fees, $140.00

Hillyard, Supplies, $99.17

Image All LLC, Supplies, $169.00

Kimball Midwest, Supplies, $1,269.70

KLJ, Professional Fees, $2,450.00

Metering & Technology, Supplies, $3,585.87

Nelsons Oil & Gas, Supplies, $2,124.20

Petty Cash, Supplies, $303.52

Sander Sanitation, Garbage Collection Contracts, $13,422.54

SD Department of Revenue, Supplies, $21.20

SD Retirement System, $6,427.60

Supplemental Retirement, $460.00

Shanklins, Supplies, $234.96

The Hartford, Insurance, 64.12

Turbiville Industrial Electric, Supplies, Repair & Maintenance, $845.88

Walker, Gaile, Reimbursement, $261.78

Wellmark BCBS, Insurance, $11,519.05

Mayor & Council, $4,400.00

Finance Department, $5,683.06

Public Buildings, $2,719.29

Planning Department, $7010.49

Public Works Department, $3,013.85

Street Department, $10,969.67

Cruisin Department, $84.29

Parks Department, $3,382.75

Water Department, $11,429.07

Wastewater Department, $11,279.49

Total Claims, $142,012.29

DEPARTMENT HEADS & COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Various committee reports were given in addition to department heads giving an update.

ADJOURNMENT

            With no further business, Councilperson Nielsen moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m. Seconded by Councilperson, Heinrich, the motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:                                                                                       CITY OF CUSTER CITY

Laurie Woodward                                                                          Council President

Finance Officer                                                                               Larry Maciejewski

CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA March 5th, 2018 – City Hall Council Chambers 5:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Roll Call – Pledge of Allegiance

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes – February 20th, 2018 Meeting Minutes

4. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

5. Public Presentations – Public Hearings

a. Executive Proclamation – Ducks Unlimited

b.

c.

            d.

6. Old Business

            a. Cemetery Caretaker Bid

            b.

7. New Business

            a. 2018 Pool Management Contract – YMCA

            b. Custer Community Center Use Agreement – YMCA

            c. Public Works Positions Availability

            d.

            e.

            f.

            g.

8.  Presentation of Claims –

9. Department Head Discussion & Committee Reports –

10. Executive Session – Personnel, Proposed Litigation, & Contract Negotiations (SDCL 1-25-2)

11. Adjournment

REMINDERS

 

General Government Committee Meeting – March 12th, 2018 4:30 P.M.

Planning Commission Meeting – March 13th, 2018 5:00 P.M.

Regular City Council Meeting – March 19th, 2018 5:30 P.M.

Park & Recreation Committee Meeting – March 20th, 2018 5:30 P.M.

Public Works Committee Meeting – April 2nd, 2018 4:30 P.M.

Regular City Council Meeting – April 2nd, 2018 5:30 P.M.

CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS- REGULAR SESSION FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Mayor Corbin Herman called to order the second meeting of the Common Council for the month of February 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Present at roll call were Councilpersons Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen, Fischer, Blom and Arseneault. City Attorney Chris Beesley was present. The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.

AGENDA

Councilperson Fischer moved, with a second by Councilperson Blom, to approve the agenda. The motion unanimously carried.

MINUTES

Councilperson Nielsen moved, with a second by Councilperson Arseneault, to approve the minutes from the February 5th council meeting. The motion carried with Councilperson Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen, Blom and Arseneault voting yes, while Councilperson Fischer abstained.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

No conflicts of interest were stated.

PUBLIC HEARING – MALT BEVERAGE & WINE LICENSE – MAC’S

            Councilperson Nielsen moved to approve the malt beverage and wine license for Mac’s contingent upon operating agreement being signed and proof of insurance being provided. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

RESOLUTION #02-20-2018A – CUSTER COUNTY PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN

            Councilperson Fischer moved to adopt Resolution #02-20-2018A, Custer County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

RESOLUTION #02-20-2018A
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CUSTER COUNTY PREDISASTER MITIGATION PLAN
[APPROVED PENDING ADOPTION 2018 UPDATE]

WHEREAS, the Custer County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan has been prepared in accordance with The Disaster Relief Act of 2000 and 44 CFR 206.1; and

WHEREAS, The City of Custer has been afforded the opportunity to participate, comment, and provide input in the current plan content and mitigation strategies; and

WHEREAS, The City of Custer concurs with the mitigation strategies and solutions for each disaster impacting the community and citizens; and

WHEREAS, the City of Custer agrees to annually review and comment on progress in achieving mitigation goal identified in the Plan and affecting its jurisdiction.

AND NOW THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Custer City Council that it adopts The Custer County Mitigation Plan as the jurisdiction’s mitigation management plan and resolves to participate in the accomplishments of the actions therein.

Dated this 20th day of February, 2018.

CITY OF CUSTER

            S/Corbin Herman, Mayor

            ATTEST: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer

RESOLUTION #02-20-2018B – UPDATED WAGE SCALE

            Councilperson Heinrich moved to adopt Resolution #02-20-2018B, Updated Wage Scale. Seconded by Councilperson Arseneault, the motion unanimously carried.

Resolution #02-20-18B

            WHEREAS, the City of Custer City has previously adopted an Employee Wage Scale; and

WHEREAS, updating and amending of said Employee Wage Scale is necessary; and

            WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Custer has negotiated the certification increase for employees having water and wastewater certification that meet Custer City Facilities; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Custer City has determined that the Employee

Wage Scale be modified in accordance with the attached incorporated Employee Wage Scale, which is labeled exhibit “A”;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the 2018 Employee Wage Scale is adopted and

supersedes all previous Employee Wage Scales.

Dated this 20th day of February 2018.

            CITY OF CUSTER CITY

            S/Corbin Herman, Mayor

            ATTEST: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer

PRELIMINARY & FINAL PLAT – PHILLIPS SUBDIVISION

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved to approve the preliminary and final plat for Phillips Subdivision. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT – TRACT WILLIAMSON REVISED OF NEEDLES VIEW SUBDIVISION & WILLOW CREEK TRACT

            Councilperson Fischer moved to approve the preliminary plat for Tract Williamson Revised of Needles View Subdivision and Willow Creek Tract. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

SUBDIVISION VARIANCE – BUSSKOHL-JENNIGES SUBDIVISION PHASE I

Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve the subdivision variance request for Busskohl-Jenniges Subdivision Phase I, allowing only a 30’ public right of way. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT – BUSSKOHL-JENNIGES SUBDIVISION PHASE I

Councilperson Fischer moved to approve the preliminary plat for Busskohl-Jenniges Subdivision Phase I contingent upon minor spelling and grammar corrections being corrected. Seconded by Councilperson Arseneault, the motion unanimously carried.

CEMETERY CARETAKER BID

Councilperson Fischer moved to table the cemetery caretaker bid until the March 6th Council Meeting. Seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski, the motion unanimously carried.

WAY PARK REQUEST FOR FARMER’S MARKET – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Councilperson Maciejewski moved to approve the Chamber of Commerce request to use Way Park on Saturday’s from 8am through 1pm, from June through October, except for Gold Discovery Days weekend, for the Farmer’s Market. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.

TELSA RALLY REQUEST – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve the Chamber of Commerce request for the Tesla Road Trip Rally on May 18th, 2018 which included street closure request for South Sixth Street from Mt Rushmore Road to Washington Street, keeping the alley open; Washington Street from Sixth Street to Eighth Street; request to use the showmobile and have it placed on South Sixth Street; use of the picnic tables & trash cans and placement of them on the street; and a brown bag permit from 5pm – 7pm. Seconded by Councilperson Fischer, the motion unanimously carried.

GOLD DISCOVERY DAYS REQUEST – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Councilperson Maciejewski moved to approve the Chamber of Commerce request for Gold Discovery Days which included street closures for North Sixth Street from Crook Street south to the alley (7/20-7/21);  Washington Street from Sixth Street to Eighth Street (7/20-7/21); South Seventh Street from Washington Street to the Mt Rushmore Road (7/20-7/21); South Fourth Street from Mt Rushmore Road to the south alley on only the east side of the street (7/20-7/22); South Sixth Street from Mt. Rushmore Road to Washington Street, keeping alley open (7/20-7/21); use of Way Park (7/20-7/22); use of the showmobile ((7/20-7/21); and parade to be held July 21st at 10:00 am with line up on Crook Street, then proceeding west on Mt Rushmore Road from Eighth Street to First Street. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.

OFF-ROAD RALLY REQUEST – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Councilperson Blom moved to approve the Chamber of Commerce request for the Off-Road Rally Show and Shine on June 8th, 2018 which included street closure for South Sixth Street from Mt. Rushmore Road to Washington Street, keeping the alley open and use of two trash cans. Seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski, the motion unanimously carried.

CERTIFIED OPERATOR WAGES

Councilperson Maciejewski moved to approve the following wages for the certified operators. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.

Scott Kellogg      $31.30           Lance Stansbury    $20.85           Julie Harley          $20.55

CLAIMS

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved, with a second by Councilperson Arseneault, to approve the following claims.  The motion carried unanimously.

Advanced Drug Testing, Safety, $36.00

APWA, 2018 Dues, $20.00

Avenet, LLC, Supplies, $550.00

AFSCME Council 65, Dues, $86.14

BH Council of Local Governments, Dues, $1,034.00

Black Hill Energy, Utilities, $13,011.16

California State Disbursement, Deductions, $53.19

Clark, Jeff, Reimbursement, $105.15

Credit Collections, Deductions, $141.87

Culligan, Repair & Maintenance, $58.50

Chamber of Commerce, Sales Tax Subsidy, $1,539.18

Custer Community Action Team, 2018 Subsidy, $1,500.00

Custer Sign Co, Supplies, $184.41

Dakota Pump, Repair & Maintenance, $459.18

Discovery Benefits, Supplies, $25.00

Fastenal, Supplies, $297.90

First Interstate Bank, $197.38

French Creek Supply, Supplies, Repair & Maintenance, $193.25

Hawkins, Supplies, $20.00

Gier, Jacob, Refund, $1,200.00

Lynn’s Dakotamart, Supplies, $2.83

Metering & Technology Solutions, Supplies, $1,794.97

Midcontinent Testing Labs, Professional Fees, $190.00

Pace, Supplies, $209.39

Rancher’s Feed & Supply, Supplies, $1,144.25

Rapid City Journal, Renewal, $338.54

Rapid Delivery, Professional Fees, $64.70

S & B Motors, Repair $ Maintenance, $224.55

SD Associations of Rural Water System, Conference, $410.00

SD Dept of Revenue, $150.00

SDML, Conference, $75.00

Servall, Supplies, $165.02

BIT Finance/ State Long Distance, $58.57

Shanklin’s, Supplies, $862.34

Summit Signs and Supply INC, Supplies, $200.00

USDA Loan Payments, $8,910.00

Wright Express, Supplies, $1,019.453

Total Claims $36,531.92

DEPARTMENT HEADS & COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Various committee reports were given in addition to department heads giving an update.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilperson Fischer moved to go into and out of executive session for contract negotiations per SDCL 1-25-2(1-4) at 6:12 pm, with the Attorney, Planning Administrator, Public Works Director and Finance Officer present. Seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski, the motion unanimously carried. Council came out of executive session at 6:30 pm, with no action taken.

ADJOURNMENT

            With no further business, Councilperson Arseneault moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Seconded by Councilperson, Fischer, the motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:                                                                                       CITY OF CUSTER CITY

Laurie Woodward                                                                          Corbin Herman

Finance Officer                                                                               Mayor

CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS- REGULAR SESSION FEBRUARY 5th, 2018 –

Mayor Corbin Herman called to order the first meeting of the Common Council for the month of February 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Present at roll call were Councilpersons Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen and Blom. City Attorney Chris Beesley was present. The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.

AGENDA

Councilperson Nielsen moved, with a second by Councilperson Blom, to approve the agenda. The motion unanimously carried.

MINUTES

Councilperson Maciejewski moved, with a second by Councilperson Heinrich, to approve the minutes from the January 16th council meeting. The motion unanimously carried.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

No conflicts of interest were stated.

SECOND READING – ORDINANCE #801 – PARKING PROHIBITED DURING SNOW REMOVAL ALERT

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved to adopt Ordinance #801, Parking Prohibited During Snow Removal Alert. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion carried with Councilperson Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen and Blom voting yes.

FINAL PLAT – RAMSEY SUBDIVISION PHASE 2

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved to approve the final plat for Ramsey Subdivision Phase 2. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

Councilperson Arseneault joined the meeting at 5:33 pm.

SUBDIVISION VARIANCE – ROSSE SUBDIVISION 2

            Councilperson Heinrich moved to approve the subdivision variance for Rosse Subdivision 2 allowing only a 33’ public access and utility easement along Little Teton Road. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion unanimously carried.

PRELIMINARY & FINAL PLAT – ROSSE SUBDIVISION 2

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved to approve the preliminary and final plat for Rosse Subdivision 2 contingent upon all signatures on the mylar being collected. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

EXCEPTION TO CUSTER MUNICIPAL CODE 5.05 (TRANSIENT MERCHANT) – CUSTER CHAMBER

            Councilperson Blom moved to approve the Custer Chamber of Commerce request for exception to Custer Municipal Code 5.05 (transient merchant), allowing the Off Road Rally vendors to move locations on June 6th with the vendors getting only one permit for the day, with this exception only being for the 2018 Off Road Rally. Seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski, the motion unanimously carried.

EXCEPTION TO CUSTER MUNICIPAL CODE 15.12 (FIRE LIMITS) – PAUL NIEMAN

After reviewing the documents regarding the exception to the Custer Municipal Code 15.12 (Fire Limits) including those provided by Mr. Nieman, Councilperson Nielsen moved to authorize the building as presented at 444 Mt Rushmore Road and allow the permit to be issued by the Planning Administrator contingent upon his approval of the adequately designed fire suppression system and all additional criteria being met as provided in the documents. Seconded by Councilperson Arseneault, the motion unanimously carried.

DUCKS UNLIMITED FLAGS – JEFF HEIDELBAUER

Councilperson Nielsen moved to table the Ducks Unlimited request to hang flags downtown until the next Council Meeting. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

STATEMENT OF VALUES

Councilperson Nielsen moved to approve the statement of values as presented with an increase of the Water Treatment Plant at 1115 Washington Street to $100,000 for property & $600,000 for contents. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.

CLAIMS

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved, with a second by Councilperson Blom, to approve the following claims.  The motion carried unanimously.

1881 Courthouse Museum, Subsidy, $7500.00

AFLAC, Insurance, $594.82

Amazon.com, Repair & Maintenance, $72.64

BH Resource Conservation and Development, Renewal, $100.00

Battle Mountain Humane Society, Animal Control Contract, $1,000.00

Beesley Law Office, Professional Fees, $2,202.50

Black Hills Energy, Utilities, $3,207.20

Butler Machinery, Supplies $1,873.98

Century Business Products, Supplies, $104.61

Code Works, Professional Fees, $265.12

Crazy House Memorial/ Laughing Water, Conference, $1,362.47

Custer Area Arts Council, Subsidy, 2,000.00

Chamber of Commerce, Supplies, $280.00

Chamber of Commerce, Sales Tax Subsidy, $3,754.24

Chronicle, Supplies, Publication, $342.19

Credit Collections, Deductions, $238.86

Custer Do It Best, Supplies, Repair and Maintenance, $19.57

Custer Ministerial Alliance, Subsidy, $1,000.00

Custer True Value, Supplies, Repair and Maintenance, $368.48

California State Disbursement, Deductions, $53.19

Dacotah Bank, TIF #2 Payment, $3,038.85

Dacotah Bank, TIF #4 Payment, $75.02

Delta Dental, Insurance, $148.20

Discovery Benefits, Supplies, $8656.92

EFTPS, Taxes, $13,286.38

Fastenal, Supplies, $431.31

First Interstate Bank, Supplies, $400.88

First Interstate Bank, TIF #4 Payment, $75.02

Green Owl Media, Professional Fees, $140.00

Golden West Technologies, Supplies, Professional Fees, $648.50

Golden West Telecommunications, Utilities, $610.58

Hach, Repair and Maintenance, $1,285.42

Hawkins, Supplies, $5,655.41

Holiday Inn- Spearfish, Travel and Conference, $367.96

Jenner Equipment, Repair and Maintenance, $545.36

Metering and Technology Solutions, Supplies, $2,758.38

Nelson’s Oil & Gas, Supplies, $1,350.00

Northern Safety Technology, Repair and Maintenance, $580.56

Petty Cash, Supplies, $942.12

Quill, Supplies, $156.63

Sander Sanitation, Garbage Collection Contract, $13,422.54

Summit Signs and Supply INC, Supplies, $200.00

SRF Loan Payment, $15,477.11

SD DCI, Supplies, $43.25

SD Retirement System, $6,137.94

Supplemental Retirement, $460.00

The Hartford, Insurance, $64.12

USFS, Permits, $432.66

Verizon Wireless, Utilities, $465.10

WEAVE, Subsidy, $4000.00

Wellmark, Insurance, $11,519.05

Custer County Marker, Utility Refund, $55.94

Mayor & Council, $4,400.00

Finance Department, 5,327.41

Public Buildings, $856.47

Planning Department, $6,772.54

Public Works Department, $3034.71

Street Department, $9,700.93

Cruisin Department, 80.54

Parks Department, $3,500.12

Water Department, $11,802.49

Wastewater Department, $11,463.53

Total Claims, $176,709.56

DEPARTMENT HEADS & COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Various committee reports were given in addition to department heads giving an update.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilperson Arseneault moved to go into and out of executive session for personnel, proposed litigation & contract negotiations per SDCL 1-25-2(1-4) at 6:26 pm, with the Attorney, Planning Administrator, Public Works Director and Finance Officer present. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried. Council came out of executive session at 6:53 pm, with no action taken.

RESOLUTION #02-05-18A – UNION CONTRACT

            Councilperson Maciejewski moved to adopt Resolution #02-05-18A, Union Contract. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion unanimously carried.

RESOLUTION # 02-05-18A

            WHEREAS, the City recognizes that the Public Works Department employees have formed a union; and

            WHEREAS, the negotiation process has taken place; and the union has accepted the proposed agreement;

            WHEREAS, City has reviewed the collective bargain agreement, consisting of 30 pages and approved the same;

            IT IS NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Custer and AFSCME, consisting of 30 pages (attached hereto and incorporated herein), is adopted, with an effective date of January 1, 2018.

Dated this 5th day of February, 2018

            City of Custer City

S/Corbin Herman, Mayor

Attest: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer

RESOLUTION #02-05-18B – PERSONNEL MANUAL

Councilperson Nielsen moved to adopt Resolution #02-05-18B, Personnel Manual. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion unanimously carried.

RESOLUTION # 02-05-18B

            WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Custer City has previously adopted an Employee Manual; and

            WHEREAS, updating and amending of said Employee Personnel Manual was provided for in Resolution 06-06-16B; and

            WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Custer City has determined that said Employee Personnel Manual Policy should be modified.

            IT IS NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Employee Personnel Manual, consisting of 122 pages (attached hereto and incorporated herein), is amended as stated in the attached.

            IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that said Personnel Manual may be subject to modification as requested by staff or required by circumstances, and approved by Council.

Dated this 5th day of February 2018

            City of Custer City

            S/Corbin Herman, Mayor

            Attest: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer

RESOLUTION #02-05-18C – GOLF COURSE TREES SURPLUS & REMOVAL

            Councilperson Arsenault move to adopt Resolution #02-05-18C, Golf Course Trees Surplus & Removal. Seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski, the motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION 02-05-18C

A RESOLUTION SURPLUSING TIMBER AND AUTHORIZING CUSTER GOLF CORPORATION TO CONTRACT FOR REMOVAL

            WHEREAS, the City of Custer owns the real property on which the Rocky Knolls Golf Course is located and operated pursuant to a management agreement with Custer Golf Corporation, a nonprofit corporation;

            WHEREAS, forestry management services have been deemed necessary by the Custer Golf Corporation Board to render the Golf Course landscape more aesthetically pleasing and maintain a healthy golf course;

WHEREAS, SDCL 6-5-2, states that any political subdivision may convey and transfer any real property which is owned by it and which is about to be abandoned for public purposes, to another political subdivision or nonprofit corporation for public purposes and accommodation without offering the property for sale;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City of Custer City, that an estimated 125 mature trees located on the Rocky Knolls Golf Course, however, not to exceed 135 mature trees, as the same are deemed no longer necessary for the City’s purpose and therefore surplus;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of Custer City, hereby grants the Custer Golf Corporation Board the authority to hire an independent contract to operate under the Custer Golf Corporation’s direction for removal of the surplus trees;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Custer Golf Corporation shall pay the City of Custer a stumpage fee of $8 per ton, which shall be paid to the City of Custer by March 15th, 2018, with weight tickets being provided to the City;

Dated this 5th day of February, 2018.

            CITY OF CUSTER

            S/Corbin Herman, Mayor

ATTEST: Laurie Woodward, Finance Officer

ADJOURNMENT

            With no further business, Councilperson Arseneault moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 p.m. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:                                                                                       CITY OF CUSTER CITY

Laurie Woodward                                                                          Corbin Herman

Finance Officer                                                                               Mayor

 

CUSTER STATE PARK TO HOST BLACK HILLS UKULELE ORCHESTRA FEBRUARY 17, 2018 —

Escape to the Park February Program

Beat the winter blues and Escape to the Park!  Custer State Park will be hosting the Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra, Saturday, February 17 from 1:00-2:00pm at the Visitor Center located at the intersection of Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road.  The orchestra will play a selection of popular music and end the program with an open invitation to audience members to try their hand at the ukulele.  The Black Hills Ukulele Orchestra is a program of the non-profit Custer Area Arts Council.

Don’t forget our winter hikes; snowshoe hikes take place Saturday, February 10, and Saturday, March 10.  Also note Saturday, March 17 on your calendar and watch for more Escape to the Park programming information.

The Visitor Center will be closed Monday, February 26.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and can be purchased at the Park Office from 8:00am to 4:30pm during the week, or at the Visitor Center open from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

For more information check the Custer State Park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CusterStatePark/ or contact the Park Office at (605) 255-4515.

POWER IN COMMUNITY

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By Peg Ryan
Mile High Pilates And Yoga

January has come and gone.  According to just about every article on the subject, most New Year’s resolutions have now reached the graveyard of good intentions.  Fortunately, any time is appropriate to get back on that bandwagon and try again.  As we all know, every day is a new day and a new opportunity.  There are many tips for setting goals and maintaining resolve, but the one I’d like to focus on here is the value of community.  A group of like-minded and supportive practitioners can help keep you motivated, especially when barriers start appearing in your path.

The great Vietnamese philosopher Thich Nhat Hahn wrote “A good [community] is crucial for practice.” He continues “A good teacher is important, but sisters and brothers in the practice are the main ingredient for success.”  Of course, he may be referring to a different type of practice here, but I would venture that even he would not object to expanding the meaning more broadly to include many types of practice.  Especially those practices with the ultimate goal of self-improvement.

If one of your self-improvement goals is to add more movement to your life, a group can be a huge help to keep you on that path.  A recent article in the Washington Post  cites two new studies that demonstrate the value of even “light activity” as being “helpful for outcomes like daily functioning, mental well-being, good quality of life and so on.”  Improved methods are now being used to conduct such studies.  In the past they have mostly been based on self-reporting which is notoriously inaccurate.  But with new technology such as Fitbits and similar activity tracking devices, more objective data can be collected.  The result of these 2 studies show that the benefits of movement, even light movement, are far more impressive than previously thought.  In fact, these studies found that “the most active subjects had a 50 to 70 percent decline in mortality during a defined follow-up period compared with the least active, most sedentary participants. Previous self-report research had pegged this benefit at about 20 to 35 percent.” This is comparable to the health benefits gained by non-smokers vs. smokers.  So it is particularly significant.

Interestingly, these studies tracked individuals (male and female) in their late 60’s and 70’s.  The researchers believe that the results will correlate to younger people also.  But the results add further evidence to support the notion that it is never too late to start moving.  Furthermore, any movement beats being sedentary.  The studies show that “all physical activity counts toward improving health status. You don’t have to play basketball for an hour or run three miles to accrue benefits. You simply have to move . . .”

One great way to do that is to join a group.  That’s what exercise classes provide – a group that is working together to keep moving.  Classes also provide a specific time and place for this activity.  You can set that time aside in your schedule and like any other appointment.  Not only will this help you remember, but it can also help you keep other appointments from interfering.

The word “yoga” is translated as “union” from Sanskrit.  This can mean many things.  It can mean union of mind and body.  Or union of movement and breath.  For this purpose I would suggested that “union” can also refer to a group that practices together.  This is true not just of yoga, but of any group that practices movement together.

Recently one of the members of our Pilates group was sick.  We missed her while she was gone and worried about her sending healing energy for her quick return.  When she got better we were elated to have her back and welcomed her accordingly.  As part of a group your well-being becomes important to others as well as yourself.  Of course, your friends and family will also benefit from your good health, but wouldn’t it be great to have a supportive group to share your efforts with.  You can and should continue to move on your own, but a group can encourage that also.  The more you move, the better you will feel which will encourage more movement.  So if you’re still hoping to at least try to fulfill your pledge to yourself, let a group help you.  We all need each other.  Take advantage of the benefits of community.

CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA –

February 5th, 2018 – City Hall Council Chambers

5:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Roll Call – Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of Minutes – January 16th, 2018 Meeting Minutes

4. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

5. Public Presentations – Public Hearings

a. Second Reading – Ordinance #801 – Parking Prohibited During Snow Removal Alert

b.

c.

            d.

6. Old Business

            a.

            b.

7. New Business

            a. Final Plat – Ramsey Subdivision Phase 2

            b. Subdivision Variance – Rosse Subdivision 2

            c. Preliminary & Final Plat – Rosse Subdivision 2

            d. Exception to Custer Municipal Code 15.12 (Fire Limits) – Paul Nieman

            e. Duck Unlimited Flags – Jeff Heidelbauer

            f. Exception to Custer Municipal Code 5.05 (Transient Merchant) – Custer Chamber of Commerce

            g. Statement of Values

            h.

            i.

8.  Presentation of Claims –

9. Department Head Discussion & Committee Reports –

10. Executive Session – Personnel, Proposed Litigation, & Contract Negotiations (SDCL 1-25-2)

11. Resolution #02-05-18A – Union Contract

12. Resolution #02-05-18B – Personnel Manual

13. Resolution #02-05-18C – Golf Course Trees Surplus & Removal

14. Adjournment

REMINDERS

 

General Government Committee Meeting – February 12th, 2018 4:30 P.M.

Planning Commission Meeting – February 13th, 2018 5:00 P.M.

Regular City Council Meeting – February 20th, 2018 5:30 P.M.

Park & Recreation Committee Meeting – February 21st, 2018 5:30 P.M.

Public Works Committee Meeting – March 5th, 2018 4:30 P.M.

Regular City Council Meeting – March 5th, 2018 5:30 P.M.