Custer County Commission Meeting Minutes (Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

Members present:
Commissioners Travis Bies, Phil Lampert, Jesse Sorenson, Jim Lintz, Mark Hartman and State’s Attorney
Tracy Kelley.

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

B. Adopting of the agenda
Chairman Lampert called for any corrections to the agenda. With no corrections, the agenda will
stand as presented.

C. Consent Agenda

Motion by Lintz and seconded by Bies to approve the April 25, 2018 commission meeting minutes
and the April 25, 2018 County Board of Equalization minutes. Motion carried, unanimous. Motion
by Lintz and seconded by Bies to approve the following vouchers and travel requests. Motion
carried, unanimous.

Travel requests approved: Patty Caster, Julie Jenniges and Amanda Pierce to Vanguard User’s
meeting in Oacoma, SD, at a cost of $821.70; Mike Carter to Type 3 Team Deployment in Madison,
SD, at no cost; Jeremy Uphoff, Wanda Gramkow and Monica DeNardis to SDACO Deputy
Workshop in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $611.97; Gary Woodford to SDACHS 34th Annual Summer
Meeting in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $200; Cathy Carter to SDACHS Office Personnel Workshop in
Pierre, SD, at a cost of $250.
Vouchers approved as follows:

PAYROLL: Commissioner’s $1,681.28; Auditor $11,889.41; Treasurer $3,824.73; IST $1,693.92; State’s
Attorney $4,765.14; Courthouse Building $2,116.84; Director of Equalization $4,238.07; Register of
Deeds $5,307.95; Veterans Service $595.68; Human Resource $537.97; Sheriff $16,075.84; Nurse
$488.86; Library $3,641.56; Extension $701.29; Weed & Pest $1,128.18; Planning $2,756.73; Highway &
Bridge $16,730.94; Emergency Management $1,305.31; 24/7 $811.90; Communications/911 $7,153.38

GENERAL FUND: SD State Treasurer $7.63

COMMISSIONERS: Southern Hills Publishing $1,225.67; SDACO $4,024

CONTINGENCY: New York Life $126.00

COURT: Beesley Law $440; Skinner Law $296.91; Garland Goff $1,178.10; Angela Colbath $1,117.10

AUDITOR: SDACO $250; LCA Bank $78.29; Golden West $173.75; Ricoh $.06

TREASURER: A & B Business $1.87; SDACO $250; Golden West $173.73
IST: Golden West $69.50

STATE’S ATTORNEY: Bridgette Banks $62.40; Southern Hills Publishing $21.89;
First Western Insurance $50; Lexi Nexis $289; Secretary of State $30.00; Luke Yellow Robe $1,500; Heath
Waddell $338.56; Golden West $37; Culligan $37; Rapid City Police Dept. $37

COURTHOUSE BUILDING: Southern Hills Publishing $31; Custer True Value $88.35; Black Hills Industries
$238; Golden West $334.76

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION: Custer True Value $17.98; Golden West $208.47; Vanguard Appraisals
$9,850

REGISTER OF DEEDS:A & B Business $20.12; SDACO $250; Golden West $138.99

VETERANS SERVICES: Golden West $34.76

PREDATORY ANIMAL: SD Dept of Game Fish & Parks $827.20

INFO TECHNOLOGY: Active Data Systems $3,066; Golden West Technologies $1,940; A & B Business
$1,403.26; Golden West Telecommunications $10; Ricoh $5.41

SHERIFF: Black Hills Energy $95.99; Defensive Edge Training $265; A & B Business $63.54; Innovative
Office Solutions $150.03; Sherry Weber $33; Golden West $351.44; Culligan $46.50; A to Z Shredding
$40; Great Western Tire $1,298.20 Axon Ent. $3,888

PRISONER CARE: Manlove Psychciatric $59.90; Innovative Office Solutions $140; Ann Allen $150;
Christine Peters $75; Rapid City Police $140

AIRPORT: QT POD $818.79; Custer Gas $256.71; Custer True Value $68.09; Jenner Equipment $647.79;
Rock Solid Enterprises $2,796; Golden West $198.85; MG Oil $3,281.90; Mark & Shannon Stites $3,000

LIBRARY: Dakota Business Center $1,122.32; Mt Rushmore Telephone $112.55; Golden West $281.10

CULTURE/RECREATION: Southern Hills Publishing $87; Custer True Value $8.49; Lynn’s Dakotamart
$30.72

EXTENSION: A & B Business $17.89; Golden West $220.56

WEED & PEST: A & B Business $8.11; Golden West $48.69; SD Association of County Weed & Pest $150

PLANNING: Golden West $138.99

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE: Bierschbach Equipment $470; Black Hills Energy $192.74; Butler Machinery
$936; Custer Do It Best $13.40; Southern Hills Publishing $32.40; Custer True Value $82.51; Eddie’s Truck
Sales $913.35; French Creek Loggers $54.89; Fastenal $12.61; Dakota Supply $28.23; Interstate Batteries
$116.95; Lynn’s Dakotamart $15.96; Mt Rushmore Telephone $114.65; Ranchers Feed & Seed $18; S & B
Motor Parts $464.78; SD Assoc County Comm $75; SD Dept of Transportation $432.96; Kieffer Sanitation
$152.79; Servall Towel & Linen $101.44; Town of Buffalo Gap $54; Snap on Tools $256.75; Southern Hills
Rock & Gravel $16,750; Golden West $272.69; Lyle Signs $606.92; Culligan $40; Matco Tools $291.65;
MG Oil $186.82; Great Western Tire $4,957.60; Forward Distributing $45.15; CBH Cooperative
$1,621.72; Anderson Auto Sales $32

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT): Richard Smith $116.80; James Strain
$183.60; Robert Rendon $50.40

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Southern Hills Publishing $170; Custer True Value $29.98; Lynn’s
Dakotamart $371.92; SD Emergency Management $95; Kathy Glines $232.92; Sam Smolnisky $94.72;
Golden West $104.25

BUILDING: Custer City $199.39; Custer True Value $77.62; Sander Sanitation $334.94; Adtech $4,638.98

ROD MODERNIZATION & PRESERVATION: Microfilm Imaging Systems $822.25

EMERGENCY LINE: Jonathan Mosely $1000; Rushmore Communication $294; A & B Business $16.02;
Innovative Office Solutions $105.65; Golden West $1,375.99; Culligan $33.50; RT Communications
$23.07D. Conflict of Interest Declarations – Phil Lampert stated a conflict of interest with the public hearing
to vacate Plat of Tatanka Spirit Subdivision & Tatanka Spirit Subdivision, Phase II

E. Highway

1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the
Agreement to Provide for the Striping and Continuing Maintenance of County Roads within
Custer County. Motion carried, unanimous.
2. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the Application for Occupancy on the
Right of Way of County Highways from Fall River Water User’s District for a pipeline crossing on
Highway Number 719 in Section 6, Township 5, Range 8, Custer County, South Dakota. Motion
carried, unanimous.
3. Gary Woodford, Highway Superintendent gave an annual report. Woodford explained how
monies had been spent the previous year and reported that the county received three grants
this year for bridges. Two of the grants are for bridge preservation and the third grant is for a
bridge replacement. The new motor grader that was purchased is scheduled to be delivered on
Thursday, May 10th
.
4. Woodford informed the commission that Mark Jurrens has been hired as an Equipment
Operator and will begin employment with the county on May 14, 2018.
5. Caley Buckert, Weed Supervisor, gave an update on the weed department. Buckert has sent out
a letter to all land owners in Custer County advising the land owner’s responsibility to control
weeds on their property. There will be a landowner workshop at Argyle on Friday, May 18,
2018 starting at 9 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Buckert also stated there is a grant to help
cover costs of chemicals used to spray weeds. Land owners need to turn in receipts to Buckert
to receive the 50% reimbursement through the grant.

F. Public Hearing
– Vacate Plat of Tatanka Spirit Subdivision & Tatanka Spirit Subdivision
Chairman Lampert turned the meeting over to Vice Chairman Lintz. The public hearing was opened
and there was no attendance to oppose the vacation of the plat. Motion by Hartman and seconded
by Bies to approve Resolution 2018-08. Motion carried, Lampert abstained.
RESOLUTION 2018-08
A RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF CUSTER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, TO
VACATE THE PLATS OF
TATANKA SPIRIT SUBDIVISION & TATANKA SPIRIT SUBDIVISION, PHASE II

WHEREAS, a petition has been filed with Custer County requesting vacation of the following
described plats, to-wit:

TATANKA SPIRIT SUBDIVISION & TATANKA SPIRIT SUBDIVISION, PHASE II
Located in Sections 1, 12, & 13, Township 6 South, Range 6 East, BHM, Custer County
recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Custer County, South Dakota in Book 12 of
Plats, pages 314 and 390.

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners (Board) has the authority to approve the
vacation of any recorded plat that lies outside a municipality, either in whole or in part, in
accordance with SDCL 11-3-21.1; and

WHEREAS, Rogers-Scull LLC, a South Dakota limited liability company is the record owner of
the properties contained within said plats sought to be vacated; and

WHEREAS, the publication of legal notice has been satisfied according to SDCL11-3-22.1; and

WHEREAS, the platted subdivisions do not lie within the corporate limits of any
incorporated municipality within Custer County; and

WHEREAS, it has been proven to the satisfaction of the Board that all property taxes have been
paid on such plats as required by SDCL 11-3-23.1; and

WHEREAS, the Board, in accordance with SDCL 11-3-23.1, has determined that vacating the
plats will not abridge or destroy any of the rights and privileges of other proprietors of such plats
and will not authorize the closing or obstruction of any public highway laid out according to law
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF CUSTER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA: That the plat(s) of Tatanka Spirit Subdivision and
Tatanka Spirit Subdivision, Phase II recorded in Book 12 of Plats at pages 314 and 390, in the
Office of the Register of Deeds for Custer County, South Dakota are hereby vacated.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That that portion of Tatanka Spirit Road and Stampede Trail
that lie within the boundaries of the platted property, which rights-of-way are not located within
a section line, shall no longer be deemed public right-of-way.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That all other easements and agreements granted in or upon
such properties by virtue of separate written document shall remain in full force and effect unless
otherwise modified or terminated subsequent hereto.

APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION this 9th day of May, 2018.
________________________________
Jim Lintz
Vice-Chairman, Custer Co. Board of Commission
ATTEST:
_________________________________
Teresa Cornelison
Custer County Auditor
The meeting was turned back over to Chairman Lampert.

G. Emergency Management
1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the
SLA 2nd Quarter Report – FY 2018. Motion carried, unanimous.
H. Planning
1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Lintz to approve the plat of Tract 29 Revised of Battle
Mountain Subdivision Revised and Waynick Tract, formerly Tract 29 of Battle Mountain
Subdivision Revised and the SE4SW4NE4 of Section 25, T6S, R5E, BHM, Custer County, South
Dakota. Motion carried, unanimous.
2. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Lintz to approve the Wireless Communication Tower
Modification from Verizon Wireless by Cobb Wireless Group II on Homestead Subdivision, Tract
Matt (part of Government Lot 16), Section 24, T3S, R4E, BHM, Custer County, South Dakota.
Motion carried, unanimous.
I. Sheriff
1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve the hire of Carl Maude as Deputy
Sheriff effective May 16, 2018. Motion carried, unanimous.
J. Commission
1. The commission reviewed the application for Isolated Tract Easement from Bang McCullen Law
Firm on behalf of Richard and Barbara Drew. One letter of opposition was received for the
application from DeMersseman Jensen Tellinghuisen & Huffman LLP on behalf of Dale Russell
and Ellen Ballard. The commission set Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. as the time for
viewing of the property.
K. Equalization
1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to approve Abatement 1809 in the amount of $156.12.
Motion carried, unanimous.
2. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Sorenson to approve Revised Resolution 2015-06. Motion
carried, unanimous.
Revised Resolution 2015-6

COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL DISCRETIONARY FORMULA

WHEREAS, the Commissioners of Custer County have considered the impact of a discretionary tax
formula to encourage development of certain commercial and industrial property per SDCL 10-6-35.2
within the boundaries of Custer County; and
WHEREAS, the codified laws of the State of South Dakota empower the Commissioners to adopt any
formula for assessed value of certain commercial and industrial property (SDCL 10-6-35-.2); now
therefore
IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the following discretionary tax formula for property classified pursuant
to SDCL 10-6-35.2 is hereby adopted:
1. That property meeting the requirements of SDCL 10-6-35.2 shall be assessed at the following
rates: 0% – First Year; 0% – Second Year; 0% – Third Year; 0% – Fourth Year; 0% – Fifth Year
2. That the Custer County Commissioners shall be solely responsible for determining the
classification of certain real property as defined by SDCL 10-6-35.2.
3. That this Resolution shall become effective on May 9th, 2018 and shall remain in effect until
further action of the Custer County Board of Commissioners.
Dated this 9th Day of May, 2018.
3. Michael Houdyshell, Director of Property Tax, appeared before the board to review the non
agricultural values in the county. Houdyshell provided the commission with an analysis of the
county sales and factors for a five year period (2014 – 2018). The level of assessment on the
non agricultural values in the county has declined over the past five years. The 2018 level of
assessment on non agricultural property is at 84.1% which is below the 85% required by SDCL
10-6-33.8. Houdyshell informed the commission that the Department of Revenue will work
with the Director of Equalization Office to remedy the situation.

L. Treasurer
1. The commission acknowledged the resignation of Diane Ruggiero as Deputy Treasurer.

M. Auditor
1. Motion by Hartman and seconded by Bies to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the
Sub recipient Agreement 19SC090076 between the South Dakota Department of Health and
Custer County. Motion carried, unanimous.
2. Motion by Lintz and seconded by Sorenson to change the dates of the county commission
meetings in June to Wednesday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 20th. Motion carried,
unanimous.

N. SDSU Extension Service
1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to post pone the job description for the
Extension/Conservation Office until the next commission meeting on Wednesday, May 23,
2018. Motion carried, unanimous.

O. Public Comment – Tim Holland commented on the Custer area’s economy and what has happened
in the last ten years. Holland stated, he noticed when values are lower the taxes do not go down,
but when values increase, the taxes increase.

P. Commission
1. Mail call – a letter was received from the Lawrence County Commission regarding BH Resilient
Landscape Project Draft D.E.I.S; a letter was received from the Federal Aviation Administration
regarding the close out of grant #3-46-0011-012-2016; an invitation was received from the
Hermosa Arts and History Association Museum for event to honor the life of Johannes (Jack)
Zasadil
2. Meeting Schedule – The Black Hills Association of County Officials will hold a meeting in Isabel,
SD, on Friday, May 11, 2018 at noon; there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former
STAR Academy property on May 18, 2018, at 10 a.m.
3. Meeting Reports – Lintz reported he had attended a Fair Board meeting and the board is looking
at building an extension off the large building on the fairgrounds. The board is in the process of
getting bids and the National Guard has offered to donate the labor for the project and the
board would need to provide the materials. Bies will attend a Southern Hills Waste
Management meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Hot Springs, SD. Sorenson will attend a
Conservation meeting on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Q. Executive Session
1. Motion by Bies and seconded by Lintz to go into Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1)
and SDCL 1-25-2(3). Motion carried, unanimous. Executive Session began at 9:55 a.m. to
discuss personnel and contract negotiations and concluded at 11:25 a.m. with no action taken.
R. Adjourn

Motion by Bies and seconded by Hartman to adjourn the meeting at 11:37 a.m. The next meeting
will be at 8 a.m. May 23, 2018 in the Commissioner’s Room in the Custer County Courthouse

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 _________________.