Legals: March 2, 2022

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Brandon Valley School District

____ Invitation to Bid ____

Sealed bids for the Construction of  the Brandon Valley High School Classroom Addition in Brandon, South Dakota,  will be received by Jarod Larson, Superintendent of Schools, Brandon Valley School District, at the Brandon Valley School District Administration Center Conference Room, located at 300 South Splitrock Boulevard, Brandon, South Dakota until 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The bids will be opened and read aloud.

A single combined bid will be received in accordance with the Construction Documents prepared by Architecture Incorporated, dated February 21, 2022.  All bidders shall take note of the AIA Document A701 “Instruction to Bidders”, the AIA Document A201 “General Conditions of the Contract for Construction”, and the Supplementary Conditions which are a part of the Construction Documents.

Plans and Specifications will be made available to all Prime Bidders and major subcontractors through CADD Engineering Supply (CES), located at 615 South Lyons Avenue, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Prime Bidders and major subcontractors should contact Derek Gors at (605) 332-2550 or  print@cescolor.com.  Copies of the Plans and Specifications shall require a deposit of $150 each.  Deposits shall be made payable to Architecture Incorporated. Deposits will be refunded if the set is returned to CADD Engineering Supply (CES) in good condition within 10 days of the bid opening. 

Plans and Specifications may be examined at the office of the architect, Architecture Incorporated, 415 South Main Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and with the Owner at the Brandon Valley School District Administration Offices, 300 South Splitrock Boulevard, Brandon, South Dakota.

Addenda will be uploaded to the Architecture Incorporated website at www.architectureinc.com under the ‘Projects Out for Bid’ section as they are issued.  All bidders are encouraged to check the website regularly for the most current addendum information.

Each bidder must deposit bid security with the bid.  Such security shall be based upon the amount of the base bid and shall consist of a Bid Bond for ten percent (10%) of the amount or a certified check, cashiers check or draft in the amount of five percent (5%) of the base bid and drawn on a State or National Bank.  Such Bid Bond shall be issued by a surety authorized to do business in the state of South Dakota and payable to the Owner.  The Bid Bond shall guarantee the execution of the contract by the successful bidder and shall be held by the Owner until said contract is executed.  

No bidder may withdraw a bid for 30 days following the bid opening without a written request explaining the cause of the withdrawal and without written consent of the Owner after reviewing the cause.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or parts hereof, and to waive any irregularities of any bid.  The Owner also reserves the right to award the Contract to the lowest responsible bidder as may be determined by the Owner.

Paul J. Lundberg, Business Manager

Brandon Valley School District No. 49-2

Legal Advertising Dates:

February 23, 2022  BV Journal

March 2, 2022  BV Journal

Published twice at the approximate cost of $57.60

Feb. 23 & Mar. 2, 2022

 

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City of Valley Springs

__________ Notice __________

Notice of Meeting of Local

Equalization Board

SDCL 10-11-13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization for Valley Springs Municipality, Minnehaha County, South Dakota will meet at 6:00 pm at Valley Springs American Legion, 615 Broadway Avenue

in said taxing jurisdiction on Monday, the 21st day of March, 2022 being the 3rd Monday in March for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year, 2022.

All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment are required to notify the clerk of the local board in writing no later than March 17th, 2022 of their intention to appeal their assessment.

Valley Springs Municipality

Samantha Boyer

Finance Officer

Published twice at the approximate cost of $16.13

Mar. 2 & 9, 2022

 

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City of Brandon

_________ Minutes _________

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION 

The Brandon Planning & Zoning Commission met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on February 3,  2022 at the Brandon City Council Chambers.  

Roll call was taken. Members present were Commissioners Brian Heidbrink, Thomas Nichols, Brookes Noem, Rob Schoeneman and Alica Thiele. Also present were Alderman Tim  Jorgenson, Building Official Paul Clarke, City Administrator Bryan Read, City Engineer Tami  Jansma and Mayor Jim Heinitz. Absent: Commissioner Chuck Parsons. 

Commissioner Noem moved Commissioner Nichols seconded to approve the agenda. Motion  carried. 

Commissioner Thiele moved Commissioner Heidbrink seconded to approve the minutes of the January 6, 2022 regular meeting, as amended. Motion carried. 

Sheryl Burkhart, 1916 W. River Bluff Drive, was present for discussion. Sheryl was present to  discuss the Conditional Use Application being presented for 2000 W. Holly Blvd. Sheryl is  concerned with the proposed sand pit negatively affecting her property value and the increased  truck traffic, noise and dust. Sheryl asked the Commission to deny the conditional use permit  based on the fact that this project will be across the street from single-family homes in The  Bluffs neighborhood.  

A Conditional Use Application was presented for 202 S. Splitrock Blvd. Applicant Curt  Wrightsman, 602 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD was present for discussion. Curt is wanting to  open an on-sale alcoholic beverage establishment at 202 S. Splitrock Blvd. Commissioner  Heidbrink moved Commissioner Noem seconded to approve the application as presented.  Motion carried.  

A Conditional Use Application was presented for 2000 W. Holly Blvd. Applicant Wade Behm,  Hegg Construction, 1300 W. 57th Street, Sioux Falls, SD was present for discussion. Wade  discussed that their plans have not changed, they are requesting to reclaim (mill) sand & gravel  from the site, for use on-site. This will not be an on-going quarry, just a temporary use during  construction on their project. Todd Winkel, Heartland Funeral Home, 1801 W. Frontier Street,  was present for discussion. Todd was concerned with the hours/days that they would be  processing/crushing the gravel, and the potential for increased traffic along W. Frontier Street.  Sheryl Burkhart has additional concerns with the process of crushing the gravel and times of day  that this processing will be taking place. John K., future resident of The Bluffs, was present for  discussion. John has concerns with any damage done to the roads, who pays to repair. Wade  Behm said they would not be selling the gravel, will not be hauling off -site, could limit the time  of the milling operation. Commissioner Noem moved Commissioner Nicholas seconded to  approve the conditional use application as presented, with the conditions of no selling of the  gravel, no hauling gravel off-site and limit the reclaiming of the gravel & sand operation to April  1, 2022 to August 31, 2022. Motion carried.

A public hearing was held, as advertised, to consider TIF #7. Tobin Morris, Colliers Securities  LLC. was present for discussion. Tobin explained the TIF process. Commissioner Heidbrink  moved Commissioner Nichols seconded to make recommendation of approval to City Council.  Motion carried. 

Discussion held on the current process for Conditional Use Applications and Variance  Applications. Bryan Read, City Administrator, described the current processes of publication  and posting notices on the properties. Public has expressed concerns that they don’t always see  the notices that are published in the paper or posted on the properties. Discussion held on  mailing letters to property owners within 300 feet of a proposed conditional use application or  variance application – on average could amount to 40 mailings per application. Further  discussion held on which Commission/Board hears conditional use applications and variance  applications, and appeals – the Planning & Zoning Commission or City Council. Barb Fish,  1401 S. Parkview Place, was present for discussion. Patrick Andrews, SECOG, was present for  discussion. A revision will be drafted to current City Ordinance to include the mailing of letters  to surrounding property owners, and will be presented at a future meeting.  

Building permits for January were presented: #20220001 - #20220006. No action required. 

At 8:09 p.m. having no further business, Commissioner Nichols moved Commissioner Thiele seconded to adjourn the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. Motion carried. 

 Respectfully Submitted, 

Melissa Labahn Bryan Read 

Recording Clerk City Administrator

Published at the approximate cost of $40.32

Mar. 2, 2022

 

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City of Brandon

_________ Minutes _________

The Brandon City Council met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on February 22, 2022 in the Council Chambers at 308 S. Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota.  Present were Dana Clark, Vickie David, Barb Fish, Tim Jorgenson and Jack Parliament.  Mayor Jim Heinitz joined the meeting via conference call.  Others present were:  City Administrator, Bryan Read; Finance Officer, Christina Smith;  City Attorney, Lisa Marso; City Engineer, Tami Jansma;  Police Chief, Jamie Steffel;  Fire Chief, Robert Dykstra; Park Superintendent, Devin Coughlin; Golf Course Manger, Andrew Bauer and Public Works Director, Rollie Hoeke.  Absent: David Kull.

Alderwoman Fish served as the meeting moderator.

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried.

Alderman Parliament moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2022 briefing meeting and the minutes of the February 7, 2022 regular meeting.  Motion carried.

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderwoman David seconded to approve the following claims. Motion carried.

VENDOR, DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT; A-1 Pumping and Excavating Soccer Field Pumped 150.00; Advanced Engineering & Enviromental Services Professional Services 276,005.56; AFLAC Insurance 811.97; Alternative HR Development Professional Services 3,545.00; ATCO International Supplies 165.00; Axon Enterprise Licenses and Software 19,947.00; Blaine’s Service Hired Repairs 171.00; Border States Electric Supplies 1,471.24; Boyce Law Firm Professional Services 6,644.00; Brandon Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon/Marketing 62.00; Builders Supply Company Repairs 381.60; Century Business Products Printer Count 203.16; Cintas Supplies/GC Linens 425.94; Coca Cola Rental 50.00; Crescent Electric Supply Repairs/Supplies 720.54; Daktota Supply Group Repairs 22.26; Direct Technologies Software 841.12; DirecTV Utilities 314.49; Ellis & Eastern Company Licenses and Leases 1,950.00; Enviromaster Supplies 42.00; Ferguson Waterworks Parts 1,373.27; General Traffic Controls Safety Supplies 290.00; Great Bear Sand and Gravel Hired Repairs 300.00; Hach Company Supplies 319.49; Hawkins Water Treatment Repairs 1,618.38; HDR Engineering Professional Services 27,158.79; I&S Group Improvements 9,394.74; Interstate Office Products Paper 198.85; Interstate Power Systems Repairs 182.25; Jack’s Uniforms & Equipment Uniform Supplies 2,195.79; Lacey Rentals Rental 125.00; Lawson Products Supplies 350.15; Marv’s Sanitary Service Utilities 638.25; Meyer Laboratory Supplies 172.78; MidAmerican Energy Utilities 6,060.16; Modern Woodman Life Insurance 1,796.69; Palisades Propane Propane 2,115.21; Performance Press Business Cards 742.00; Qualified Presort Services Utility Bill Processing 2,018.18; R&L Supple Replacement Parts 57.22; Rural Office of Community Services Transit 11,095.98; Safe-N-Secure Hired Repairs 2,367.85; Sam’s Club Catering Supplies 231.68; SD One Call Utilities 30.24; Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Monthly Service 175.84; Sioux Falls Films Solutions Repairs 40.00; Sioux Falls Networks Software 355.00; South Dakota Department of Revenue Tax 1,096.56; Sturdevant’s Auto Parts Supplies 1,463.19; Sunshine Supplies 262.79; Sure Test Professional Services 124.40; The Emblem Authority Safety Supplies 850.00; Thein Well Company Improvements 10,716.38; Titan Machinery Repairs 557.34; Titan Machinery/CRA Payment Center Repairs 481.00; Todd Trumm Exteriors LLC GC Improvements 12,255.13; Tony’s Catering Catering 3,773.65; Toro Monthly Service 155.00; Turfwerks Equipment 25,858.20; USA Blue Book Supplies 603.74; Valley Springs Body Shop Repairs 6,076.02; Van Diest Supply Weed Control Supplies 4,213.40; Verizon Wireless Utilities 529.57; Wellmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance 73,065.53; Xcel Energy Utilities 3,284.43; Biosolid Bond  80,970.17; The Huntington National Bank Golf Course Lease Payment 26,604.00; US Bank Rushmore Area Project 90,262.50; City Administration February 3, 2022 Payroll 3,737.41; Finance Officer February 3, 2022 Payroll 5,661.86; Government Buildings February 3, 2022 Payroll 124.67; Engineer February 3, 2022 Payroll 2,343.19; Police February 3, 2022 Payroll 26,540.88; Building Inspections February 3, 2022 Payroll 3,469.69; Street Department February 3, 2022 Payroll 3,950.50; Rec Center February 3, 2022 Payroll 34.29; Park Department February 3, 2022 Payroll 4,358.79; Water Department February 3, 2022 Payroll 9,464.52; Sewer Department February 3, 2022 Payroll 4,315.93; Golf Course Grounds February 3, 2022 Payroll 1,803.30; Golf Course Lounge February 3, 2022 Payroll 1,942.05; Golf Course Pro Shop February 3, 2022 Payroll 1,714.64; Golf Course Community Room February 3, 2022 Payroll 73.50; 941 Payroll Taxes February 3, 2022 Payroll 21,749.26; SD Retirement System Supplemental February 3, 2022 Payroll 990.00; TASC Flex Plan February 3, 2022 Payroll 1,183.38; Accounts Management February 3, 2022 Payroll 75.00; City Administration February 17, 2022 Payroll 3,737.41; Finance Officer February 17, 2022 Payroll 5,661.88; Government Buildings February 17, 2022 Payroll 120.05; Engineer February 17, 2022 Payroll 2,343.19; Police February 17, 2022 Payroll 26,806.24; Building Inspections February 17, 2022 Payroll 3,506.25; Street Department February 17, 2022 Payroll 3,711.39; Rec Center February 17, 2022 Payroll 90.39; Park Department February 17, 2022 Payroll 4,322.22; Water Department February 17, 2022 Payroll 8,562.21; Sewer Department February 17, 2022 Payroll 4,574.46; Golf Course Grounds February 17, 2022 Payroll 1,847.14; Golf Course Lounge February 17, 2022 Payroll 2,090.91; Golf Course Pro Shop February 17, 2022 Payroll 1,924.38; Golf Course Community Room February 17, 2022 Payroll 260.28; 941 Payroll Taxes February 17, 2022 Payroll 21,717.64; SD Retirement System Supplemental February 17, 2022 Payroll 1,002.50; TASC Flex Plan February 17, 2022 Payroll 1,183.38; Accounts Management February 17, 2022 Payroll 75.00; SD Retirement System February 17, 2022 Payroll 25,954.66; 

City Attorney, Lisa Marso, reminded everyone that the public comment portion of the meeting limits each to 5 minutes.  As to item 7.B.3. Attorney Marso reminded City Council and all present, that City Ordinance states that no new evidence or testimony shall be presented during the Council’s consideration of that appeal.  

Chuck Parsons, 600 N. Yellowstone Drive, Brandon Development Foundation President, was present to discuss the hiring of a Development Director for the City of Brandon.  Chuck asked for the City Council’s support of the interview committee’s recommendation.

MALT BEVERAGE & SD FARM WINE LICENSE

A public hearing was held, as advertised, to consider an application for a retail On-Off Sale Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine License to The Upper Room, 202 S. Splitrock Blvd. to operate within the City of Brandon for the licensing period ending June 30, 2022.  Alderman Jorgenson moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the application as presented.  Motion carried.

TRANSFER OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE

A public hearing was held, as advertised, to consider the transfer of an alcoholic beverage license from Jokerz Casino, 1309 E. Cedar Street to Dakota Star Casino-3, 1328 E. Cedar Street.  Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the license transfer as presented.  Motion carried.

APPEAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR 704 S. 8TH AVENUE

Dan Plut, 1012 E. Aspen Blvd. was present for discussion.  Dan was present at the Planning & Zoning Commission on January 6, 2022 and reiterated his concerns with odors, noise and a drop in property values.  

Suzie Meyer, 705 S. 8th Avenue, was present for discussion.  Suzie owns Barks & Recreation at 704 S. 8th Avenue.  Suzie addressed the conditions that were placed on her as part of the original Conditional Use approval and explained that she is meeting them all.  

Jeremy Sanford, 6604 E. Steamboat Trail, Sioux Falls was present for discussion.  Jeremy is the owner of 700 S. 8th Avenue.  

Brian Heidbrink, 409 S. Lakota Avenue, was present for discussion.  Brian is a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Brian spoke for himself as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission and explained that the concerns of odor & noise were addressed.  

Erin Sanford, 6604 E. Steamboat Trail, Sioux Falls was present for discussion.  Erin is the owner of 700 S. 8th Avenue.  Erin had questions regarding the use changing from a dog kennel to a dog daycare & dog wash.  Would this require a new Conditional Use to add these services?  Erin mentioned the fence is not a solid wood fence, as required by the original Conditional Use.  

Sara Shoffner, 112 W. River Oak Court, was present for discussion.  Sara works at 700 S. 8th Avenue.  Sara felt that it wasn’t made clear during the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting when the 1,000 feet from residentially zoned properties was removed from the City Ordinance, as it would pertain to a commercial kennel facility.  

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderwoman David seconded to reverse the decision of the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Alderwoman Clark addressed the distance requirement for a commercial kennel in relation to other properties, which was revised at public hearings through both the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.  Alderwoman David agreed that there needs to be distance requirements for commercial kennels.  Alderman Parliament had concerns with there being no minimum distance requirement from other properties.  A roll call vote showed Clark, David, Parliament aye; Fish, Jorgenson nay.  Motion failed.  Requires a 2/3 vote of the members (4 of 6). 

Alderman Parliament moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to remand back to the Planning & Zoning Commission with direction to consider adding a footage requirement to the conditions.  Alderwoman Clark asked how many complaints it would take to revoke a Conditional Use permit?  City Administrator Bryan Read discussed City Ordinance #15-21-3 Permit Revocation.  A roll call vote showed Clark, David, Parliament aye; Fish, Jorgenson nay.  Motion failed. The appeal of the Conditional Use permit, therefore, is denied.

REVIEW STREET LIGHT & STORM WATER FEE – 1800 S. SPLITROCK BLVD

David & Bonnie Lien, 1800 S. Splitrock Blvd. were present to discuss the street light and storm water fee recently received as part of a City utility bill.  This property does not have City water or sewer services.  No action taken at this time.  City Council will discuss further at a future meeting.

WATER CONSERVATION COMMITTEE REPORT

Kevin Smith, 521 E. Switch Grass Trail, gave an update on the Water Conservation Committee and adding high efficiency dishwashers to the incentive program.  Alderwoman David moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve adding the high efficiency dishwashers to the Water Conservation Incentive Program effective March 1, 2022, as presented.  Motion carried.  

2022 SEASONAL WAGES

The Golf Course Committee report was heard.  Alderman Jorgenson recused himself from discussion and action.  Alderman Parliament moved Alderwoman David seconded to approve the revised 2022 seasonal wage scale, as presented.  A roll call vote showed Clark, David, Fish, Parliament aye.  Motion carried.

SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

Alderman Jorgenson recused himself from discussion and action.  Alderwoman David moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the following part-time seasonal staff for the 2022 season at the Brandon Golf Course.  A roll call vote showed Clark, David, Fish, Parliament aye.  Motion carried.

Pro-Shop: Sheila Keyman, $14.00 per hour; Karen Christian, $14.00 per hour; Mike Immeker, $14.00 per hour; Riley Duncanson, $14.00 per hour; Deb Stuart, $14.00 per hour; Elizabeth Duncan, $14.00 per hour

Marshall/Hill Ride: Jeff Keyman, $12.00 per hour

Cart Attendant: Brody Smith, $12.00 per hour; Jacob Jorgenson, $12.00 per hour; Carter Holmes, $12.00 per hour; Max Faber, $12.00 per hour;Lance Lehfeldt, $12.00 per hour; Eric Foss, $12.00 per hour

Bartender/Lounge/Community Room/Beverage Cart:Bobbie Altman, $10.15 per hour; Mary Langner, $12.50 per hour; Dennis Clark, $8.45 per hour; Carla Bamsey, $8.20 per hour; Nettie Roemen, $8.20 per hour; Jenny Jorgenson, $8.20 per hour;  Chloe Hauge, $8.20 per hour

Community Room – Bussers/Dishwashers: John Pica, $12.00 per hour; Ava Huber, $12.00 per hour; Peyton Reisch, $12.00 per hour

Maintenance: Ivan Card, $16.00 per hour; Jeff Tabbert, $16.00 per hour; Jacob Eilers, $16.00 per hour; Larry Beesley, $16.00 per hour; Camden Smith, $16.00 per hour; Guy Faber, $16.00 per hour; Taylor Fjerestad, $16.00 per hour; Jacob Hemmingson, $16.00 per hour

2022 FIRE CONTRACT

The Parks & Recreation Committee and Public Safety Committee reports were heard.  Discussion held on the Brandon Volunteer Fire Department and the requirement for a regular audit or review of their finances.  Fire Chief Robert Dykstra was present for discussion.  No action taken at this time.

REQUEST FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT

The Administration Committee report was heard.  Alderwoman Clark moved Alderwoman David seconded to approve the following tax abatement, as presented.  Motion carried.

Abatement Number   Parcel ID # 2022-0058       74737

HIRE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the hiring of Patrick Andrews as the Development Director, step 20-4 on the wage scale, $35.17 per hour.  Motion carried.

CONSIDER CORE AREA PHASE 2A BIDS

The Streets Committee report was heard.  Alderwoman Clark moved Alderwoman David seconded to proceed with the construction of the Core Area Reconstruction Project – Phase 2A and accept the bid from Soukup Construction in the amount of $3,929,292.00.  Motion carried.

Company, Bid Amount

Soukup Construction   $3,929,292.00

ASCO $4,195,610.80

Hulstein Excavating $4,197,557.77

First Rate Excavate      $4,229,394.00

H & W Contracting     $4,603,166.95

Engineer’s Estimate     $4,353,412.17

CONSIDER 2022 SLURRY SEAL BIDS

Alderwoman David moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to accept the bid from Asphalt Surfacing Company (ASCO) for the annual slurry seal project in the amount of $187,604.95.  This project was bid with the City of Sioux Falls contract.  Motion carried.

The Water & Sewer Committee report was heard. 

At 7:38 p.m. on a motion by Alderman Parliament seconded by Alderwoman Clark the meeting was adjourned.  Motion carried.

Melissa Labahn

Municipal Recording Clerk

Jim Heinitz 

Mayor

Published once at the approximate cost of $130.75

Mar. 2, 2022

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City of Brandon

 

___ Briefing Meeting ___

______ Minutes ______

The Brandon City Council met in a briefing session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at the Council Chambers at 308 S Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota.  Present were Dana Clark, Vickie David, Barb Fish, Tim Jorgenson, David Kull and Jack Parliament.  Present via phone was Mayor Jim Heinitz.  Other’s present were City Administrator, Bryan H Read; Finance Officer, Christina Smith; Public Works Director, Rollie Hoeke; Golf Course Manager, Andrew Bauer; Park Superintendent, Devin Coughlin and Fire Chief, Robert Dykstra.  Absent: None.

The Council discussed items on the agenda for the upcoming February 22, 2022, regular Council meeting. No formal action was taken. 

At 6:17 p.m., hearing no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Christina Smith

Municipal Finance Officer

Jim Heinitz

Mayor

Published once at the approximate cost of $8.93

Mar. 2, 2022

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City of Brandon

___ Notice of Hearing ___

_____ FOR VARIANCE _____

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing will be held by the Brandon Planning and Zoning Commission, acting as a Board of Adjustment, on the 17th day of March, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brandon Council Chambers, 308 S. Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota;

This hearing will be conducted to consider granting a VARIANCE to the Zoning Regulations allowing for the following: To allow for the addition of a sunroom/breezeway that would not meet the  setback requirements of City Ordinance.

The legal description and property address is: Lot 7 Block 7 Brandon City Original Addition (408 S. 1st Avenue)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any interested person or their attorney or representative may appear and be heard.

Dated this 24th day of February, 2022

Published once at the approximate cost of $9.28

Mar. 2, 2022

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City of Brandon

__________ Notice __________

NOTICE OF MEETING OF LOCAL EQUALIZATION BOARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization for the City of Brandon, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Brandon City Council Chambers at 308 S Main Avenue, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of the City of Brandon for the year 2022.

All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to notify the Municipal Finance Officer of the City of Brandon in writing no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2022 of their intention to appeal their assessment.

Christina Smith

Finance Officer

City of Brandon

Published three times at the approximate cost of $14.98  

Mar. 2, 9 & 16, 2022

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Brandon Township

____ Notice to Bidders ___

Brandon Township is accepting bids for the 2022 Fiscal year:

Gravel:

- State Spec Crushed to 3/4” and 1” surface gravel, delivered to said township site per ton. 

- Gravel must meet state spec for surfacing gravel as outlined in section 882 of SDDOT standard specifications for roads and bridge.

- All bids must include proof of insurance and sample test results.   

Bids will be received by the BrandonTownship Clerk until 5pm on March 19, 2022

The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Please send bids to: Elizabeth Aaker Township Clerk, 2215 E Redwood Blvd Brandon, SD 57005

Published twice at the approximate cost of $13.25

Mar. 2 & 9, 2022

 

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REd Rock Township

__________ Notice __________

Notice of Local Equalization Board 

Notice is hereby given that the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization of Red Rock Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (being the 4th Tuesday in March) at the Brandon Pizza Ranch in Brandon, South Dakota, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year 2022.

All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessments, are required to notify the Clerk of the Local Board, in writing, no later than March 17, 2022, of their intention to appeal their assessment.

James Andersen, Clerk 

Red Rock Township

25913 485th Avenue

Valley Springs, SD 57068

(605) 582-3856

Published twice at the approximate cost of $14.98

Mar. 2 & 9, 2022

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Split Rock Township

__________ Notice __________

Notice of Meeting of Local Equalization Board 

SDCL 10-11-13 for  Split Rock Township. 

Notice is hereby given that the  governing body, sitting as a  Review Board of Equalization for Split Rock Township,  Minnehaha County, SD  will meet at the Split Rock Volunteer Fire Department at 7201 E Arrowhead Parkway, Sioux Falls, SD  57110   in said taxing jurisdiction on  the 21st day of March, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing and  correcting the assessment of said  taxing district for the year 2022.

All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to notify the clerk of the  local board by written notice no later  than March 17, 2022 of their  intention to appeal their assessment.

Pam Kolseth 8101 E. 38th St. 

Sioux Falls, SD 57110 

Split Rock Township Clerk Dated, Feb 28,2022

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Mar. 2 & 9, 2022

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Valley Springs

 Township

__________ Notice __________

Notice of Meeting of Local Equalization Board 

SDCL 10-11-13

Notice is hereby given that the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization for Valley Springs Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at the Fire Hall at 7:00 p.m. in said taxing juris

diction on 22nd day of March, 2022 or by appointment through March 25 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year, 2022.

All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to notify the clerk of the local board no later than March 17th, 2022 of their intention to appeal their assessment.

Glenn Scott, Clerk 

Valley Springs Township 

48798 267th Street

Valley Springs, SD 57068

Phone (605) 360-3413

Published twice at the approximate cost of $16.13

Mar. 2 & 9, 2022

 

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Minnehaha County

_____ Notice of sale _____

OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that Minnehaha County will hold a public auction of surplus property at www.purplewave.com. The auction will take place on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022.

The following item will be auctioned: 

 A 2017 Ford Explorer VIN #1FM5K8AR2HGC90753. 

This item will be available for review at www.purplewave.com.  All items are subject to sales tax.  All items are sold as is, where is, and must be removed from the auction site and payment made as per Purplewave’s direction.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office Captain Joe Bosman at 605-978-5522, or by visiting the Purplewave webpage at www.purplewave.com and viewing the March 15th  sale information.

Dated this 22nd day of February, 2022

Ben Kyte, 

County Auditor

Published at the approximate cost of $10.24

Mar. 2, 2022

 

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Minnehaha County

 

_________ Minutes _________

THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY COMMISSION CONVENED AT 9:00 AM on February 22, 2022, pursuant to adjournment on February 15, 2022. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT WERE: Barth, Bender, Beninga, Heiberger, and Karsky.  Also present were Kym Christiansen, Commission Recorder, and Eric Bogue, Chief Civil Deputy State’s Attorney.

MOTION by Bender, seconded by Karsky, to amend the agenda by removing item 4a from the consent agenda to correct the reports. 5 ayes.

MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Barth, to approve the amended agenda. 5 ayes 

CONSENT AGENDA

  MOTION by Beninga, seconded by Barth to approve the consent agenda. By roll vote: 5 ayes. The consent agenda contains the following items: 

Commission Meeting Minutes for February 15, 2022

Bills to be Paid - $2,215,707.37

   35 WEST PROPERTIES L Welfare Rent $2780, A&B BUSINESS SOLUT Maintenance Contracts $240.38, A-OX SANITARY & GARB Welfare Utilities $128.87, AB PROPANE INC Gas Oil & Diesel $32.37, ACCURATE CONTROL INC Jail Repairs & Maintenance $682.18, ADVANCED PEST SOLUTI Maintenance Contracts $70, AIRWAY SERVICE INC Automotive/Small Equipment $2297.04, AIRWAY SERVICE INC Gas Oil & Diesel $174.07, ANDERSON, JENNIFER Bd Evaluations (Minnehaha) $1576.66, ANGEL, EDWARD P Attorney Fees $151.5, ANGEL, EDWARD P Child Defense Attorney $2342.88, APPEARA Program Activities $98.45, ARGUS LEADER MEDIA Publishing Fees $1151.99, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C Coliseum $370, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C Correction Ctr Repairs & Maint $493, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C HHS Maintenance $415.18, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C Jail Repairs & Maintenance $4622, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C JDC Maintenance $790, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C Outside Repair $904, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C VOA Dakotas $354, AVERA MCKENNAN Hospitals $4476, AVERA MCKENNAN Insurance-Other Costs $225, AVERA MCKENNAN Psych Evals $1250, AXIS FORENSIC TOXICO Lab Costs $1450, BEN BAXA Taxable Meal Allowances $18, BOYD, MICHELLE Business Travel $252, BRUNS REAL ESTATE Welfare Rent $4590, BUILDERS SUPPLY COMP JDC Maintenance $87, CANFIELD BUSINESS IN Repair/Renovations $4116.38, CDW GOVERNMENT HIDTA Grant $638.9, CDW GOVERNMENT Software $958.35, CDW GOVERNMENT Software/Licensing $319.45, CENTER FOR FAMILY ME Professional Services $308, CENTURY BUSINESS PRO Lease-Rental Agreement $29.16, CENTURY BUSINESS PRO Maintenance Contracts $85.82, CENTURYLINK LONG DIS Telephone $14.31, CERTIFIED LANGUAGES Interpreters $124.7, CHAPELWOOD III LLC Welfare Rent $5878, CHASING WILLOWS LTD Welfare Rent $1370, CITRIX SYSTEMS INC Maintenance Contracts $1200, COUNTRY MEADOWS SF L Welfare Rent $244, CPI/GUARDIAN Inmate Supplies $8833.36, CUMMINS INC JDC Maintenance $683.41, DAKOTA FRESH LLC Store Inventory $204, DAKOTA LETTERING ETC Uniform Allowance $30, DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP JDC Maintenance $2226.07, DANIELS OLSEN Program Activities $350, DEAN SCHAEFER COURT Court Reporters $138, DELL MARKETING LP Data Processing Equipment $103913.16, DUST TEX SERVICE INC Janitorial Chemical Supplies $21.12, ERPENBACH, JOHN E Recruitment $950, FASTENAL COMPANY Small Tools & Shop Supplies $81.38, FLEETPRIDE INC Automotive/Small Equipment $53.7, G & R CONTROLS INC Heat, Vent & AC Repairs $650.81, G & R CONTROLS INC Jail Repairs & Maintenance $1537.89, GOLDEN WEST Telephone $75.95, GRAHAM TIRE CO NORTH Automotive/Small Equipment $605.94, GRANT SQUARE Welfare Rent $3636, GRIESE LAW FIRM Attorney Fees $1432.3, GRIESE LAW FIRM Child Defense Attorney $383.8, GUNNER, ANDREA Court Reporters $408.8, GUZMAN, SANDRA V Interpreters $266.67, HAFFNER, MARVIN Welfare Rent $3550, HANDER INC Fairgrounds $21892.9, HAVA HOUSE LLC Welfare Rent $7409, HENRY CARLSON CONSTR Construction Costs $1365187, HEWLETT PACKARD Data Processing Equipment $3492.32, HIDDEN HILLS APARTME Welfare Rent $3695, HIGHWAY 38 SUNDERMAN Sign Deposits $50, HILLVIEW APARTMENTS Welfare Rent $5000, HOBART SALES & SERVI JDC Maintenance $100.19, HOLIDAY INN CITY CEN Program Activities $75, HORIZON AGENCY INC Insurance Admin Fee $2775.5, HURTGEN, TIMOTHY T Welfare Rent $2162, HYVEE ACCOUNTS RECEI Program Activities $96.02, IDEAL YARDWARE Construction Safety $25.3, INDUMINN LLC Motels $70, INTEK Contract Services $30041.38, INTERSTATE OFFICE PR Office Supplies $692.96, ISG Architect, Engineers, and PMgt $18484, JAYMAR Printing/Forms $88, JCL SOLUTIONS Inmate Supplies $1569.91, JD PROPERTY SOLUTION Welfare Rent $2322.75, JLG ARCHITECTS Architect, Engineers, and PMgt $6057.51, JOHNSON, RICHARD L Attorney Fees $235.34, KATTERHAGEN, MARK Bd Exp Fees (Yankton) $30, KENNEDY PIER & LOFTU Attorney Fees $871.2, KNECHT, ANDREW J Attorney Fees $299.6, KOLBECK LAW OFFICE L Attorney Fees $4161.05, KYRA ENTERPRISES LLC Motels $1975, LARSON, DANA J Bd Exp Fees (Yankton) $50, LEAF CAPITAL FUNDING Lease-Rental Agreement $137.02, LEWIS & CLARK BEHAVI Bd Evaluations (Yankton) $736, LEWNO LAW OFFICE Bd Exp Fees (Yankton) $283.06, LOCKWOOD & ZAHRBOCK Attorney Fees $2807.66, LOCKWOOD, DARCY Bd Exp Fees (Yankton) $30, LOPEZ, REBECA Interpreters $25, LOVING, PHILIP Bd Evaluations (Minnehaha) $522.5, MCLEODS PRINTING & O Printing/Forms $149.9, MEDSTAR PARAMEDIC IN Transportation $2400, MENARD INC Building Repairs & Maintenance $35.94, MENARD INC Janitorial Chemical Supplies $169, MENARD INC Program Activities $332.69, METRO COMMUNICATIONS Miscellaneous Expense $199774.36, MIDAMERICAN ENERGY C Welfare Utilities $901.37, MIDCONTINENT COMMUNI Data Communications $410, MIDCONTINENT COMMUNI Subscriptions $443.86, MIDCONTINENT COMMUNI Telephone $115.39, MIDWEST WELLNESS Professional Services $4000, MIDWESTERN MECHANICA Plumbing & Welding $241.25, MINNEHAHA CNTY FAMIL Memberships $20, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS I Homeland Security $17387.44, MULTICULTURAL CENTER Interpreters $50, MULTIFAMILY UTILITY Welfare Utilities $291.62, MURRAY PROPERTIES LL Welfare Rent $4545.53, MYERS ENTERPRISES IN Safety & Rescue Equipment $1025, NAPA AUTO PARTS Automotive/Small Equipment $123.59, NORBERG PAINTS INC JDC Maintenance $75.92, NORTH CAROLINA DEPT Contract Services $23.45, NORTHEAST INVESTMENT Welfare Rent $5520, NOVAK Trash Removal $4478.49, OFFICE DEPOT INC Data Processing Supplies $419.84, OLSON, DAWN Court Reporters $702.5, OVERHEAD DOOR COMPAN Bldg/Yard Repair & Maintenance $169.9, PALLUCK, ETHAN Taxable Meal Allowances $18, PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC Child Care Items $726.86, PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC Child Care Uniforms $279.06, PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC Inmate Supplies $39.9, PRESTOX Outside Repair $261, PRESTOX Professional Services $61, QE LLC Welfare Rent $3205, QUALITY EFFICIENCIES Motels $250, R & B RENTALS Welfare Rent $4550, R&L SUPPLY LTD Jail Repairs & Maintenance $647.93, R&L SUPPLY LTD JDC Maintenance $26.75, R&L SUPPLY LTD Plumbing & Welding $38.81, REEDE CONSTRUCTION Contracted Construction $46516.28, REEVES, MEGAN Court Reporters $277.4, REYNOLDS LAW LLC Child Defense Attorney $158.4, ROELLER PROPERTIES L Automotive/Small Equipment $20, ROELLER PROPERTIES L Truck Repairs & Maintenance $1295, ROOSEVELT ESTATES OF Welfare Rent $6205.1, ROSECREST LIMITED PA Welfare Rent $3296, ROTOROOTER Jail Repairs & Maintenance $365, ROTOROOTER Trash Removal $145, RR BRINK LOCKING SYS Jail Repairs & Maintenance $908, SANFORD Medical Records $19.8, SD ASSOC OF COUNTY C Catastrophic Pool $18730, SD HUMAN SERVICES CE Psych Evals $1800, SELECT WINDOW TINTIN Automotive/Small Equipment $100, SF SPECIALTY HOSPITA Insurance-Other Costs $95, SF SPECIALTY HOSPITA Recruitment $976, SHERWIN WILLIAMS HHS Maintenance $145.86, SIOUX FALLS CITY Contracted Homeless Coordinatr $22196.21, SIOUX FALLS CITY Gas Oil & Diesel $314.78, SIOUX FALLS CITY Water - Sewer $682.59, SIOUX FALLS CITY Welfare Utilities $101.56, SIOUX FALLS FORD INC Gas Oil & Diesel $48.25, SIOUX FALLS LIHTC LP Welfare Rent $2652, SIOUX VALLEY ENERGY Welfare Utilities $634.66, SOUTHEASTERN BEHAVIO Professional Services $1500, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Amts Held-Daily Scram $3342, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Amts Held-Remote Breath $876, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Architects & Engineers $632.08, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT COVID Expenses $1300, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Inmate Supplies $582.14, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Lab Costs $160, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Other Supplies $12.5, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Printing/Forms $660.98, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE Board Of Prisoners-Meals $40860.98, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE Child Care Food $471.71, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE Inmate Supplies $143.04, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE School Lunch Program $808.69, TEGRA GROUP INC Administration Bldg $8835.5, TEGRA GROUP INC Architect, Engineers, and PMgt $8835.5, THOMSON REUTERS - WE Legal Research $1895.32, TRANE Heat, Vent & AC Repairs $9932.5, TRANE HHS Maintenance $670, TRIANGLE PROPERTIES Welfare Rent $3673.9, TSCHETTER & ADAMS LA Attorney Fees $1162.74, TWO WAY SOLUTIONS IN Communication Equipment Repair $209.98, TZADIK SIOUX FALLS I Welfare Rent $9507.5, TZADIK SIOUX FALLS P Welfare Rent $3975, TZADIK TAYLORS PLACE Welfare Rent $8287.84, US BANK-CORPORATE TR Trust-Administration Fees $1700, US FOODS INC Other Supplies $30.28, US FOODS INC Professional Services $1504.38, VB FALLS PARK LIMITE Welfare Rent $3459, VERIZON WIRELESS Administrative Charges $45.24, VERIZON WIRELESS Data Processing Equipment $1303.4, VERIZON WIRELESS HIDTA Grant $83.82, VERIZON WIRELESS Safety & Rescue Equipment $127.4, VERIZON WIRELESS Tea-Ellis Range $40.01, VERIZON WIRELESS Telephone $5697.81, WALMART STORES INC Pharmacies $1195.77, WALTER, MAX Attorney Fees $896, WEST POINTE LIMITED Welfare Rent $3318.73, WHEELCO Truck Repairs & Maintenance $2040.15, WHISPER RIDGE EAST L Welfare Rent $3779.46, WHITTIER APARTMENTS Welfare Rent $2249, WYNIA, KEITH Business Travel $326, XCEL ENERGY Electricity $1502.49, XCEL ENERGY Road Maint & Material $17.23, XCEL ENERGY INC Welfare Utilities $7259.93, XIGENT SOLUTIONS LLC Maintenance Contracts $13928.18, YANKTON COUNTY Return Of Service $100, YELLOW ROBE CONSULTI ICWA Professional Services $29122, YMCA APARTMENTS Welfare Rent $3840, ZABEL STEEL Bridge Repair & Maintenance $54.54.

Routine Personnel Actions

Step Increases

1. Renee Voss, Accounting Manager for the Auditor’s Office, at $36.08/hour (19/12) effective 3/1/2022.

2. Sara Zishka, Administrative Secretary for the Highway Department, at $21.50/hour (10/9) effective 2/20/2022.

3. Brett Johnson, Supportive Services Manager for the Human Services Department, at $34.34/hour (17/14) effective 2/3/2022.

4. Mary White, Juvenile Correctional Officer I for the Juvenile Detention Center, at $20.96/hour (12/4) effective 2/12/2022.

5, Paavo Rasmussen, Education Assistant for the Museum, at $27.50/hour (12/15) effective 2/14/2022.

6. Tyrell Bertsch, Deputy Sheriff for the Sheriff’s Office, at $26.18/hour (17/3) effective 2/22/2022.

7. Paul Schuster, Deputy Sheriff for the Sheriff’s Office, at $27.50/hour (17/5) effective 2/24/2022.

8. Skyler Earley Stonearrow, Deputy Sheriff for the Sheriff’s Office, at $28.19/hour (17/6) effective 2/25/2022.

9. Sharrell Logue, Legal Office Assistant for the State’s Attorney’s Office, at $20.96/hour (10/8) effective 2/17/2022.

10. Jessica Lichty, Digital Discovery Technician for the State’s Attorney’s Office, at $23.14/hour (14/4) effective 1/22/2022.

11. Marc Toft, Digital Discovery Technician for the State’s Attorney’s Office, at $23.72/hour (14/5) effective 2/11/2022.

12. Tanner Coil, Tax and License Technician for the Treasurer’s Office, at $18.52/hour (10/3) effective 2/19/2022. 

Authorize Chair to Sign UMR Administrative Services Agreement Amendment

Notices and Requests

Authorize Auditor to Publish Notice of Sale by Online Auction on March 15, 2022 for One Surplus Sheriff’s Office Vehicle

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Notice of Public Input Meetings on March 23rd on a Permit Application to Construct a Carbon Dioxide Transmission Pipeline

Walleye Wind, LLC Notice of Site Permit Update to the Construction Plan

Non-Controversial Resolutions

      RESOLUTION MC 22-13

APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY DESIGNEE REQUESTING FIRE SUPPRESSION 

RESOURCES FROM THE SOUTH DAKOTA WILDLAND FIRE DIVISION

WHEREAS, the State Wildland Fire Coordinator, at the request of the Minnehaha County appointed designee, shall assist in the suppression of any range fire within the county to provide up to six state personnel and two state vehicles for mutual aid at no cost to the county; and

 WHEREAS, additional resources may be required beyond the assistance provided at no cost, the county designee shall reimburse the State Wildland Fire Coordinator for reasonable expenses incurred;

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners, that the Minnehaha County Emergency Manager is appointed as designee for Minnehaha County, and is authorized to request fire suppression assistance from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wild Fire Division and to obligate county funds for reimbursement of additional resources in accordance with SDCL 41-20A-11.

 Dated this 22nd Day of February, 2022.                                                                    

 APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Cindy Heiberger

Chair

ATTEST:

Kym Christiansen

Deputy Auditor   

Resolution MC 22-14

Bridge Reinspection Program 

For Use with SDDOT Retaining Contracts

Whereas, 23 CFR 650 Subpart C, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria. These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years.

Therefore, Minnehaha County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection Program.

The County requests SDDOT to hire Civil Design, Inc. (Consulting Engineers) for the inspection work. SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineer for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20% of the cost. The County will be responsible for the required 20% matching funds.

Dated this 22nd Day of February, 2022, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.                                                                     

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS of MINNEHAHA COUNTY

Cindy Heiberger

Chairman of the Board 

ATTEST:

Bennett L. Kyte

County Auditor

PUBLIC COMMENT 

  Dean Goettsch, Sioux Falls, spoke about concerns with the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions Pipeline. 

ANNEXATION PETITION 

 Albert Schmidt, City of Sioux Falls Planning and Development Services, presented a petition to annex the property legally described as tract 1 & 2 of G H Perry Addition in the N1/2; and Blocks 6 to 10 of Riley’s in the N1/2 of 28-101-48 Addition to East Sioux Falls; and Lots 16, 17, 18, of Willow Ridge Estates Addition in the SE1/4 all of 20-101-48; and Lot 1 of Rise Addn in SW1/4 of 21-101-48. The property is located on E Arrowhead Pkwy and S Perry Pl.  The land would be incorporated into the Perry Nature Area and managed with the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. MOTION by Beninga, seconded by Bender, to authorize Chair to sign an annexation petition for the Perry Nature Area. 5 ayes.

2021 MINNEHAHA COUNTY EMS UPDATE   

Dr. Jeff Luther, Rural Ambulance Quality Assurance Director, provided an overview of 2021 EMS trends and the ongoing effects of COVID on the EMS systems within Minnehaha County. The trends include staffing and reimbursement. Volunteerism is down and there is a great deal of wage pressure for paid staff, but all of the county services managed to staff adequately throughout the year. Reimbursement remains an issue in EMS as the rates vary but never approach 100%. EMS providers are still dealing with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, which can be significant in terms of staffing, especially when call volume peaks while staff are out sick. The overall call volume across the County was very flat from 2020 to 2021, with Humboldt and MedStar both seeing a slight decrease in overall volume, while Dell Rapids, Garretson and PCEMS saw slight increases. Dr. Luther went on to present the EMS report from October 1 to December 31, 2021. 

FACILITIES DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL CHANGES 

Carey Deaver, Human Resources Director, presented a request to approve two changes in the facilities: 1) to convert two vacant custodian positions (pay grade 7) to a Senior Building Facilities Maintenance Technician (pay grade 16) effective 2/22/2022, and 2) to reclassify a vacant Building Facilities Maintenance Technician (pay grade 14) to a Senior Building Facilities Maintenance Technician (pay grade 16) effective 4/2/2022. MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Beninga, to approve special personnel action for position changes in the Facilities Department. 5 ayes.

COVID RELATED PERSONAL ACTION 

   Upon request of Carey Deaver, Human Resources Director, MOTION by Bender, seconded by Barth, to approve extension of COVID Related Benefits including 80 hours of COVID Sick Leave for all full-time employees and two times the regular hourly rate of any full-time Sheriff’s Office or Juvenile Detention Center employees who volunteers to work or must work due staffing shortages related to COVID effective 3/4/2022 to 4/29/2022. 5 ayes.

INTERFUND TRANSFER    

Upon request of Susan Beaman, Finance & Budget Officer, MOTION by Beninga, seconded by Barth, to authorize the annual 2021 Emergency Management Inter-Fund Transfer in the amount of $270,554. By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

AGREEMENTS 

Steve Groen, Highway Superintendent, presented a request to authorize the Chair to sign the joint power agreement between Minnehaha County and the City of Dell Rapids. The purpose of the new Joint Powers Agreement is two-fold: to agree to terminate the July 6, 1998, agreement, and to identify the roles and responsibilities of the segments of this corridor located inside the city limits and outside the city limits. This serves to memorialize and formalize our mutual understandings of jurisdiction and maintenance responsibilities going forward. Currently, the divide between the city’s and the county’s jurisdiction is 15th Street. MOTION by Bender, seconded by Karsky, to authorize the Chair to sign the Joint Powers Agreement between Minnehaha County and the City of Dell Rapids regarding HWY 129 (474th Avenue). By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

Upon request of Jacob Maras, Engineering Supervisor, MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Barth, to authorize the Chair to sign an amendment to the professional engineering services agreement between Minnehaha County and Ulteig Engineers, Inc. for MC20-08 Bridge Guardrail Rehabilitation. 5 ayes.

EQUIPMENT PURCHASE 

Upon request of Steve Groen, Highway Superintendent, MOTION by Bender, seconded by Barth, to authorize the Highway Department to purchase two front-end wheel loaders through the State of Minnesota standard purchasing contract (Contract Release L-331-(5)) from RDO Equipment in the amount of $279,020.13 and $185,611.48 5 ayes.

AGREEMENT

Steve Groen, Highway Superintendent, presented a request to authorize the Chair to sign an agreement between Minnehaha County and McCook County. The purpose of the joint power agreement is to memorialize and formalize how McCook County and Minnehaha County have been jointly operating the two miles of gravel road known as County Highway 140 (263rd Street). The agreement provides that McCook County is responsible for performing ordinary gravel roadway maintenance, snow removal, and ditch mowing. Minnehaha County will be responsible for everything else including weed control, providing and installing new gravel as needed, and reimbursing McCook County for their labor and equipment expenses. MOTION by Bender, seconded by Beninga, to authorize the Chair to sign an agreement between Minnehaha County and McCook County for two miles of HWY 140 (263rd Street). By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

PRESENTATIONS 

Scott Anderson, Planning Director, presented the annual presentation for the planning department. There was significant development activity in Minnehaha County throughout 2021 with 504 building permits and almost 700 project submittals.  The building inspection division performed nearly 1,300 building inspections and over 150 septic inspections. In 2021, staff worked with a total of 45 zoning complaints which included 11 complaints that were carried over from 2020 with 6 properties being declared a public nuisance by the County Commission. Minnehaha County Parks saw a return to more normal usage following COVID-19 limited usage in 2020. A new 9-hole disk golf course was installed in 2021 and will open to the public this spring. The 5-year lease that we have with the Girl Scouts to occupy and use a portion of Wall Lake expires on December 31, 2022, and a new lease will have to be approve this year or early next year.  

Chris Lilla, Director of Equalization, provided an annual presentation for the Equalization Department. The presentation highlighted the following: programs that are managed by the office along with some of the statistics for the 2022 assessment year. Some of the statistics for the 2022 assessment year include 9,017 property transfers, 7,724 new building permits, 47 new exempt applications, 655 continuing exempt property applications, over 2,000 new owner-occupied applications, 1,196 new parcels, and 148 abatements. The change in the assessment value of the property does not equal the change in the taxes paid by the property owner. 

2022 EQUALIZATION ASSESSMENT NOTICE CHANGES

Chris Lilla, Director of Equalization, provided a briefing on the 2022 equalization assessment notice changes. The main items that were completed prior to the market analysis to determine the adjustments that were needed: new cost tables were adopted for residential and commercial improvements; equalized small town and township land methods and values; in lieu of physical view, a desk top grade review was performed; a few neighborhood boundaries were adjusted from previous years to ensure equalization was maximized and commercial building model was developed, analyzed and implemented. At the end of the 2021 assessment year, our ending level of assessment county wide was at 90.5%, while during the start of the 2022 market analysis, our beginning level of assessment was at 76.5%. Once the various types of levels were analyzed, the 2022 assessment notices for the ending County wide level of assessment is 90.0% and the level of assessment needs to be between 85% to 100%. 

1900 W RUSSELL ST DEMOLITION QUOTES 

  Tyler Klatt, Assistant Commission Administrative Officer, reviewed the quotes obtained for the demolition of 1900 W Russell St. As part of the auction process and in order to comply with the requirements of the American Rescue Plan Act, it was requested by the Minnehaha County Building Committee to obtain quotes for the demolition of the existing structure. Two quotes were received from Soukup Construction and Friessen Construction. The quote from Soukup Construction includes a base total of $62,000 with the opportunity for additional services for a total up to $185,500. The quote from Friessen Construction includes a base bid total of $194,400 with the opportunity for additional services for a total up to $243,736.  It was the consensus of the Commission to discuss the quotes and how to proceed with the auction at the next building committee meeting and then approve the final action during the March 1, 2022 meeting. 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 

Tyler Klatt, Assistant Commission Administrative Officer, provided a legislative update which included updates on several bills of importance to Minnehaha County.

 LIAISON REPORTS

 Commissioner Karsky spoke about the recent Sioux Metro Growth Alliance Meeting and the good work that the organization is doing. 

Commissioner Heiberger spoke about the MacArthur Grant and that Minnehaha County has been chosen to move forward to the next step in the selection process.  Heiberger also spoke about the legislative conference that she attended in Washington D.C. last week, including the session regarding American Rescue Plan Funds, Waters of the US and the discussion of three resolutions related to mental health issues and qualified immunity for law enforcement officers. 

Commissioner Bender spoke about the recent move of the Equalization Department and plans that have been created to allow staff to continue working during the remodel of the Administration building. 

NON-ACTION COMMISSION DISCUSSION

Commissioner Barth spoke about the need to send a letter regarding the proposed carbon solution pipeline. 

MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Barth, to recess at 10:50 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 5 ayes. 

MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Barth, to enter into Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2 (1), (3), and (4). 4 ayes.

MOTION by Barth, seconded by Karsky, to adjourn. 5 ayes 

The Commission adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION:

Cindy Heiberger 

Chair

ATTEST:

Kym Christiansen

Commission Recorder 

Published at the approximate cost of $234.43

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