Legals: March 30, 2022

City of Brandon

_________ Minutes _________

The Brandon City Council met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on March 21, 2022 in the Council Chambers at 308 S. Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota.  Present were Dana Clark, Vickie David, Barb Fish, Tim Jorgenson, David Kull, Jack Parliament and Mayor Jim Heinitz.  Others present were:  City Administrator, Bryan Read; Finance Officer, Christina Smith;  City Attorney, Lisa Marso; City Engineer, Tami Jansma;  Police Chief, Jamie Steffel; Park Superintendent, Devin Coughlin; Golf Course Manager, Andrew Bauer and Public Works Director, Rollie Hoeke.

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderwoman David seconded to approve the agenda, as amended.  Motion carried.

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

Alderman Kull moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the following claims. Motion carried.

VENDOR  DESCRIPTION  AMOUNT

AB Contracting  Water Improvements  236,381.78

Advanced Engineering & Environmental Services  Professional Services  165,559.50

Aflac  Insurance  811.97

Ambush Apparel Supplies 2,770.04

Big Sioux Rifle & Pistol Club 2022 Dues 780.00

Border States Electric  Supplies  103.40

Boyce Law Firm  Professional Services  6,214.50

Builders Supply Company  Supplies  14.00

C&R Supply  Supplies  413.19

CADD Engineering Supply of SD  Professional Services  175.00

Century Business Products  Supplies  197.48

Cintas  Supplies  333.73

Clark Engineering  Street Improvements  2,631.73

Coca-Cola/Chesterman  Monthly Rental/Beverages  275.95

Coffee Cup-Brandon  Fuel  23.33

Concrete Materials  Repairs  275.47

Core & Main  Water Meters  1,749.00

Direct Technologies  Software  841.12

DirecTV  Utilities  156.73

Enviromaster  Supplies  131.95

Ferguson Waterworks  Phase 3 Meters  131,832.51

Fleetpride Inc  Supplies  83.80

FNB-Cardmember Services  Misc. credit card purchases  3,251.26

GFL Environmental   Professional Services  104.45

Goodin Company  Repairs  163.68

Hach Company  Supplies  698.76

Hawkins Water Treatment  Chemicals  3,162.67

HDR Engineering  Professional Services  9,634.81

I&S Groups  Improvements  1,525.00

Interstate Power Systems  Repairs  167.94

Iowa League of Cities  Job Advertisement  140.00

Jack’s Uniform & Equipment  Clothing Supplies  284.93

Lacey Rentals  Monthly Rental  125.00

Locators & Supplies  Supplies  255.71

Marv’s Sanitary Service  Utilities  386.50

MC&R Pools  2022 Course  325.00

McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply   Election Supplies  148.37

MED-Star Paramedic Ambulance Inc  Monthly Service  4,166.67

Micha Lee Henning  Reimbursement  302.46

MidAmerican Energy  Utilities  4,824.96

Midstates Inc  Clothing Supplies  26.50

Midwest Alarm Company  Repairs  153.75

Minnehaha County Treasurer  Taxes  3,705.18

Minnehaha County Treasurer  Bethany Drainage  3,338.70

National Rifle Association  2022 Dues  130.00

Orkin  Monthly Service  120.00

Qualified Presort Services  Utility Billing Service  2,050.08

R&L Supply  Repairs  11.56

Rural Office of Community Services, Inc  January Expenses  11,132.38

Sam’s Club  Supplies  34.83

SD Municipal League  Meeting Dues  78.00

SD One Call  Utilities  38.08

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society  February Services  182.06

Sioux Falls Networks  Equipment and Software  1,250.00

Sioux Valley Energy  Construction Contract Agreement  25,659.49

South Dakota Department of Revenue  Sales Tax  979.12

Staples  Supplies  1,540.78

Sturdevant’s Auto Parts  Supplies  815.01

Summit Fire Protection  Extinguisher Recharge  100.00

Sunshine  Beverages/Supplies  132.12

Superior Tech Products  Safety Supplies  151.00

The Hunnington National Bank  Lease  2,456.40

Titan Machinery  Rental  596.50

Tony’s Catering  Catering  1,909.00

Toro  Monthly Services  384.00

Verizon Wireless  Utilities  529.57

VFW Post 4726-Brandon  Quarterly Payment  1,500.00

Winter Equipment Company  Supplies  1,626.59

Xcel Energy  Utilities  3,168.03

City Administration  March 17, 2022 Payroll  3,737.41

Finance Officer  March 17, 2022 Payroll  5,580.42

Government Buildings  March 17, 2022 Payroll  143.14

Engineer  March 17, 2022 Payroll  2,343.19

Police  March 17, 2022 Payroll  28,339.32

Building Inspections  March 17, 2022 Payroll  3,546.43

Street Department  March 17, 2022 Payroll  4,423.67

Rec Center  March 17, 2022 Payroll  105.98

Park Department  March 17, 2022 Payroll  4,402.07

Water Department  March 17, 2022 Payroll  9,390.17

Sewer Department  March 17, 2022 Payroll  4,129.01

Golf Course Grounds  March 17, 2022 Payroll  1,847.14

Golf Course Lounge  March 17, 2022 Payroll  1,855.40

Golf Course Pro Shop  March 17, 2022 Payroll  1,789.12

941 Payroll Taxes  March 17, 2022 Payroll  22,657.55

SD Retirement System Supplemental  March 17, 2022 Payroll  1,127.50

TASC Flex Plan  March 17, 2022 Payroll  1,183.38

Accounts Management  March 17, 2022 Payroll  75.00

Direct Pay Reimbursement  March 17, 2022 Payroll  2,194.34

 

Alderman Jorgenson moved Alderman Kull seconded to approve the consent calendar which contained the following items:  a plat of Aspen Harbor Addition Lots 8, 19 & 20 Block 2; a plat of Heartland Business Park Addition Lot 1A Block 2; a plat of Rovang Industrial Park Lot 2 Block 1 and a plat of Twin Rivers Crossing Addition Lots 4, 5, 6 & 17 Block 4 and Lot 1 Block 5 and Drainage Tract 1.  Motion carried.

SEASONAL STAFF

The Golf Course Committee report was heard.  Alderwoman Clark moved Alderwoman David seconded to approve the hiring of the following seasonal staff for the Golf Course.  Motion carried.

  Community Room Bussers: Michael Hurney, $12.00 per hour; Keegan Jorgenson,      $12.00 per hour; Cael Weber, $12.00 per hour; Abby Gruber, $12.00      per hour

  Lounge Bartender: Jenny Christian, $7.95 per hour; Matt Hurney, $7.95 per hour

  Maintenance: Gary Schweitzer, $16.00 per hour; Ben Hoffman, $16.00 per hour

RETAINING WALL SCHEDULE TO REBID

A bid schedule was presented to rebid the golf course retaining wall project.  No action required.  

ART PROJECT AT VETERANS MEMORIAL

The Parks & Recreation Committee report was heard.  Alderwoman Fish moved Alderwoman Clark seconded approve the art project at the Veterans Memorial, as presented.  Motion carried. 

BRANDON WELLNESS REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

Alderwoman Fish moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to support the Brandon Wellness in their efforts to explore the potential to build a community wellness center in Brandon.  Motion carried.

TALLGRASS PARK PLAY STRUCTURE BID

Alderwoman Fish moved Alderman Parliament seconded to approve the quote from Churchich Recreation in the amount of $270,961.49 for the purchase of a new play structure at Tallgrass Park.  Motion carried.

SALARY REVIEW AND ADJUSTMENT

Alderwoman Fish moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the annual salary adjustment for Devin Coughlin, to step 14-10 on the wage scale, $31.95 per hour, effective April 4, 2022.  Motion carried.

SALARY REVIEW AND ADJUSTMENT

The Public Safety Committee report was heard.  Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Kull seconded to approve the annual salary adjustment for Tyler Carda, to step 13-12 on the wage scale, $31.14 per hour, effective March 22, 2022.  Motion carried.

2021 AUDIT REPORT

The Administration Committee report was heard.  Christina Smith, Finance Officer, presented the 2021 Annual Report.  Alderwoman Fish moved Alderman Parliament seconded to approve the 2021 Annual Report, as presented.  Motion carried.

ENCORE PARK DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the agreement between The City of Brandon, SD and Encore Park concerning the Tax Increment District #7.  Motion carried.

REQUEST TO AMEND CHAPTER 2-3-2 ON-SALE OR OFF-SALE LICENSES

A request was received to consider amending Ordinance Chapter 2-3-2 as it relates to the distance between on-sale and off-sale alcohol licenses to churches and schools.  Julie Lanoue, Market Coordinator for the Brandon Farmers Market, was present via conference call.  The Brandon Farmers Market is requesting the amendment to the Ordinance.  Current Ordinance requires 100 yards to any door or exit of a church and school to an establishment that sells alcohol either on-sale or off-sale.  Alderman Kull moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to direct staff to develop a draft ordinance of this change to be presented at a future meeting.  A roll call vote showed Fish, Jorgenson, Kull aye; Clark, David, Parliament nay.  Mayor Heinitz voted aye.  Motion carried.

TAX ABATEMENT REQUEST

Alderwoman Fish moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the following tax abatement request, as presented.  Motion carried.

      Abatement Number    Parcel ID      2022-0106      64222

ELECTION WORKERS

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Parliament seconded to approve the following election workers for the upcoming election.  Motion carried.

  Ward I:    Kirsten Walrath-Noem – Superintendent     Kathryn Davis    John Harkins

  Ward II:    Jo Hausman – Superintendent    Ellaine Henriksen    Michele Price

  Ward III:    Mary Burggraaf – Superintendent    John Murawski    Judith Murawski

SALARY REVIEW AND ADJUSTMENT

Alderman Kull moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the annual salary adjustment for Doris Brekhus, to step 8-3 on the wage scale, $18.95 per hour, effective March 22, 2022.  Motion carried.  

ENGAGEMENT LETTER WITH DA DAVIDSON FOR CORE PHASE 2A FINANCING

Alderman Parliament moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the underwriting engagement letter with DA Davidson for the Core Phase 2A project, as presented.  Motion carried.

RESIGNATION OF EMPLOYEE

The Streets Committee report was heard.  Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Jorgenson seconded to approve the resignation letter from Michael Dorenkamper, effective March 20, 2022.  Motion carried.

CORE AREA PHASE 2A CONSTRUCTION ADMIN CONTRACT

Alderman Jorgenson moved Alderman Parliament seconded to approve the construction administration contract for the Core Area Reconstruction Project – Phase 2A with HDR for $414,935.00.  Motion carried.

DRAFT CHAPTER 1 – ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS

The last time the Engineering Design Standards were updated was January 2013.  Tami Jansma, Brandon City Engineer, is in the processing of updating all 20 Chapters.  A draft was presented revising Chapter 1 – Engineering Design Standards.  No action required at this time.

WESTSIDE SANITARY SEWER PROJECT

The Water & Sewer Committee report was heard.  Alderman Jorgenson moved Alderman Kull seconded to approve the West Side Trunk Sewer construction administration contract with DGR Engineers in the amount of $311,500.00.  Motion carried.

PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH GREAT BEAR SAND & GRAVEL

Alderman Jorgenson moved Alderman Kull seconded to approve the purchase agreement with Great Bear Sand & Gravel in the amount of $164,924.00 for the land acquisition costs for the West Side Sanitary Sewer Extension Project.  Motion carried.

WATER TOWER PROJECT PAY APPLICATION

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Parliament seconded to approve pay application #9 to AB Contracting, LLC. in the amount of $236,381.78 for the water tower project.  Motion carried.

WATER TOWER PROJECT PLAQUE

Alderwoman Clark moved Alderman Parliament seconded to approve the installation of a plaque on the new water tower.  Motion carried.

FRENCH CREEK GENERATOR QUOTE

Alderwoman David moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to approve the purchase of a generator for the French Creek lift station in the amount of $31,675.00 from IState Power Systems.  Motion carried.

Dana Clark mentioned the possibility of adding the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting recordings on the City website, similar to City Council meetings.  Staff will look into this and present information at a future City Council meeting.

At 6:58 p.m. on a motion by Alderwoman Clark seconded by Alderwoman David the meeting was adjourned.  Motion carried.

Melissa Labahn

Municipal Recording Clerk 

Jim Heinitz

Mayor 

Published once at the total approximate cost of $122.98

Mar. 30, 2022

 

_________ Minutes _________

The Brandon City Council, acting as a Local Board of Equalization, met at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in the Council Chambers at 308 S Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota.  Present were Dana Clark, Vickie David, Barb Fish, Tim Jorgenson, David Kull, Jack Parliament and Mayor Jim Heinitz.   Also present was Ellie Saxer representing the School Board.  Others in attendance were Bryan Read, City Administrator and Christina Smith, Municipal Finance Officer.  Absent:  None.

#1)Parcel #69359: Lot 4, Block 2, Country Club Heights 2nd Add  

Owner was present:Michael & Susan Dykes

2300 E Pebble Beach Ln

Brandon, SD  57005

Current Valuation: Land: $47,000 Bldg:  $477,300

Alderwoman Fish moved Alderwoman Clark seconded to leave the land assessment the same at $47,900 and to reduce the building to $433,000 for a total assessment of $480,000 based on the recent appraisal.  Motion carried.

At 6:23 p.m. hearing no further business, the Mayor adjourned the meeting.  

Christina Smith    

Municipal Finance Officer

Published once at the appropriate cost of $10.66

Mar. 30, 2022

 

___ Notice of election ___

A Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Brandon, South Dakota. If the polls cannot be opened because of bad weather, the election may be postponed one week.

The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. central time on the day of the election.

At the election, the following questions will be voted upon or offices will be filled:

For City-wide election:

Mayor, one-year term

Harry Buck

Jack Parliament

TJ Cameron

For Ward I Voters:

Alderman, Ward I, four-year term

Courtney Sneller

Barb Fish

The polling place in each ward of this municipality is as follows:

Ward I is located at the Brandon Council Chambers, 308 S Main Ave

Ward II is located at the Brandon Fire Station, 401 N Sioux Blvd

Ward III is located at the Brandon Municipal Golf Course, 2100 E Aspen Blvd

Any voter who needs assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may contact the municipal finance officer at 605-582-6515 before the election for information on polling place accessibility for people with disabilities.

Christina Smith, Finance Officer

Published twice at the appropriate cost of $23.62

Mar. 30  & Apr. 6,  2022 

 

____ Advertisement ____ 

____ for bids ____

Owner: City of Brandon, South Dakota

Owner’s Address: 304 South Main Avenue

Brandon, SD 57005

Project:2022 Core Area Asphalt Overlay

Brandon, South Dakota

Sealed BIDS for the construction of the 2022 Core Area Asphalt Overlay will be received by the City of Brandon at City Hall at 304 South Main Avenue, PO Box 95, Brandon, SD 57005, before 2:00 P.M. local time April 5, 2022, and then will be publicly opened and read aloud at 308 South Main Avenue immediately after.  Bids will be acted upon by the Owner at a later time.  The Project shall consist of the following work and approximate quantities and kinds of materials:

Asphalt overlay to include cleaning of the surface, asphalt milling at valley gutters and ending points, adjusting valve boxes and manholes, application of tack, and placing a compacted 1.5” asphalt overlay.

22,890 SY of Asphalt Concrete Composite              

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

City of Brandon

304 South Main Avenue

Brandon, SD 57005

DGR Engineering

2909 East 57th Street

Suite 101

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

 Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com.  You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest project #8158809 on the website’s Project Search page.  Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.  An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 2909 East 57th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, telephone 605-339-4157, Fax 605-339-4175, e-mail: dgr@dgr.com.  Resident South Dakota contractors who intend, in good faith, to bid upon this project may obtain a paper set of these documents free of charge.  Non-resident contractors may receive these documents upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable. All proposals shall be made on forms provided by the Engineer.

Construction Services in South Dakota are subject to tax under SDCL 10-46A.  Contractors shall include the applicable tax in their bid price for each item of work.  Tax questions should be directed to the South Dakota Department of Revenue at 800-829-9188.

Each bid must be accompanied by bid security payable to the Owner for five (5%) percent of the total amount of the Bid as a certified or bank check issued by a State or National bank or ten percent (10%) as a bidder’s bond.  

With submittal of a Bid, the Contractor represents that he has visited the site, familiarized himself with the local conditions under which the work is to be performed, and correlated his observations with the requirements of the Contract Documents.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid.  Contractor’s Proposals shall hold firm for thirty (30) days from the date of opening.  Mutually agreed upon extensions of time may be made, if necessary.

CITY OF BRANDON

By /s/ Bryan Read, City Administrator

Published twice at the appropriate cost of $58.18

Mar. 23 & 30,  2022

 

 

____ Advertisement ____ 

______ for Bids ______

Brandon Golf Course Retaining Wall Improvements

SECTION 00 1113

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BRANDON GOLF COURSE RETAINING WALL IMPROVEMENTS

CITY OF BRANDON

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA

ENGINEER PROJECT NO. 21-25492

General Notice

City of Brandon (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:

Brandon Golf Course Retaining Wall Improvements

Engineer Project No. 21-25492

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the office of the Owner located at 304 Main

Avenue, Brandon, SD 57005, until Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time. At that time the

Bids received will be publicly opened at 308 Main Avenue and read immediately thereafter.

The project includes the following Work:

Retaining wall and paving removals; concrete retaining wall, guardrail, concrete pavement, concrete

curb and gutter, asphalt paving, and storm sewer construction; grading; turf restoration; and

audio/video improvements

Obtaining the Bidding Documents

The contract documents may be examined at the following locations:

City of Brandon

304 S Main Avenue

Brandon, SD 57005

(605) 582-6515

ISG

101 S Reid Street, Suite 202

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

(605) 274-6401

Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found at the following designated website:

Quest Construction Data Network (QuestCDN) www.questcdn.com

Brandon Golf Course Retaining Wall Improvements

The QuestCDN eBidDoc number is 8097595. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or info@questcdn.com.

Bidding Documents may be downloaded from the designated website. Prospective Bidders are urged to register with the designated website as a plan holder, even if Bidding Documents are obtained from a plan room or source other than the designated website in either electronic or paper format. The designated website will be updated periodically with addenda, lists of registered plan holders, reports, and other information relevant to submitting a Bid for the Project. All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered only through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the designated website.

Bidding Documents may be purchased for download online at the designated website for a fee of $20. Resident South Dakota contractors who intend, in good faith, to bid upon this project may obtain a paper set of these documents free of charge. Non-resident contractors may receive these documents upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

Construction Services in South Dakota are subject to tax under SDCL 10-46A. Contractors shall include the applicable tax in their bid price for each item of work. Tax questions should be directed to the South Dakota Department of Revenue at 800-829-9188.

Bid shall be submitted on the prescribed form.

The submittal of the Bid will constitute an incontrovertible representation by Bidder that the Bidder has examined carefully the bidding documents, visited the site, is familiar with the local conditions under which the work is to be performed, and correlated bidder’s observation with the requirements of the bidding documents.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Security as specified in the bidding documents. Successful bidder shall begin the Work on receipt of the Notice to Proceed and shall complete the Work within the Contract Time.

The City of Brandon reserves the right to retain the bid security of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed 30 days after the date and time set for opening of the bids. The City of Brandon reserves the right to reject any and all bids or any parts thereof.

Instructions to Bidders

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

This Advertisement is issued by:

Owner: City of Brandon

By: Tami Jansma

Title: City Engineer

Published twice at the appropriate cost of $79.49

Mar. 30, Apr. 6, 2022

 

___ Briefing Meeting ___

______ Minutes ______

The Brandon City Council met in a briefing session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the Council Chambers at 308 S Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota.  Present were Dana Clark, Vickie David, Barb Fish, Tim Jorgenson, Jack Parliament and Mayor Jim Heinitz.  Other’s present were City Administrator, Bryan H Read; Finance Officer, Christina Smith; City Engineer, Tami Jansma; Public Works Director, Rollie Hoeke; Golf Course Manager, Andrew Bauer; Park Superintendent, Devin Coughlin; Police Chief, Jamie Steffel and Fire Chief, Robert Dykstra.  Absent: David Kull.

The Council discussed items on the agenda for the upcoming March 21, 2022, regular Council meeting. No formal action was taken. 

At 6:05 p.m., hearing no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Christina Smith

Municipal Finance Officer

Jim Heinitz

Mayor

Published once at the total approximate cost of $8.93

Mar. 30, 2022

 

City of Valley Springs

___ Notice of election ___

A Municipal Election will be held on April 12, 2022 in Valley Springs, South Dakota. If the polls cannot be opened because of bad weather, the election may be postponed one week.

 The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. central time. 

 At the election, the following questions will be voted upon or offices will be filled:

 COMMISSIONER – FIVE (5) YEAR TERM

Todd Versteeg

Rick Larsen

 The polling place in each precinct of this municipality is as follows:

 Valley Springs American Legion, 615 Broadway Ave., Valley Springs, SD

Any voter who needs assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may contact the municipal finance officer at 605-757-6555 before the election for information on polling place accessibility for people with disabilities.

Samantha Boyer

Finance Officer

Published twice at the appropriate cost of $18.43

Mar. 30 & Apr. 6,  2022

 

Minnehaha County

_________ Minutes _________

THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY BUILDING COMMITTEE CONVENED AT 8:00 A.M. March 22, 2022, pursuant to adjournment on February 1, 2022. Committee Members present were: Commissioners Barth, Bender, Beninga, Heiberger, and Karsky; Facilities Director Kriens, and Auditor Kyte. Also present were Kym Christiansen, Commission Recorder, and Eric Bogue, Chief Civil Deputy State’s Attorney.

MOTION by Barth, seconded by Beninga, to approve the February 1, 2022, Building Committee Meeting Minutes. 6 ayes.

Commissioner Karsky arrived. 

FAIRGROUNDS TASK FORCE

Tyler Klatt, Assistant Commission Administrative Officer, presented a briefing on the formation of a task force for the review and establishment of a vision for the William H. Lyon Fair Grounds. There was a total of 67 applications for the task force and it is anticipated that the Commission will appoint the task force members in April during a Commission meeting. Discussion involving the following topics was held: communication to those selected for the task force as well as contract with the consultant. It was also discussed if there should be liaison from the Commissioners as well as the budget that will be needed for the task force. 

MOTION by Barth, seconded by Beninga, to approve the appointment of the following members to the fairgrounds task force: Adam Kniffen, Amy Pokela, Bryce Joens, Cathy Harr, Chad Biegler, Erik Nyberg, Heidi Zwinger, Holly Rader, Jeff Eckhoff, Jon Carroll, Michael Jamison, Regina Beers, Robert Thimjon, Ron Nelson, and Sylvia Wolters. 7 ayes. 

NEW BUSINESS

Facility Director Kriens provided an update on the Administration building remodel. 

Auditor Kyte provided an update on the location for absentee voting for the upcoming City election and primary election. 

MOTION by Barth, seconded by Karsky, to adjourn. 7 ayes.

APPROVED BY THE BUILDING COMMITTEE:

Cindy Heiberger

Building Committee Chair

ATTEST:

Kym Christiansen

Commission Recorder  

Published once at the total approximate cost of $19.30

Apr. 6,  2022 

 

_________ Minutes _________

THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY COMMISSION CONVENED AT 9:00 AM on March 22, 2022, pursuant to adjournment on March 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 Karsky, seconded by Barth, to approve the agenda. 5 ayes.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Commission Meeting Minutes for March 15, 2022

   Bills to be Paid $642,058.74

   1 POINT CAPITAL LLC Welfare Rent $5635, A&B BUSINESS SOLUT Maintenance Contracts $237.99, AARON GEORGE PROPERT Welfare Rent $1875, ADVANCED PEST SOLUTI Maintenance Contracts $70, AIRGAS USA LLC Automotive/Small Equipment $44.99, AIRGAS USA LLC Gas Oil & Diesel $124.7, AIRGAS USA LLC Small Tools & Shop Supplies $91.2, AIRWAY SERVICE INC Automotive/Small Equipment $59.74, AIRWAY SERVICE INC Gas Oil & Diesel $47.02, ALL NATIONS INTERPRE Interpreters $2447.5, ANDERSON, JENNIFER Bd Evaluations (Minnehaha) $1393.32, ANGEL, EDWARD P Attorney Fees $1456, ANGEL, EDWARD P Child Defense Attorney $292.2, AUTOMATIC BUILDING C Outside Repair $106.12, AVERA HEALTH PLANS I Insurance Admin Fee $2950.01, AVERA MCKENNAN Hospitals $15754.25, AVERA MCKENNAN Other Medical Services $218.12, AXIS FORENSIC TOXICO Lab Costs $1302, BACKER WENCEL INC Welfare Rent $5750, BARNETT, DONALD J Welfare Rent $5450, BATTERIES PLUS Automotive/Small Equipment $279.54, BATTERIES PLUS Truck Repairs & Maintenance $329.85, BB RENTALS Welfare Rent $4990, BENDERS SEWER CLEANI Outside Repair $1950, BENSON VILLAGE TOWNH Welfare Rent $9624, BRAD GERLACH Sign Deposits $50, BRAUN, MASON Investigators Expenses $87.36, BURNS, JASON Investigators Expenses $75.18, C & R SUPPLY INC Automobiles $13413.45, CANFIELD BUSINESS IN HHS $2390.5, CENTER FOR FAMILY ME Professional Services $77, CENTURY BUSINESS PRO Maintenance Contracts $177.32, CENTURYLINK LONG DIS Telephone $9.5, CHAGOLLA, ALBERT Interpreters $113.33, CHASING WILLOWS II L Welfare Rent $2019, CHRISTIANS, CHRISTOP Welfare Rent $907, CHRISTINE JOHNSON Sign Deposits $50, CIVIL DESIGN INC Architects & Engineers $8932.5, CLEAN PLUS INC Safety & Rescue Equipment $243.98, CLIMATE SYSTEMS INC Heat, Vent & AC Repairs $1704, CLIMATE SYSTEMS INC Jail Repairs & Maintenance $3072.3, CONCORDANCE HEALTHCA COVID Expenses $1788.58, CONSTELLATION Natural Gas $7417.23, COREY DEGROOT Business Travel $280, CUMMINS INC Coliseum $457.31, CUMMINS INC HHS Maintenance $486.49, CUMMINS INC JDC Maintenance $848.23, CUMMINS INC Outside Repair $1884.56, DAKOTA AUTO PARTS Small Tools & Shop Supplies $6.15, DAKOTA BEVERAGE CO I Program Activities $345, DAKOTA RIGGERS & TOO Automotive/Small Equipment $141.06, DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP Jail Repairs & Maintenance $1923.16, DAKOTALAND AUTOGLASS Automotive/Small Equipment $39.99, DATA SYSTEMS INC Office Supplies $108, DECE PROPERTIES LLC Welfare Rent $3455, DELL RAPIDS COMMUNIT Transportation $300, DEMATTEO LAW FIRM Attorney Fees $3049.1, DEMATTEO LAW FIRM Child Defense Attorney $750.1, DOUBLE H PAVING INC Snow Removal $11208.25, DRIFTWOOD DAIRY Sign Deposits $50, DUBLIN SQUARE APARTM Welfare Rent $790, DUST TEX SERVICE INC Janitorial Chemical Supplies $22.72, EICH LAW OFFICE LLC Child Defense Attorney $8469.8, EMMETT REISTROFFER Sign Deposits $50, FASTENAL COMPANY Jail Repairs & Maintenance $354.52, FRITZ PROPERTIES LLC Welfare Rent $1690.82, G & R CONTROLS INC Fairgrounds $4361, G & R CONTROLS INC Heat, Vent & AC Repairs $1750, G & R CONTROLS INC HHS $3630, G & R CONTROLS INC JDC Maintenance $135, GALLS QUARTERMASTER Uniform Allowance $437.49, GATES, LAURIE A Bd Exp Fees (Minnehaha) $120, GRAINGER Jail Repairs & Maintenance $269.46, GRANITE COUNTRY VIE Welfare Rent $6442.4, GUZMAN, SANDRA V Interpreters $286.67, HANDER INC Fairgrounds $3385, HARR LIMITED PARTNER Welfare Rent $2400, HIDDEN HILLS APARTME Welfare Rent $7695, HIGHPOINTE LIMITED P Welfare Rent $2010, HOBART SALES & SERVI Jail Repairs & Maintenance $414.81, HOV SERVICES INC Microfilming $2126.4, HOWE INC Building Repairs & Maintenance $620.29, HYVEE ACCOUNTS RECEI Jury Fees $80.29, HYVEE ACCOUNTS RECEI Program Activities $16.99, INNOVATIVE OFFICE SO HHS Custodial Supplies $6495.57, INNOVATIVE OFFICE SO Jail Repairs & Maintenance $404.04, INNOVATIVE OFFICE SO Janitorial Chemical Supplies $10152.68, INNOVATIVE OFFICE SO JDC Custodial Supplies $6815.62, INTEK Contract Services $31339.86, INTEK COVID Expenses $1281, INTERSTATE OFFICE PR Office Supplies $243.42, IS RESTAURANT EQUIP Jail Repairs & Maintenance $1564.67, IS RESTAURANT EQUIP JDC Maintenance $610.4, ISI LLC Interpreters $80, JCL SOLUTIONS Inmate Supplies $1088.7, JCL SOLUTIONS Kitchen/Cleaning Supplies $1822.12, JEFFERSON PARTNERS L Transportation $1911.5, KAYLA HILLBERG Misc Revenue $500, KOCH HAZARD ARCHITEC HHS $1522.5, KOCH HAZARD ARCHITEC Repair/Renovations $2395.51, KONOP, BRETT Welfare Rent $1850, KRUSE LAW OFFICE Child Defense Attorney $5283.7, KULL, LISA Court Reporters $395.2, KYRA ENTERPRISES LLC Motels $1350, LE, TAM Welfare Rent $3050, LEAF CAPITAL FUNDING Lease-Rental Agreement $137.02, LEWIS DRUGS INC Pharmacies $41.97, LINDAHL, JOSETTE S Psych Evals $6000, LISA CARLSON REPORTI Court Reporters $26.6, LOVING, PHILIP Bd Evaluations (Minnehaha) $1989.2, MAESCHEN, JOSEPH Taxable Meal Allowances $60, MAGGIE IN THE MEANTI Program Activities $600, MAJESTIC RIDGE LIMIT Welfare Rent $1553.52, MALLOY ELECTRIC Heat, Vent & AC Repairs $221.21, MALLOY ELECTRIC Heavy Equip Repairs & Maint $9.34, MCCANDLESS, ERIC Welfare Rent $7495, MCGOVERN, MIKE Uniform Allowance $120, MEDSTAR PARAMEDIC IN Transportation $3200, MENARD INC Program Activities $116.69, METRO COMMUNICATIONS Miscellaneous Expense $197500.81, MIDAMERICAN ENERGY C Welfare Utilities $570.81, MIDCONTINENT COMMUNI Amounts Held For Others $117.39, MIDLAND INC Jail Repairs & Maintenance $224.84, MINNEHAHA CNTY FAMIL Memberships $20, MINNEHAHA COUNTY Prisoner/Bond Accounts $205, MONARCH PROPERTY Welfare Rent $5100, MONROE SYSTEMS FOR B Office Supplies $71.65, MORGAN COFFMAN Taxable Meal Allowances $14, NAPA AUTO PARTS Small Tools & Shop Supplies $20.44, NOVAK Trash Removal $4470.86, OAKWOOD ESTATES Welfare Rent $3354, OPEKE G NIEMEYER Repair/Renovations $591, PFEIFER IMPLEMENT CO Lease-Rental Agreement $840, PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC Child Care Items $60, PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC Child Care Uniforms $480.95, PIONEER ENTERPRISES Burials $2500, PRESTOX Outside Repair $267, R&L SUPPLY LTD HHS Maintenance $161.85, R&L SUPPLY LTD JDC Maintenance $1607.69, R&L SUPPLY LTD Plumbing & Welding $1587.38, REYNOLDS LAW LLC Child Defense Attorney $9929.7, RISTY, MAXINE J Court Reporters $988, RIVER TOWER APARTMEN Welfare Rent $3380, ROBERT NIELSON Sign Deposits $50, ROTOROOTER Outside Repair $450, ROTOROOTER Trash Removal $720, SANFORD Lab Costs $524, SANFORD Welfare Rent $4515, SANFORD CLINIC Other Medical Services $278.58, SCHUMACHER ELEVATOR Jail Repairs & Maintenance $3248.88, SCHUSTER, PAUL Investigators Expenses $6.72, SECHSER, JENNA Court Reporters $3039.4, SECURE ENTERPRISE AS Trash Removal $1942.16, SF SPECIALTY HOSPITA Insurance-Other Costs $364, SF SPECIALTY HOSPITA Recruitment $976, SILVER VALLEY STORAG Welfare Rent $2000, SIOUX FALLS CITY Gas Oil & Diesel $269.33, SIOUX FALLS CITY Water - Sewer $1002.61, SIOUX FALLS CITY Welfare Utilities $145.7, SIOUX FALLS MINISTRY Welfare Rent $3072, SMITH, ERIC Taxable Meal Allowances $14, SOUTHEASTERN BEHAVIO Crisis Intervention Program $4497.41, SOUTHEASTERN BEHAVIO Professional Services $1600, SPLIT ROCK APARTMENT Welfare Rent $2534, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Amts Held-Daily Scram $7676, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Amts Held-Remote Breath $1571, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Inmate Supplies $399.3, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Lab Costs $80, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Miscellaneous Expense $79, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOT Outside Repair $1.05, STENSLAND BOOKS Store Inventory $128, STOCKWELL ENGINEERS Correction Ctr Repairs & Maint $487.6, STRANGE FARRELL JOHN Attorney Fees $2510.27, STRANGE FARRELL JOHN Child Defense Attorney $1102.12, STREICHERS INC Uniform Allowance $10476, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE Child Care Food $560.86, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE Inmate Supplies $90.85, SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE School Lunch Program $953.74, TERVEEN MANUFACTURED Welfare Rent $3165, THOMPSON ELECTRIC CO Outside Repair $1072, THOMPSON, COLEEN Welfare Rent $1500, TRI-STATE NURSING Professional Services $1827, TRIANGLE PROPERTIES Welfare Rent $1745, TRISTATE GARAGE DOOR Building Repairs & Maintenance $356, TSCHETTER & ADAMS LA Attorney Fees $3826.63, TZADIK SIOUX FALLS I Welfare Rent $2050, TZADIK SIOUX FALLS P Welfare Rent $5570, TZADIK TAYLORS PLACE Welfare Rent $10432, VB FALLS TERRACE Welfare Rent $5931.2, VERIZON WIRELESS Administrative Charges $45.24, VERIZON WIRELESS Data Processing Equipment $1303.4, VERIZON WIRELESS HIDTA Grant $83.82, VERIZON WIRELESS Safety & Rescue Equipment $127.46, VERIZON WIRELESS Tea-Ellis Range $40.01, VERIZON WIRELESS Telephone $5311.72, VITAL RECORDS Archive/Preservation Supplies $600, VITAL RECORDS Records Storage $2222.44, VOGEL MOTORS LLC Automotive/Small Equipment $120, VOGEL MOTORS LLC Gas Oil & Diesel $46, WALTER, MAX Attorney Fees $658.4, WALTON, MARCUS Attorney Fees $1388.6, WEERHEIM LAW OFFICE Bd Exp Fees (Minnehaha) $1985.5, WEERHEIM LAW OFFICE Crisis Intervention Program $47.5, WEST OAKS ESTATES Welfare Rent $5094, WHEELCO Automotive/Small Equipment $1324.29, XCEL ENERGY Electricity $1373.87, XCEL ENERGY Road Maint & Material $16.97, XCEL ENERGY INC Welfare Utilities $11344.3, ZABEL STEEL Bldg/Yard Repair & Maintenance $86.88.                                                                                                                                                Routine Personnel Actions

   New Hires

1.Michael Mulder, variable hour Correctional Officer for the Jail, at $20.00/hour effective 3/15/2022. 

2.Mitchell Thompson, Jaxon Verhey, variable hour Juvenile Correctional Workers for the Juvenile Detention Center, at $16.00/hour effective 3/21/2022.

3.Benjamin Kruse, Correctional Officer for the Jail, at $23.14/hour (13/6) effective 3/12/2022. 

4.Angie Heidrich, Accountant for the Auditor’s Office, at $24.91/hour (16/3) effective 3/30/2022.

Promotions

1.To promote Amber Whittington from Deputy Public Defender to Senior Deputy Public Defender for the Public Defender’s Office, at $3,108.80/biweekly (22/5) effective 3/16/2022.

2.To promote Anthony Stransky from Correctional Officer to Corporal for the Jail, at $24.91/hour (17/1) effective 3/19/2022.

Step Increases

1.Derek Thomas, Air Guard Security Officer II for the Air Guard, at $22.02/hour (13/4) effective 3/9/2022.

2.Michael Awuol, Senior Accounting Technician for the Auditor’s Office, at $20.46/hour (12/3) effective 3/24/2022.

3.Dawn Dubbelde, Senior Accounting Technician for the Auditor’s Office, at $23.14/hour (12/8) effective 3/29/2022.

4.Sydney Tuttle, Human Resources Technician for the Human Resources Office, at $18.98/hour (10/4) effective 3/30/2022.

5.Dean Hodgen, Caseworker for the Human Services Department, at $31.90/hour (16/13) effective 3/17/2022.

6.Steven Millage, Program Analyst II for the Information Technology Department, at $42.90/hour (21/13) effective 3/16/2022.

7. Stephen Frahm, Correctional Officer for the Jail, at $20.96/hour (13/2) effective 3/8/2022.

8. Lance Dunwoody, Correctional Officer for the Jail, at $21.50/hour (13/3) effective 3/23/2022.

9. Timothy Gustafson, Corporal for the Jail, at $30.36/hour (17/9) effective 2/18/2022.

10. Ashley Lopez, Juvenile Correctional Officer I for the Juvenile Detention Center, at $19.95/hour (12/2) effective 3/6/2022. 

11. Deborah Deng, Juvenile Correctional Officer I for the Juvenile Detention Center, at $21.50/hour (12/5) effective 3/14/2022.

12. Jacob Chrans, Safe Home Program Assistant for Safe Home, at $20.46/hour (9/9) effective 3/30/2022.

13. Ryan Qualseth, Sergeant for the Sheriff’s Office, at $40.83/hour (20/15) effective 3/16/2022.

14. Drew DeGroot, Senior Deputy State’s Attorney for the State’s Attorney’s Office, at $3,266.40/biweekly (22/7) effective 3/25/2022.

Abatement Applications for Approval

Parcel- 17762, Keller, Scott R & Peggy L, 2021 Property Taxes, $2,541.26

Parcel- 89370, Veteran Exempt PT10-4-40, Property Taxes for 2019-$510.92, 2020-2,251.61, and 2021-2,223.32

Parcel- 12120, Assessment Freeze, 2021 Property Taxes, $1,214.85

Parcel- 12525, Assessment Freeze, 2021 Property Taxes, $1,291.37

Parcel- 12882, Assessment Freeze, 2021 Property Taxes, $236.07

Parcel- 35180, Assessment Freeze, 2021 Property Taxes, $1,167.20

Parcel- 36132, Assessment Freeze,2021 Property Taxes, $933.00

Parcel- 48705, Assessment Freeze, 2021 Property Taxes, $1,140.11

Parcel- 65193, Assessment Freeze, 2021 Property Taxes, $1,680.83

Parcel- 89799, Paraplegic Exempt, 2021 Property Taxes, $3,018.24

   Items within Policy Guidelines

Authorize Chair to Sign an Agreement between Minnehaha County and SDDOT for MC22-13 PCN 08WK 50-330-026 Bridge Rehab

   PUBLIC COMMENT 

  Theresa Pesce, Sioux Falls, spoke about election concerns. 

SUMMIT CARBON SOLUTION PIPELINE

   Tyler Klatt, Assistant Commission Administrative Officer, presented a briefing regarding the consideration of communication to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission concerning the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions Pipeline. During the March 15 Commission Meeting, citizens provided their concerns regarding the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions Pipeline. The County Commissioners had asked the Commission Office to draft a letter to the Public Utilities Commission that related those concerns expressed by Minnehaha County residents. Eric Bogue, Chief Civil Deputy State’s Attorney, briefed the Commission regarding the draft letter to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission and an upcoming meeting of that body that will held in Sioux Falls on March 23, 2022, and the potential to incorporate the comments received at that meeting into the draft letter. The Commission requested that staff revise the letter to the Public Utilities Commission to include any new concerns raised at that meeting. In addition, all comments which have been submitted to the Commission office will be included with the letter. Eric Bogue noted that there would be sufficient time to send a letter to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission following the April 5, 2022, meeting and still be within the public comment period. Dan Lederman, Dakota Dunes, presented an update on the pipeline from Summit Carbon Solutions and the ability to bring in experts if requested by the Minnehaha County Commissioners. Mr. Lederman also informed the Commission that the pipeline will pay some property tax based on the project footprint and the project will not be involved in fracking. Peggy Hoogstraat, Chandellor, presented a picture from 2020 showing work being done on the pipeline going through her property and stated that one of the PUC Commissioners is not participating and Governor Norem has submitted a new name. Joy Hohn, presented questions raised regarding the depth of the pipelines and the request for more shut off values on the pipeline, and asked the Commissioners to apply for party status with the Public Utilities Commission. MOTION by Barth, seconded by Karsky, to defer consideration of communication to the SD Public Utilities Commission concerning the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions Pipeline. 5 ayes.

   PRESENTATION 

Dr. Kenneth Snell, Coroner/Medical Examiner, presented on the Minnehaha County Coroner’s Office highlighting the following areas: 2021 case data, the causes of death, information related to infant deaths, examined natural deaths and accidental deaths along with the deaths related to drugs and suicide, and future needs, including the increase toxicology costs and transport costs. 

PLANNING & ZONING NOTICE 

   Kevin Hoekman, Planner, gave the first reading and requested authorization for the Auditor to publish a Notice of Hearing for April 19, 2022, to consider the adoption of the 2021 International Building Code, the 2021 International Residential Code, and the 2021 International Existing Building Code. MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Barth, to authorize the Auditor to publish a Notice of a Public Hearing at or after 9:00 a.m. on April 19, 2022, for the adoption of the 2021 International Building Code, 2021 International Residential Code, and the 2021 International Existing Building Code. 5 ayes.

 NON ROUNTINE PERSONNEL 

Carey Deaver, Human Resources Director, presented a request for approval for a new position in the Human Resources Office. The past long-range plans for Human Resources have reflected the need for a new position in 2023, but due to the growth of the county and the impact of COVID, the new position is needed in 2022. COVID related functions such as safety, policy development, leave and benefits management, and health plan impacts have required a significant time commitment over the past two years. The pandemic has also impacted the county’s employment trends. Minnehaha County is experiencing higher rates of turnover, which, in turn, requires more time for turnover processing and recruitment. There were 34 job postings for 2022 by the end of February. The process for recruitment has changed significantly over the past two years. We can no longer post a position announcement, review applications, and interviews. Due to a record low number of applicants, we must be more strategic in our advertising approach, including relying more heavily on social media and actively recruiting in areas throughout the United States. The recruitment functions for each vacancy absorb a higher portion of time. In addition to the previous issues, Human Resources has received requests for assistance in employee training, recognition, and development-areas which are critical for supporting a growing workforce, but which fall secondary to the more immediate need of filling positions. MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Barth, to approve new position in the Human Resources Office. 5 ayes.

Carey Deaver, Human Resource Director, presented a briefing about the creation of a new position in the Auditor’s Office. The request from Auditor Ben Kyte is to create a position for grant administration. The position would serve as the contact for departments that have submitted and received grants. The primary purpose would be to establish grant revenue and expense tracking to ensure sustainability and compliance with grant guidelines. In a briefing provided by Auditor Kyte, the Auditor’s Office has been impacted by the COVID-10 pandemic and the growth of county operations in multiple ways. Much of the impact has increased the employee work load to exceed the capacity of the office to maintain it long term. Examples of the increased responsibilities resulting from COVID-19 and growth in county services: increase management of grants and other external funding sources, financial control, and elections. MOTION by Barth, seconded by Beninga, to approve new position in the Auditor’s Office. 5 ayes.

BID LETTING

   Steve Groen, Highway Superintendent, presented on the bid opening for the annual highway materials held on March 9, 2022 and is recommending approval  of  the following bid awards:  Proposal No. 1-Medium Curing Cutback Asphalt (MC-70) to Jebro, Inc.; Proposal No. 2-Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Concrete Pavement to Myrl & Roy’s Paving; Proposal No. 5-Rock Salt and Transportation to Blackstrap, Inc. MOTION by Beninga, seconded by Bender, to authorize Chair to sign the vendor agreements with Jebro, Inc for Medium Curing Cutback Asphalt (MC-70); Mryl & Roy’s Paving for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Concrete Pavement; Blackstrap, Inc for Rock Salt and Transportation. By roll call vote:  5 ayes.

Steve Groen, Highway Superintendent, presented on the bid opening for the annual highway materials held on March 9, 2022 and is recommending rejection of bids for the following two items: proposal no. 3-snowplow and motor grader blade cutting edges and proposal no. 4-abrasive and salt mixture (salt sand).  Prices were much higher than expected from the only responsible bidder for proposal No. 3. For Proposal No. 4, the proposal invitation and form were ambiguous and led to an inconclusive result. MOTION by Barth, seconded by Karsky, to reject the bids received for Proposal No 3.-Snowplow and Motor Grade Blade Cutting edges and Proposal No. 4-Abrasive and Salt Mixture (Salt Sand). By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

Steve Groen, Highway Superintendent, reported on the bid opening for project MC19-06 Culvert Replacements. The following bid was received: 605 Companies with a bid of $495,103.32; Thomas McNamara with a bid of $499,933.91; Midwest Contracting with a bid of $527,821.70; First Rate Excavate with a bid of $539,448.00; Central Specialties with a bid of $562,081.55; Nolz Dragline & Construction with a bid of $627,709.35; and H&W Contracting with a bid of $649,162.70. MOTION by Bender, seconded by Barth, to award the bid and authorize Chair to sign an agreement with 605 Companies. By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

  BRIEFING

   Daniel Haggar, State’s Attorney, gave a presentation on the State’s Attorney’s Office. The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office remains committed to public safety, community service, and equal justice under the law. The presentation highlighted the areas of staffing and caseload. Some key statistics for the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office for 2021 include jury trials-42; new cases opened-10,979; new entrants into Minnehaha County Specialty Courts-70; graduations from Minnehaha County Specialty Courts-29; juvenile team cases handled-1,644; total abuse and neglect cases-194 and total filed abuse and neglect cases-107; and successful juvenile diversions-344.  

   AGREEMENTS 

  Upon request of Tyler Klatt, Assistant Commission Administrative Officer, MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Beninga, to authorize Chair to sign the amendment for the professional legal services agreement for drug and alcohol involuntary commitments. 5 ayes.

EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION 

   Tyler Klatt, Assistant Commission Administrative Officer, presented a request for consideration for the authorization to adjust employee compensation and updates to the employee handbook. In order to provide quality service to the community is dependent upon our ability as an employer to attract and retain experienced staff. In order to attract and retain experienced staff, the County strives to offer a competitive compensation package while working within the limitations of funding sources and being careful stewards of tax payers’ dollars. The County has often struggled with recruiting candidates for key positions, and unfortunately, during the past year, this challenge has become more prevalent as we’ve experienced higher rates of employee turnover, increased difficulty in recruiting candidates for many positions, and wage growth which has lagged behind the cost of living. The following actions prioritize raising base wages and reducing turnover: 

1. Implement a new pay matrix which has two main changes: 1) Increase base wages by 7%, and 2) eliminate steps two and four in order to provide an accelerated increase for employees hire at range minimums.

2. Increase the night shift differential from $.50/hour to $1.00/hour

3. Increase on-call pay from $15/day to $20/day.

4. Reclassification of the following JDC positions-Juvenile Correctional Officer I from pay grade 12 to pay grade 13; Juvenile Correctional Officer II and the Juvenile Correctional Training and Compliance Officer from pay grade 14 to pay grade 16; Juvenile Correctional Officer III from pay grade 16 to pay grade 18.

MOTION by Beninga, seconded by Bender, to authorize the adjustments to the employee compensation plan and updates to the employee handbook. By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

CONTRACT 

   Carey Deaver, Human Resources Director, presented the updated contract with the Minnehaha County Deputies Association. The updated contract recognizes the critical need to address wages now, and will run through the end of 2025.  The major points of the contract are: Clarification for inclusion of Court Records Officer, addition of language for management to determine recruitment methods, adjustment to the pay matrix which includes a 7% increase effective April 2, 2022; removing steps 2 and 4; reclassify Correctional Officers and Court Records Officers from grade 13 to 14; employees promoting to Sergeant will be guaranteed a 15% salary increase.  Additional major points include the shift premium increase from fifty cents to $1.00 per hour; adding Juneteenth as a recognized holiday. The 2023 health insurance premium County share will be 75%, an increase of 5%; and the addition of annual mental health session for Jail Division. MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Beninga, to approve the Minnehaha County Deputies Association Contract. By roll call vote: 5 ayes.

  LIAISON REPORTS

  Commissioner Beninga reported on the beginning of the Juvenile Detention Center project.

Commissioner Heiberger reported on the one-day conference put on with the assistance of the Safety and Justice grant. 

Commissioner Karsky reported on the recent meeting of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance. 

MOTION by Barth, seconded by Karsky, to recess at 10:30 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. 5 ayes 

MOTION by Karsky, seconded by Bender, to enter into Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2 (1), (3), and (4). 5 ayes.

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

The Commission adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION:

Cindy Heiberger 

Chair

ATTEST:

Kym Christiansen

Commission Recorder 

Published once at the appropriate cost of $239.33

Mar. 30, 2022

 

____ Notice of Hearing ____

Notice is hereby given that on April 19, 2022 at or after 9:00 a.m. the Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider adoption of the 2021 International Building Code and amendments and additions thereto; the 2021 International Residential Code and amendments and additions thereto; the 2021 International Existing Building Code and amendments and additions thereto. Such hearings will be part of the regularly scheduled meeting to be held in the Commission Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, 415 N Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD. All interested persons may appear and be heard. 

Meeting Assistance:  Accommodations for meetings will be provided for persons with disabilities upon request.  Please contact the County Commission Office at (605) 367-4206 (Voice or TDD) 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Dated: March 22, 2022

Bennett L. Kyte

County Auditor

Published once at the appropriate cost of $9.92

Mar. 30, 2022

 Notice of Name

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

SS: 

COUNTY OF Minnehaha

IN CIRCUIT COURT

2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

In the Matter of the Petition regarding Shemles Eshete Megosha For a Change of Name to Joseph Jacob Abraham

CIV: 22-624

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR ADULT NAME CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a Verified Petition for Adult Name Change has been filed by Shemles Eshete Megosha the object and prayer of which is to change Petitioner’s name from Shemles Eshete Megosha to Joseph Jacob Abraham. On the 10th day of May, 2022, at the hour of 11:00 am said Verified Petition will be heard by this Court before the Honorable Judge Zell Presiding, at the Court Room in the Minnehaha County Courthouse, City of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, or as soon thereafter as is convenient for the court. Any may come and appear at the time and place and show reasons, if any, why said name should not be changed as requested. 

Dated this 23rd day of March, 2022 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

Katelynn Brining

Clerk of Court

Published four times at the approximate cost of $41.35

March 30, April 6, 13 & 20, 2022

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