Custer County Commissioner Meeting
Date: June 20, 2012
-Chairman Bies called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. David
Hazeltine, Jim Lintz, Phil Lampert, Mark Hartman, Tracy Kelley, State’s Attorney and the Auditor
-The Board moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. In the following
proceedings, all action taken was first duly moved and seconded, received a unanimous vote of
the Commissioners without dissenting vote or abstention, unless otherwise stated.
The Board moved to approve the minutes of the June 7 , 2012 commission meeting as
presented. Motion carried.
Declaration of Conflict of Interest-None declared
Gary Woodford, Highway Superintendent
-The Board moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Modification #3 to the Cooperative
Forest Road Agreement #11-RO-11020300.025 between the Custer County Commissioners and
the Black Hills National Forest for cooperative road work. Motion carried. This project agreement
is for a Resource Advisory Committee approved project authorized by the Secure Rural Schools
and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 to be used in the crushing and/or purchasing
-The Board moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Master Lease-Purchase Agreement with
Deere Credit, Inc. for the purchase of a 2012 John Deere motor grader with a ripper for a term of
8 annual payments of $33,975.22. Motion carried.
Cheyenne River Bridge Update-Gary attended a meeting in Pierre and was informed that
because of the height of the structure, Federal funding will participate in funding for grading.
Chip Seal progress-Sidney Park chip seal project has been completed except for the striping and
Playhouse Road will be chip sealed on Thursday and Friday.
Rick Wheeler, Sheriff
Executive Session/Personnel- Action was taken to go in and out of executive session for
personnel. The session began at 8:15 a.m. and adjourned at 8:29 a.m. No action taken.
Dan Trana, Harbach Lane Drainage
-Dan reported that they are still having problems with flowage of the creek and he asked if the
county could do something to resolve the problem. He asked if the county could dredge the silt
out of the creek to make the channel wider. Woodford said that dredging the creek will not solve
the problem because the silt will build up again. The City of Custer is in the process of applying
for a grant from FEMA for a project that could solve the problems in the Harbach Lane area but
an engineering study needs to be done by FEMA before the grant can proceed. The county does
not want to do anything that could jeopardize the grant. Before the county does anything the
Board asked Carter to find out what entities may be affected if the channel is changed and how
any changes could affect the grant application.
Bruce Hintz, Legislative Audit
Bruce presented the Board with an engagement letter for their review which outlines the
procedures used in conducting an audit for years 2010 and 2011. The Chairman will sign the
letter once it has been reviewed by the Board. The audit will take about 200 hours.
Liquor License Hearing
-The Board held, as advertised, a public hearing on application for a package (off sale) Malt
Beverage & SD Farm Wine license for Big Pine Campground. No public comment was received.
The Board moved to approve the license application for: LHB Inc. dba Big Pine Campground- Lot
2 of Tract B, which was formerly a portion of Tract Brown, located in the N1/2NE1/4 of Section
33, Township 3 South, Range 4 East of the Black Hills Meridian, Custer County SD, as more
particularly shown on Plat recorded in Book 6 of Plats, page 144, in the office of the Register of
Deeds. Motion carried.
Dennis Zellner, Register of Deeds
Dennis presented the Board with a resolution supporting the need for a fee policy for the Register
of Deeds office for those individuals or large companies that request all of the recorded
documents in the Register of Deeds for their own personal or company financial gain. Hazeltine
moved and Lampert seconded a motion to adopt the resolution. Hazeltine, Lampert, Hartman and
Lintz voted against. Motion did not carry. After some discussion Dennis suggested another
alternative would be to disable the flash drive on the public computer which would prevent
anyone from downloading information without the Register of Deeds permission. By blocking the
flash drive any documents requested would then be subject to the fee of $1.00 per page which is
set by codified law.
Mike Carter, Director of Emergency Services
-Carter attended a meeting regarding 2012 Homeland Security Grant options that are available.
The grant funding has been cut by 45% and will be issued on a competitive basis. 9 counties will
be competing for $277,000.00 in grant funds plus $56,000.00 allotted to law enforcement. Carter
and Wheeler will vie for grant funds for cameras. The Board moved to appoint Mike Carter to the
Regional Board for Homeland Security. Motion carried.
Mail Call/General Business
-The Board acknowledged the following: A letter from Bureau of Land Management introducing
Diane Friez as the new BLM Eastern Montana-Dakotas district manager; Notice from SD DOT of
meetings being held for public input on the Tentative 2013-2017 Five Year Statewide
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP); Letter from DENR saying that the Board of
Minerals & Environment approved Powertech’s request to have Doyl Fritz, P.E. perform the
socioeconomic study for Powertech’s proposed large-scale mine permit application; Notice of a
EM-101 for Commissioners course being offered at the North Haines VFD in Rapid City on June
27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
-EM-101 for Commissioners course being offered at the North Haines VFD, 1290 Country Road
in Rapid City on June 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
-Black Hills Association of County Commissioners and Officials will hold a meeting on Friday, July
20 at the Easy Rider Saloon in Sturgis.
-Allison Jensen hired Darin Gonsor as an Appraiser 1 in the Equalization Office at $11.25 per
hour effective 6-25-12. The Board moved to approve the hire. Motion carried.
Executive Session/Personnel- Action was taken to go in and out of executive session for
personnel. The session began at 9:55 a.m. and adjourned at 10:21 a.m. The directive from the
session was to appoint a committee consisting of David Green, Planning Director; David
Hazeltine, Custer County Commissioner with alternate Commissioner Phil Lampert; and Mark
and Shannon Stites, Airport Managers to review the airport plans and to gather information to
report back to the commission meeting on 7-5-12 with recommendation of future plans for the
The Board moved to approve a cash transfer from the General Fund to the 911 Emergency
Management fund in the amount of $258,911.00. Motion carried.
The Board moved to do a contingency transfer in the amount of $6,500.00 to the Poor Budget
101-411-429. Motion carried.
-The Board moved to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.
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-Chairman Bies adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m. with the next meeting being held July 5 , at
8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room in the Custer County Courthouse.
Linda Nelson Travis Bies, Chairman
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