July 10, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Claggett called the regular meeting of the Davison County Board of Commissioners to
order at 9:00 a.m. All members of the Board were present. Also present was Auditor Kiepke.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Claggett.
Motion by Kiner, second by Weitala to approve the minutes, from the July 3, 2012 meeting. All
members voted aye. Motion carried.
Several veterans appeared before the Board to appeal to the commissioners to leave the
Veteran’s Service Office downstairs in the courthouse.
Chris Nisbet stated that there would be thirteen file cabinets that would have to be moved. He
stated that veterans need access to discharge records.
Jerry Hagen, Sr. Vice of the VFW, stated that birth certificates and DD 214’s are all filed in the
Register of Deeds office in the courthouse. He reported that he is 100% disabled from Agent
Darwyn Buus, DAV & VFW, said that it would be a waste of Veteran’s time to have to go out to
the Central Electric building to see the VSO and then go to the courthouse to check records in the
Register of Deeds, Treasurer and Clerk of Courts offices.
Wenton Peters reported that he was a Vietnam Vet considered 60% disabled because of Agent
Orange and has 90% hearing loss because of a virus contracted in Vietnam. He believes that
veteran’s should be accommodated, don’t make things more difficult. He would also like to see
a drive up window to pay taxes.
Alvina Maiden stated that she would like the county to work with the disabled veterans.
Commissioner Fischer stated that he was 100% with these people and he didn’t want to buy the
old building. He wondered where money for roads would come from. He believes we are
moving backward rather than forward.
Orville Stevenson appeared before the Board to insist that load limits of 80,000 lbs need to be
placed on roads. He said that trucks are hauling 160,000 lbs and it is tearing up the roads. He
went on to say that he has lived by Bettes Corner for over 50 years.
Commissioner Claggett said that weight limits are fine, but you have to have enforcement.
Jerry Hagen stated that he trucked for thirty years and trucks paid extra to run heavier loads on
There are all sorts of mandates from the federal and state governments but no funding for the
2012 BUDGET REVIEW
Commissioners heard budget requests from Daryl Kilstrom representing Lifequest, Bruce Haines
representing Davison County Soil Conservation and Jackie Horton representing CASA. No
action was taken. The commissioners will continue to review budget requests for several weeks.
At the request of Corrections Administrator Radel, motion by Fischer, second by Kiner to
declare forty jail mattresses as surplus property as per SDCL 6-13-1. The mattresses will be
taken to the SD State Penitentiary to be refurbished or sold for $1. All members voted aye.
At the request of Corrections Administrator Radel, motion by Weiss, second by Fischer to
declare two Motorola M 120 UHF radios and four Motorola GM 300 UHF radios as surplus and
to destroy them. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
HIRE PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
At the request of Corrections Administrator Radel, motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to hire
Kenneth McGhee, Kimberly Beltran and Michael Novak as Corrections Officer III, B-24 part-
time at a rate of $10.70 per hour with a $.50 increase after successful completion of 800 work
hours and an evaluation. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
ADVERTISE FOR FULL-TIME CORRECTIONS OFFICER
At the request of Corrections Administrator Radel, motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to
authorize the advertisement of a full-time Corrections Officer with a starting rate of $11.70 per
hour. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to authorize Chairman to sign department head timesheets
as supervisor. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
SET DATE AND TIME FOR NEW MALT BEVERAGE/WINE LICENSE HEARING
Motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to set Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the
Commission Chambers of the Davison County Courthouse for a public hearing to consider the
applications of Kenneth Richard Blaalid for a retail on sale Wine License and a retail on-off sale
Malt Beverage License located on Tract 1-B of Starlite Estates, in the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec
34, T103N, R60W of the 5th P.M., Davison County, South Dakota. All members voted aye.
APPROVE AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH TREASURER
Motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to approve the June 2012 Auditor’s Account with the
Treasurer in the amount of $6,908,646.05. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to approve payment of the following bills. All members
voted aye. Motion carried.
City of Mt. Vernon-70.22, Bierschbach Equip & Supply-869.22, Big E Auto-361.52, BPI-
435.70, Carquest-66.24, CenturyLink-54.48, Denise Cody-15.00, Crop Production Services-
6,300.00, D-Ware-1,000.00, Daily Republic-868.60, Dakotabilities-540.00, Danko Emergency
Equip-4,440.00, Donna Dietrich-235.15, Golden West-89.85, Hard Drive Outlet-171.83, Steve
Harr-116.00, Jones Supplies-178.14, Larson & Nipe-524.80, M & H Gas-6.00, McLeod’s-
169.80, Mega Wash-130.00, Menards-40.91, Meyers Oil-31,067.35, Miedema Sanitation-378.00,
Gary Mikelson-214.80, Mitchell Iron & Supply-741.82, Mitchell School Dist-188.94, Mitchell
Telecom-1,485.24, Morgan, Theeler-180.40, Northwestern Energy-438.83, Douglas Papendick-
164.00, PCS Mobile-3,145.00, Pioneer Designs-60.00, Puetz Corporation-1,400.00, Qualified
Presort-569.48, Tim Reitzel-116.00, Sanford Health-1,120.72, Santel Communications-3,171.72,
Scott Supply-1,395.08, SD Assoc of Co Commissioners-5,933.15, SDAAO-900.00, Sheehan
Mack Sales & Equip-583.20, Slowey Court Reporting-55.00, Sturdevant’s-1,116.62, Karen
Swanda-15.00, Taylor & Miskimins-5,623.67,The UPS Store-11.97, Thune’s-2.98, Tri M Tunes-
402.92, Wheelco Brake & Supply-685.79, Wholesale Electronics-2.11, Xerox Corp-119.84,
Yankton Co Treasurer-518.75.
APPROVE CENTRAL ELECTRIC PROPOSAL C-2
Motion by Kiner, second by Weitala to approve plan C-2 from Puetz Corporation for the remodel
of the Central Electric Building. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
REPAIR HAIL DAMAGE TO THE CENTRAL ELECTRIC BUILDING
Motion by Fischer, second by Weiss to comply with the original contract and have Central
Electric take care of the damage, caused to the building the county is purchasing from them, due
to the hail storm. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding how to proceed with the remodeling project for Central Electric.
It was suggested that Puetz be hired as Construction Manager at Risk. However, Auditor Kiepke
pointed out that this might be something that needs to be bid. Chairman Claggett instructed
Kiepke to consult with Deene Dayton, Legislative Audit, to find out.
Chairman Claggett appointed himself, Commissioner Fischer, Maintenance Supervisor Ruml and
County Health Nurse Van Drongelen to a committee to work on the remodel of the Central
At 11:45 a.m., Chairman Claggett adjourned the meeting and set the next regular Board of
Commissioners meeting for July 17, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.
Susan Kiepke, Auditor John Claggett, Chairman