THE MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WAGNER, CHARLES MIX COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA PURSUANT TO DUE CALL AND NOTICE THEREOF, the regular February meeting was held on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at City Hall at 7:00 pm. Present were: Mayor Sharon Haar, Finance Officer, Rebecca Brunsing, City Attorney, Ken Cotton and the following Alderman: Ron Cuka, Merle Bartunek, Norman Deal, Ron Fredrich, Roger Wiltz and Todd Johannsen. Absent: None. The meeting was called to order and the Mayor called for the approval of the February agenda. A motion was made by Fredrich, second by Bartunek to approve the February agenda. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made by Cuka, second by Wiltz to approve the meeting minutes from January 5th, 2009. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made by Johannsen, second by Wiltz to approve the special meeting minutes from January 28th, 2009. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made by Johannsen, second by Cuka to approve the financial statements for January 2009 and the claims for February 2009. All voted aye, motion carried. FEBRUARY 2009 SALARIES: ADMINISTRATION--$6,432.40; BUILDINGS—NONE. ; BUILDINGSARMORY--$694.57; POLICE--$14,380.32 STREETS--$3,142.76; LIBRARY--$3,504.55; ECOMONIC DEVELOPMENT--$2,078.50; WATER--$4,238.56; -- SEWER--$3,121.18; WITHHOLDING/SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE--$8,290.41; SD UNEMPLOYMENT-$89.86 GENERAL AFLAC Alco AT&T B&L Communications Buches Card Services Charles Mix Co Law City of Wagner Commercial Asphalt Country Pride Dakota Auto Body Dakota Backup Dave’s Motor Supply Gall’s Helms & Assoc High Tech Electric Holiday Inn Express Honomichl Design insurance supplies phone repair supplies supplies housing water repairs armory fuel repairs repairs supplies engineering repair travel armory 464.82 92.73 147.93 275.60 70.99 274.50 30.00 282.26 2,224.08 600.85 687.40 27.45 247.11 28.98 2,761.78 175.03 259.90 481.99
Horticulture Ext Operating Huron Culvert Ingram J&J Sanitation James Drug Jane’s Country John Otte Kennedy, Rokahr,Pier King Koin Laundry Larry Blaha Matt Cerny McLeod’s Printing Missouri Sedimentation Col. Mobile Electronic Services Motorola Northwest Vet Petrik Sanitation Ray O’Herron Co SD Airports Conference SD Federal Property Sioux Sales Supplemental Retirement Taste of Home Trans America Traditional Home Velvet Uniforms Voyager Wagner Community Housing Wagner Community School Wagner Food Center Wagner Post & Announcer Weisser Oil Wipf & Cotton Yankton Janitorial WATER City of Sioux Falls Fechner Motors HD Waterworks L & S Welding Pitney Bowes Randall Community Water Dist Reserve Acct Sensus Metering SD One Call SEWER Bureau of Indian Affairs SD Dept of Revenue
registration 160.00 supplies 2,160.00 books 207.98 garbage 525.00 supplies 2.49 supplies 88.00 manager fees 825.00 legal fees 54.00 supplies 191.90 insur. reimburse 750.00 travel 456.95 supplies 332.44 Membership 500.00 repair 200.00 radios-grant 1,613.15 50.00 81.00 tasers 1,681.14 registration 60.00 supplies 50.75 supplies 179.75 retirement 250.00 subscription 29398 insurance 194.80 subscription 22.00 supplies 2,157.04 gasoline 1,232.06 5,000.00 fuel-armory 3,035.00 supplies 16.65 574.73 gasoline 119.90 prof. fees 1,350.00 supplies 203.66
testing supplies supplies repairs supplies water postage support locates
27.04 82.41 590.43 265.00 259.35 10,419.40 300.00 1,320.00 7.00
lagoon lease testing
VARIED Alltel Assurant Employee Benefits Bomgaars Fechner Motors Ft. Randall Telephone John’s Tire Northwestern Energy Payer Hardware Quill Corp SD Retirement Wagner Building & Supply
cell phone insurance supplies vehicle phone service repairs electric supplies supplies retirement repairs
221.05 171.61 361.99 14,500.00 534.84 104.00 6,737.84 288.10 670.12 4,509.14 536.94
The following are bills that were approved and paid during the month of January 2009. GENERAL Federal Express Frei Insurance SD Municipal League Wagner Beautification Comm Wagner Community Housing Weisser Oil WATER None. SEWER None. VARIED SD Blue Cross There were no department reports. MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor informed the Council that she had conducted her first wedding at city hall this past month. FINANCE OFFICER’S REPORT The Finance Officer discussed the city sales tax revenues and a city vehicle policy with the Council. There was no Economic Development Report. fees bond insurance registration Horizon funds Horizon funds armory fuel 19.72 560.00 120.00 1,850.00 6,000.00 2,322.75
OLD BUSINESS Mike Hubbard was present to update the Council on the armory progress. He has completed several walk throughs with various contractors. He stated that the roof is not in as bad as shape as once thought. There are two roofs that were repaired at different times. The main reason for the leaking was the skylights that had been damaged this past summer from a hailstorm. Mr. Hubbard said that at the March meeting he would have more detailed costs for the improvements. The plans will need to be reviewed by a third party. Johnson Controls has a list of engineers that are available that the City Council can choose from. A motion was made by Cuka, second by Wiltz to authorize the Finance Officer to send out letters for a third party review of the improvement plans for the armory. All voted aye, motion carried. A special meeting was set for Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 at 7:00 pm for a review of the proposed cost of improvements for the National Guard Armory. Lynne Doom was present concerning her starting a senior citizen program at the Boys and Girls Club. Mrs. Doom informed the Council that she would be starting with a couple of mornings a week and has been attending different organization meetings to spread the word. The Council commended Mrs. Doom on her efforts to start a senior citizen program. The community-wide clean up dates have been set for the 2nd of May and the 15th of August. Dawn Bures will be present at the March meeting to give more details to the Council. Ken Cotton, City Attorney, updated the Council on condemned houses. NEW BUSINESS There was discussion of a replacement pickup for the water department. A motion was made by Cuka, second by Fredrich to approve the purchase of a 2005 Dodge Ram 4X4 pickup from SD Federal Surplus Property for $11,400.00. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made to advertise for bids for the McCormick bathroom/concession stand, with a deadline date for bids at 5:00 pm on March 2nd, 2009 and a completion date for the project of May 15th, 2009. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made by Wiltz, second by Deal to approve a spiking permit for Evelyn Yanez at the Wagner National Guard Armory on May 9th, 2009. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made by Johannsen, second by Cuka to approve for publication for a special one-day malt beverage license for TNT Hounds for the Midwest Classic at the Wagner National Guard Armory for March 14th, 2009 and set the date for public hearing for March 2nd, 2009 at 7:00 pm. All voted aye, motion carried.
There was discussion on raising the Council and Mayor’s salaries. The following ordinance was introduced and placed on its first reading: ORDINANCE NO. 2009-01 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 327 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WAGNER, SOUTH DAKOTA SECTION ONE: That Ordinance No. 2009-01 hereby amends Ordinance #327, Chapter 1-2, City Council, Section 1-2-12: Salaries to read as follows: The salary of the Mayor is to be $4,000.00 per year. The salary of the Alderman is to be $150.00 per month plus $50.00 per special meeting. Salaries are to be paid quarterly. SECTION TWO: That except as amended above, existing Chapter 1-2, City Council, shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION THREE: That this ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, and for the support of the municipal government and shall take effect immediately upon the passage and publication thereof. Dated at Wagner, South Dakota, this 2nd day of February 2009.
___________________________ Sharon J. Haar, Mayor
___________________________ ATTEST: Rebecca Brunsing, Finance Officer
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing ordinance was made by Wiltz and seconded by Bartunek. Upon roll call vote being taken, those voting AYE: Cuka, Bartunek, Deal, Fredrich, Wiltz and Johannsen. Those voting NAY: None. Absent: None. Those abstaining: None. Motion carried. A motion was made by Cuka, second by Wiltz to authorize Gene Niehus to enter into a joint powers agreement with the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the 24/7 Program. All voted aye, motion carried. There were no building permits issued in the month of January.
A motion was made by Deal, second by Bartunek to enter into executive session at 8:35 pm for personnel and litigation. All voted aye, motion carried. The Mayor declared the Council out of executive session at 9:54 pm. A motion was made by Cuka, second by Johannsen to hire Andrew McCoy for the position of Police Officer at $12.50 per hour, contingent upon a physical and psychological exam. All voted aye, motion carried. A motion was made by Fredrich, second by Deal to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 pm. All voted aye, motion carried. The City Council will meet on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 7 pm for a special meeting to conduct interviews for the custodial position.
APPROVED: Sharon J. Haar, Mayor
Attest: Rebecca Brunsing, Finance Officer