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April 2010

Notice of Intent to Inspect Noxious Weeds and/or Declared Pests
TO: All Landowners/Operators in Union County
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 1st day of April, 2010, pursuant to SDCL 38-22 as amended to all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in charge of lands in Union County, South Dakota, that they are responsible for the suppression, control, and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations that may exist on such lands.
Chemical, biological and/or cultural control methods used for the suppression, control and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations shall be those approved for such purposes by the Union County Weed and Pest Supervisor, County Extension Educator or the South Dakota State University Experiment Station.
Upon failure to observe this notice, the county weed and pest board is required to proceed pursuant to the law and have the noxious weeds or declared pests destroyed by such methods as they may find necessary, the expense of which shall constitute a lien and be entered as a tax against the land, and be collected as other real estate taxes are collected, or by other means as provided by law.
Plants and animals designated as being noxious weeds and declared pests in the State of South Dakota are Leafy Spurge, Saltcedar, Perennial Sow Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Hoary Cress, Canada Thistle, Purple Loosestrife, and Gypsy Moth.
In addition, Musk, Plumeless and Bull Thistles have been approved by the State Weed and Pest Control Commission as locally noxious weeds are subject to the same suppression, control and eradication requirements as the before mentioned plants and animals.
Notice is hereby given that upon establishing probable cause to believe a noxious weed or declared pest infestation exists upon any property in Union County, a representative of the Union County Weed and Pest Board will enter upon said property for the purpose of inspecting and confirming that such infestation actually exists.
Union County Weed and Pest Board
Publish April 1, 8, 2010

March 23, 2010
Unapproved minutes
Union County Commissioners

The Union County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on March 23, 2010, at the Courthouse in Elk Point, SD at 8:35 a.m.
Members present were Jordan, Karpen, Neely, Schempp and Ustad.
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the agenda as amended. Carried.
Motion by Jordan second by Schempp to approve the minutes from the March 9, 2010 meeting. Carried.
Automatic Supplement
Motion by Schempp, second by Ustad to approve the following supplements: Jail-$288.23(JJDPA Grant); Sheriff- $7391(Vests grant, DUI OT, Camera Grant); Highway-$16970 (haul road damage); EMA-$3515.69 (LEPC and PSIC). Carried.
February Reports
Clerk of Courts reported $64,662.60 in fines and fees.
Register of Deeds' reported 4,219.50 in transfer tax and $6,456.40 in fees.
County Nurse reported $0 in donations and fees.
Federal Prisoner & INS $1540 room & board fees.
Fuel Quote
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the unleaded fuel quote from SE Farmers Elevator Coop: 4500 gallons to Alcester, 4500 gallons to Elk Point @ 2.685. Carried.
Liability Insurance
County will solicit bids for liability insurance with quotes to be received by May 4 and then reviewed by the board.
Opt out discussion
The board discussed possible opt out to be used for road repairs. More discussion will take place during PWA Roggow’s appointment.
Executive session
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to enter executive session at 8:47 a.m. to discuss personnel. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of session at 8:53.
Land plats
Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to approve the following plat:
Resolution
Be It Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Union County that Survey Plat- Flynn Tract 2 of the SW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, Govt Lot 1 All in Section 3, T89N, R48W of the 5th PM, Union County, SD owned by Eugene and Cheryl Flynn, Surveyed by Gregg Stroschein, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.
Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve the following plat:
Resolution
Be It Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Union County that Survey Plat of Nylen Tract 1 of Lot H1 in Cameron Tract 1 in the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 5, T89N, R48W of the 5th PM, Union County, SD, owned by Union County, surveyed by Kim McLaury, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.
Weed/Bridge
Richard Stene met with the board to express his disappointment with appointing Commissioner Ustad to the weed board after the problems he brought up last year about the weeds that were not eradicated. The board explained that the property is under enforcement and needs to go through a process. Stene also expressed his concern on a bridge near his property. The board explained that the county is responsible for taking care of the bridges but the township is responsible to close the road if necessary.
Sick Leave Bank committee
Motion by Neely, second by Jordan to appoint the following employees to the sick leave bank committee: Marvin Schempp (commissioner); Tracy Smith (sheriff) Cristy Harkness (highway) Scott Sexton (courthouse). Carried.
Abatements
Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve application #2010-004 from Daniel and Beth Rosenbaum (parcel 14.00.16.2005) due to a duplicate assessment. Abate: Civil Bend- $19.91; Union County-$65.91; Rural Fire protection-$2.87; DV school-319.47. Total-$408.16. Carried.
Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to approve application #2010-006 for North Sioux City (parcel 05.07.10.2040) due to tax exempt status as of August 31, 2009. Abate: North Sioux City- $244.36 Union County-$315.75; Emergency Services-$77.74; Dakota Valley School-1526.81. Total - $2164.66.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess from 9:20 to 9:30.
Abatement
Assessor Kistner met with the board for abatement on David and Julie Ellingson. (Julie Ellingson present). (parcel #23.GC.02.1002) This parcel did not receive the owner occupied status. Kistner recommended approving the owner occupied for the Ellingson property. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve abating $1565.60 from Dakota Valley School. Carried.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess from 9:37 to 9:45.
Sheriff
Sheriff Limoges met with the board to discuss the cost charged from Electro watchman for maintenance of the security system in the courthouse. Discussion ensued on what department(s) should be paying for this service. The board recommended looking for other options for service.
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve travel for a dispatcher to attend training in Yankton. Carried.
Claims
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the following claims. Carried. The following claims have been audited, approved and warrants drawn on the same: Bi-Weekly payroll for 3-26-2010: Highway $19,303.38; Sheriff $26,295.43; State’s Attorney $1,145.18; Public Building $546.00; Nurse $159.75; WIC $255.60; Register of Deeds $618.50; Coroner $116.00. Accurate Reporting Inc (Transcript) $366.25; Ag Bio Communications (Supplies) $27.90; Alcester Union (Publishing) $26.70; All Upholstery (Repairs) $188.00;Am San (Supplies) $793.74;Bear Inc (Maint) $138.23;Bierschbach Equipment (Repair) $1,569.35;Big M Security & Alarm (Repair) $749.70;Bomgaars (Supplies) $29.98;Brevik Law Office (Ct Apt Atty) $173.98;Tudogs Computing (Maint) $1,506.66;Brock White Company (Hwy Const) $20,472.00;Brown & Saenger (Supplies) $28.45;Campbell Grading (Repairs) $1,575.00;Cathy Rehfuss (Mi Hearing) $15.00;City Of Elk Point (Utilities) $3,813.96;Community Health Clinic (Care) $666.25;Continental Research (Repairs) $107.74;Dakota Rigger & Tools (Repairs) $165.22;Dale Neely (Per Diem) $44.40;Dan Fullenkamp (Mileage) $8.88;David Swanson (Gas) $50.00;Days Inn (Travel/Conference) $186.00;Dennis Henze (Mileage) $288.97;Diesel Specialities Inc (Repairs) $300.78;Donna K Dietrich (Mi Hearing) $137.64;Doyle Karpen (Per Diem) $53.20;Gary Finken Painting (Painting) $1,200.00;Harry Heads & Automotive (Repairs) $127.55;High Performance Coatings (Repairs) $190.00;Honeywell Inc (Maint) $6,971.75;Iowa Office Supply (Supplies) $90.00;Jacks Uniform & Equip (Supplies) $60.00;Janet Lingle (Mileage) $53.28;Janitor Depot Inc Supplies) $59.50;Jeanne M Bossman (Transcript) $51.00;Jim Brewster (Mileage) $28.12;John P Slattery (Public Defender) $2,891.29;Jones Food Center (Supplies) $6.97;Knology (Utilities) $234.25;Larry Wagner (Mileage) $341.58;Lawson Products Inc Supplies) $290.58;Lyle Signs Inc (Supplies) $377.70;Marvin Schempp (Per Diem) 38.48;Meyer Brothers Funeral Home (Funeral) $2,000.00;Michael McGill (Public Defender) $2,891.29;Microfilm Imaging System (Rental) $120.00;Mid Country Machinery Inc (Repairs/Supplies) $1,554.35;MidAmerican Energy Co (Utilities) $3,846.67;Midwest Wheel Companies (Supplies) $552.28;Milton Ustad (Per Diem) $61.05;Myron Hertel (Supplies) $99.70;National 4-H Council Supply (Supplies) $77.20; Nelva Kooistra (Mi Hearing) $15.00;Newman Traffic Signs (Supplies) $254.40;Novelty Machine & Supply (Repairs) $214.62;Office Elements (Supplies) $139.00;Olson Welding (Repairs) $50.00; Paul Limoges (Travel/Conference) $12.00;Pennington County Jail (Transport) $194.05;Perkins Office Solutions (Supplies) $257.45; Peterson, Stuart & Rumpca (Public Defender) $5,782.58;Pitney Bowes (Rental) $149.00;Qlt (Phones) $32.21;Quill Corporation (Supplies) $564.08;Qwest (Phone) $971.40;Ramkota Inn (Room) $162.00;Raymond K Roggow (Meals) $18.00;Rick McKinney (Subpoena) $32.58;Robert James (Mileage) $57.72;Rocs Dakota Senior Meals (Meals) $937.50;Ross Jordan (Per Diem) $22.20;Roto Rooter (Maint) $112.89;Sanford Health (Bl Draw) $60.00;SD Assn Of County Weed (Dues) $150.00;SD State Health Lab (Bl Draws) $572.00;Second Chance Rescue (Care) $30.00;Servall Towel & Linen (Repairs) $33.28; Sioux Falls Two-Way Radio (Repairs) $443.50;SKM Industries Inc (Supplies) $62.86; State Of South Dakota (Phone) $345.53;Steve Rommereim (Mileage) $38.48; Stinger Systems (Supplies) $941.95;The Schneider Corporation (Service) $5,600.00; Total Stop Food Store (Supplies) $11.16;US Bank (Travel And Supplies) $3,221.99; Verizon Wireless (Phone) $251.97;Western Office Plus (Supplies) $82.86;Wigman Company (Repairs) $71.37; Wilcox Electric (Maint) 128.21;Yankton County (Mi Hearing) $89.81;Juror’s (Jury Duty) $645.78.
PWA
PWA Roggow met with the board to discuss various matters.
The annual bid letting was tabulated and results as follows:
#Item 1- Liquid Asphalt. Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to award bid item #1 Liquid Asphalt to Jebro. Motion carried.
Item #2-Asphalt Concrete – Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to accept all based on geographic location- Barkley, Concrete Materials, Myrl and Roy’s and Knife River.
Item #3 - Metal Culverts-Motion by Ustad, second by Jordan to award the bid to Huron Culvert & Tank .Carried.
Item #4- Concrete Culverts –Motion by Neely, second by Jordan to award the bid to Hanson. (Cretex also submitted bid). Carried.
Item #5- Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to award the bid to Cretex (Hanson also submitted bid). Carried.
Item #6 -Ice Sand- Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to award the bid to L. G. Everist and Higman. Carried.
Item #7- Chips – Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to award the bid to both bidders- Concrete Materials and LG Everist. Carried.
Item #8. Riprap-Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to award the bid to both bidders- Concrete materials and LG Everist. Carried.
Item #9- Steel Bridge Decking & Piling- Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to award the bid to Huron Culvert. Carried.
Item #10- Magnesium Chloride- Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to award bid to Z & S. (Envirotech also submitted bid). Carried.
Item #11-Bridge Work-Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to award the bid to Hollaway. Carried.
Further details available upon request from Union County Highway Department or County Auditor’s office.
Opt out discussion
The board continued to discuss opting out. Discussion took place on the need for additional revenue to repair the roads as with the rising cost of asphalt, projects have been put on hold. Although the legislature has been approached to raise license plate fees to help raise revenue, this has not happened. Until the state changes the method of allowing local jurisdictions to determine the taxation needed for their own area, opt out is an avenue to be implemented.
Executive Session
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to enter executive session at 11:07 to discuss personnel. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of session at 11:16.
Opt out discussion
Further discussion was held on the opt-out. It was determined not to make a decision at this time and allow PWA Roggow to submit more information regarding Secondary (Richland) Road.
Adjournment
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to adjourn until April 6, 2010. Carried.
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish April 1, 2010

NOTICE OF DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Voter registration for the Greater Scott School District 61-5 Special Election to be held on May 4, 2010, will close on April 19, 2010. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Union County Auditor at (605)356-2101.
Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, secretary of state’s office, and those locations which provide driver’s license, SNAP, TNAF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov or a county provided website with a link to a voter registration form.
Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility.
Paula A. Bartunek
Business Manager
Greater Scott School District 61-5
Publish April 1, 8, 2010

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF UNION
ss
IN CIRCUIT COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

In the Matter of the Estate of
Delmer A. Stene, Deceased
File No. PRO 10-7


Notice to Creditors and Notice of Informal Probate and Appointment of Co-Personal Representatives
Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of March, 2010, Dennis Stene of 4200 Woodwind Lane, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103 and DeLynn Stene of 30818 477th Avenue, Alcester, South Dakota 57001, were appointed as co-personal representatives of the estate of Delmer A. Stene.
Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representatives.
Dated this 23rd day of March, 2010

Dennis Stene
4200 Woodwind Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605)332-0232

DeLynn Stene
30818 477th Avenue
Alcester, SD 57001
(605)934-1466

Melissa Larsen, Clerk
209 East Main, Ste. 230
Elk Point, SD
(605)934-2132

Charles B. Haugland, of
Gubbrud, Haugland & Gillespie, Prof. LLC
102 West 2nd Street
P.O. Box 97
Alcester, SD 57001-0097
(605)934-2140

Publish April 1, 8, 15, 2010

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF UNION
ss
IN CIRCUIT COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

In the Matter of the Estate of
Lester E. Day, Deceased
File No. PRO 10-6


Notice to Creditors and Notice of Informal Probate and Appointment of Personal Representative
Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of March, 2010, Jerald L. Day, whose address is 702 S. Pleasant, Canton, South Dakota 57013, was appointed as personal representatives of the estate of Lester E. Day.
Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representatives.
Dated this 23rd day of March, 2010

Jerald L. Day
702 S. Pleasant
Canton, SD 57013
(605)764-4163

Melissa Larsen, Clerk
209 East Main, Ste. 230
Elk Point, SD
(605)934-2132

Charles B. Haugland, of
Gubbrud, Haugland & Gillespie, Prof. LLC
102 West 2nd Street
P.O. Box 97
Alcester, SD 57001-0097
(605)934-2140

Publish April 1, 8, 15, 2010

NOTICE OF AUDIT OF THE FISCAL AFFAIRS OF UNION COUNTY
Notice is hereby given that the records and books of account of Union County, South Dakota, have been audited by the Department of Legislative Audit for the two years ended December 31, 2008, and that a detailed report thereon is filled with the county auditor of Union County and the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota for public inspection.
This notice is published in compliance with the provisions of SDCL 4-11-12.
MARTIN L. GUINDON
CPA AUDITOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT
Publish April 1, 8, 2010

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF CITY OF ALCESTER AND LIST OF CANDIDATES
Notice is hereby given that as provided by law, the annual election of the city of Alcester will be held on April 13, 2010 at the Alcester Community Building. The polls will be open for voting from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
A list of the candidates to be elected is as follows:
Ward One (All registered voters living from the western city limits to the alley between Broad Street and Iowa Street, running south to north).
Richard Wilson
Curt Anderson
Joe Constance
Ward Two (All registered voters living from the alley between Iowa Street and Broad Street to a line behind the houses on the east side of Park Avenue to the middle of Hyden Drive, including the first four lots on the north side of Hyden Drive to the middle of Church Street, running south to north).
Curtis Nielsen
Larry Anderson
Furthermore, the following are unopposed:
Ward Two: Ron Manning (one year term)
Ward Three: Steve Johannsen (two year term)
The polling place for Ward One & Two will be at the Alcester Community Building.
Voters with disabilities may contact the city finance officer for information and special assistance or polling place accessibility.
Michael Kezar
Finance Officer
City of Alcester
Publish April 8, 2010

April 6, 2010
Unapproved minutes
Union County Commissioners

The Union County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on April 6, 2010, at the Courthouse in Elk Point, SD at 8:35 a.m.
Members present were Jordan, Karpen, Neely, and Ustad. Schempp absent.
Motion by Ustad, second by Neely to approve the agenda as amended. Carried.
Motion by Jordan second by Neely to approve the minutes from the March 23, 2010 meeting. Carried.
County Government Month
The board discussed contacting the local schools to determine interest in having meetings next year at their locations to celebrate County Government Month during April.
Honeywell contract
Chairman Karpen signed the previously approved contract for Honeywell to provide Gas Heat with RTU-1. ($8800).
Travel Authorization
Motion by Ustad, second by Neely to approve travel authorization for deputy auditor Jackie Sieverding and deputy treasurer Linda Roggow to attend workshop in Pierre on May 19 and 20. Carried.
New Hires
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve hiring Stephanie Ryan as a full time deputy at $14.38 per hour effective 4-18-10 and transferring Bryant Miller from PT jailer to PT deputy at $14.38 per hour.
Election
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to allow Auditor Klumper to hire additional staff during the primary election costs up to $1000. Carried.
Weed
Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve weed salaries at 3% increase- Christopher Velk- $18.58; Corey Potratz-$11.48; Kyle Wellgraven and Michael Hixson-$10.98. New hire- $10.50. Vote 3 aye, 1 nay. (Jordan) Carried.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess from 8:55 to 9:00.
Liquor License hearing
Hearing was held to approve application from Sean Brady for a retail (on-sale) liquor license at NW corner NW1/4 then South 22 Rods, thence E 42 Rods, thence North 22 Rods, thence West 42 Rods to a place of beginning. Public input was received. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the liquor license application. Vote 3 aye 1 nay. (Ustad)
WIC
Grace Freeman met with the board to update the board on the WIC program. Freeman requested additional clerical hours. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve an additional 7 hours per month for clerical staff beginning in June. Carried.
Exit Interview
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to enter executive session for an exit interview with former deputy sheriff Michael Palmer at 9:33 a.m. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of executive session at 10:10.
Proclamation
PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS,
sexual violence is a devastating and intolerable crime that continues to escalate in our society and affects every person in the Siouxland area, either as a survivor or as a family member, significant other, neighbor, or co-worker of a survivor, and
WHEREAS, victims service agencies—Children’s Inn, the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and Domestic Violence: Safe Option Services, and other professionals joined together as the Union County Coordinated Community Response to Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence to support each other in their work and to provide Union County and its citizens with a central source of information on sexual violence and,
WHEREAS, the Union County Coordinated Community Response to Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence acknowledges that awareness and prevention are key to ending this horrendous crime. It is critical to the welfare of our communities that citizens and systems support the work with their time, financial resources, and efforts to end this violence, and
WHEREAS, everyone can get involved by taking action towards creating a society where all women, children, and men live free from sexual violence and exploitation,
WHEREAS, in recognition of the National Sexual Assault Awareness Month overall theme, “Decide to End Sexual Assault”, we too come forward as Union County communities to end all forms of sexual violence.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Doyle Karpen, Chair, Union County Board of Commissioners, Union County, South Dakota, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2010 as
“SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH”
in Union County, South Dakota and urge all citizens to unite toward the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and encourage them to get involved in creating a society free from sexual violence.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Union County, South Dakota to be affixed this 6th day of April, 2010.
Doyle Karpen,
Chairman

Theresa Gerke-Herwynen and Sandie Sullivan were present and shared more information with the board regarding Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
PWA
Motion by Ustad, second by Neely to approve the following resolutions. Carried.
RESOLUTION # HD10-04
FEDERAL AID SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM RESOLUTION FOR
COUNTY AND URBAN PROJECTS
WHEREAS, Richland Township desires the construction and improvement of the road and/or bridge as hereinafter described:
LOCATION, LENGTH, STRUCTURE NUMBER:
Various Township Roads in Union County
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION:
Traffic Control Signing
Major Collector Route Number (if applicable) N/A
AND WHEREAS, Richland Township is obligated and hereby agrees to provide proper maintenance as required by the Federal Highway Act as amended and supplemented thereto for the project after construction is completed and to regulate or cause to be regulated the installation of utility facilities within the limits of the right-of-way of the proposed project in accordance with State and Federal requirements.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
That the South Dakota Department of Transportation be and hereby is authorized and requested to program for construction, in accordance with the “Secondary Road Plan” and the State’s “Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges,” the project described.
Estimated Cost of Project Including Engineering: $30,000
STP Funds: $NA
Local Funds (if needed to meet construction year): $NA
Proposed Year of Construction: 2016
RESOLUTION # HD10-05
FEDERAL AID SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM RESOLUTION FOR
COUNTY AND URBAN PROJECTS
WHEREAS, Union County   desires the construction and improvement of the road and/or bridge as hereinafter described:
LOCATION, LENGTH, STRUCTURE NUMBER:
Union County Wide Project
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION:
Traffic Control Signing
Major Collector Route Number (if applicable) N/A
AND WHEREAS, Union County     is obligated and hereby agrees to provide proper maintenance as required by the Federal Highway Act as amended and supplemented thereto for the project after construction is completed and to regulate or cause to be regulated the installation of utility facilities within the limits of the right-of-way of the proposed project in accordance with State and Federal requirements.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
That the South Dakota Department of Transportation be and hereby is authorized and requested to program for construction, in accordance with the “Secondary Road Plan” and the State’s “Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges,” the project described.

Estimated Cost of Project Including Engineering: $350,000
STP Funds:  $NA
Local Funds (if needed to meet construction year): $NA
Proposed Year of Construction: 2016

Motion by Ustad, second by Karpen to approve the application from Pat Walsh for ditch cleaning on Maynard Rd. in Richland Township. (NE Corner Section 16 NW Corner Sec. 15 T92N R49W.)
Discussion took place on damage to County Road #17.
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the following resolution:
EM 2010-01
RESOLUTION FOR DECLARATION OF DISASTER
WHEREAS, Union County, South Dakota has suffered severe damage, brought on by Spring Flooding, beginning March 11, 2010.
WHEREAS, Union County, South Dakota has committed all available resources and taken all possible actions within the jurisdictional boundaries to combat and to alleviate the disaster, local resources are not adequate to cope with the situation.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Union County Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting held on April 6, 2010, it is hereby requested that the Governor declare a disaster to exist in the County of Union.
Motion carried.
View property
Board moved the meeting at 10:50 a.m. for purposes of viewing the property purchased on 109 North Court St. Board returned to the courthouse at 11:10 and discussed use of the property and process for disposing of the building.
Executive Session
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to enter executive session at 11:28 to discuss legal matters. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of executive session at 12:03.
Claims
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the claims as follows. Carried. The following claims have been audited, approved and warrants drawn on the same: Bi-Weekly payroll for 01-07-10: Highway $19,093.82; Sheriff $27,653.44; Public Building $611.00; State’s Attorney $1432.52; Nurses $159.75; WIC $244.95; Register of Deeds $785.50. Courthouse payroll for the month of January, 2010: Commissioners $4,900.00; Auditor $7,813.81; Data Processing $119.41; Treasurer $12,547.75; Highway $8,564.97; Planning & Zoning $3,553.84; EMA $1,017.98; Assessor $9,820.00; State’s Attorney $11,162.66; Register of Deeds $5,999.03; Veteran $1500.00; Sheriff $4,349.89; Extension $2,650.13; Public Building $3,834.70; Nurse $878.13; Jail $108.96; Weed $106.09. 3 D Specialties (Supplies) $1,449.90; Alcester Public Library (Allotment) 500.00; Alcester Union (Ad) $605.99; Alliance Communication (Utilities) $45.72; Am San (Supplies) $263.07; Amsterdam Printing And Litho (Supplies) $117.06; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital (Care) $205.12; Beresford Community Bus (Allotment) $500.00; Beresford Public Library (Allotment) $ 2,500.00; Beresford Republic (Ad) $57.00; Bierschbach Equipment (Supplies) $195.50; Bob Barker Company (Supplies) $373.21; Brian L Wells (Repair) $150.00; Brown & Saenger (Supplies) $137.44; Butler Machinery Co (Repairs) $9,367.94; Chesterman Co (Water) $92.00; Childrens Inn (Allotment) $950.00; Community Health Clinic (Care) $39.00; Continental Research (Supplies) $156.08; Cuming County Sheriff (Return) $38.14; Dakota Dunes North Sioux City Times (Ad) $630.27; Dakota Graphics (Supplies) $225.00; Dakotabilities (Care)$360.00; Donna K Dietrich (Mi Hearing) $160.49; Dykstra Excavating Inc (Ditchwork) $1,873.47; Electro Watchman Inc (Maint) $696.54; Electronic Engineering (Maint) $48.00; Elk Point Public Library (Allotment) $2,500.00; Frame Aligners Inc (Repairs) $5,694.94; GCC Alliance Concrete Inc (Supplies) $422.50; Gehm Group Ltd (Appraisal) $2,000.00; Great Plains Int'l (Supplies) $150.17; Hickory Tech (Phones) $245.40; High Country Agricultural (Supplies) $112.25; Hydraulic Sales (Repairs) $286.36; Industrial Tools & Machine (Supplies) $29.29; Intoximeters (Supplies) $189.00; Jebro Inc (Supplies) $1,249.50; Jeff Brandt (Mileage) $57.72; Jones Food Center (Supplies) $36.22; King's Inn (Travel/Conference) $46.50;Jurors $2,673.54; Knology (Utilities) $179.22; L G Everist Inc (Highway Construction) $784.47; Leader Courier (Ad) $706.85; Light & Siren (Repairs) $180.14; Linweld (Supplies) $95.28; Linweld Inc (Supplies) $40.67; Mart Auto Body And Marine (Repairs) $37.99; McLeods (Supplies) $196.76; Mid-American Research Chemical (Supplies) $112.06; MidAmerican Energy Co (Utilities) $535.70; Millborn Seeds Inc (Maint) $475.00; Muller Auto Parts (Supplies/Repairs) $131.03; Nelva Kooistra (Mi Hearing) $15.00; Newman Traffic Signs (Supplies) $ 1,268.77; Noll Collection Service, Inc Collections $72.13; North Sioux City Public Lib(Allotment) $2,500.00; Nygren's True Value (Supplies/Repairs) $161.66; Office Depot (Supplies) $144.04; Office Elements (Supplies) $756.63; Ollies Drive Inn (Meals For Jail) $5,164.50; Olson's Ace Hardware (Supplies) $33.98; Perkins Office Solutions (Supplies) $46.92; Pete’s Produce (Supplies) $78.47; Pioneer Drug (Drugs) $539.21; Powerplan (Repairs) $553.25; Pyle Automotive (Maint) $32.30; Qwest (Phones) $976.31; Qwest (Phone) $3.00; Raymond K Roggow (Travel/Conference) $17.00; Safe Options Services (Allotment) $950.00; SDACC (Clerp) $2,702.22; Shepherd Reporting (Transcription) $25.00; Sioux City Foundry (Supplies) $1,944.97; Sioux Laundry Inc (Wash For Jail) $491.85; Siouxland Humane Society (Care) $111.00; Slowey Court Reporting (Transcripts) $25.00; Southeast Farmers Elevator (Rep/Supp/Rentals) $39,666.95; Staples Credit Plan (Supplies) $156.90; State Bank Of Alcester (Payment) $3,931.78; Sturdevant's Auto Parts (Supplies/Repairs) $459.12; Thomas L Price Phd (Service) $440.00; Town And Country Tire & Svc (Repairs) $6.00; Tractor Supply (Repairs) $79.98; Union County (Maint-Various) $5,721.47; Verizon Wireless (Utilities) $141.74; Woodbury County Juvenile (Care) $600.00.
Adjournment
Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to adjourn meeting until April 13, 2010 as board of Equalization. Carried.
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish April 15, 2010

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ALCESTER CITY COUNCIL
The Alcester city council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 5, 2010 in the council room in the Alcester Community Building. Mayor William Koenig opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the following council members present, Pete Larsen, Ron Manning, Curt Anderson, Steve Johannsen, Wayne Van Gelder and Larry Anderson. Also present during the meeting were Michael Kezar, Richard Wilson, Mike Manning, Toby Brown, Charles Haugland, Joe Zweifel, Dale Pearson, staff from WSN Engineering, Joe Constance, Tim Renken and Jim Morey.
Toby Brown from SECOG met with the planning commission at 6:30 to discuss the comprehensive plan.
A motion by Curt Anderson and seconded by Johannsen to approve the minutes of March 1 and March 15. All voted aye.
A motion by Manning and seconded by Larry Anderson to approve the following warrants for payment. All voted aye. Salaries, Finance Office, $2,804.00, Police, $6,526.24, Mayor, $385.00, Council, $1,590.00, Water, $2,630.40, Sewer, $4,122.04, Auditorium, $142.66, Library, $1,081.00. State Bank of Alcester, social security, medicare, withholding depository, $4,118.39, Knology, internet, $37.12, Farm Bureau, life insurance, $66.85, SD Municipal League, registration, $120.00, Alliance Communications, phone service, $258.08, Alltel, phone service, $114.85, Southeastern Electric, utilities, $201.43, Mid American Energy, utilities, $2,630.26, Dee Cole, books, $135.87, Gubbrud, Haugland Law Firm, pro fees, $418.00, SD Retirement, contributions, $2,250.12, SD Unemployment, contributions, $818.27, Michael Kezar, mileage, $60.00, SDML Workers’ Comp, insurance. $340.00, Alcester Union, publications, $649.04, Executive Data Systems, support fee, $225.00, Applied Software, computer maint, $93.20, Alcester Chamber of Commerce, dues, $50.00, Akron Vet Clinic, pro fees, $110.00, Petty Cash, replenish fund, $39.75, Sinclair Fleet Services, gas, $270.61, Jack’s Uniforms, supplies, $731.89, McLaughlin Tire Center, vehicle maint, $127.69, Alcester Fire Dept, allowance, $1,292.00, Town & Country Tire, vehicle maint, $1,560.67, Pete’s Produce, supplies, $55.96, Lukas Driesen, contract labor, $1,360.00, Union Co, Public Works, supplies, $154.82, Cenex Credit Card, gas, $1,187.19, One Call Systems, locate fees, $3.39, HD Supply Waterworks, supplies, $614.82, VISA, postage, supplies, $292.12, Loren Fischer Disposal, roll-off, $246.00, Alcester Drug, supplies, $6.97, Bruce’s Plumbing, repairs, $1,002.44, L.P. Gill Landfill, landfill fees, $2,765.44, Golden Horse, supplies, $13.77, The Library Store, supplies, $116.35, Living Here, subscription, $25.00, Ingram, books, $977.26, Dust Tex, maint, $108.57, D & D Pest Control, maint, $30.00, Duncan Construction, contract labor, $150.00, Concrete Materials, street mix, $1,139.65, State Bank of Alcester, 2006 sales tax bond, $12,379.38, State Bank of Alcester, 2009 sales tax bond, $10,542.10.
A plan for repairing the worst streets in town was discussed with the engineering firm to get estimates on the cost. The street mat for Lee Drive was discussed with the contractor to start work after May 1.
The mayor left at 8:05 and president of the council, Curt Anderson took over the meeting with discussion held on culverts, annexation was tabled until the May meeting and the truck route was explained with further discussion at another meeting.
A motion by Larsen and seconded by Manning to hire Independent Audit Services from Madison to audit the city books for the years’ of 2008 & 2009 for $5,000. All voted aye. The city had received one other quote of $15,500 from Quam & Berglin of Alcester.
A motion by Larsen and seconded by Larry Anderson to go into executive session to discuss contractual matters at 8:35. All voted aye. The council was declared out of executive session at 8:45. A motion by Larry Anderson and seconded by Johannsen to accept a 90 day notice from Steve Larsgaard of Stecky’s to be let out of the contract with the city to run the municipal liquor store. All voted aye.
A motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel was made by Van Gelder and seconded by Manning at 8:48. The council was declared out of executive session at 8:54.
The fees schedule and hours for the pool were discussed along with lifeguard pay was discussed. A motion by Larsen and seconded by Van Gelder to set the following fee schedule for the 2010 season, Family, $60.00, Individual, $30.00, Daily, $1.50 and Lessons, $15.00. All voted aye. A motion by Van Gelder and seconded by Manning to set the hours of operation for the pool from 1 to 5 and 6:30 to 8:30, Sunday thru Saturday. All voted aye. A motion by Larsen and seconded by Larry Anderson to set the following pay, $9.01 for manager and WSI certified and $7.30 for lifeguard certified. All voted aye. Pool manager and lifeguards will be hired at a later meeting.
A motion to adjourn was made at 9:15 by Manning and seconded by Johannsen. All voted aye.
William Koenig, Mayor
ATTEST:
Michael Kezar, Finance Officer
Publish April 15, 2010

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ALCESTER-HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT #61-1
April 12, 2010
A. Chairman K. Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:22 p.m. at the Alcester-Hudson High School library with the following members present: Steve Rommereim, Carla Reihe, Brandon Peterson, James Morey, and Warren Johnson. Absent: Penny Tabbert. Also present were Shane Voss, LeeAnn Haisch, Roxanne Clark, and Tim Rhead.
B. The Board reviewed vouchers for the consent agenda.
C. Visitors were recognized.
D. PUBLIC INPUT: Tim Rhead addressed the board, presenting his letter of resignation.
E. AGENDA: A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by J. Morey to approve the agenda, adding New Business #9—discuss the 2008-2009 audit report. All voted aye. Motion carried.
F. CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded by C. Reihe to approve the minutes of the regular meeting March 8, 2010, and to approve the following District reports: (1) Business Manager’s Report – General Fund, March 1, 2010 Balance $780,245.52, March 2010 Receipts Local $39,428.99, County $271.24, State $72,678.44, ARRA Stimulus Money $0.00, Federal $0.00, Federal Medicaid Admin $5,320.00, Sale of Surplus Property $0.00, March 2010 Expenditures $234,070.10, March 31, 2010, Balance $663,874.09. Capital Outlay Fund March 1, 2010 Balance $265,808.34, Receipts Local $10,017.48, County $0.00, Expenditures $13,865.95, March 31, 2010 Balance $261,959.87. Special Education Fund, March 1, 2010, Balance $58,688.19, Receipts Local $8,481.85, State $0.00, Federal $11,155.00, ARRA Stimulus Money $592.00, Federal Medicaid Admin $0.00, Expenditures $49,896.03, March 31, 2010 Balance $29,021.01. Pension Fund March 1, 2010 Balance $52,882.73, Receipts Local $1,840.60, State $0.00, Expenditures $0.00, March 31, 2010 Balance $54,723.33. (2) The Trust and Agency Fund Report – March 1, 2010 Balance $88,675.77, February 2010 Receipts $16,107.60, March 2010 Expenditures $15,293.08, March 31, 2010 Balance $89,490.29. (3) The Lunch Fund Report – March 1, 2010 Balance $6,361.10, March 2010 Local Receipts $9,097.43, Federal $4,845.37, March 2010 Expenditures $11,516.75, March 31, 2010 Balance $8,787.15, and to approve the following claims: GENERAL FUND: AT&T—telephone service 115.20, Ackerman Heating & A/C, Inc—service computer hub a/c 188.76, Agency Fund—replenish imprest 2,299.67 (Eric Anderson—jh gbb official 125.00, Jacob Busch—jh gbb official 25.00, Michael D. Seivert—bbb ‘b’ game official 90.00, SD Dept of Revenue—title & registration 14.00, SD State FCCLA—board share of state meet 1,140.00, SDASSP—principal’s conference fees 125.00, Region I Music Contest—contest fees 180.00, Sioux Falls School Dist—summer symp j delzer 125.00, Total Stop Food Store—family & consumer class supplies 114.67, VHS Quiz Bowl—quiz bowl entry fee 3/23/10 30.00, Fox Run Golf Course—golf meet entry fee 4/1/10 91.00, Freeman Academy—golf meet entry fee 4/6/10 35.00, Irene-Wakonda School Dist—plaque fee for golf on 4/1/10 5.00, USD Track & Field—track meet entry fee 3/30/10 200.00), Agency Fund—water for pt conf/board mtgs 52.00, Alcester Drug—nurse supplies 5.59, Alliance communications—long distance 400.72, American Bus Corp—regular/activities/preschool 6,160.97, Austad’s Golf—golf supplies 160.05, Bale Company—nhs pins 44.80, Builders Supply Company—door latch 92.64, CDW Government—video cable 38.59, Cenex—vehicle gas/bus route fuel 3,329.57, City of Alcester—water/sewer/garbage 951.95, Roxanne Clark—reimburse costs/pt conf meal/refrigerator 259.78, Crossroads Hotel & Huron Event Center—principal conf lodging 140.00, Culligan Water Conditioning—softener service 48.00, Dakota Recognition/Jostens—graduation honor cords 35.80, Dakota Security—excise tax on order 5.61, Bonnie DeBondt—reimburse meal/math counts 9.00, Dust-Tex Service—custodial mops 187.47, Elite Business Systems—copy overages 643.81, C.W. Graham—computer support service 1,050.00, Steve Hale—reimburse meals/state bb tourn 30.00, Hampton Inn—vb clinic lodging 76.00, Tamra Heiman—reimburse office supplies 6.00, Hermitage Art Co, Inc—graduation program covers 39.11, J.D.’s House of Trophies—employee recognition banquet plaques 338.75, Knology—distance learning fees 924.86, Loren Fischer Disposal—garbage service 140.00, Maxwell Food Equipment—replace food service water heater 1,460.00, MidAmerican Energy Company—electric/gas/lighting 4,932.80, Network Services Company—custodial supplies 913.13, Officemax Inc—office supplies 151.82, Olson’s Ace Hardware—duplicate keys handicap van 3.98, Oriental Trading Company—classroom supplies 208.75, Paragon Publishing—musical ad/bear facts/envelopes 968.79, Pete’s Produce—musical/custodial supplies 109.71, Pitney Bowes—postage meter lease 173.00, Postmaster—box rent 310.00, Presto X—pest control services 40.00, ReliaMax—workers compensation insurance 1,101.00, Renaissance Learning, Inc.—license ar/star programs 184.88, Safety Industries—drivers education supplies 39.94, School Administrators of SD—superintendent sasd dues 534.50, Olive Scott—reimburse classroom books 43.14, SDSABO—business mgrs conf registration fee 50.00, Sioux Falls Music—lapel system 121.92, Southeastern Electric Coop—elementary heat 2,123.67, Teaching Treasures—classroom supplies 85.48, Linda Thompson—reimburse meal/coaches clinic 7.04, VISA—postage/gas/computer switches 902.88, Roy Webster—reimburse classroom supplies 24.06, William V. Macgill & Co—nurse supplies 140.05, Richard Wilson—reimburse minibus gas 10.00  FUND TOTAL: $32,415.24. CAPITAL OUTLAY: Ackerman Heating & AC—hub room a/c repair/replacement 2,523.19, Agency Fund—replenish imprest .63 (Kapco—balance due on library supplies order .63), American Bus Corp—preschool/activities/regular route 11,622.71, Kerry Brooke—1/2 upfront cost/painting hs 3,100.00, Elite Business Systems—copy machine leases 800.87, Renaissance Learning, Inc—license ar/star programs 111.00, Southeast Area Cooperative—special ed services 2,750.00, Time Management Systems—timecard server lease 133.76. FUND TOTAL: $21,042.16. SPECIAL EDUCATION: Best Western Ramkota—busch/lodging/sped conf 161.98, Lynette Busch—reimburse meals/sped conf 27.94, Renaissance Learning, Inc.—star early literacy service 2,198.97, Southeast Area Cooperative—special ed services 16,185.97 . FUND TOTAL: $18,574.86. CHECKING ACCOUNT 1 TOTAL: $72,032.26. FOOD SERVICE: Child & Adult Nutrition Services—commodity processing 246.16, Dean Foods North Central—milk 1,586.67, Earthgrains Company—bread 153.23, Reinhart Foodservice—food/supplies 3,682.10, Servall Towel & Linen Supply—towels 66.56, Total Stop Food Store—food/supplies 63.13. CHECKING ACCOUNT 2 TOTAL: $5,797.85. HOURS & DOLLARS: Marc Aisenbrey—substitute 75.00, Katie Anderson—substitute 56.76, Keith Anderson—per diem 50.00, Esther Berg—substitute 94.34, Eileen Bergerson—substitute 84.00, Dan Bergland—in-service 150.00, Jeanne Delzer—in-service 150.00, Christopher Doty—substitute 234.00, Pauline Farrell—substitute 24.00, Brian Haak—in-service 150.00, LeeAnn Haisch—supervisor 80.00, Shannon Hames—in-service/ticket seller 170.00, Tucker Hight—substitute 252.00, Carolyn Hongslo—substitute 330.00, Debra Jensen—ticket seller 40.00, Katherine Johannsen—supervisor 40.00, Warren Johnson—per diem 50.00, William Koenig—in-service 300.00, Christina Larsen—in-service 300.00, David Larsen—substitute 168.00, Vickie Larsen—substitute 747.81, James Morey—per diem 50.00, Brandon Peterson—per diem 50.00, Carla Reihe—per diem 75.00, Timothy Rhead—in-service 300.00, Steven Rommereim—per diem 50.00, Heidi Sandbulte—substitute 168.00, Joni Schempp—in-service 300.00, Danyel Schouten—ticket seller 20.00, Sarah Scott—substitute 719.32, Michael Seivert—in-service 150.00, Margene Smith—substitute 1,406.26, Penny Tabbert—mileage 12.58/per diem 50.00, Stacie Turnbull—ticket seller/in-service 170.00, Jane Walsh—ticket seller 150.00, Jeff Walz—in-service 150.00, Merritt Webster—in-service 150.00. The March 2010 Athletic Fund Report and IMPREST Account Report were read. All voted aye. Motion carried.
March 2010 Payroll and Benefits: Total--$197,990.10, (1) Instruction - General Fund $143,980.44, (2) Instruction - Special Education Fund $15,856.07, (3) Instruction - Title/REAP $5,899.77 (4) Guidance and Library Services $5,346.43, (5) Administration and Fiscal Services $15,627.17, (6) Custodial Services $6,151.87, (7) Food Services $5,128.35.
G. OLD BUSINESS
1. The Board discussed the Greater Hoyt School District. The Greater Scott District election is May 4 and the Alcester-Hudson School Administrative Office will be a pick-up spot for absentee voters.
H. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Superintendent Voss discussed the parent/teacher conference participation, summer school dates, school board vacancy options, future capital outlay projects, employee of the year committee, school board scholarship committee, employee recognition dinner, preschool screening, and kindergarten roundup.
I. PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Principal Haisch discussed the 7-12 registration for next year, the Musical Snoopy, Prom, and the upcoming state FFA and FCCLA.
J. NEW BUSINESS
1. A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by J. Morey to approve a budget amendment to create expenditure and revenue accounts for the SD EPSCoR Grant—revenue total $24,000, Expenditure—salaries and benefits $4,662, purchased services $1,780, travel $2,280, supplies $7,112, equipment $8,166, total $24,000. All voted aye. Motion carried.
2. A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded by C. Reihe to authorize membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the 2010-2011. All voted aye. Motion carried.
3. A motion was made by C. Reihe and seconded by S. Rommereim to offer summer school teaching contracts to Joni Schempp, Olive Scott, and Beth Serck. All voted aye. Motion carried.
4. A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by J. Morey to offer summer school special education teaching contracts to Bonnie DeBondt and Hannah Baily. All voted aye. Motion carried.
5. A motion was made J. Morey and seconded by B. Peterson to offer summer school special education paraprofessional contracts to Sally Thompson, Deb Jensen, and Terri Nygard. All voted aye. Motion carried.
6. A motion was made by W. Johnson and seconded by B. Peterson to accept Audra Nelson’s resignation as special education paraprofessional. All voted aye. Motion carried.
7. A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded by W. Johnson to accept Tim Rhead’s resignation and thank him for 10 years of service to the school district. All voted aye. Motion carried.
8. A motion was made by C. Reihe and seconded by J. Morey to accept Karen Nygard’s resignation and thank her for 17 years of service to the school district. All voted aye. Motion carried.
9. The Board discussed the findings of the 2008-2009 audit.
K. EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by S. Rommereim to enter Executive Session at 8:01 p.m. for the purpose of preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives. All voted aye. Motion carried. Chairman K. Anderson declared the meeting enter regular session at 8:48 p.m.
2. A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded by B. Peterson to enter Executive Session at 8:54 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competency, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective pubic officer or employee. The term “employee” does not include any independent contractors. All voted aye. Motion carried. Chairman K. Anderson declared the meeting enter regular session at 9:40 p.m.
3. A motion was made by J. Morey and seconded by C. Reihe to offer teaching contracts for the 2010-2011 school year to Brenda Akland, Bobette Anderson, Diana Anderson, Hannah Baily, David Broadwell, Lynette Busch, Chad Conaway, Bonnie DeBondt, Jeanne Delzer, Shana Doering, Kelli Erickson, Brian Haak, Steve Hale, Shannon Hames, Kathy Johannsen, Bill Koenig, Chris Larsen, Karla Martin, Linda Merrick, Joni Schempp, Olive Scott, Mike Seivert, Beth Serck, Stacie Turnbull, Jane Walsh, Jeff Walz, Amy Webb, Roy Webster, Ruth Westling, Richard Wilson, and Dianne Yoerger. All voted aye. Motion carried.  A motion was made by W. Johnson and seconded by J. Morey to reduce Sherry Fickbohm’s position to 50% due to Reduction in Staff. All voted aye. Motion carried. A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded B. Peterson to cut Dan Bergland’s position due to Reduction in Staff. All voted aye. Motion carried.
L. ADJOURNMENT
1. A motion was made by J. Morey and seconded by C. Reihe to adjourn the meeting at 9:44 p.m. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Keith Anderson, Chairman
ATTEST:
Roxanne M. Clark, Business Manager
Publish April 22, 2010

April 13, 2010
Unapproved minutes
Union County Commissioners

Equalization
The Board of Equalization was called to order for the purpose of hearing appeals and equalizing assessments. Present: Commissioners Ustad, Neely, Karpen, Jordan and Schempp.
Executive Session
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to enter executive session for personnel matters at 8:34 a.m. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of executive session at 8:55 a.m.
Oaths of office were taken by Commissioners Ustad, Neely, Karpen, Jordan and Schempp as members of the County Board of Equalization for 2010. Oaths also taken by Auditor Klumper and Director of Equalization Dot Kistner. Deputy Dawn Steckelberg was also present at 9:00 a.m.
Agenda
Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve the agenda as amended. Carried.
Corrections
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the corrections to Donald and Diane Gray-combined 3.327 acres need to be transferred to county. Carried.
Motion by Neely, second by Jordan to approve the correction to Faye Barnes to increase 4 acres due to omission. Carried.
Motion by Schempp, second by Ustad to approve the correction to Remington-Curry LLC where acres were listed at 9.43 instead of 3.243. Carried.
Motion by Schempp, second by Ustad to approve correction for Bertagnoli and Martinson where the house value was listed as 65,943 and should be 54,627. Carried.
Tax Exemption
Motion by Ustad, second by Neely to approve the new applications for tax exemptions as follows: North Sioux City Economic Development, McCook Lake Ikes (Bldg 50% taxable, land 100% taxable); Lutheran Housing Corporation; River Valley LLP; Congregational Church of Gothland; Gothland Cemetery Assn; Pleasant Valley Cemetery assn; Spanish Bay Homeowners Assn; Dakota Dunes Development; Alcester Housing and Redevelopment (3); Beresford Baptist Church (2); Elk Point Housing and Redevelopment (4); St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Carried.
Exempt Report
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the veteran exemption, paraplegic Veteran exemption, elderly & disability freeze and renewable energy in the total amount of $2,500,361. Carried.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess at 9:23 until 10:00 a.m.
Equalization appeals
2010-01. Verle and Margaret Anderson. Jefferson City. Lots 4 and 5 Truhe 1st Addition of Tract 1 SE1/4SW1/4. Local board-change from 159,328 to 123,000. Assessor recommended 132,940. Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve Assessor’s recommended value of 132,940. Carried.
2010-02. Verle and Margaret Anderson. Jefferson Twp. Appealing value because they purchased this property at sheriff’s sale for $305. Assessor recommends value to change from 7916 to 3589. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the Assessor’s recommended value of 3589. Carried.
2010-03. Wegher Construction. Jefferson Twp. Lot 90 Wynstone 12th Addition. Appealing for owner occupied. Assessor recommended changing the class from NAC to NACO and NAC1 to NAC10. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the change of class recommended by the Assessor. Carried.
2010-04. Wegher Construction. JeffersonTwp. Lot 80 Wynstone 9th Addition. Appeal is due to the sales price for parcel was 314,000. Assessor recommends changing the class change from NAC to NACO; and NAC1 to NAC10 and value change from 144,505 to 134,348 and 144,506 to 134,349. Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the Assessor’s recommended changes of class and value. Carried.
2010-05. Scott and Heidi Kolleck. (present) Richland Twp. Assessor recommends the value change from 185,380 to 142,482. Motion by Schempp, second by Jordan to approve the assessor’s recommended change of 142,482. Carried.
2010-06. Jon and Cynthia Ebner. Dakota Dunes. Appealing because value too high. Assessor recommends changing from 216,061 to 211,000. Motion by Schempp, second to Jordan to approve the Assessor’s recommended value of 211,000. Carried.
2010-07. Daniel and Ann McManus. Dakota Dunes. Appeal because the appraised value was higher than the actual cost of the new construction. Assessor recommends the value change on the structure from 456,585 to 399,120. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the Assessor’s recommended value of 399,120. Carried.
2010-08. Marian Kosmowski and Metarda Slominska. Lot 11 Dakota Dunes GC 13th Addition, Dakota Dunes. Appeal because of the value of the addition to their home. Assessor recommends changing value from 471,273 to 433,737. Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the Assessor’s recommendation of 433,737. Carried.
2010-09. Timberlake Development. Lot 14 Dakota Dunes GC 26th Addition. Appealing due to missing the filing date for owner occupied. Assessor recommends changing the class from NAC to NACO and NAC1 to NAC10. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the Assessor’s recommendation of class change from NAC to NACO and NAC1 to NAC10. Carried.
2010-10. Jack and Sally Sorensen. Lot 28 Dakota Dunes GC 26th Addition. Appeal because sales occurring in 2010 were $275,000 for similar structures. Assessor recommended changing value from 260,080 to 245,000. Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the Assessor’s recommended value of 245,000. Carried.
2010-11. Deborah Jesse. Lot 8 Meadows 10th Addition. Appeal due to increased value above fair market value. Assessor recommends change from 316,480 to 274,090. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the Assessor’s recommended value of 274,090. Carried.
2010-13. Dakota Dunes Development. Lots 1-16 Meadows 13th Addition. Appeal to align assessments with list price or sold prices. Assessor recommends changing the values of 47,500 to Lot 1 & 3 at 36,000 and Lots 2, 4-16 at 38,500 based on marketing. Dennis Melstad present for appeal. Motion by Jordan to approve at Assessor’s recommended values, second by Ustad. Carried.
2010-14. Dakota Dunes Development. Lots 1,2,7,8 and 11 Dakota Dunes Golf Course 22nd Addition. Appeal to align assessments with list price or sold prices. Assessor recommends changing the values of 92,500 to: Lot 1-80,000; Lot 2-90,000; Lot 7-75,000; Lot 8-80,000; Lot 11-85,000. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the Assessor’s recommend values. Carried.
2010-19. Dakota Dunes Development. Lots 1-24 Dakota Dunes Golf Course, 27th Addition. Appeal to align assessments with list price or sold prices. Assessor recommends changing the values of 55,000 to: Lot 1, 13-16-45,000; Lot 2-6, 12, 17, 18-47,500; Lots 11 & 24-50,000; Lot 22-60,000; Lot 20-75,000, Lot 21- 80,000; Lots 7-10, 19 & 23 remain at $55,000. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the Assessor’s recommend values. Carried.
2010-12. Glen and Tanya Boehmer. Lot 27 Prairie 10th Addition. Appeal due to value is more than the purchase price. Assessor recommends changing value from 213,587 to 195,500. Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to approve the Assessor’s recommended value of 195,500. Carried.
2010-15. Paul Dailey. Jefferson Twp. Parcels. 17.00.96.1000; 17.00.96.2000; 17.00.96.3000; 17.00.97.3000. Values too high. (Paul Dailey present) Assessor explained about previous grassland “rating” is now brought to its pure value. 17.00.96.1000-Value 309,309/local board 274,389/assessor recommends 201,026; 17.00.96.2000-value 74,564/local board 56,547/Assessor recommends 60,400; 17.00.96.3000-Value 217,705/local board changed to 174,210/assessor recommends 159,652; 17.00.97.3000-Value-247,166/local board changed to 200,035/assessor recommends 127,980. Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve the Assessor’s recommended values. Carried.
2010-16. Paul Dailey. 14.00.22.4000. Appeal because value is too high. Value is 94,824. Assessor recommends value is 75,311. Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to approve the recommended value of the assessor. Carried.
2010-17. James Dailey. 17.35.30.1010; 17.36.30.1030. Appeal value because the increase in valuation too high. 17.35.30.1010-value 68,929/local board changed to 51,443/Assessor recommended 41,167; 17.36.30.1030-value 17,361/local board changed to 12,767/ assessor recommended 11,469. Assessor explained that wrong soil type had been picked up. Motion by Ustad, second by Neely to approve the Assessor’s recommendation. Carried.
2010-18. Michael and Mary Limoges. Alcester Twp.W1/2Gunnare Tr 1 in W1/2. Appeal is due to land value is too high in comparison in land and home value. Local board changed from 82,592 to 52,938/251,275 to 220,000. Assessor recommend change to 67,948 and 220,000. Motion by Schempp, second by Ustad to approve the Assessor’s recommended value. Motion carried.
Recess
Board of Equalization will recess until approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010.
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish April 22, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL REORGANIZATION ELECTION
GREATER SCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT 61-5
A Special School Reorganization Election will be held on May 4, 2010, in Alcester, 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 standard daylight savings time on the day of the election.
The election is for the Dissolution and Attachment of the Greater Scott School District 61-5 to the Alcester-Hudson School District 61-1.
At the election, the following question will be voted upon:
Shall the Greater Scott School District 61-5 dissolve and create a new district?
The polling place in each precinct of this school district is as follows:
The Alcester Fire Station, 209 East 1st Street, Alcester, SD.
Voters with disabilities may contact the Business Manager for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility.
Absentee ballots are available at the Alcester-Hudson School District 61-1, Office of the Business Manager, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 409 East 6th Street, Alcester, SD.
Paula A. Bartunek
Business Manager
Greater Scott School District 61-5
Publish April 22, 29, 2010

HUDSON TOWN BOARD
The Hudson Town Board met on April 12, 2010 in the city office at 7:00pm. Members present Chairman Wickre, Van’tHof and Stoffel. Also present Mary Claeys, Nathalie Torkelson and Roxanne Wickre
Stoffel made a motion to approve the agenda, Van’tHof seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The February minutes were approved on a motion by Van’tHof that was seconded by Stoffel. Motion carried.
The administrator at the Hawarden Hospital introduced himself to the board.
Torkelson discussed the upstairs windows at the Library with the board. Stoffel made a motion to approved having Serck Construction do the work to replace the windows with Option 2 that was proposed. Van’tHof seconded the motion. Motion carried. The roof on the Boy Scout building will also be replaced in the near future.
The community center was discussed.  Brian will be working to remove the extra dirt at the site next week. Stoffel made a motion to approve a two week extension for West Rock Construction, with a completion date of May 14, 2010, Van’tHof second the motion. Motion carried. The scoreboard for the building was delivered. The board would like to thank The Fillin Station and Fitch Cattle Co. for the donation to purchase this item. Policies and rental fees will be set at the next meeting of the board. An Open House for the Community Center will be held on Sunday June 6th. The Town Board will work with the group that has been organizing fundraisers to plan this event.
Stoffel made a motion to approve the insurance on city property. Van’tHof seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Nuisance properties were discussed. Letters will be sent to those areas needing to be addressed.
City wide clean up will be Saturday, June 19. There will be dumpsters at the City Building and residents will need to bring their junk to the dumpster.
Van’tHof made a motion to approve the following bills, Stoffel seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Brian Sohl wages 2848.81 Roxanne Wickre wages 1610.35 SDRS retirement plan 762.39 Becky VanNoort wages 491.91 Darlene Jervik wages 44.06 Premier Bank payroll Taxes 1527.47 RVRW water 1079.10 Dept of Revenue lab fees 12.00 Northwest Sanitation garbage 1735.00 RR 1 Services 2months 35.40 Alliance Communications phone 182.90 Fillin Station supplies 198.83 Automatic Bld Controls parts 405.00 Hudsonite publications 143.34 Bomgaars supplies 88.73 Staples supplies 174.29 Comm Oil Co fuel oil 532.12 Siouxland Propane 1490.92 Steve Wickre reimbursement for supplies 246.11 Farmers Elevator supplies 20.00 Caswell Plumbing & Heating repairs 419.65 Hudson Repair repairs 455.09 SDML W/C Fund 149.00 MidCountry parts 1854.21 Huber Lumber supplies 216.60 VanDeWalle Assoc services 1050.00 HEDI donation 1250.00 Hudson Fire Dept donation 2500.00 Hudson Ambulance donation 2500.00 Hudson Public Library books/magazine fund 1200.00 Hudson Library Historical Assoc donation 1000.00 AdVertiser ads 165.00 Sioux Center Publishings ads 154.80 MidAmerican electricity 1074.59 WestRock Construction payment 114195.60 Rural Development water loan 317.00.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned.
Steve Wickre, Chairman
Attest:
Roxanne Wickre, Finance Officer
Publish April 22, 2010

State of South Dakota
County of Union
ss
In Circuit Court
First Judicial Circuit

In the Matter of the Estate of
Lila Marie Reinmuth, Deceased
File No. PRO. 10-15

Notice to Creditors and Notice of Informal Probate and Appointment of Personal Representative
Notice is given that on the 13th day of April, 2010, Bruce W. Reinmuth, whose address is 7445 Foxleigh Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22315, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Lila Marie Reinmuth.
Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative.
Dated this 13th day of April, 2010.

Bruce W. Reinmuth
7445 Foxleigh Way
Alexandria, Virginia 22315
Ph: (703) 922-8367

Melissa Larsen
Union County Clerk of Courts
209 East Main, Ste.230
Elk Point, South Dakota 57025
Ph: (605) 356-2132

Charles B. Haugland
Attorney at Law
Gubbrud, Haugland & Gillespie Prof. L.L.C.
102 West Second Street
P. O. Box 97
Alcester, South Dakota 57001-0097
(605) 934-2140

Publish April 29, May 6, 13, 2010

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ALCESTER CITY COUNCIL
April 19, 2010
The Alcester city council held a special meeting on Monday, April 19, 2010 in the council room of the Alcester Community Building. Mayor William Koenig opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the following council members present, Curt Anderson, Ron Manning, Larry Anderson, Wayne Van Gelder, Steve Johannsen and Pete Larsen. Also present during the meeting were Mike Kezar, Tim Renken, Joe Zweifel, Curtis Nielsen, Richard Wilson, Charles Haugland, Mike Manning, Dale Pearson, WSN Engineering Firm.
The council discussed replacing the windows in the Community Building and a window at the sewer plant. A motion by Larsen and seconded by Larry Anderson to go ahead with this project using monies from the auditorium budget, then sales tax and the sewer fund. Window World will do the work for $3,448.00. All voted aye.
The council canvassed the votes from the municipal election held on April 13, 2010. Ward One, Curt Anderson, 49; Joe Constance, 10; Richard Wilson, 4. A motion by Johannsen and seconded by Manning to declare Curt Anderson the winner. All voted aye. Ward Two, Larry Anderson, 49; Curtis Nielsen, 14. A motion by Larsen and seconded by Van Gelder to declare Larry Anderson the winner. All voted aye.
The council discussed the Lee Drive Project which will get started after May 1, and the council discussed various street projects.
A discussion was held concerning driving golf carts in town and the Public Safety committee will look at this.
A motion by Larsen and seconded by Curt Anderson to go into executive session at 8:05 to discuss personnel. All voted aye. The mayor declared the council out of executive session at 8:25. A motion by Manning and seconded by Larry Anderson to approve hiring the following pool personnel. Kristin Johannsen, manager, Kendall Nelson, Julia Brown, Kelsey Johannsen and Rie Barnes as WSI guards. Leah Rommereim, Makayla McConnell, Alexis McConnell, Emma Morey and Britanni Liston as lifeguards. All voted aye.
The lease at the liquor store was discussed and a motion by Larsen and seconded by Johannsen to advertise for bids for leasing the municipal liquor and bar until May 14, 2010 and to go over the bids at a special meeting on May 19, 2010 with possession to be on July 6, 2010 for the successful bidder. All voted aye.
A motion to adjourn was made at 8:55 on a motion by Manning and seconded by Curt Anderson. All voted aye.
William Koenig, Mayor
Attest:
Michael Kezar, Finance Officer
Publish April 29, 2010

UNION COUNTY COMMISSION
April 20, 2010
The Union County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on April 20, 2010, at the Courthouse in Elk Point, SD at 8:40 a.m.
Members present were Jordan, Karpen, and Schempp. Ustad and Neely at department head meeting; joined the meeting at 8:43.
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the agenda as presented. Carried.
Motion by Jordan second by Schempp to approve the minutes from the April 6 and April 13, 2010 meetings. Carried.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess at 8:41.
Bank Balance
AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE COUNTY TREASURER
March 2010
Total amount of deposits in bank: $1,826,769.11
Total amount of actual cash: $1,814.23
Total amount of checks and drafts in Treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days: $75,711.70
Investments: $2,759,690.82
Cash Variance: -$102.59
Credit card outstanding: $448.17
Total: $4,664,331.44
*Note: These figures include all funds administered by the county including city, schools & township revenue and other pass through accounts.
Surplus Cash Report
To be in compliance with SDCL 7-21-18.1, it is required to publish in the minutes the total unreserved, undesignated fund balance of the general fund of the county as of March 31 and September 30. This amount may not exceed 40% of the total amount of all general fund appropriations contained in the budget for the next fiscal year. As of March 31, 2010, Union County has $1,469,604.68 in undesignated funds. This figure is 26.59% of the 2010 General Fund Budget.
Cash Transfer
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the cash transfer from General Fund to Highway fund in the amount of $681,541. Carried.
March Monthly Reports
Clerk of Courts reported $52,393.53 in fines and fees.
Register of Deeds' reported $5,968 in transfer tax and $9,872.20 in fees.
County Nurse reported $70 in donations and fees.
Federal Prisoner & INS room & board fees-$275.
Fee for Copies
Motion by Jordan, second by Karpen to charge $1.50 for printed copy (tax included). Discussion ensued. Vote: 1 aye (Jordan) 4 nay. Motion failed.
Abatement #2010-007
Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to approve the abatement application for Beresford School due to deed recorded on February 12, 2009 making the property tax exempt at that date. Abate: Beresford City-$89.51; Beresford School-$252.94; Union County-$59.51. Total-$401.96. Carried.
Executive Session
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Carried.
Hiring
Motion by Schempp, second by Jordan to approve hiring a temporary jailer up to 15 weeks. Carried.
Public Building
Bldg. Supt. Sexton met with the board regarding the main street project. Sexton will solicit a quote for sewer and water pipes to the courthouse while the street is being resurfaced by the state.
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve an additional 100 hours per year for employee Alice Card. Carried.
Planning & Zoning
Henze reported that there were 34 building permits this year. Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve travel authorization for Henze to attend the waste water management session in Pierre on May 13 and 14. Carried.
Claims
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the following claims. Carried. The following claims have been audited, approved and warrants drawn on the same: Bi-Weekly payroll for 4-23-2010: Highway $18,723.58; Sheriff $27,003.30; State’s Attorney $1,466.99; Public Building $754.00; Nurse $159.75; WIC $244.95; Register of Deeds $432.95; Weed $650.87; Coroner $116.00; Juror $645.78; Accurate Reporting Inc (Transcript) $316.00; Alliance Communication (Phone) $490.78; Am San (Supplies) $126.94; Angie Rabbit (Mileage) $5.55; Barnes Distribution (Supplies) $285.17; Beresford Republic (Ad) $603.11; Bierschbach Equipment (Supplies) $1,863.15; Black Book (Renewal) $58.00; Blackburn Mfg Co (Supplies) $93.51; Boyer Trucks Sioux Falls (Repairs) $2,770.28; Brian L Wells (Maint) $542.97; Brown & Saenger (Supplies) $91.96; Caitlin F Collier (Court Appt Attny)  $1,167.50; Campbell Grading (Repairs) $2,242.35; Campbell Supply (Supplies) $58.50; Carlson's Body Shop (Repair) $2,771.50; City Of Alcester (Utilities) $50.10; City Of Elk Point (Utilities) $5,121.50; Cody’s Homestead (Meals) $390.57; Country Estates Truck Repair (Maint) $265.88; Curt Winquist (Mileage) $12.95; Dakota Dunes North Sioux City (Publishing) $305.32; Dakota Valley Baseball Assoc (Salt) $1,125.00; Dale Neely (Mileage) $44.40; Dean Bosse (Mileage) $11.84; Donald Gray (Mileage) $8.88; Doyle Karpen (Mileage) $29.60; Elk Point-Jefferson Booster (Salt) $831.25; Gilbarco Inc (Maint) $99.00; Great Plains Psychological (Service) $2,605.00; Gwen Ensminger (Mileage) $28.88; High Country Agricultural (Supplies) $216.00; Honeywell Inc (Maint) $31,091.25; Hundertmark (Repairs) $54.45; Hydraulic Sales (Repairs) $855.35; Jacks Uniform & Equip (Supplies) $357.60; Janelle O’Connor (Mileage) $16.65; Jebro Inc (Supplies) $1,134.00; John P Slattery (Public Defender) $2,891.29; Jones Food Center (Supplies) $25.04; Knife River Midwest, L.L.C (Supplies) $855.27; Knology (Internet) $236.64; L G Everist Inc (Hwy Const) $171.15; Lawson Products Inc (Utilities) $205.43; Leader Courier (Ad) $241.43; Lewis & Clark BHS (Mi Hearing) $142.00; Marvin Schempp (Mileage) $60.68; Michael McGill (Public Defender) $2,891.29; Michael Oberg (Maint) $475.00; MidAmerican Energy Co (Utilities) $1,521.87; Midwest Mobile Glass (Repairs) $484.00; Midwest Wheel Companies (Repairs) $103.43; Milton Ustad (Mileage) $81.40; Noll Collection Service (Collections) $627.33; Northland Products (Supplies) $2,769.60; Nygren's True Value (Supplies) $8.97; Office Depot (Supplies) $56.13; Office Elements (Supplies) $116.70; Pedersen Machine (Supplies) $496.50; Perkins Office Solutions (Supplies) $740.96; Peterson Seed Inc (Supplies) $825.00; Peterson, Stuart & Rumpca (Public Defender) $5,782.58; Pitney Bowes (Rental) $149.00; Pomp's Tire Service Inc (Supplies) $506.25; Qwest (Phone) $1,220.05; Ramkota Inn (Travel) $84.00; Randy Ronning (Mileage) $29.60; Raymond K Roggow (Travel) $40.00; RDJ Specialties Inc (Supplies) $64.13; Ross Jordan (Mileage) $33.30; Rudolph's Shoe Mart (Supplies) $422.98; Sam’s Club (Supplies) $281.22; Sanford Health (Blood Draw) $180.00; SD Dept Of Labor (Unemployment) $1,571.98; SD/NE PLS Committee (Supplies) $500.00; SDACO (Registration) $580.00; Servall Towel & Linen (Maint) $61.36; Shi International (Maint) $324.45; Sign Pro (Supplies) $20.00; Sioux Falls Two-Way Radio (Maint) $75.94; Stan Houston Equipment (Repairs) $86.92; State Of South Dakota (Phone) $386.53; Sturdevant's Auto Parts (Supplies) $108.73; Terry Booe Sr (Mileage) $22.20; Thomas Frieberg (Court Apt Attny) $385.20; Tri-State Windshield Repair (Repair) $430.00; Union County Nursing Service (Wellness Prizes) $100.00; Verizon Wireless (Phones) $241.82; Vermeer Equipment (Repairs) $189.61; Western Office Plus (Supplies) $152.50; Wigman Company (Repairs) $25.70; Woodbury County Juvenile (Care) $2,200.00; Yankton Co. Sheriff (Return) $25.00; Yankton County (Mi Hearing) $103.75.
Highway
PWA Roggow met with the board to discuss various topics.
Executive session
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to enter executive session at 10:19 for legal reasons. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of executive session at 10:47 a.m.
Property
Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to surplus and destroy the building on the county property located at 109 North Court and any items that would be useful for the county can be removed prior to destruction - if not used by the county could be sold on surplus sale at a later date. Motion carried.
Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to approve the private right of entry permit #PL1261 with the State of SD Department of Transportation. Board gives Chairman Karpen the authority to sign. Motion carried.
Utility Easement
Motion by Neely, second by Schempp to approve the signing of the utility easement agreement with the City of Elk Point – 2009 Electric Distribution Improvement Project. Motion carried.
Greater Scott
Correspondence from the Greater Scott reorganization plan was viewed.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess at 10:57 for the board of commissioners.
Equalization
Board of Equalization began at 11:00 a.m.
2010-20. Gerald and Myrah Favors. Lot 16 Dakota Dunes 21st Addition. Appealing structure value – 424,220. Assessor’s recommendation value is 400,000. Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to accept the Assessor’s recommended value of 400,000. Carried.
2010-22. Don Gustin. Lot 2 Truhe 1st Addition of Tract 1 Jefferson City. Don Gustin present for appeal. He felt that no property comparable in Jefferson and no sales comparable in Alcester, Jefferson, North Sioux City, Elk Point or Beresford. Assessor indicated his house was stucco, brick and has an attached garage. Value of property was $275,050. Local board lowered to $255,000. Assessor recommended 237,830. Gustin interested in valuing the property at $210,000. Appeal will continue after the decision on 2010-21.
2010-21. Ryan and Tracy Meis. Lot #11, 16th Addition Country Club Estates. Assessor recommends changing the value from 719,150 to 626,825. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve recommended value of the Assessor at 626,825. Carried.
Return to 2010-22 appeal. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to change the assessed value of the structure to $230,830. Carried.
2010-23. Robert and Barbara Davis. Lot K & 514’ of lot 24 Blk 5 RPLT Lots 9-23 airport Addition in North Sioux City. Appeal because property hasn’t been improved since it was built; request that assessment remain at the same previous assessed value. Value of House was 121,284, local board kept value the same. Assessor recommends keeping value at 121,284. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to keep the value at 121,284. Carried.
2010-24. Clifford Roemmich. SE1/2 of NW ½ of Outlot 1 less H-1 Outlots Jefferson City. Value of structure-67298. Local board kept the value at 67,298. Assessor recommended changing the value to 59,005. Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the assessor’s recommended value of 59,005. Carried.
2010-25. John Hemmingstad. DD Allen Cons. Easement Tr. 1 and Tr. 2. Parcel 22.00.11.2000 and 3000. Parcel 22.00.11.2000 was 79,372-Assessor recommends 48,208; 22.00.11.3000 was 231,505 and Assessor recommends 158,718. Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to set value at the Assessor’s recommended values. Carried.
2010-26. Jerry and Joyce Hansen. 4 parcels NWNW1/4 less $-1; NW less Tr 2 E1/2NW1/4; NW less Tr 3 E1/2NW1/4; SWNE1/4SW1/4. 18.00.24.2000 (240,513-local board changed to 200,513) 18.00.29.2005 (65,146- local board changed to 60,146) 18.00.29.2007 (57,552-local board changed to 50,552) 18.00.29.3000 (70,853-local board changed to 65,853) Assessor recommended returning values to 240,513; 65,146; 57,522; 70,853. Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to use Assessor’s original values. Carried.
2010-27. John O’Connell. O’Connell Tr 1 of Lot 1 SW1/4. Elk Point Township. Appeal because not residential property- grassland harvested for hay. Value was 60,683 in NAC class. Local board lowered to 34,365. Assessor recommends changing the class to AGC and lowering value to 30,186. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to set at the Assessor’s recommended value of 30,186 and AGC class. Carried.
2010-27A. John O’Connell. O’Connell Tr 2 of Lot A NW1/4. Elk Point Township. Appeal because not residential property- grassland harvested for hay. Value was 40,895 in NAC class. Local board lowered to 5,000. Assessor recommends changing the class to AGC and changing value to 16,364. Motion by Ustad, second by Karpen to set at the Assessor’s recommended value of 16,364 and AGC class. Carried.
2010-28. Noveya. Lot 1 & 3 Harms Subdivison being part lot B SE1/4NW1/4. North Sioux City. Revaluation of economic times, age of property, value of lot, no utility of lot 3 beyond parking. Original values of property- 154,040; 1,033,868; 49,016. Assessor recommends lowering values to 115,530; 867,055; 24,508. Motion by Schempp, second by Jordan to approve the Assessor’s recommended values. Carried.
Recess
Board of Equalization recesses until May 6.
County Commissioners
At 11:56, motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Carried. Chairman declared the board out of session at 12:05 p.m.
Commissioners Neely and Karpen will attend the next department head meeting in May beginning at 7:30.
Adjournment
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to adjourn until May 4. Carried.
For Minutes:
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish April 29, 2010

NOTICE TO SUBMITTERS
Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the City Council of the City of Alcester, South Dakota, at the office of the City Finance Officer at the City Auditorium of the City of Alcester until 5:00 o’clock p.m. on May 14, 2010. Proposals will be opened and considered by the City Council of the City of Alcester at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on May 19, 2010, at a special City Council meeting.
Such proposals shall be for the lease and operation of the municipal on sale and off sale liquor licenses and premises presently owned by the City of Alcester.
Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check or draft for five percent (5%) of the amount of the proposal, such check to be certified or issued by either a state or national bank and payable to the City of Alcester, South Dakota: or in lieu thereof, a bid bond for ten percent (10%) of the amount of the proposal, such bond to be issued by a surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota, and payable to the City of Alcester. This deposit is a guarantee that if this proposal is accepted, a lease and operating agreement will be entered into and its performance secured. All proposals must be received by the City Finance Officer of the City of Alcester, prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on May 14, 2010. Proposal forms and additional information including a copy of the present lease and operating agreement may be obtained from the City Finance Officer upon request. The City Council of the City of Alcester reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted. All proposals shall remain effective until July 5, 2010 or until rejected by the City Council of the City of Alcester.
If the City Council decides to enter into a lease and operating agreement with an individual, the agreement will become effective on July 6, 2010.
Published in the Alcester Union/Hudsonite:
April 29, 2010
May 6, 2010