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December 29, 2009
Unapproved minutes
Union County Commissioners

The Union County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on December 29, 2009, at the Courthouse in Elk Point, SD at 8:36 a.m.
Members present were Jordan, Karpen, Neely, Schempp and Ustad. Karpen left meeting at 9:55 a.m.
Motion by Jordan second by Neely to approve the agenda as presented. Carried.
Motion by Jordan second by Schempp to approve the minutes from the December 15, 2009 meeting. Carried.
Automatic Supplement
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve automatic supplement to the jail budget for $2,454.14 for JJDPA grant. Carried.
Operating Transfer
Motion by Neely, second by Ustad to approve an operating transfer from General Fund to WIC fund in the amount of $1491. Carried.
Land Plats
Motion by Schempp, second by Ustad to approve the following plat:
Resolution
Be It Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Union County that Survey Plat of Kurtz Tract 1 in the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 25, T94N, R50W of the 5th PM, Union County, SD owned by Ronald Kurtz, surveyed by Kim McLaury, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.               
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 of Outlot 1 of Brown Tract 2 of Lot 2 in the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 19, T90N R49W of the 5th PM, Union County, SD owned by Richard Brown, surveyed by Kim McLaury, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the following plat:
Resolution
Be It Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Union County that Plat of Lot 1 of Tract D of Dakota Dunes Country Club Addition in Dakota Dunes, owned by Dakota Dunes Country Club, Inc, surveyed by Douglas Mordhorst, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the following plat:
Resolution
Be It Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Union County that Plat of Lot 2 of Tract D of Dakota Dunes Country Club Addition in Dakota Dunes, owned by Dakota Dunes Country Club, Inc surveyed by Douglas Mordhorst, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.
Motion by Neely, second by Schempp to approve the following plat:
Resolution
Be It Resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Union County that Survey Plat of Lot 1 of Allen Tract 1 in the SW1/4NE1/4 and the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 22 T89N, R48W of the 5th PM, Union County, SD owned by Mark Koch and Janie Koch, surveyed by Kim McLaury, Be and the same is hereby approved. Motion carried.
Treasurer
Treasurer Hertel met with the board regarding a request for a contract for payment of delinquent taxes for Margaret Riley. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to allow the treasurer to allow the contract agreement to pay delinquent taxes with Margaret Riley. Carried.
Contingency Transfers
Motion by Schempp second by Neely to approve the following contingency transfers: Commissioners-$200; Jail- $10,500; WIC- $1,605; Treasurer-$12,000; Data Processing-$1,250; Public Defender-$8,300. Vote 4 aye, 1 nay (Jordan). Carried.
Sheriff
Sheriff Limoges met with the board to discuss the 2009 budget for the jail and the sheriff department.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess from 9:04 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
Longevity
County employees from various departments met with the board to discuss the decision previously made at the December 15, 2009 meeting to pay 30% of the longevity pay. Following discussion, motion by Schempp, second by Jordan to reinstate the longevity pay via the description of the policy manual. Carried.
Personnel manual
Discussion took place on the personnel manual.
Claims
Motion by Schempp, second by Jordan to approve the claims as follows. Carried. The following claims have been audited, approved and warrants drawn on the same: Bi-Weekly payroll for 12-29-09: Highway $22,520.25; Sheriff $29,005.68; Public Building $580.52; State’s Attorney $891.91; Nurses $155.10; WIC $248.16; Register of Deeds $426.36; Treasurer $146.64. Courthouse payroll for the month of December, 2009: Commissioners $4,900.00; Auditor $8,200.24; Data Processing $231.86; Treasurer $9,792.13; Highway $8,315.51; Planning & Zoning $3,911.98; EMA $979.59; Assessor $9,533.99; State’s Attorney $10,838.85; Register of Deeds $5,824.30; Veteran $1,250.00; Sheriff $4,223.19; Extension $2,572.94; Public Building $3,723.01; Nurse $852.55; Jail $105.79; Weed $503.00. Alltel (Phone) $21.55; Am San (Supplies) $611.10; Ashley Snedecker (Subpoena) $45.90; Beresford Fire Dept (Allotment) $818.00; Bierschbach Equipment (Supplies) $60.00; Bomgaars (Supplies) $135.06; Boyer Trucks Sioux Falls (Repairs & Supplies) $289.37; Brandon Vanbeek (Subpoena) $31.84; Tudogs Computing (Repairs) $3,157.16; Butler Machinery (Supplies) $2,109.91; Cartridge World (Supplies) $71.98; Cathy Rehfuss (Mi Hearing) $15.00; City Of Elk Point (Utilities) $3,607.67; Community Health Clinic (Care) $581.10; Computer Resources (Service) $2,000.00; Continental Fire Sprinkler (Maint) $364.00; Curt Winquist (Mileage) $25.90; Dakota Security (Maint) $1,415.33; Dale Neely (Per Diem) $55.50; Dan Fullenkamp (Mileage) $14.80; Dean Bosse (Mileage) $11.84; Dean Schaefer (Transcripts) $93.02; Dennis Henze (Mileage) $185.00; Dept Of Legislative Audit (Audit) $14,190.00; Dial-Net (Maint) $316.33; Diesel Machinery (Repairs & Rental) $1,571.56; Donald Gray (Mileage) $4.44; Donna K Dietrich (Mi Hearing) $139.14; Doyle Karpen (Per Diem) $151.70; Electronic Engineering (Maint) $48.00; Great Plains Int'l (Repairs) $12.96; Interstate Power Systems (Service) $1,350.00; Iowa Office Supply (Repairs) $232.40; Jacks Uniform & Equipment (Supplies) $28.95; Jefferson Fire Dept (Allotment) $818.00; Jessica Strand (Subpoena) $50.34; Jim Brewster (Mileage) $84.36; Jones Food Center (Supplies) $24.98; Knoepfler Chevrolet (Repairs) $11.84; Larry Wagner (Per Diem) $387.42; Lawson Products Inc (Supplies) $502.12; Lincoln County (Mi Reimb) $180.00; Linweld (Supplies) $88.32; Marvin Schempp (Per Diem) $57.72; Matt Parrott & Sons Co (Supplies) $318.01; McLeods (Supplies) $708.20; Michael Todd & Company (Repairs) $2,210.45; Microfilm Imaging System (Rental) $120.00; Midwest Wheel Companies (Repairs) $109.90; Milton Ustad (Per Diem) $66.60; Muller Auto Parts (Repairs) $20.67; N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guide (Books) $142.00; National 4-H Council Supplies (Supplies) $55.90; Norma Andersen (Mi Hearing) $15.00; Nygren's True Value (Supplies) $39.19; Office Elements (Supplies) $646.48; Perkins Office Solutions (Supplies) $120.67; Pitney Bowes (Rental) $149.00; Quill Corporation (Supplies) $278.68; Randy Ronning (Mileage) $14.80; Reds Fixit Shop (Supplies) $5,982.50; Robert James (Mileage) $115.44; Ron Jenkins (Supplies) $20.30; Ross Jordan (Per Diem) $38.85; Safety-Kleen Corp (Supplies) $200.84; Sanford Health (Bl Draws) $189.00; SD Dept Transportation (Repairs) $1,946.03; SD State Health Lab (Bl Draws) $945.00; SDSA (Dues) $727.52; Second Chance Rescue (Care) $24.00; Sheriff Of Woodbury County (Return) $70.85; Sign Pro (Repairs) $16.00; Sioux Falls Two-Way Radio (Repairs) $538.44; Sooland Bobcat (Repairs) $209.97; Southeast Farmers Elevator (Supplies) $20,019.86; Staples Credit Plan (Computer) $989.97; Steve Rommereim (Mileage) $57.72; Sturdevant's Auto Parts (Supplies & Repairs) $801.43; Terry Booe Sr (Mileage) $22.20; The Akron Hometowner (Ad) $44.00; Turner County 4-H Leaders (Supplies) $195.00; Union County (Maint) $14,632.16; Us Bank (Supplies) $619.52; Verizon Wireless (Phones) $221.56; West Payment Center (Supplies) $112.00; Western Office Plus (Supplies) $17.42; Yankton Co. Sheriff (Return) $25.00; Juror’s (Jury Duty) $4,048.50.
Highway
PWA Roggow met with the board to discuss various matters.
Adjournment
Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 a.m. Carried. Organizational meeting will be held January 5, 2010.
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish January 7, 2010

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ALCESTER CITY COUNCIL
December 30, 2009
The Alcester city council held a meeting on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in the council room of the Alcester Community Building. Mayor Bill Koenig opened the meeting at 7:00 pm with the following council members present, Curt Anderson, Pete Larsen, Steve Johannsen, Ron Manning, Larry Anderson ad Wayne Van Gelder. Also present were Michael Kezar, Charles Haugland and Jim Morey.
The following warrants were approved for payment on a motion by Curt Anderson and Larsen. All voted aye. Salaries, Finance Office, $4,159.20, Police, $11,553.54, Street, $2,830.40, Snow Removal, $1,903.02, Sewer, $7,531.10, Library, $508.25, Council, $1,560.00, Mayor, $385.00. Gubbrud, Haugland & Gillespie, pro fees, $541.50, Rural Development, 1986 bond, $551.00, Rural Development, 2002 sewer bond, $2,060.91, South Lincoln Rural Water, water purchase, $3,690.00. Dee Cole, books, $788.87, South Dakota Unemployment, contributions, $78.91, South Dakota Retirement, contributions, $3,620.70, State Bank of Alcester, social security, medicare, withholding depository, $6,450.49, JD House of Trophies, plaque, $40.36, Jack’s Uniforms, supplies, $113.90, Steve’s Auto Body, repairs, $190.00, Alcester Fire Dept, allowance, $1,288.00, Union County Public Works, supplies, $154.82, Bomgaar’s, supplies, $452.20, Cenex Credit Card, gas, $664.66, Dakota Supply Works, repairs, $2,585.03, Tetra Tech, lab fees, $532.20, Total Stop, supplies, $71.50, VISA, supplies, postage, $489.25, Dust Tex, maint, $54.28, Homandberg Electric, repairs, $109.14, State Steel. repair materials, $204. 06, Tom Sailor, contract labor, $277.50, Southeastern Electric, $94.28, Mid American Energy, utilities, $2,434.86, Alliance Communications, phone service, $258.08, Alltel, phone service, $114.63, Knology, internet, $37.12, Farm Bureau, life insurance, $82.89, Dakota Care, health insurance, $520.61. 
A motion by Manning and seconded by Johannsen to approve the second reading of the 2009 Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance. All voted aye.
A motion by Johannsen and seconded by Larry Anderson to approve a 2% pay increase for chief of police, Jim Morey and to go to a straight salary pay basis. All voted aye.
Snow removal was discussed.
A motion to adjourn was made at 7:15 by Larsen and seconded by Curt Anderson. All voted aye.
William Koenig, Mayor
ATTEST:
Michael Kezar, Finance Officer
Publish January 7, 2010

January 5, 2010
Unapproved minutes
Union County Commissioners
The Union County Board of Commissioners met on January 5, 2010, at the Courthouse in Elk Point, SD at 8:30 a.m. for organizational meeting.
Members present were Jordan, Karpen, Neely, Schempp and Ustad.
Motion by Schempp, second by Ustad to approve agenda as amended. Carried.
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the minutes from December 29, 2009. Carried.
Election of Officers
Chairman Karpen asked for nominations for Chairman. Schempp nominated Doyle Karpen for Chairman. Ustad moved that nominations cease. Jordan seconded the motion. Carried. Chairman Karpen asked for nominations for Vice-Chairman. Jordan nominated Milton Ustad for Vice-Chairman. Motion by Neely, second by Jordan nominations cease. Carried.
2010 Appointments
Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to approve the following appointments for 2010. Carried.
 County Investment Officer-Myron Hertel, Union County Treasurer; Commissioner representatives to SECOG – Schempp, Jordan and Ustad; Fair Board Commissioner representatives –Schempp and Ustad; Extension Service Commissioner Representatives –Karpen and Ustad; American Disabilities Act Coordinators – Karpen, Neely & Dennis Henze; South Dakota Housing Authority Commissioner reps.- Ustad and Schempp; Juvenile Detention Authority- Jordan and Ustad; Public Works Administrator-Raymond Roggow; Weed Board- Milton Ustad, Dale Neely, Don Gray, Curt Winquist, Randy Ronning, Dean Bosse, Terry Booe, Sr.; Planning & Zoning-Dan Fullenkamp- 4 year term, Planning & Zoning Commissioner rep-Neely; LEPC commissioner rep-Karpen and Jordan; MPO commissioner representative-Jordan and Karpen, Union County Regional Railroad Authority representative- Ustad and Neely; Fairboard members- Dan Wiberg, Janelle O’Connor, Bruce Ericson, Tim Renken, Angela Peirce, Dan Lederman, Karl Johnson, Josh Winquist, Amy Daniels, Paulette Vanderham and Chris Hongslo; Extension Board-Janelle O’Connor, Angie Rabbitt, Katie Buum. (one more to be added)
County Burial & Blood Draws, Election board
Motion by Ustad, second by Neely to approve the following: County burial expense will remain at $2,000 & blood draws will remain at $45. Election Board -Allowance for election precinct workers @ $150 per day with an additional $25 for the acting superintendent. Allowance for attending election school @ $25. Motion carried.
Polling Places
Motion by Neely, second by Jordan to change polling place for Precinct 12 from the McCook United Methodist Church to North Sioux City Community Center/Fire Station. Carried. Other polling places remain the same as during the 2008 elections.
Commission meetings
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to approve the following:
Commission Meetings-officially held every other Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise stated. Carried.
Legal Newspapers
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the following legal newspapers: Leader Courier, Alcester Union & Hudsonite, Beresford Republic and Dakota Dunes North Sioux City Times. Carried.
Depositories
Motion by Ustad, second by Schempp to approve the following as Union County depositories: Bank 360, Liberty Bank, State Bank of Alcester, 1st Savings Bank, 1st Financial Bank, Home Federal Bank, Security National Bank and SD Public Fund Investment (FIT). Motion carried.
Coroner Fees

Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to have the coroner fees remain the same at $58 per view of the body and mileage to be paid the same as other county officials.
Election Fees
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to continue the $250 charge for entities choosing to use optical scan system for elections. Cost covers time involved in helping prepare ballots, testing equipment and tabulating results on election night.
Goals
Chairman discussed various goals for 2010 including website, policy manual, job assessments and quarterly department head meetings.
Adjournment
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to adjourn at 9:00 a.m. until January 12, 2010. Carried.
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish January 14, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Union County Commissioners will hold a public hearing January 26, 2010, 10:30 AM in the commissioner room, Union County Courthouse, Elk Point, SD to decide the following: Change of zoning by Sean Brady of the N 205’ of the NW corner of the NW1/4 thence S 22 rods, thence E 42 rods, thence N 22 rods, thence W 42 rods to the place of beginning, Section 29-93-50 from Agricultural to Commercial.
Carol Klumper
Union County Auditor
Publish: January 14, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Union County Commissioners will hold a public hearing January 26, 2010, 10:20 AM in the commissioner room, Union County Courthouse, Elk Point, SD to decide the following: Change of zoning by Don Jorgensen of the S 1,319.6’ of Lot A in SW1/4 SW1/4 section 15, T89N, R49W, less Jorgensen Tr. 8 and less W 472.43’ from Agricultural to Rural Residential.
Carol Klumper
Union County Auditor
Publish: January 14, 2010

HUDSON TOWN BOARD
The Hudson Town Board met on December 14, 2009 in the city office at 7:00pm. Members present Chairman Wickre and Stoffel. Also present Tim Maassen and Roxanne Wickre.
Wickre made a motion to approve the agenda, Stoffel seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The minutes were approved on a motion by Stoffel that was seconded by Wickre. Motion carried.
The board discussed complaints they had received about dogs. Stoffel will take care of this.
Donny March and Kathy Wilke property was discussed as the board is receiving complaints about it. A letter will be sent.
The board discussed the community center.
Wickre made a motion to approve the following bills, Stoffel seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Brian Sohl wages 2758.56; Roxanne Wickre wages 1643.38; SDRS retirement plan 703.92; Becky VanNoort wages 475.44; Karla Kats wages 166.69 Premier Bank payroll Taxes 949.77; RVRW water 915.60; Dept of Revenue lab fees 12.00; Northwest Sanitation garbage 1735.00; Alliance Communications phone 163.69; RR 1 Services 35.40; Fillin Station supplies 75.00; Hudsonite publications 34.88; Strange Farrell Johnson & Brewers legal service 18.00; Premier Bank water petty cash 30.00; MidAmerican electricity 951.88; Titan Machines parts 55.73; C&R Gravel gravel 164.70; Schoenemans supplies 23.49; Michael Todd Co supplies 131.92; Cont. Research supplies 834.79; Dak Supply Group parts 240.67; Lynott imp parts 99.33; DENR recertification 6.00; Linc County Weed Board spray cemetery 224.98; SDML dues 419.29; SD Gov HR Association dues 25.00; SD Gov Finance Officers Assoc. dues 40.00; Bomgaars supplies 111.53; Hudson Repair repairs 1043.75; SECOG dues 665.00; DENR wastewater fee 50.00; JC Harrison over payment refund 71.25; Rural Development water loan 317.00 and West Rock Construction payment 15,987.60.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned.
Steve Wickre, Chairman
Attest:
Roxanne Wickre, Finance Officer
Publish January 14, 2010

HUDSON TOWN BOARD
The Hudson Town Board met on January 11, 2010 in the city office at 7:00pm. Members present Chairman Wickre, Van’tHof and Stoffel. Also present Roxanne Wickre.
Stoffel made a motion to approve the agenda, Van’tHof seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The minutes were approved on a motion by Van’tHof that was seconded by Stoffel. Motion carried.
The board discussed the community center. The following change orders were approved by the board on a motion by Stoffel and second by Stoffel. Motion carried. Change order one Door Hardware 2471.00, change order two change front door deduct 250.00 and change order three draft stop in attic 1650.00. The board discussed some options for entrance into the building. These will be looked into. Also the board discussed the rates for the building rental.
The board has had some interest in the building currently being used by the senior citizens. On a motion by Wickre that was seconded by Stoffel the board declared the Senior Citizens building located at the corner of Bartlett and Fourth Street as surplus property. Motion carried. The building will continue to be used as it currently is until the new community center is ready for use.
Van’tHof made a motion to set the wages for 2010 as follows: Maintenance 20.79, Finance Officer 14.05, Cemetery 11.68 and Librarian 7.95, motion was seconded by Stoffel. Motion carried.
Stoffel made a motion to approve the following bills, Van’tHof seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Brian Sohl wages 2758.56; Roxanne Wickre wages 1636.88;          SDRS retirement plan 703.92; Becky VanNoort wages 439.42; Premier Bank payroll Taxes 1836.19; Div. of Agriculture fees 40.00; RVRW water 1024.60; Dept of Revenue lab fees 12.00; Northwest Sanitation garbage 1612.50; Dept of Revenue sales tax 250.24; Alliance Communications phone 164.44; RR 1 Services 70.80; Fillin Station supplies 798.31; Hudsonite publications 101.00; Postmaster stamps 44.00; Advertiser advertising 135.00; Lincoln County Reg of Deeds recording 20.00; Bomgaars supplies 47.67; Staples supplies 163.30; Comm Oil Co fuel oil 646.98; Dak Supply Group parts 149.06; Napa parts 54.89; Jeff Cole water deposit refund 70.00; MidAmerican electricity 951.88; Rural Development water loan 317.00; West Rock Construction payment 43540.20.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned.
Steve Wickre, Chairman
Attest:
Roxanne Wickre, Finance Officer
Publish January 21, 2010

NOTICE OF VACANCY
MUNICIPALITY OF HUDSON
The following Town Board Office will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the appointive officer:
Town Trustee-Three (3) Year Term
Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on Friday, January 29, 2010 and petitions may be filled in the office of the finance officer, Roxanne Wickre, located at the City Office at 310 4th Street in Hudson between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. Central Standard Time Monda through Friday.
Deadline for filing nominating petitions is by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2009.
Roxanne Wickre
Finance Officer
Publish January 21, 28, 2010

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ALCESTER-HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT #61-1
January 11, 2010
A. Board member Jim Morey called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. at the Alcester-Hudson High School library with the following members present: Penny Tabbert, Warren Johnson, and Brandon Peterson. Carla Reihe arrived at 6:44 p.m. Keith Anderson arrived at 7:15 p.m. Absent: Steve Rommereim. Also present were Shane Voss, Roxanne Clark, and Lynette Busch.
B. The Board reviewed vouchers for the consent agenda.
C. Visitors were recognized.
D. PUBLIC INPUT: No public input.
E. A motion as made by B. Peterson and seconded by P. Tabbert to approve the agenda with an additional Executive Session #2 for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel or reviewing communications from legal counsel about proposed or pending litigation or contractual matters, Executive Session #1 will be for the purpose of discussing the expulsion, suspension, discipline, assignment of or the educational program of a student. All voted aye. Motion carried.
F. CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by W. Johnson and seconded by C. Reihe to approve the minutes of the regular meeting December 14, 2009, and to approve the following District reports: (1) Business Manager’s Report – General Fund, December 1, 2009 Balance $947,567.08, December 2009 Receipts Local $129,213.86, County $0.00, State $90,807.03, ARRA Stimulus Money $0.00, Federal $6,794.00, Federal Medicaid Admin $0.00, Sale of Surplus Property $0.00, December 2009 Expenditures $216,434.01, December 30, 2009, Balance $957,947.96. Capital Outlay Fund December 1, 2009 Balance $424,224.12, Receipts Local $53,747.66, County $2,316.54, Expenditures $15,127.84, December 30, 2009 Balance $465,160.48. Special Education Fund, December 1, 2009, Balance $90,166.13, Receipts Local $42,317.67, State $1,832.29, Federal $11,462.00, Federal Medicaid Admin $0.00, Expenditures $47,871.33, December 30, 2009 Balance $97,906.76. Pension Fund December 1, 2009 Balance $67,138.32, Receipts Local $9,096.95, State $392.63, Expenditures $0.00, December 30, 2009 Balance $76,627.90. (2) The Trust and Agency Fund Report – December 1, 2009 Balance $95,262.17, December 2009 Receipts $12,675.75, December 2009 Expenditures $23,027.64, December 30, 2009 Balance $84,910.28. (3) The Lunch Fund Report – December 1, 2009 Balance $13,314.75, December 2009 Receipts $5,815.60, Federal $5,615.05, December 2009 Expenditures $18,073.90, December 30, 2009 Balance $6,671.50, and to approve the following claims: GENERAL FUND: AT&T—telephone service 137.10, Agency Fund—replenish imprest 1,740.39 (Chester Booster Club—wrestling entry fee 12/05/09 100.00, SDHSAA—state oral interp entry fee 5.00, Elk Point-Jefferson School—wrestling entry fee 12/19/09 100.00, Alan Hansen—bbb official 12/12/09 70.00, Adam Deutsch—bbb/gbb official 12/11/09 90.00, Donald Johnson—bbb/gbb official 12/11/09 90.00, Brian Gerry—bbb official 12/12/09 103.30, Daniel J. Forsstrom—bbb/gbb official 12/11/09 123.30, Dan Rolfes—wr quad official 12/15/09 146.84, Al Van Wyhe—wr quad official 12/15/09 140.92, Webster School District—wr entry fee 12/29/09 60.00, SDHSAA—all-state band audition entry fee 12.00, Tom Eggers—bbb/gbb official on 12/17/09 90.00, Brian Gerry—bbb/gbb official on 12/17/09 123.30, Landon Danelson—bbb/gbb official on 12/17/09 90.00, Steve Hale—reimburse spouse game admissions 15.00, Richard Wilson—reimburse workshop cost/TCAP 137.85, Augustana College—registration fee/J Walz/TCAP 120.00, Total Stop Food Store—classroom supplies 122.88), Alliance communications—long distance 414.08, American Bus Corp—regular route 16,109.61, Big Sioux Conference—November meal costs 8.50, Bomgaars—custodial supplies 18.47, Cenex—vehicle gas/bus route fuel 3,075.94, City of Alcester—water/sewer/garbage 951.95, Classroom Direct—Title I supplies 1,577.97, Continental Research Corporation—boiler maintenance 525.17, Culligan Water Conditioning—softener service 48.00, Duncan Construction—snow removal 1,237.50, Dust-Tex Service—custodial mops 144.10, Elite Business Systems—copy overages 429.97, Emergency Medical Products—nurse supplies 226.97, C.W. Graham—computer support service 1,050.00/reimburse computer cost 400.00, Heiman Inc—maintain fire extinguishers 101.00, Klemme Construction—snow removal 390.00, Linweld—welding class rentals 16.36, Loren Fischer Disposal—garbage service 140.00, MidAmerican Energy Company—electric/gas/lighting 6,921.66, National School Products—classroom supplies 236.90, Network Services Company—custodial supplies 1,237.86, OfficeMax Incorporated—office supplies 79.74, Olson’s Ace Hardware—elementary space heaters 117.79, Paragon Publishing—legals/BEAR Facts 1,249.96, Pete’s Produce—custodial supplies 64.68, Pitney Bowes—postage transfer fee 18.99, Presto X—pest control services 40.00, Quam & Berglin—progressive audit billing 5,000.00, ReliaMax—workers compensation insurance 1,105.00, Southeastern Electric Coop—elementary heat 2,149.52, Dorothy Strom—reimburse costs of all-state CDs 45.00, Swiftair—repair elementary boiler 1,210.91, Town & Country Tire & Service—mini bus oil change 39.54, Tri Tech Sales—boiler parts 211.68, USPS—box rent 100.00, Verizon Wireless—cell phone charges 150.56, VISA—lodging/supplies/fuel 1,133.98, Shane Voss—reimburse mileage 73.63, Amy Webb—reimburse classroom supplies 17.00. FUND TOTAL: $49,947.48. CAPITAL OUTLAY: American Bus Corp—regular route 2,051.07, Combined Building Specialties—basketball backstop winch 1,824.00, Elite Business Systems—copy machine leases 800.87, First National Bank—capital outlay certificates 192,038.75, Highsmith—library supplies 30.46, Refrigeration Engineering—2 salad bar carts 3,187.06, Serck Construction—mini bus garage door installation 2,593.09, Time Management Systems—timecard server lease 135.85, Upstart—library supplies 124.95. FUND TOTAL: $202,786.10. SPECIAL EDUCATION: Southeast Area Cooperative—special education assessment/OT/PT 16,085.27. FUND TOTAL: $16,085.27. CHECKING ACCOUNT 1 TOTAL: $268,818.85. FOOD SERVICE: Child & Adult Nutrition Services—commodity processing 1,074.62, Dean Foods North Central—milk 1,002.91, Earthgrains Company—bread 164.80, Reinhart Foodservice—food/supplies 3,807.51, Servall Towel & Linen Supply—towels 49.92, Total Stop Food Store—food 11.89. CHECKING ACCOUNT 2 TOTAL: $6,111.65. HOURS & DOLLARS: Katie Anderson—substitute 84.00, Nicole Beetsch—substitute 84.00, Esther Berg—substitute 74.62, Eileen Bergerson—substitute 161.70, Daniel Bergland—detention 30.00, Tiffany Derocher—substitute 138.00, Christopher Doty—substitute 132.00, Carolyn Hongslo—substitute 210.00, Jerry Joachim—early retirement 23,100.00, Warren Johnson—per diem 50.00, William Koenig—detention 30.00, David Larsen—substitute 168.00, Vickie Larsen—substitute 168.00, James Morey—per diem 50.00, Brandon Peterson—per diem 50.00, Carla Reihe—per diem 50.00, Steven Rommereim—per diem 50.00, Sarah Scott—substitute 419.01, Margene Smith—substitute 168.00, Penny Tabbert—mileage 12.58/per diem 50.00. The December 2009 Athletic Fund Report and IMPREST Account Report were read. All voted aye. Motion carried.
December 2009 Payroll and Benefits: Total--$226,377.79, (1) Instruction - General Fund $161,665.48, (2) Instruction - Special Education Fund $22,053.80, (3) Instruction - Title/REAP $6,449.91 (4) Guidance and Library Services $5,735.80, (5) Administration and Fiscal Services $17,040.44, (6) Custodial Services $6,588.58, (7) Food Services $6,843.78.
G. OLD BUSINESS
The Board discussed the meeting with Greater Hoyt School District.
H. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
The date for the Superintendent evaluation will be on January 18, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in the LDL room. The date for the Business Manager evaluation will be after the February 8, 2010, board meeting, in the library meeting room. Superintendent Voss discussed having extra-curricular activities on snow days, snow removal, and snow on the building roofs.
I. PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Principal Haisch was absent.
J. NEW BUSINESS
1. A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by P. Tabbert to approve contracting with Gallagher Benefit Service, Inc., and ASBSD to complete the BASB 45 (OPEB) actuarial and consulting services in 2010 for approximately $2,000. All voted aye. Motion carried.
2. A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by P. Tabbert to approve changes to our Special Education Comprehensive Plan per the Southeast Area Cooperative recommendation. All voted aye. Motion carried.
K. EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. A motion was made by C. Reihe and seconded by J. Morey to enter Executive Session at 7:36 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the expulsion, suspension, discipline, assignment of or the educational program of a student. All voted aye. Motion carried. Chairman Anderson declared the meeting enter regular session at 7:46 p.m.
2. A motion was made by W. Johnson and seconded by B. Peterson to enter Executive Session at 7:14 p.m. for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel or reviewing communications from legal counsel about proposed or pending litigation or contractual matters. All voted aye. Motion carried. Chairman Anderson declared the meeting enter regular session at 7:36 p.m.
L. ADJOURNMENT
1. A motion was made by B. Peterson and seconded by C. Reihe to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Keith Anderson, Chairman
ATTEST:
Roxanne M. Clark, Business Manager
Publish January 21, 2010

NOTICE OF VACANCY ON SCHOOL BOARD
ALCESTER-HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT #61-1

The following School Board positions will become vacant due to the expiration of the present terms of office of the following School Board Members:
Two (2) School Board Members residing anywhere within the Alcester-Hudson School District #61-1, each for three (3) year terms.
Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, and petitions may be filed in the office of the Business Manager located at Alcester-Hudson School District #61-1, 102 East 5th Street, Alcester, South Dakota, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time no later than March 5, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., or mailed by registered mail no later than Friday, March 5, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Roxanne M. Clark
Business Manager
Publish January 21, 28, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Union County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing February 4, 2010, 4:15 P.M. in the operations room of the Union County Courthouse, Elk Point, SD to decide the following: Conditional use requests by I-Wireless to construct two 300’ guyed wire telecommunication towers. One tower will be located in the W1/2 NE1/4 and NE1/4 NE1/4 of section 18-94-50 and the second tower will be located in Glass Tract 4 SW1/4 SE1/4 of section 7-92-50, Union County, SD.
Dennis Henze
Union County Planning Director
Publish January 21, 2010

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT: CANTON RAILROAD DEPOT REHAB, CANTON, SD
OWNER: CITY OF CANTON, 210 N. DAKOTA AVENUE, CANTON, SD 57013
BID DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2010
BID TIME 1:00 PM CST
BID LOCATION: ROOM 157A, SD DOT, 700 E. BROADWAY AVENUE, PIERRE, SD
SEALED BIDS TO BE DELIVERED TO: Paula Huizenga, Grant Program Engineer, SD DOT, Division of Finance & Management, Office of Local Transportation Programs, 700 East Broadway Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2586

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
BID IS FOR PRIME CONTRACT FOR PARTIAL INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REHAB OF EXISTING DEPOT FACILITY.
Monthly payments will be made upon submission of lien waivers and payment application accepted by the City and SD DOT. The work may not commence until “notice to proceed” is issued by the city and the work shall be substantially completed by date established in Form of Proposal.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:
City of Canton, 210 North Dakota Avenue, Canton, South Dakota 57013
Van De Walle Associates LLC,212 S. Phillips Ave #200, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104, (605) 339-4411
Plains Builders Exchange, 220 N. Kiwanis, Sioux Falls, SD, Phone: 334-8886, Fax: 334-0112
Sioux Falls Builders Exchange,1418 C Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD, Phone: 357-8687, Fax: 357-8655
McGraw Hill Dodge, 1404 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405, Phone: 612/381-2290, Fax: 612-381-2295
Minneapolis Builders Exchange, 1123 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405, Phone: 612/381-2620, Fax: 612/381-2621
Omaha Builders Exchange, 4255 S. 94th Street , Omaha, NE 68127, Phone: 402/593-6908, Fax: 402/593-6912
St Paul Builders Exchange, 445 Farrington, St Paul, MN 55103, Phone: 651/224-7545, Fax: 651/224-7549

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Van De Walle Associates LLC upon payment of a fifty dollars ($50.00) refundable deposit for the first set and a fifty dollars ($50.00) non-refundable charge for any additional sets requested.
All Proposals shall be made on forms provided in the project specification.
Each bid (including alternates) must be accompanied by bid security payable to the SD DOT for five (5%) percent of the total amount of the Bid as a certified or bank check issued by a State or National bank or ten percent (10%) as a bidder’s bond.
With submittal of a Bid, the Bidder represents that he has visited the site, familiarized himself with the local conditions under which the work is to be performed, and correlated his observations with the requirements of the Contract Documents. Access to the facility will be provided with a Pre-Bid Walkthrough as scheduled in project specification.
The owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid. Bidder’s proposal shall hold firm for thirty (30) days from the date of opening. Mutually agreed upon extensions of time may be made, if necessary.
CITY OF CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA
By_/S/ Amy Nelson
City Manager, City of Canton
Publish Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 2010

January 12, 2010
Unapproved minutes
Union County Commissioners
The Union County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on January 12, 2010, at the Courthouse in Elk Point, SD at 8:35 a.m.
Members present were Jordan, Karpen, Neely, Schempp and Ustad.
Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to approve the agenda as amended. Carried.
Motion by Jordan second by Ustad to approve the minutes from the January 5, 2010 meeting. Carried.
Bank Balance
AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE COUNTY TREASURER
December 2009

Total amount of deposits in bank

$1,538,791.74

Total amount of actual cash

$2,245.48

Total amount of checks and drafts in Treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days


$37,239.74

Investments

$2,745,307.44

Cash Variance

-$105.82

Credit card outstanding

$214.00

Total

$4,323,692.58

*Note: These figures include all funds administered by the county including city, schools & township revenue and other pass through accounts.
Sheriff
Sheriff Limoges met with the board and discussed adding some outdoor signage for the public main entrance of the sheriff’s department. Limoges also discussed purchasing two vehicles from Huron surplus in lieu of one new vehicle that was included in the 2010 budget.
Veterans Service Officer
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve extended leave request from VSO Ron Jenkins. VSO has arranged for Don Kniffen to cover the office during his absence from January 26 through May 13 with Gary Larsen as a back-up. VSO also requested Don Kniffen to cover the office January 12 as a training session and January 14 during VSO’s absence. Carried.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess from 9:25 to 9:35.
Correspondence
Commissioners discussed various correspondence items.
VSO
VSO Jenkins came to the board and introduced Don Kniffen as the replacement for VSO Jenkins during his absence.
Planning & Zoning
Zoning Director Henze met with the board. Discussion regarding the Barber permit- 180 days to show some progress.
2010 Salaries
In accordance with SDCL 6-1-10 the following list of salaries shall be published:
Monthly:
Ross Jordan-$980; Doyle Karpen-$980; Dale Neely-$980; Marvin Schempp-$980; Milton Ustad-$980 (Commissioners); Carol Klumper-$3,430.90; (Auditor); Carol Sommervold-$2,682.39(Chief Deputy-2,562.98 & Technology Assistant-119.41); Jackie Sieverding-$2,571.78 (Deputy I-2,452.37 & Technology Assistant -119.41); Myron Hertel-$3,282.74 (Treasurer); Linda Roggow-$2,324.84(Chief Deputy); Janette Bennett- $2,452.37 (Deputy I);Anna Faulk-$2,341.86 (Deputy II); Marti O’Dea-$2,052.94 (Deputy II); Jana Foltz-$3,437.77 (Register of Deeds); Colleen Mead-$2,561.26(Chief Deputy); Dorothy Kistner -$2,950.04 (Assessor); Dawn Steckelberg-$2,418.26(Deputy); Deb Severson-$2,341.23(Administrative Assistant); Donelda Golden-$2,110.47(Deputy); Dan Limoges-$4,349.89 (Sheriff); Scott Sexton-$3,834.70 (Supt. of Buildings and Grounds); Jerry Miller-$5,688.49 (States Attorney); Jeff Rarick- $3,550.57 (Deputy States Attorney); Tina Knudson $1,878.60(Secretary); Janet Lingle-$2,815.93 (Extension Adm. Secretary-2,650.13 & P/Z assist-59.71 & Weed assist-$106.09); Raymond Roggow-$4,862.13 (Public Works Administrator-3,987.05 & EMA Director-875.08); Melissa Dawdy-2,045.77 (Hwy. Adm. Assistant); Crystal Harkness-$2,666.07 (Hwy. Executive Secretary-2,532.17 & EMA-133.90); Ron Jenkins-$1287.50 (Veterans Service Officer); Dennis Henze-$3,094.13 (Planning & Zoning); Lisa McInerney $987.09 (PT County Nurse-$878.13, Jail-$108.96).
Hourly:
Bonnie Pojunos-$12.37 (PT Reg. of Deeds Clerk); Alice Card-$13.00 (PT custodian); Cathy Smith-$12.34 (PT States Attorney Secretary); Jo Hackett- $11.17 (PT State’s Attorney intern); Elden Beeler, Jr.-$17.83 (Hwy IV); Richard Beeler-$18.45 (Hwy IVA); Neal Barnes -$14.41 (Hwy III) Robert Bradshaw-$17.21 (Hwy III ); Jerrine Collins-$13.18 PT custodian); Matthew Dennison-$17.83 (Hwy IV); Ed Donnelly $13.65 (Hwy II); Jack Kirkebak-$17.21 (Hwy III); L. Paul Limoges-$19.70 (Hwy V); Jeff Noteboom-$17.21 (Hwy III); Oliver Morris-$17.21 (Hwy III); Russell Paulson-$18.45 (Hwy IVA); Josh Homandberg-$15.75 (Hwy III); Larry Clark $14.84 (Hwy III); Derek Lykken $13.99 (Hwy III) Michael Palmer-$16.70 (Deputy II); Michael Bucholz-$17.86 (Chief Deputy/Investigator); Tracy Smith-$13.85 (Secretary); Logan Rubida-$11.60 (Dispatcher)Troy Stephens-$14.62(Chief Jailer); Judy Oberg-$16.22 (Dispatcher I); Sharon Christensen-$11.60 (Dispatcher II); Jeffrey Brandt-$11.60 (Dispatcher II); Anthony Iverson-$11.60 (Dispatcher II); Neil Leitru-$12.55 (Dispatcher II); Joshua Lee-$14.53 (Deputy II); Jon Feller-$14.53 (Deputy II); Sarina Waterman-$14.38 (Deputy II); Lynn Freeman $12.22 (Correctional Officer II); Dustin Sharkey $14.53 (Deputy II); Mary Kriskey $11.55 (Dispatcher II); Linda Holmes $12.37 (Correctional Officer I); Shaun Vincent $12.22 (Correctional Officer II); Dawn Kleich-$12.11 (Correctional Officer II) Kari Van Buskirk-$12.11 (Correctional Officer II); Alesha Rush-$12.11 (Correctional Officer II); Sara Nelson-$12.11(Correctional Officer II); David Harkin $12.52 (Special Deputy); Richard Headid-$14.38 (Special deputy); Adam Gillaspie-$12.06(correctional Officer II); Bob Brink $10.93 (Special Deputy); Anna Hinds-$12.06 (PT Correctional Officer); Bryant Miller $12.06 (PT Correctional Officer); Jeffrey Demetri $12.06 (PT Correctional Officer); Melissa Gregg-$10.65 (WIC/Nurse Secretary); Melissa Gregg-$11.16 (PT Treasurer Clerk) Weed employees to be listed later. Extension board, Planning & Zoning and Weed board members- $50 per meeting; Justin Boyd- $58.00 per call- (Coroner). Deputy Coroners- Kelly Staum, William Pappas, Warren Wilkens, Jim Christenson, Robert Sayler- $58 per call.
Treasurer

Treasurer Hertel met with the board to discuss a contract for delinquent taxes. Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve a contract with Michael Oakley for payment of delinquent taxes. Carried.
Discussion took place on the website.
Executive session
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to enter executive session at 10 a.m. for legal matters. Carried. Chaiman declared the board out of executive session at 10:17 a.m.
PWA
PWA Roggow met with the board on various matters. Motion by Schempp, second by Neely to hire Doug Irwin as a temporary hwy. worker at $9.60. Carried.
Motion by Ustad, second by Jordan to approve a permit for Lewis and Clark for a water line across County Road #11 between Section 5 and 8, T95N, R50W. Carried.
Discussion took place regarding the recent snowstorm. Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to pass a resolution seeking assistance and aid to Union County and the townships in Union County from both State and Federal levels. Carried.
RESOLUTION #2010-001
UNION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ RESOLUTION TO REQUEST STATE AND FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
WHEREAS, two severe snow storms / blizzards have devastated Union County over the last 30 days; and,
WHEREAS, near record snow falls and high winds have caused excessive snow drifts, which have closed numerous township roads for weeks at a time, when and where these township roads are opened one lane of travel is all that is able to be achieved; and,
WHEREAS, if the roads can not be opened and the snow pushed back off of the road the melting of the snow will destroy some township roads; and
WHEREAS, damage to the County and the Townships within Union County are currently unable to open the roads in a timely fashion, which causes a public safety risk to the citizens of Union County, and will surely add to the financial burden of the citizens, farmers and ranchers of Union County; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Union County Board of Commissioners to declare the Union County a disaster area due to recent snow storms; and therefore,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to urge our Federal and State Legislators, as well as the Governor of the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the South Dakota National Guard to take appropriate action to assist Union County in protecting human life and assist in preventing further economic injury to Union County citizens.
Upon call for vote, all members voted aye. Resolution passed.
Executive session
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to enter executive session at 10:37 a.m. to discuss legal matters. Carried. Chairman declared them out of session at 11:08.
Recess
Chairman declared a recess until 11:15 a.m.
Personnel Manual
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the Union County Personnel Manual final draft amendment. Carried.
Real Estate Purchase
A parcel of property was offered for sale near the courthouse. During executive session to discuss legal matters, the board authorized the chairman an amount to offer for the property. A motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve an agreement to purchase property at 109 North Court Street, Elk Point, SD from Marlene Rosenbaum described as The North Half of Lot 1 and the North Half of the East 46.10 feet of Lot 2 in block 4, of the Original Plat of the City of Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota; lot size is 75 x 95.10. Motion carried.
Resolution of Necessity 2010-002
Motion by Jordan, second by Schempp to approve the following resolution. Carried.
RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY UCC #2010- 002
WHEREAS, it is necessary for Union County, South Dakota to purchase land for the amount of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) for the purpose of providing parking near the courthouse or other future use, the property to be purchased is located at and commonly known as 109 North Court Street, Elk Point, South Dakota and properly described as follows:
The North Half of Lot 1 and the North Half of the East 46.10 feet of Lot 2 in Block 4, of the Original Plat of the City of Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota; lot size is 75 x 95.10.
(hereafter referred to as "Property") therefore; and
NOW THEREFORE, be it hereby
RESOLVED by the Union County Board of Commissioners that the above-described property be purchased for the purpose of creating a courthouse parking lot or other future use by the County as maybe deemed appropriate.
The within and foregoing Resolution was considered at a regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners on January 12, 2010, and upon Roll Call the following vote was taken:
Doyle Karpen Voted Yes
Milton Ustad Voted Yes
Dale Neely Voted Yes
Ross Jordan Voted Yes
Marvin Schempp Voted Yes
Claims
Motion by Jordan, second by Neely to approve the following claims. Carried. The following claims have been audited, approved and warrants drawn on the same: Bi-Weekly payroll for 1-15-2010: Highway $25,169.94; Sheriff $28,430.11; State’s Attorney $1,357.05; Public Building $383.50; Treasurer $72.54; Nurse $159.75; WIC $165.08; Register of Deeds $556.65; Coroner $58.00. Longevity for County Employees $44,245.00. Juror’s (Jury Duty) $1,062.20; Alcester Union (Ad) $739.68; Alliance Communication (Phones) $538.01; Bernie’s Lawn & Garden Center (Supplies) $19.90; Tudogs Computing (Repairs) $270.00; Brown & Saenger (Supplies) $28.20; Casey's General Store (Food) $38.11; Cathy Rehfuss (Mi Hearing) $15.00; Century Business Products (Maint) $60.00; Chesterman Co (Water) $34.50; Children’s Inn (Allotment) $300.00; City Of Alcester (Utilities) $62.23; Clay Rural Water System (Utilities) $328.40; Clay-Union Electric Corp (Utilities) $750.00; Community Health Clinic (Care) $72.80; Country Estates Truck Repairs (Maint) $956.22; Dailey Plumbing (Repairs) $66.30; Dakota Ammo Inc (Supplies) $357.40; Dakota Dunes North Sioux City Times (Ad) $833.52; Dakota Rigger & Tools (Repairs) $610.80; Dakotabilities (Care) $360.00; Dial-Net (Maint) $240.50; Diesel Machinery (Equipment) $19,600.00; Dirks Motor (Repairs) $588.49; Donna K Dietrich (Mi Hearing) $142.64; FSH Communications (Phones) $120.00; Hickory Tech (Phones)$245.40; Horn Law Office Prof L.L.C (Ct Apt Atty) $196.60; Hydraulic World (Supplies) $133.08; Jacks Uniform & Equipment (Supplies) $23.70; Janitor Depot Inc (Supplies) $608.05; Jet Service Center Exhaust (Repairs) $245.83; John P Slattery (Public Defender) $2,891.29;Knology (Utilities) $163.91; LaCroix Law Office (Ct Apt Atty) $199.78; Leader Courier (Ad) $848.35; Lincoln County (Reimb MI) $339.02; Linweld (Supplies) $20.95; Loren Fischer Disposal (Utilities) $15.00; Maintenance Engineering (Supplies) $323.48; McLeods (Supplies) $258.27; Michael McGill (Public Defender) $3,317.69; MidAmerican Energy (Utilities) $609.35; Muller Auto Parts (Supplies & Repairs) $235.81; Nelva Kooistra (Mi Hearing) $15.00; Northland Products (Supplies) $226.15; Office Elements (Supplies) $331.13; Ollies Drive Inn (Meals For Jail) $5,301.75; Olson Welding (Repairs) $68.90; Perkins Office Solutions (Copier) $7,278.24; Peterson, Stuart & Rumpca (Public Defender) $5,782.58; Pete’s Produce (Supplies & Repairs) $108.53; Pictometry International (Service) $3,990.34; Pioneer Drug (Drugs) $469.71; Powerplan (Repairs) $584.27; Qwest (Phones) $1,200.72; Qwest (Phones) $2.93; RDJ Specialties (Supplies) $554.60; Road Machinery & Supplies (Repairs) $354.96; Safe Options Services (Allotment) $300.00; Sam’s Club (Supplies) $78.09; SDACC (CLERP) $2,153.96; SDML (Workmen’s Comp) $46,513.00; Shepherd Reporting (Transcripts) $25.00; Sheriff Of Woodbury County (Return) $21.36; Sioux Laundry Inc (Meals For Jail) $290.70; Slowey Court Reporting (Transcripts) $25.00; State Bank Of Alcester (Payment) $3,931.78; Sturdevant's Auto Parts (Supplies) $18.97; United Parcel Service (Supplies) $14.62; Verizon Wireless (Phones) $88.58; Volunteers Of America (Care) $3,412.48; Warren Wilkens (Mileage) $17.84; Western Office Plus (Supplies) $67.68.
Public Defender
Discussion took place on hiring a county public defender vs. using the current contract agreement.
Adjournment
Motion by Jordan, second by Ustad to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. Carried.     
Doyle Karpen, Chairman
Union County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Carol Klumper, Auditor
Union County
Publish January 21, 2010

NOTICE OF VACANCIES
CITY OF ALCESTER

The following offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the elective officer.
Ward One-Curt Anderson (Two Year Term)
Ward Two-Larry Anderson (Two Year Term)
Ward Three- Steve Johannsen (Two Year Term)
Ward Two-Ron Manning (One Year Term)
Nominating petitions may be filed in the office of the city finance officer located at the Alcester Community Building between the hours of 9 am and 5 PM, central time, Monday through Friday not earlier than the 29th day of January, 2010 and not later than the 26th day of February, 2010 at 5:00 PM.
Michael Kezar
Finance Officer
Publish January 28 & February 4, 2010

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ALCESTER-HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT #61-1
January 18, 2010

A. President Keith Anderson called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. in the High School LDL room with the following members present: Brandon Peterson, Warren Johnson, Jim Morey, Steve Rommereim, and Carla Reihe. Absent: Penny Tabbert. There were no visitors and no public input.
B. A motion was made by J. Morey and seconded by K. Anderson to adopt the agenda with one change—change Old Business #2 from Discuss bus drivers to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competency, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee. The term “employee” does not include any independent contractors. All voted aye. Motion carried.
C. A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded by B. Peterson to enter Executive Session at 4:10 p.m. for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent. All voted aye. Motion carried. Chairman Anderson declared the meeting enter regular session at 7:09 p.m.
D. Old Business
 1. The Board discussed the Greater Hoyt School District.
 2. A motion was made by S. Rommereim and seconded by B. Peterson to enter Executive Session at 7:12 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competency, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee. The term “employee” does not include any independent contractors. All voted aye. Motion carried. Chairman Anderson declared the meeting enter regular session at 7:34 p.m.
E. A motion was made by J. Morey and seconded by S. Rommereim to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Publish January 28, 2010

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ALCESTER CITY COUNCIL
January, 4, 2010

The Alcester city council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January, 4, 2010. Mayor Bill Koenig opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the following council members present, Curt Anderson, Larry Anderson, Pete Larsen, Ron Manning, Steve Johannsen and Wayne Van Gelder. Also present were Mike Kezar, Charles Haugland, Dale Pearson and Tim Renken.
The minutes of the meetings of Dec. 7 and Dec. 30, 2009 were approved on a motion by Manning and seconded by Van Gelder. All voted aye.
The following warrants were approved for payment on a motion by Larsen and seconded by Larry Anderson. All voted aye. South Dakota Municipal League, dues, $940.93, SECOG, dues, $1,259.00, SDML Workers Comp Fund, insurance, $8,772.00, Jack’s Uniforms, supplies, $28.94, Rural Development, 1987 Bond, $551.00, American Water Work’s, dues, $68.00, DENR, certification renewals, $36.00, DENR, wastewater fees, $850.00, Rural Development, 2002 Bond, $2,060.91, Alcester Union, publications, $42.04, South Lincoln Rural Water, water purchase, $4,514.00, Loren Fischer Disposal, garbage pickup, $40.00, Sinclair Fleet Services, vehicle operation, $56.40.
The condition of the snow removal equipment was discussed.
The auditorium committee will meet to go over tables, chairs and storage options and report back to the council.
A motion by Curt Anderson and seconded by Larry Anderson to advertise for bids to do the 2008 & 2009 audit. All voted aye.
A motion by Johannsen and seconded by Larsen to approve the retainer agreement with the law firm of Gubbrud, Haugland & Gillespie. All voted aye.
The 2010 election timetable was gone over with the council.
A motion to adjourn was made at 7:35 by Larsen and seconded by Van Gelder. All voted aye.
Salaries for 2010, Michael Kezar, Finance Officer, $36,566.40, Jim Morey, chief of police, $45,864.00, Robert Tinklepaugh, police officer, $15.95, Dale Pearson, street and park superintendent, $16.44 an hour, Tim Renken, water & sewer superintendent, $15.95, Wanda Halverson, water billing clerk, $11.67 an hour, Dee Cole, librarian, $11.50 and hour, Daryl Fickbohm, custodian, $10.19 an hour, Curtis Saugstad, rubble site operator, $9.75 an hour, Corey Pearson, mowing, $9.75 an hour, Chris Doty, part-time police, $8.25 an hour, Mike Ludwigs, part-time police, $10.81 an hour.
William Koenig, Mayor
ATTEST:
Michael Kezar, Finance Officer
Publish January 28, 2010