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Minutes - November 9, 2015 Regular Commissioner Meeting

 

TOWN OF NEWELL

COMMISSIONER MEETING

November 9, 2015

Unapproved Minutes

 

The Town of Newell Commissioners met in a regular session at 1800 at City Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Keolker followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Adams, Commissioner Howie, Commissioner Wolff, Mayor Keolker and Finance Officer Parrow were all present.  Except for Commissioner Youngberg.

Adopt the Agenda: Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Howie; to adopt the 9 November, 2015 agenda.   All in favor.  Motion carried.

Minutes: Motion by Commissioner Howie, 2nd by Commissioner Wolff; to approve the minutes of the 13 October 2015 Commissioners Meeting.  All in favor.  Motion carried.  

Approving Bills: Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Howie; to approve October bills.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

OCTOBER PAYROLL:  FINANCE OFFICE $2005.63; GOV’T BLDGS $724.26; STREET DEPT $1064.91; SNOW REMOVAL $524.65; PEST/WEED CONTROL $114.13; LANDFILL $485.81; CEMETERY $74.36; PARKS DEPT $555.26; LIBRARY $555.26; MUSEUM $256.68; BAR/LQ STORE $6913.07 WATER DEPT $2167.63; SEWER DEPT $1564.31- TOTAL PAYROLL $17313.04

CLAIMS:  212-79 LLC $194.04,SUPPLIES;AFLAC $285.72 SERVICE,AVERA HEALTH $1935.36 SERVICES; A&J SUPPY $101.59 SUPPLY;BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS $152.27;BOOKS;BHP $4255.18 SERVICES;BH WEEKLY $589.63 SERVICES;BLACK HILLS PURE $160.27 SUPPLIES;BUTTE CO SHERIFF $4093.74 SERVICES;CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING $930.11 GOODS;CITY OF NEWELL $736.66 SERVICES;CNA SURETY DIRECT $50.00 SUPPIES;COCA COLA $221.66 GOODS;CONWAY RON $75.00 SERVICES;DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER $227.20 COPIER CONTRACT;DRUG SCREENING SERVICES $160.00 SERVICES;EAGLE SALES $2319.95; SERVICES;ECOVA SAFEGUARD PROPERTIES $51.60 WATER REFUND;FIRST NATIONAL BANK VISA $723.13 GOODS;FISHER BEVERAGE $1902.40 GOODS;HANNAH RYAN $9.57 WATER REFUND;HAWKINS INC 836.65;HD SUPPLY WATER WORKS $716.28 GOODS;HOMESTEAD MAINTENANCE $791.83 SERVICES;HOWDYS $469.48 GOODS;HOWIE ANDY $28.25 GOODS;JOE DIRT SEPTIC & DRAIN $150.00 SERVICE;JOHNSON BROS WESTERN $1483.83 GOODS;KDSJ 98 AM RADIO $150.00 SERVICE;KEOLKER MIKE $124.30 MILAGE;MARC $6296.00 GOODS;MID CONTINENT TESTING $432.50 SERVICE;NEWELL RANCH SUPPLY $420.70 GOODS;NEWELL SERVICE CENTER $411.08 SERVICE;NEWELL STOP N SHOP $486.20 GOODS;NEWMAN TRAFFIC SIGNS $33.90 GOODS; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS $56.22 GOODS;POSTMASTER $140.00 GOODS;PEPSI $105.94;PETTY CASH $25.37 GOODS;QUILL $114.47;RASIMUSSEN KEVIN $40.83WATER REFUND;REFUSE SOLUTIONS $4174.72 SERVICES;REPUBLIC $3060.08 GOODS; S&S ROADRUNNER $420.56 GOODS;SAND CREEK PRINTING $97.19 GOODS;SD ASSOCIATION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT $40.00 SERVICES;SD BUILDING OFFICIALS ASSOCATIONS $50.00 SERVICES;SD GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS $70.00 SERVICES;SD HUMAN RESOURSE ASSOCIATIONS $50.00 SERVICES;SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE $846.20 SERVICES;SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM $1283.02 RETIREMENT; SD STREET MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATIONS $35.00 SERVICES;SD ONE CALL $10.50 SERVICES;SDML WORK COMP FUND $5458.00 WORK COMP FUND;SERVALL UNIFORM $440.42 GOODS; TRAVELERS NORTHERN HILLS $18185.00 INSURANCE;US POSTAL SERVICE $38.00 SERVICES;USA BLUE BOOK $146.60 GOODS;VIRGINIA MORSE $141.23 GOODS;VERIZON WIRELESS $171.12 SERVICES;WALLACE NADEAN $28.25 TRAVEL;WELLS PLUMBING $269.34 GOODS;WRCTC $1109.96 SERVICES; GRAND TOTAL: $75368.36. 

Committee Reports: Finance Office: Finance Officer Parrow- Sheriff Office: Written report by Sheriffs office- Liquor Store Bar Manager Jenny Morse – Museum: Written report by Museum Curator Velder - Library: Written report by Librarian Kari – W.I.T.: Coalition Director Sabrina Harmon - Fire Department: No report -Building Inspector/Ordinance Officer: Perry -Public Works: Foremen Parker – Ambulance: Commissioner Wolff.   Motion by Commissioner Wolff, 2nd by Commissioner Howie; to approve the committee reports.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Citizen’s Comments and Concerns: None were heard.

Commissioner’s Comments and Concerns: Were heard and appreciated.

Motion to hire Wallace Nadean as a Newell bartender at $8.50 an hour:  Motion by Commission Wolff, 2nd by Commissioner Howie; to approve to hire Wallace Nadean as a Newell bartender at $8.50 an hour.  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

Motion to re-hire Sandy Hammill as a Newell bartender at $8.50 an hour:  Motion by Commissioner Wolff, 2nd by Commissioner Howie; to approve to hire Sandy Hammill as a Newell bartender at $8.50 an hour.  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

Motion to appoint Cheryl McCann to a three year term on the Newell Library board January 2016 to December 2018:  Motion by Commissioner Howie, 2nd by Commissioner Adams; to approve Cheryl McCann to a three year term on the Newell Library board January 2016 to December 2018.  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

Developing construction concerns at the Newell Bar:  Foreman Parker explained the construction concerns going on underneath the bar floor along with other things that need to be fixed in the bar before bigger problems accrue.  Mayor Keolker received two names that would be unbiased that we could come and have look at the bar to see if it would be in the best interest to either fix or rebuild.  Commissioner Wolff thinks we should first talk with Dave Zwetzig who helped build the bar and see what he thinks. 

Christmas Party for Employees given by Commissioners & Mayor December 13th at TJ’s:  Mayor Keolker stated the employee Christmas party will be on December 13th at TJs.  Social hour will be at 1700 at Dinner starting at 1800.  Finance Officer Parrow said the menu is still being planned out yet but will still be doing our white elephant gift game.

Adjourn Meeting:  With no other city business needing to be discussed the 9 November 2015 adjured at 1901. 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE ON 14 DECEMBER 2015 AT 1800

Published November 18, 2015

 

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Jennifer Parrow, Finance Officer                                                                                 M.R. Keolker Mayor