Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved

    Alpena Town Board met in regular session on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center. Mayor Peterson, Trustees Nedved, Knittel, Kopfmann and Weber were present as well as Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner. Resident Teresa Weber was also present.

    Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the previous meetings – approved unanimously. Financial report was reviewed. Motion made and seconded to approve the report as presented – approved unanimously.

    A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to allow the following claims for payment: NRWA, water tower loan payment $965.61; SD State Treasurer, sales tax $162.48; SD Division of Unemployment, unemployment tax $1.01; EFTPS, payroll taxes $390.10; Shawn Ochsner, payroll $808.06; Andrew Small, payroll $479.68; Dick Small, payroll $441.40; Kari Peterson, payroll $88.66; 3E, generator repair $1,514.53; A-Ox Welding, compressed oxygen $35.99; Alpena Coop Service, fuel $255.32; Builder’s First Source, pump house supplies $166.72; Cummins Central Power, inspection/service $745.09; DENR, discharge permit $250.00; DENR, stormwater permit $100.00; Dakota Pump & Control, sewer lift station $2,229.60; Feistner Gravel, gravel, mud removal for water leak $3,055.00; Howie Electric, Lighting for memorial $185.00; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $208.00; Northwest Pipe Fittings, supplies $49.43; Northwestern Energy, electricity $1,779.84; Planning & Development District III, 2019 dues $471.00; Olson’s Pest Technicians, pest control $55.00; Runnings, supplies $248.29; SD One Call, message fees $1.12; Santel Communications, telephone $384.22; SDPAA, annual insurance premium $19,294.28; SD State Treasurer, water sample $15.00; True Dakotan, publishing $96.56; Waste Management, garbage service $1,504.65; Waste Management, garbage service $149.97; Waste Management, garbage service landfill $182.04; Weber Backhoe & Trenching, repair water leak $2,346.94. Total Expenditures $38,660.59.

    Motion was made and seconded to enter into Executive Session at 5:58 pm. Motion was made and seconded to exit Executive Session at 6:20 pm. Payroll was reviewed. Motion was made and seconded for payroll to remain the same in 2019: Mayor - $175 per meeting; Trustees $150 per meeting; Finance Officer $875.00 per month; Maintenance and Custodian Employee $16.00 per hour; Spraying weeds/mosquitos $18.00 per hour - approved unanimously. Seasonal employee positions and wages were mentioned. An advertisement for lifeguards will be published and wages will be set upon hiring.

    The following office will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of the elective office: (1) 3-year trustee position for Alpena, South Dakota 57312. Circulation of nominating petitions may begin Friday, January 25, 2019 and may be filed at the office of the Finance Officer, PO Box 75, Alpena, SD 57312 up until Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Deadline for voter registration is March 25, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

    Board designations will remain as is: Randy Peterson – Mayor/Utilities/Employees/Sewer; Paul Weber – Public Works/Landfill; Chad Kopfmann - Streets; Gordon Knittel – Finance & Revenue; Terry Nedved – Public Safety. The True Dakotan will remain as the official newspaper for 2019. The official financial institution for 2019 will be the American Bank & Trust. The 2019 Inspection Agreement for Dakota Pump & Control was reviewed. Motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to authorize the inspection agreement. A discussion was held on nuisance properties. Several letters were previously sent out and most property owners have been making an effort to become compliant with the nuisance ordinances. Properties will be inspected in the spring and if necessary, letters will be mailed accordingly.

    In other business, estimates for 8 foot and 10 foot snow pushers for the tractor were reviewed and will be added to the February agenda. Discussion was also held on a salt spreader attachment for the tractor and will also be added to the February agenda. The cost for salt is $5 per bag. The board will check with the Jerauld County Highway Department to get a price on salt/sand mixture. Carlyle Township asked the board to utilize the community center lobby for their monthly meetings. The board has agreed to allow them to hold their meetings there each month at no charge. Grants were discussed. Finance Officer will inquire on state and federal grants on a routine basis.

    Motion was made and seconded to adjourn – approved unanimously. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Alpena Community Center.

    Randy Peterson, Mayor

    ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer

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