Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved


Town Board met in regular session on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Mayor Peterson, Trustees Nedved, Knittel, Weber and Kopfmann 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 meeting – 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: Wheelco, tire chains $55.33; Wealth Management, sewer debt service $15,093.22; American Bank & Trust, analysis fee $5.00; SD Department of Agriculture, recertification $50.00; Dick Small, payroll $210.82; Andrew Small, payroll $251.20; Kari Peterson, payroll $66.50; Shawn Ochsner, payroll $808.06; EFTPS, payroll tax $616.78; Randy Peterson, Mayor $484.84; Terry Nedved, Trustee $474.68; Gordon Knittel, Trustee and supplies $484.97; Paul Weber, Trustee $415.57; Chad Kopfmann, Trustee $415.57; AA Motorsports, mule parts $20.36; Alpena Coop, fuel/tractor repair/hot water heater $1,474.14; 3E, generator battery and labor $807.87; Central Electric, electricity $11.10; Cummins Central Power, sewer inspection $530.56; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $227.20; Morgan Theeler, SDML Attorney fee, $20.00; Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc., supplies $41.67; Northwestern Energy, electricity $1,473.33; Randy Peterson, landfill cleanup $1,122.44; Olson’s Pest Control, pest control $55.00; Runnings, supplies $463.90; Santel Communications, phone and cable $378.51; SD One Call, message fees $3.36; SD State Treasurer, water sample $15.00; SDML, 2019 Dues $462.58; SD Gov’t Finance Officer Association, 2019 Dues $40.00; SDML, 2018 Insurance Premium $2,409.00; WSADC, 2019 Dues $75.00; Waste Management, garbage service $1,504.65; Waste Management, garbage service $151.59; Waste Management, landfill garbage $103.16. Total Expenditures $30,822.96.


Discussion was held on the purchase of a salt spreader and the board doesn’t think it is necessary at this time so it was tabled. The board reviewed the cost of the annual inspection on the generator through 3E, which is $445.00 per year. Motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to authorize the service agreement with 3E. The board reviewed the amended Jerauld County Signing and Delineation agreement to participate in PCN 06JK and to reflect a change in project number to match what has been changed in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Motion was made and seconded to authorize signature for approval of this change – approved unanimously.


In other business, the smell of LSI’s DAF plant was brought up by a town resident. LSI will be approached to see if they have any options to improve this situation. One of the community center furnaces is not working properly. Estimates will be obtained and reviewed, at which time the board will decide if it is feasible to repair it. It has been brought to the attention of the board that there have been some children under age 18 in the community center without adult supervision. The fitness agreement states that no one under the age of 18 is allowed without an adult, therefore letters will be mailed to the residents in violation of this rule. There will also no longer be kickball allowed in the gym, since this has caused damage to some equipment. The Dakota Pump bill was reviewed and tabled.


Motion was made and seconded to adjourn – approved unanimously. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Alpena Community Center.


Randy Peterson, Mayor

ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer

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