Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved

Alpena Town Board met in regular session on April 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center. Mayor Peterson, Trustees Nedved, Knittel, Weber and Small were present as well as Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner. Residents Teresa Weber, Steven Small and Jeannine Harmdierks were 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 amended – approved unanimously.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to allow the following claims for payment: EFTPS, payroll taxes $278.74; Shawn Ochsner, payroll $758.06; Nancy Wolff, payroll $92.35; Dallas Tebay, payroll $480.22; National Rural Water Association, water tower debt service $965.61; A-ox welding, Fire Dept. $17.01; Alpena Coop Service, fuel/gas/supplies $340.74; Chris Hofer Blading, blading streets $1,250.00; Jerauld County Auditor, quarterly law enforcement $12,293.00; Meyer’s Sand & Gravel, blading streets $1,696.43; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $220.00; Morgan Theeler Law Office, legal expense $58.58; Northwestern Energy, electricity $7.21; Olson’s Pest Technicians, pest control $60.00; SD State Treasurer, water sample $15.00; Paulson Air, air conditioner maintenance $965.43; Runnings Supply, Inc., supplies $306.84; Santel Communications, telephone $364.32; Stan’s Inc., equipment rental $95.00; True Dakotan, publishing $96.75; Waste Management, garbage service $1,549.80; Waste Management, garbage service $68.13; Waste Management, garbage service $97.49; Alpena Fire Department, maintenance $238.08. Total Expenditures $22,314.79.

Resolution of Governing Body – #2021.01

WHEREAS, the United States of America and the State of South Dakota have authorized the making of grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to public bodies to aid in financing the acquisition and/ or construction of specific public outdoor recreation projects;


1. That City of Alpena is hereby authorized to execute and file an application on behalf of the City of Alpena with the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the State of South Dakota, Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Division of Parks and Recreation, for an LWCF grant to aid in financing Alpena Swimming Pool for the City of Alpena of South Dakota and its Environs.

2. That Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer, is hereby authorized and directed to furnish such information as the above mentioned federal and/or state agencies

may reasonably request in connection with the application which is hereby authorized to be filed.

3. That the City of Alpena of shall provide a minimum of 50% of the total cost of the project; and will assume all responsibility in the operation and maintenance of the project upon completion of construction, for the reasonable life expectancy of the facility.

Certification of Recording Officer

The undersigned duly qualified and acting Mayor of the City of Alpena does hereby certify: That the attached Resolutions is a true and correct copy of the Resolution, authorizing the filing of application with the National Park Service as regularly adopted at a legally convened meeting of the City of Alpena of duly held on the 12th day of April, 2021, and further that such Resolution has been fully recorded in the journal of proceedings and records in my office.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 12th day of April, 2021.

Randy Peterson, Mayor

Motion was made and seconded to approve the resolution as read – Nedved-Aye; Knittel-aye; Small-aye; Weber-aye; Peterson-aye. Motion passed 5 to 0.

Trustee Small and Trustee Weber secured their elected trustee positions on the council and took their Oath of Office. A chair lift in the community center was discussed and an estimate was reviewed. Motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to purchase a Stair Lift. Surplus tables that did not sell will be given away to make space in the community center.

Trustee Nedved proposed that the City build a city shop. The board is in agreement that a shop is necessary for equipment and other inventory storage. A blue print with specifications will be drawn up for review. Discussion was held on the swimming pool bath house. No updates were given at this time. Paved roads were discussed. It is agreed by all board members that the paved roads in town are in need of chip sealing. Trustee Nedved will contact Asphalt Paving & Materials for an estimate of cost and scheduling.

In other business, Jeannine Harmdierks approached the board regarding a letter she received about her dogs. She is working on resolving this issue to the best of her ability. City of Virgil approached the board about spraying their weeds again this year. The board is not in favor of this and will decline, dependent upon the termination deadline in the contract. The City of Alpena received a letter from the Jerauld County Commissioners that the law enforcement contract will remain the same for 2021. Drainage was discussed. Motion was made and seconded to adjourn – approved unanimously. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Alpena Community Center.

Randy Peterson, Mayor

ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer

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