Alpena Town Minutes – Unapproved

Alpena Town Board met in regular session on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Alpena Community Center. Mayor Peterson, Trustees Nedved, Knittel, Weber and Kopfmann were present as well as Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner. Jerauld County Sherriff Jason Weber was also present, as well as Resident Teresa Weber.

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; EFTPS, payroll taxes $338.33; Shawn Ochsner, payroll $808.06; Andrew Small, payroll $334.74; Dick Small, payroll $401.86; Kari Peterson, payroll $118.20; A-Ox Welding, compressed oxygen $146.83; Alpena Coop Service, fuel/supplies/truck, tractor repairs $1,145.10; Jerauld County Auditor, law enforcement $11,935.12; Mid-Dakota Rural Water Service, water $210.40; Northwest Pipe Fittings, supplies $358.67; Northwestern Energy, electricity $2,149.28; Olson’s Pest Technicians, pest control $55.00; Runnings, supplies $168.86; SD One Call, message fees $2.38; Santel Communications, telephone $384.18; SD Association of Town & Townships, 2019 dues $211.50; SD State Treasurer, water sample $15.00; Stan’s, snow removal $565.00; True Dakotan, publishing $71.02; Waste Management, garbage service $1,504.65; Waste Management, garbage service $91.02; Waste Management, garbage service landfill $148.97; Woonsocket Elementary, donation $50.00; Westendorf Electric, shop electrical panel $1,268.67. Total Expenditures $23,448.45.

Jerauld County Sheriff Weber addressed the board regarding any questions or concerns they have, if any. One board member mentioned that they could patrol the stop signs better, as he has had complaints of people not stopping at intersections with stop signs. The Fire Department Budget was reviewed and discussed. The Fire Department will need prior approval for large purchases. No insurance quotes were received for review. Discussion was held on SDPAA’s insurance policy regulations. Finance Officer Ochsner presented information regarding the conversation she had with Brian McGinnis from District III Planning & Development. If the board has a specific project they want grant information on, we need to submit to District III and they will research grant opportunities. Parks and Recreation was discussed. Seasonal Employees were discussed. Motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to hire Wayne Mees for the mowing position at $16.00 per hour. Motion carried 4 to 0. Discussion was held and the board proposes to put the cemetery mowing up for bids. Ads will be placed in the True Dakotan, Huron Plainsman and Sanborn Weekly Journal for lifeguard positions. The purchase of a salt spreader was discussed. Motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to purchase a salt spreader. Discussion was held on purchasing a snow pusher. Motion was made and seconded to have Marty Moody weld sides onto the blade we currently have, providing it is cost effective – approved unanimously.

In other business, it was recommended by a board member that if there are questions or concerns by other board members or residents regarding a specific department to please contact the designated department board member first.

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

Randy Peterson, Mayor

ATTEST: Shawn Ochsner, Finance Officer

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