UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF
KENNEBEC TOWN BOARD
Kennebec Town Board of Trustees met in regular session on June 2, 2014 at 7:00
p.m. at the Finance Office. Present: Eugene Mertens, Todd Longville, Janice
Lien, Michelle Langenbau, and Travis Almond. Also present: Debra Halverson,
Finance Officer, Carlie Gran, City Superintendent and all members of the
Kennebec Housing Board.
All motions are approve unanimously unless otherwise noted.
ORDER: Meeting was called to order by Chairman Mertens.
OF MINUTES: Motion by Langenbau, seconded by Lien, to approve the 5/5/14 and
5/27/14 minutes as printed.
MAY 2014 INCOME:
State of South Dakota: Sales Tax – General Fund $ 6,727.89
Tax - Fund 211 $ 238.82
Highways/Bridges $ 2,164.94
County Taxes $
Utilities Water $ 3,262.95
Sewer $ 1,664.00
Site $ 235.00
Housing Admin Services $ 1,035.00
Miscellaneous $ 2,479.27
moved, seconded by Longville, to pay the following claims: ADAPCO, mosquito
sprayer and chemical, $3,988.58; Barco Products, rubble site signs, $542.49; BJ’s,
supplies, $31.05; Byres, trash pickup, $92.00; Cook Implement, shop supplies,
$79.61; Dept. of Revenue, analysis, $13.00; Charlie Gran, insurance, $500.00;
Debra Halverson, insurance, $475.79; Halvorson Oil, gas & diesel,
$1,023.43; Harmon Law Office, legal services, $159.47; Kennebec Telephone,
phone service, $205.61; Kennebec Telephone, labor & supplies, $1,780.09; Lyman
County Herald, publications, $116.08; Lyman County Highway Dept., metal, $75.00;
Menards, shop supplies, $63.40; Office Products, office supplies, $98.17; Postmaster,
stamps & box rent, $83.00; Running’s Supply Inc., shop supplies, $120.91;
SD Dept. of Revenue, Drinking Water Fee, $100.00; SD Public Assurance Alliance,
tractor insurance, $545.00; Servall, rugs, $49.39; Retirement, $599.36; Treasury
Dept., 941 taxes, $1,210.86; West Central Electric, $1,475.77; WR/LJ Rural
Water, usage, storage, $1,974.00; Administration, wages, $1,591.68; Library,
wages, $547.25; Maintenance, wages, $2,115.19.
Mowing at Kennebec Housing was discussed with the Housing Board. The job has
not been getting done by Housing maintenance and Halverson has mowed around the
units twice. Longville expressed concern that if their maintenance cannot take
care of the mowing the Housing Board should find an alternative. The Town
offered Bailey Almond to help as needed while she works for the Town this
Mosquito fogger is here and in use. The KOA inquired about have the town run
through there as well. The Board feels that since all business on Main St and
around Town reaps the benefits of it the KOA should too. Although no
preferential treatment will be given, it will be added to the current spraying
routes. Drainage was discussed on Brandon St. The most effective way is to
install culverts to allow water to drain to the South and then East on
Fullford. Gran will replace any old culverts along the way that may block
drainage. The Local Transportation Assistance Program through SDSU was
discussed. It helps track the condition of roads. Board feels it is not
necessary at this time as there are no plans in the works to do any major
changes to current roads. Gran will be looking for quotes to chip seal Main and
to have some holes patched in 1st St and 2nd St.
PROPERTIES: Motion by Longville, second by Almond to set a Public Hearing date
of July 15th at 7:00 pm to declare the following properties a Public
Nuisance: Lot 4 Block 2 Original Town and Lots 1 & 2 Block 9 MLC’s 1st
Add. Any resident with an opinion of these properties is requested to attend
and participate in the Hearing. Contact Deb at 869-2263 for more information.
BUSINESS: Motion by Longville, second by Langenbau to assist Lyman County with
their agreement with the Department of Justice to help bring young lawyers to rural
communities. The Town will contribute $1,000.00 per year for 5 years starting
September, 2015, to help pay the wages of a new lawyer that will be working
with Herb Sundall. Motion by Almond, second by Longville to sign a Statement of
Extension with District III Planning and Development.
ITEMS: The Library received a grant for all new computers and hardware.
Installation will be done this summer. The County filled water trucks out of a
Town hydrant while working on the road south of Kennebec. The amount has been
recorded for record keeping purposes but no charge will be assessed. ROCS is
looking for a donation of $115.03 to help with the Meals on Wheels program.
Tabled until the next meeting. The City of Oacoma is looking for support in
their opposition to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Casino project. Discussion
tabled until more information is available.
A discussion was held on further landscaping of the Clinic lot. Grass versus
rock was discussed. A parking area was also discussed. Almond feels that
advance of rent given to the Town from Avera should be used to finish concrete
on the south side of the building along with another ramp to meet up with the
parking area. A Special Meeting will be held Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 7:00 pm
in the Finance Office to hear quotes for the concrete project and finalize
DISCUSSED: Rich Halverson would like to construct a WWII Veterans Memorial
dedicated to soldiers from Kennebec. He would pay for the sign if the Town is
willing to find a site for it; tabled for further discussion. Board members
inquired about the procedure for sending letters from the Town to residents to
resolve mowing and upkeep issues. Halverson explained the procedure set forth
in previous minutes and ordinances that specify the City Superintendent and
Finance Officer are also Code Enforcement Officers and have the authority to
determine when an Ordinance is being violated. The Board would like
notification moving forward when such letters are being sent.
by Almond, second by Longville, to adjourn until the Special Meeting on June 5th
at 7:00 pm. The next regular meeting will be held on July 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Dated: June 2, 2014
Board of Trustees
Halverson, Finance Officer
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