May 7, 2018 The Faulkton City Council met in regular session on May 7, 2018 in the City Hall meeting room with Finance Officer Emily Bauer and the following council members present: Linda Bartholomew, Sheilah Fischer, Chris Geiger, Danny Ramsdell, Mark Toennies and Steve Wanner. Others present: Gloria Bode, Troy Hadrick, Dwight Hossle, Grady Jolley, Beverly King, Kelly Melius, Jerod Raethz, Val Ramsdell, Brandon Spanier and Ken Thompson. Mayor Slade Roseland called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with all those present reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance”.
2018.5.47 Minutes: Councilwoman Fischer made the motion, seconded by Geiger to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2018 regular meeting. Unanimous. 2018.5.48 Financial Report: Motion by Councilman Toennies, seconded by Bartholomew to approve the finance report. Unanimous.
2018.5.49 Claims: The following bills were approved for payment on a motion by Councilman Wanner, seconded by
City Maintenance Report: Raethz reported spring work is in full force. They are currently getting the pool ready. The ballpark and park are open. They need to get the new banners and garbage bins out. Raethz also said the new sweeper attachment works great.
Mayors Report: No report
Police Report: The April ticket report was given to the council.
Economic Development Report: No report
2018.5.50 Sewer Project Pay Requests & Update: Raethz stated Dahmes second crew arrived to town today and will start work on Court Street. The other crew is working on 12th Avenue, currently replacing sewer lines and then will replace two blocks on water lines, they should be done within the next two weeks. Raethz has had some questions about when Dahmes will be fixing resident’s yards that were affected by the sewer project. Raethz stated he will ask this question at the next sewer progress meeting this Friday. Mayor Roseland presented the pay requests for the sewer project from Helms & Associates for $16,102.05 and Dahme Construction for $43,270.55. Motion was made by Councilwoman Bartholomew, seconded by Fischer to approve the pay request. Unanimous.
2018.5.51 Airport Environmental Assessment Pay Request: Roseland presented the council with a pay request from Helms & Associates in the amount of $1,717.98. Motion was made by Councilman Wanner, seconded by Toennies to pay the request. 2018.5.52 Cultural Resources Inventory Amendment: Roseland stated that the Archeological Survey completed last fall was requested by the FAA to include additional areas. An amendment was presented to the council in the amount of $4,260.00 for the additional areas to be surveyed. Motion was made by Councilman Geiger, seconded by Bartholomew to approve the amendment. Unanimous. 2018.5.53 Sports Complex Well: Raethz received an updated quote from Stretch’s Well Service in same amount at $38.00/foot to dig the well. Roseland stated this well would save the city from spending money with Web Water to water the fields. Also he stated in the future this well could be connected to storage by the water tower. Raethz believes the well will pay for itself in three year or less. The council agreed that the well would be a good addition at the sports complex. Councilman Wanner moved, seconded by Ramsdell to move forward with digging the well. Unanimous. Surplus Mower Bid Opening: The City received no bids for the old mower. Raethz stated they would use the mower for another year. New Business
Oath of Office: Councilman Wanner swore in Slade Roseland as Mayor of Faulkton. Mayor Roseland swore in Councilmembers Sheilah Fischer and Mark Toennies. 2018.5.54 2018-2019 City Appointments: Mayor Roseland presented the council with the 2018-2019 city appointments. Motion was made by Councilwoman Fischer, seconded by Bartholomew to set the 2018-2019 city appointments as the following. Unanimous.
2018.5.55 Council President & Vice President: Councilwoman Fischer was nominated to the position of Council President. There being no other nominations, Councilwoman Bartholomew moved nominations to cease and to cast a unanimous ballot for Fischer, seconded by Wanner. Unanimous. 2018.5.56: Councilman Geiger was nominated to the position of Council Vice-President. Councilwoman Bartholomew moved nominations to cease and to cast a unanimous ballot for Geiger, seconded by Wanner. FAMC Employee Picnic at Park – Brown Bag & Inflatables Question: Bauer stated the FAMC contacted her about hosting their employee picnic at the city park and wanted to know if they were able to apply for a brown bag permit at the park. They also wanted to know if inflatables were allowed at the park. After some discussion the council had no issue with FAMC having their picnic at the park as long they apply for the brown bag permit and sign a hold harmless agreement for the inflatables. 2018.5.57 FAMC Water Aerobics Agreement: The council reviewed the 2018 FAMC water aerobics agreement for the use of the swimming pool. Motion was made by Councilwoman Bartholomew, seconded by Geiger to approve the water aerobics agreement between the City and the FAMC for the summer of 2018. A copy of this agreement is on file at the Finance Office. Unanimous. Grady Jolley: Mr. Jolley wanted to address the council as to what his priorities would be if elected the Faulk County Sherriff. Jolley gave the councilmembers a handout and thanked them for their time.
Economic Development Board – Subsidy Funds: Gloria Bode, Troy Hadrick, Dwight Hossle, Beverly King, Kelly Melius and Brandon Spanier with the Faulkton Area Economic Development Board presented to the council a timeline and progress of the FAEDC since it was formed in 1979. They gave the council a copy of their operating budget for 2017 & 2018 and asked the city to consider budgeting $50,000 towards the FAEDC directors budget. They have made the same request to Faulk County.
2018.5.58 Resolution 2018-03 – Vacating a Portion of an Alley: Motion was made by Councilman Toennies, seconded by Bartholomew to approve the following resolution. Unanimous.
VACATING A PORTION OF AN ALLEY WHEREAS, a petition has been presented by Konni Giesen, a representative for Faulk County and Darrell Johnson to the City Council of the City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota requesting vacation of a portion of an alley.
WHEREAS, a public hearing was duly advertised and held on the 7th day of May, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., as required by law, and;
WHEREAS, from the evidence and testimony presented at the time of hearing it appears to the City Council, of the City of Faulkton, that said alley has not been used, worked, or traveled as an alley at any time during the period of twenty years next preceding the time for the meeting, and since the recording of the plat thereof, EXCEPT by the Utility Companies, and that there is little likelihood that said alley will ever be used, worked, traveled, as an alley, EXCEPT by the utilities, and that it is for the best interests of the City of Faulkton and all person concerned that said petition be granted,
WHEREAS, it is necessary for the public utilities and emergency vehicles, to have access to said vacated alley, this vacation is subject to the property owners giving the public utility companies and emergency vehicles a permanent easement of ingress and egress in order to maintain, construct, dig, and travel for purposes of maintaining public utility lines and emergencies.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following described vacation be approved by the City Council of the City of Faulkton, South Dakota.
The Alley of an approximate width of twenty feet (20’) and approximate length running north and south, along lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8 of Block Four (4) of the City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that property owners along said vacated alley gives to all public utility companies and emergency vehicles a permanent easement as above set forth,
ALSO, that a certified copy of this resolution be filed for record in the office of the Register of Deeds of Faulk County, South Dakota.
Adopted by the Faulkton City Council this 7th Day of May, 2018.
Slade Roseland, Mayor
Emily Bauer, Finance Officer
2018.5.59 Resolution 2018-04 – Exclusion of Property from City Limits: Councilman Ramsdell moved, seconded by Fischer to approve the following resolution. Unanimous.
RESOLUTION #2018-04 RESOLUTION FOR THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF FAULKTON,
FAULK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA WHEREAS, Ken Thompson and Rhonda Thompson, having petitioned the City Council of the City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota, requesting the exclusion of certain real property from the corporate limits of the City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota, described as follows:
N 220’ on Lot Five (5) in the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section Fifteen (15), Township One Hundred Eighteen (118), Range Sixty-Nine (69), City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota, and
WHEREAS, the said Ken Thompson and Rhonda Thompson are the sole owners of the territory to be excluded from the City and that the said territory is contiguous to the City of Faulkton, and
WHEREAS, the City of Faulkton has no objection to the exclusion of said property;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the governing body of the City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota, allows the above described property to be excluded from the corporate limits of the City of Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution and Order with an accurate map of such territory, be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of and for the County of Faulk.
Dated this 7th day of May, 2018.
CITY OF FAULKTON
Slade Roseland, Mayor
Emily Bauer, Finance Officer
2018.5.60 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Agreement – Sidewalk Project: A motion was made by Councilwoman Bartholomew, seconded by Wanner to approve the Transportation Alternatives agreement and allow Mayor Rosleand to sign documents related to the project. Unanimous. 2018.5.61 Malt Beverage Hearing. The following malt beverage applications were presented and filed. No objections were made and no one appeared to object said applications. Councilman Wanner moved to approve said applications, seconded by Ramsdell. Unanimous. On-Off Sale Malt Beverage & On-Off Sale South Dakota Farm Wine:
American Legion Post #102 – (Casino Bowl) – Lots 6-8, Block 15
Bermac, Inc – (Bermac2) Lots 1 -6, Block 21
2018.5.62 Temporary Liquor License. Motion was made by Councilwoman Bartholomew, seconded by Ramsdell to approve the following application for temporary liquor license. Unanimous.
Faulkton Drug – June 6, 2018 – Community Center – Women’s Ag Day
June Budget Meeting: The council will have a budget meeting on Monday, June 25th at 7:00pm in the City Hall meeting room. OTHER BUSINESS
2018.5.63 Executive Session Time: 8:00 p.m. Motion was made by Councilman Geiger, seconded by Wanner to go into executive session for litigation and/or personnel matters per SDCL 1-25-2. Out of executive session at 8:10 p.m. 2018.5.64 Hiring Summer Help: Motion by Councilwoman Bartholomew, seconded by Ramsdell to hire the following seasonal employees. Councilman Toennies abstained, motion carried.
Alex Sorensen, Front Desk, $8.85
Madison Boss, WSI Lifeguard Sub/Private Lessons, $10.50
2018.5.65 Adjournment: There being no other business to come before the council, the meeting adjourned on a motion by Councilman Ramsdell, seconded by Geiger. Motion carried. Time: 8:10 p.m.
Slade Roseland, Mayor Emily Bauer, Finance Officer