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The Common Council for the City of Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on November 6, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room of the Community Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting to order, called roll call, and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Councilmembers present: Merriman, Rasmussen, Inghram, Afdahl, Maxwell and Becker.
Others in attendance were Debbie Brown, Eric Bogue, Donn Dupper, Ron Frame, Loretta Passolt, Louise Ulrich, Annelle Afdahl, Paul Peterson, and Eldon Jensen.
Inghram made a motion, seconded by Afdahl to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Maxwell made a motion, seconded by Becker to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2007 and the following correction on September 18, 2007 meeting:

Under Daycare:

The amount in the first motion should’ve been $2,000.

Motion carried.


CLAIMS APPROVED:

The following claims were presented and read:



AFLAC

Cancer & Accident Insurance

$ 170.20

AT&T

Purchase of Accts. Receivable

$ 370.63

Avesis Third Party Administrator

Vision Insurance

$ 101.97

Borders, Inc.

Books-Library

$ 78.32

City of Faith

Utilities

$ 7,866.16

Country Closet

Flower Arrangement-Ann Varland

$ 35.00

De Lage Landen Fin. Service

Copier Lease

$ 44.46

Debbie Brown, Finance Officer

Postage

$ 60.24

Galls Incorporated

Police Supplies

$ 259.93

Heartland Waste Management

Hauling Garbage & Dumpsters

$ 2,825.00

Jerome Beverage, Inc.

Beer

$ 2,907.36

Johnson Western Wholesale

Liquor

$ 1,390.26

Library Sparks

Magazine Subscripton

$ 59.95

Michael Frederick

Books-Library

$ 21.00

Midwest Coca Cola

Supplies

$ 204.00

Northwest Distributing Co.

Beer

$ 10,945.45

Pack-o-Fun

Magazine Subscripton

$ 21.97

Physicians Claims Company

Ambulance Billing

$ 1,604.67

Postmaster

Stamps

$ 58.00

Reliable Corporation

Supplies

$ 95.64

Ricks Auto

Repair & Maintenance

$ 128.50

Roy's Pronto Auto Parts

Repair & Maintenance

$ 10.02

S&S Roadrunner Sales Co.

Misc

$ 189.08

S.D. Retirement

Retirement Plan

$ 3,282.22

Schwan's

Misc

$ 139.86

SD Municipal League

Municipal/School Election School

$ 15.00

Sodak Distributing

Liquor

$ 1,249.57

SD Network

Call Name Delivery, 800 Database Line

$ 55.52

Superior Products

Supplies

$ 116.42

Sysco North Dakota, Inc.

Supplies for Lone Tree

$ 649.47

The Prairie Pirates

Movie-Library

$ 17.50

Tri County Water Association

Water

$ 6,048.90

United Healthcare Insurance

Dental Insurance

$ 668.94

Verizon Wireless

Police & Ambulance Phones

$ 115.06

VISA

Gasoline, Supplies

$ 736.52

Missouri River Energy Services

Power, Supplemental Power& Member Dues

$ 10,225.45

Rhonda Milliken

Reimburse for overpayment on amb. Run

$ 50.00

Farmers State Bank

SS & Withholding

$ 3,313.44

Fiber Ring Revenue

Special Access

$ 1,734.00

Combine Insurance

Supplemental Insurance

$ 188.83

South Dakota State Treasurer

Sales Tax

$ 3,637.22

Postmaster

Stamps for "Sue"

$ 27.88

Faith Chamber

Promotion

$ 45.00

SD Office of Tourism

Giant Step Program

$ 2,000.00

Faith Stock Show

Balance of 2007 Budget

$ 3,490.40

Mid America Computer Corp

Toll Messages, Cabs

$ 843.74

Billy Martin

Fence at Durkee Lake

$ 4,647.12

Farmers State Bank

SS & Withholding

$ 620.78

Wellmark BlueCross & BS

Health Insurance

$ 4,795.22

Faith Volumteer Fire Department

Reimbursement from expense of fire acct

$ 1,404.00

Afdahl made a motion, seconded by Rasmussen to accept all claims as presented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES:
Ordinance 285: Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance (1st Reading):

Merriman made motion, seconded by Rasmussen to approve the first reading of Ordinance 285 Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance for 2007. All yes votes. Motion carried.


BIDS:
Sealed Bids on Pickup (7:30):

The following bids for a 1988 Chevy Pickup were opened and read:

Chuck Jones $532.92

Tom Maxwell $376.00

Merriman made a motion, seconded by Rasmussen to accept the bid from Chuck Jones at $532.92. All yes votes. Motion carried.

Nuisance Property:

Eldon Jensen approached the Council on a nuisance property next to him. He also had a concern about the building permit that was expired. Jensen stated he had tried to work with the party involved but was unsuccessful and would like the council to abate the property and send a letter. Rasmussen made a motion, seconded by Becker to abate the nuisance property. Inghram, Maxwell, Merriman – no. Becker, Rasmussen Afdahl – yes. Mayor Haines broke the tie with a no vote. Motion failed.
Council will put nuisance properties on the next meeting and start the process with some older nuisances and this current nuisance at the same time.
Telephone Switching:

Due to Federal mandates to telecommunications forcing the City to upgrade their current switch, a comparison was done on the benefits of the purchase of a new switch or the switching to be leased out. A proposal from Golden West Telecommunications was presented to the Council for the switching to be done for Faith. Darrell Gomarko, telephone consultant with Consortia, was conferenced in by telephone to explain the situation and available for any questions.


Becker made a motion, seconded by Maxwell to approve Consortia to prepare and present a contract to be adopted at a hearing at the November 20, 2007 meeting. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Executive Session:

Rasmussen made a motion, seconded by Becker to retire to executive session to discuss personnel and possible litigation at 8:21 PM. Motion carried.

Mayor Haines declared the council out of executive session at 8:56 PM.
KBHB Advertising:

Maxwell made a motion, seconded by Becker to accept the advertising proposal for KBHB at $22,500 paying half this year, the rest next year. The Million Dollar Challenge grant will pay half of the total. Five yes votes. Inghram – no. Motion carried.


Building Permit:

Brian Maloney submitted a building permit for a breezeway between his house and shop on Lot 2 & 3, Block 7. Rasmussen made a motion, seconded by Inghram to accept Brian Maloney’s building permit. Motion carried.


Approve Bartenders:

The Liquor committee met and discussed hiring two new bartenders at the advertised position with the wage being $8.50 and Dental and Vision Insurance for the employee, Retirement and working 3 days a week with a three day paid vacation. The committee’s recommendation is to hire Lisa Wagner and Carrie Collins with Lisa being on probation for six months. Rasmussen made a motion, seconded by Becker to approve the committee’s recommendation. Merriman would like to hold this motion and add that this will be approved upon Eric’s opinion. Rasmussen made a motion, seconded by Merriman to approve the motion adding “approved upon the attorney’s opinion”, Lisa would be approved retroactive to her starting date of October 18, 2007. Five yes votes. Inghram – no. Motion carried.


Becker made a motion, seconded by Afdahl to approve the committee’s recommendation of hiring Carrie Collins. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Radar Speed Limit Signs:

Merriman had given the council information he had found out about purchasing electronic radar speed limit signs to be put up on Highway 212 coming through Faith. Much discussion was held in regards to different ideas. Becker stated he would like to see this go to committee.


GPS for Ambulances:

The Fire Department has two GPS’s that they would sell to the ambulance department. Becker made a motion, seconded by Rasmussen to purchase two GPS’s from the fire department for $740. All yes votes. Motion carried.


Community Center – 5th & 6th Grade BB:

Tanya Bushong approached the Council about using the gym for a 5th and 6th Grade game on November 17, 2007 and if the Council would waive the rental fees. Afdahl made a motion, seconded by Becker to approve all 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th games, tournaments and practices to be approved as waiving rental fees and the person in charge has to contact the Finance Office to schedule a time that the gym is not being used. Motion carried.


Quotes on Scrap Iron:

The following two quotes were received on removing our scrap iron from the landfill:

Ricer Company Inc. $40.00 per ton

Martin’s Salvage $20.00 per ton

Becker made a motion, seconded by Merriman to approve Ricer Company Inc. to remove the City’s scrap iron from the landfill. Motion carried.
Chamber of Commerce:

Paul Peterson presented to the Council some unexpected items that had been purchased in this past year that has made the Chamber financially strapped. The Chamber of Commerce at this time is asking the City for $2,500. Merriman made a motion, seconded by Rasmussen to give Chamber of Commerce $2,500. Motion carried.


Executive Session:

Afdahl made a motion, seconded by Becker to retire to executive session to discuss personnel at 9:40 PM. Motion carried.


Mayor Haines declared the Council out of executive session at 9:55 PM.

Becker made a motion, seconded by Merriman to adjourn. Motion carried.



_______________________________ _______________________________

Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Glen Haines, Mayor


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