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April 2017 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 15, Issue 4

In this issue:

April 30, 2017

v   April City Council Proceedings

v  April Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

v  April School Board Proceedings

v May Calendar of Events

   

April 3, 2017 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City Building with the following council members present: Jeff Jeno, Jim Kettwig, Bryan Luke, Dick Luke and John Ptak, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Rick Nelson joined the meeting at 7:03 p.m.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  City Engineer Jon Fischer was present from 7:00 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.  Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier and Deputy Colter Hendrix were present from 7:25 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  Absent: none.

Utilizing a 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 6:00 p.m. whistle via the city’s sirens as was done in the past was addressed.  City Superintendent Sulzle will look into the matter.

Motion was made by Jeno, seconded by Kettwig to increase the General Fund Buildings account by $3392.86 from an insurance claim payment.  Motion carried.

Council permission was given for Finance Officer Muller to attend a software User Group meeting on April 27th in Le Mars, IA.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:15 p.m. on a One Day Malt Beverage License requested by the Marion Volunteer Fire Department for their Annual Fun Night to be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Fire Hall.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the license.  Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by B. Luke to grant the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

John Langrehr was present to advise of the scheduled house demolition for the property he owns at 508 S. Broadway Avenue.  A request was made for a waiver of the demolition permit fee and a reduction in the fees charged for hauling the rubble to the landfill.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to waive the demolition permit fee and assess 50% of the associated landfill fees.  Motion carried.

City Engineer Fischer was present and provided an update on South Main Avenue concerns regarding the 2016 Main Avenue Street Improvements project.  Reporting the road has improved, Fischer advised it has firmed up more and will continue to be monitored.  Correspondence to and from the contractor was reviewed.   Discussion was held on various, related aspects, with the decision made to have a compaction test completed.

The agreements for amendments to the Sanitary Sewer & Water Distribution system facilities plans were distributed and reviewed.  Fischer highlighted information regarding the proposals and subsequent projects.  It was advised a funding opportunity will be pursued.  The decision was made to have Fischer provide follow-up information pertaining to project aspects.

Discussion was held on various Summer Rec matters.  Jen McConniel was present and provided an update on the Marion Soccer program.  She advised the program has grown again in its fourth year, with 119 youth participating on a total of 10 teams.  Additional information was provided on equipment purchased.  The matter of working with another community to host half of the season’s games in Marion was addressed.  It was advised all games are currently played in Parker.  The matter will be further addressed for the 2018 season.  Victoria Blau and Josh McConniel, Girls’ 12U softball coaches, were present seeking to order new jerseys due to the age, condition and size restrictions of the current jerseys.  Different options were reviewed, with quantity and cost estimates addressed.  Council permission was given to the coaches to order 20-25 lettered jerseys in their color choice within the quoted amount of approximately $28.00 per shirt.  Matt Donlan was present and the participant numbers submitted to-date for baseball were distributed and reviewed.  Concerns regarding the low numbers received coupled with age/rule changes in the league were addressed.  It was advised co-oping with another community in order to field a team was being pursued.  Additional Summer Rec matters were addressed.  It was advised there will be a T-Ball team again this year and a Girls’ Pee Wee team is a possibility, contingent on obtaining another 2-3 participants. 

TC Sheriff Nogelmeier and Deputy Hendrix were present and the law enforcement report for March 2017 was distributed and reviewed.  Discussion was held on miscellaneous matters, including possible suspicious activity and 4-wheeler concerns.

Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Kettwig to enter into Executive Session at 8:40 p.m. for legal matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(3).  Motion carried.  The Mayor declared to come out of Executive Session at 9:15 p.m.

An inquiry into closing an alley was addressed, with no action taken.  Sulzle inquired into budgeted equipment expenditures.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to hire the following individuals & set the wages as listed for the 2017 summer season positions: Denise Arbach, Pool Manager - $12.00/hr.; Devin Nelson, Lifeguard - $11.25/hr.; Tory Arbach, Lifeguard - $10.50/hr.; Kaitlyn Engbrecht, Lifeguard - $10.50/hr.; Bridget Johnson, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Bailey Johnson, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Destini Miller, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Katelyn Johansen, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Ernie Johnson, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Carson Gross, Summer Help - $10.00/hr.; Preston Engbrecht, Summer Help - $8.65/hr.  Motion carried.

It was reported the City would be transporting some trees from the tree lot by the City Park to the Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Discussion was held on various landfill matters, including labor and pile updates.  Motion was made by B. Luke, seconded by Kettwig to change to summer hours at the landfill effective April 8th.  Motion carried.

The 2016 Annual Report was distributed and reviewed.  Motion was made by Jeno, seconded by D. Luke to accept and approve the 2016 Annual Report presented by Finance Officer Muller.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on an animal matter regarding chickens, with no action taken.

Information on previously established zoning/permit fees was distributed and reviewed, with Council consensus being to utilize the fee schedule as listed.

Information was distributed to the Council pertaining to a property matter on West 2nd Street.  A concern with the City’s proposed plans to develop the street to the west was addressed.

A written resignation was submitted by Jeff Jeno, effective 4/3/17, as a Councilman in Ward 3.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to accept the resignation and thank Jeno for his years of service to the City as a Councilman.  Motion carried.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to adjourn at 10:25 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

   

April 10, 2017 School Board Proceedings

Pursuant to the call and the notice thereof, the School Board of the Marion School District 60-3, Marion, Turner County, SD met in regular session on the tenth day of April, 2017. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members Present: Dan Buse, Larry Langerock, Josh Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.  Absent: None.

Officers Present: E. David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.  Absent: None.

Action 16/17-70: Agenda – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to amend the agenda to the following: move “Football Field Discussion/ Action” to #6, and add “Personnel Matters [SDCL 1-25-2(1)]” to #16 and move the following items down; and then to approve the agenda as presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-71: Consent Motion – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the following consent items: a) approve minutes from the previous month and acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Coop minutes, b) approve the financial reports of the District (to be published in paper), c) approve the claims against the District for the month of April and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

There were no Delegations. 

Anne Pankratz gave her Teacher Report with the following information: Congratulations to JH Oral Interp, field trips planned, student testing, NHS – backpack fundraiser, CTE program, State FCCLA – Michalee Globke qualified for National FCCLA in Nashville, FCCLA projects, Choir trip to Chicago, and FFA competitions.

David Locke with Stockwell Engineers presented a proposal to the Board on Football Field improvements.

Josh Luke called a recess at 7:55 pm. The Board went back in session at 8:08 pm.

Action 16/17-72: Request for Proposal on FB Field Lighting & Electrical – On motion by Tieszen, second by Langerock to seek Requests for Proposal on Football Field lighting and electrical service to the lights and scoreboard. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

There were no Board reports. 

Business Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on the Extraordinary Cost Fund, a health insurance meeting, and building projects. 

6-12 Principal Katie Minster shared information on the student handbook, teaching contracts, standardized testing, scheduling & registration, teacher SLOs, new students, and professional development. 

There was no Superintendent Report. 

The School Board recognized the first reading of the Coaching Evaluation Policy. No motions were made.

The School Board recognized the first reading of Policy EEAB – School Bus Drivers & Responsibilities. No motions were made.

Action 16/17-73: NPIP Membership & Joint Powers Agreement – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve membership into the Northern Plains Insurance Pool and to authorize acceptance of the Joint Powers Agreement. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Resolution 16/17-74: Resolution of Soccer Co-op – Be it resolved by the Marion School Board of Education, on motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to approve the SDHSAA Application for Cooperative Sponsorship of Activities with Freeman Academy High School and Freeman High School for the activity of Boys Soccer for the 2017/2018 school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-75: SDHSAA Resolution – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve membership with the SDHSAA for the 2017/2018 school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-76: Personnel – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to go into executive session for the purpose of Personnel Matters at 8:59 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2(1). All members voted in favor; motion carried.  President of the School Board, Josh Luke, declared out of executive session at 9:14 pm.

Action 16/17-77: Approve Contracts – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the following contracts for the 2017/2018 school year (salaries to be published in July, 2017): Cullen Mack as Middle School Social Studies/ Science Teacher, and JH Football Coach; Ashley Starks Gunn as Middle School English Teacher. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-78: Offer Contracts – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to table offering of Certified Contracts, Classified Contracts, Extra-Curricular Contracts, and Administrative Contracts. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Board will approve contracts at the next regular School Board meeting.

Action 16/17-79: Negotiations – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to go into executive session for the purpose of Negotiations at 9:19 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2(4). All members voted in favor; motion carried.  President of the School Board, Josh Luke, declared out of executive session at 10:05 pm.

Action 16/17-80: Adjourn – On motion by Tieszen, second by Langerock to adjourn the school board meeting at 10:05 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

     

  

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”

Aesop

 

 

April 13,  2017 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 8 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: Central Farmer’s Coop., City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Priority Real Estate, Schmidt Country, SEFP, Southeastern Electric and Tieszen Chiropractic.

The March 9th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Dan Buse, seconded by Dr. Dean Tieszen to approve the minutes and financial report as presented.  Motion carried.

A preliminary Schedule of Events for the Summer Celebration was reviewed.  The dates for the 2017 Celebration are June 16th, 17th & 18th.  It was advised the organization will have an entry in the June 17th parade.  

Brenda Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly facilitator report.  Schulte reported she worked with seven clients in March, has two new business plans and completed a 1st Dollar of Profit presentation.  Additional information was provided on suggestions for Shop at Home activities and entrepreneurship myths.  

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on May 11, 2017 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.

     

   

May Calendar of Events

5/1

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

5/2

Fire Dept. Meeting

7:30 p.m.

5/6

K-12 Spring Concert

7:00 p.m.

5/8

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

5/11

B & P  Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

5/14

MOTHER'S DAY

5/16

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

5/19

Last Day of School

5/20

MHS Graduation

2:00 p.m.

5/22 - 5/25

Hunt Safe Course

5/29

MEMORIAL DAY - City Office Closed
 

 

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