April 2, 2018 City Council Proceedings
City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on
Monday, April 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City
Building with the following council members present: Jim Kettwig, Bryan
Luke, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson, John Ptak and Rhonda Smith, together with
the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.
Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.
Turner County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Roman was present from 7:40
p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) current monthly report
was distributed to the council.
A reminder was given for SEFP’s Annual Investor Reception to be
held on April 18th
was advised the city’s Water Meter Replacement project was approved for
placement onto the State Water Facilities Plan.
decision was made to change to summer hours at the landfill effective
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 21, 2018 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 Ptak, seconded by Smith to grant the license.
Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.
was held on various Summer Rec matters, with Matt Donlan present for the
The participant numbers submitted to-date for softball and baseball
were distributed and reviewed.
Issues regarding the low numbers received were addressed.
It was advised the only possibility for a girls’ softball team is
a Girls’ Pee Wee team.
Donlan provided detailed information on a co-op proposal for
boys’ baseball with the City of Freeman.
The co-op would allow for the participants to play on
age-appropriate teams, with games and practices split between Marion and
It was advised Marion would pay half of the coach’s wage for each
Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Smith to approve the boys’
baseball co-op with Freeman and authorize Matt Donlan to facilitate this
on behalf of the City of Marion.
Sheriff’s Sergeant Roman was present and the law enforcement report for
March 2018 was distributed and reviewed.
Discussion on various aspects, including traffic enforcement, radar
monitoring and speed limits.
discussion was held on the 7th
Street maintenance matter.
It was advised Turner County is planning on laying an asphalt mat
on the road this year.
Discussion was held on the portion(s) of the road the city is
responsible for and the associated/estimated cost.
Discussion was held on surfacing options.
Mayor Globke advised he will follow-up on the matter.
Superintendent Sulzle provided information on a micro-surfacing option for
this year’s street oiling.
The decision was made to complete additional research and possibly
pursue the matter.
Andrews with the South Eastern Council of Governments (SECOG) was present
and discussion was held on revising the city’s ordinance manual.
Various aspects were addressed, including the need for
clear/correct wording and content that provides for the enforcement of
The matter of scheduling separate meetings to facilitate the
revision process was addressed.
Andrews advised he will compile information as needed to begin the
provided information on a water tower inspection services agreement
between the city and Maguire Iron.
It was advised an inspection will be completed this year.
discussion was held on Golden West’s fiber optic project.
was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to hire the following individuals
for the 2018 swimming pool positions and set the wages as listed plus
incentive pay of an additional $1.00/hr. for hours worked on Saturdays,
Sundays & applicable holidays: Amanda Dent, Pool Manager - $12.00/hr.;
Devin Nelson, Substitute Lifeguard - $11.50/hr.; Bailey Johnson, Lifeguard
- $10.25/hr.; Destini Miller, Lifeguard - $10.25/hr.; Sydney Jensen,
Lifeguard - $10.25/hr.; Cassidy Keller, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Payton
Arbach, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Kristen Wieman, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.;
Jamison Lundy, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Chance Godwin, Lifeguard -
$10.00/hr.; Austin Munkvold, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.
received for the Summer Help positions were reviewed.
The decision was made to have Sulzle contact designated applicants
and Finance Office Muller direct correspondence to designated applicants.
was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to enter into Executive Session at
9:01 p.m. for personnel matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1).
The Mayor declared to come out of Executive Session at 9:34 p.m.
and council thereupon adjourned.
9, 2018 School Board Proceedings
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
ninth day of April, 2018. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Larry Langerock, Josh Luke,
Scott Luke, Jared Schmidt, and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
were no Conflicts of Interest.
17/18-56: Agenda – On
motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to approve the agenda as
presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-57: Consent Motion – On
motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt 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.
from the Marion High School Landscaping class came before the Board to
give a presentation on a landscaping project they are working on for the
west side of the school.
Andersen informed the Board about an auction for Shop class projects to be
held on May 22. He also gave information on Skills USA for CTE students.
Karri Wieman gave information on elementary field trips, testing, cyber
safety, sack lunches, and retirement education.
Tieszen spoke about cleaning the duct work in the gym. Josh Luke asked
about clean-up around the school. Larry Langerock asked about the
possibility of paving the east parking lot.
Manager Aaron Thompson gave information on the annual health insurance
meeting, 2018/2019 budget, Extraordinary Cost Fund, and the upcoming
Principal Katie Minster shared information on registration, handbook
changes, 2018 Homecoming, Smarter Balanced testing, Prom, and professional
David Colberg gave updates on Smarter Balanced testing, track meet
cancellations, football field fencing, lawn care, evaluations, driver’s
education, football co-op meeting, GAVEL training, and a TIE meeting for
17/18-58: Amend 2017/2018 School Calendar
– On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to amend the 2017/2018
school calendar as presented to the Board (changes to teacher make-up days
at the end of the school year). All members voted in favor; motion
17/18-59: Approve 2018/2019 School Calendar
– On motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke to approve the 2018/2019
school calendar as presented to the Board. A copy of the calendar will be
kept on file in the business office and will be made available on the
Marion School website. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-60: SDHSAA Resolution –
On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to approve membership with the
SDHSAA for the 2018/2019 school year. All members voted in favor; motion
17/18-61: Resignation –
On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to accept the resignation of
Becky Luke as HS English Teacher and NHS Advisor, and to thank her for her
years of service. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-62: Resignation –
On motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to accept the resignation of
Rachael Massey as Asst. Volleyball Coach, and to thank her for her years
of service. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-63: ELL Teacher Contract Approval –
On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to approve the ELL Teacher
contract of Carla Engbarth for the 2018/2019 school year. Agreement is to
share the certified teacher with Parker School District, with 50% of
teacher’s contract to be paid by Marion School District. All members
voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-64: Offer Certified Contracts
– On motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke to offer the following
certified contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to be
published July, 2018: Keith Andersen – Vo-Ag Teacher / FFA Advisor,
Denise Arbach – Science Teacher, Kim Buseman – Kindergarten Teacher,
Lacey Friesen – MS Math Teacher, Heidi Johnson – Preschool Teacher,
Jesse Johnson – PE / Elem. Computer Teacher, Nancy Kennedy –
Counselor, Jerry Kippes – Business Teacher / Tech Coordinator, Tracy
Kopejtka – K-12 Special Ed. Teacher, William Lanfear – Social Studies
/ Art Teacher, Cullen Mack – MS Social Studies / Science Teacher,
William Massey – Math Teacher, Rachael Massey – Title I Teacher,
Sharlene Orcutt – 2nd Grade Teacher, Anne Pankratz – FACS
Teacher / FCCLA Advisor, Heidi Roth – 4th Grade Teacher,
Laura Schoenwald – 5th Grade Teacher, Ashley Starks Gunn –
MS English Teacher, Nicolle Hofer Timmerman – K-12 Band / Music Teacher,
Chandra van Zyl – K-12 Special Ed. Teacher, Kylea Waltner – 1st
Grade Teacher, Karri Wieman – 3rd Grade Teacher. All members
voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-65: Offer Classified Contracts
– On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to offer the following
classified contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to be
published July, 2018: Wendy Claussen – Paraprofessional, Amanda Dent –
Paraprofessional, Michael Fredrickson – Bus Driver, Jackie Goosen –
Paraprofessional, Heidi Kraemer – Administrative Secretary, Darlene
Lanfear – Paraprofessional, Linda Luke – Library Aide (part time),
Jesse Paschal – Bus Driver / Maintenance, David Peterson – Custodian
(part time), John Quenzer – Head Custodian, Tim Russell – Special Ed.
Driver, Ranee Schmidt – Paraprofessional, Delle Thompson – Preschool
Driver, Cyndy Weber – Receptionist. All members voted in favor, motion
17/18-66: Offer Extra-Curricular Contracts
– On motion by Scott Luke, second by Tieszen to approve the following
extra-curricular contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to
be published July, 2018: Denise Arbach – Annual Advisor; Amanda Dent –
Cheerleading Advisor; Scott Dent – 5-6 Girls BB Coach, JH Girls BB
Coach, Head Football Coach; Jesse Johnson – Asst. Football Coach, Head
Golf Coach; Nancy Kennedy – School Play Advisor, Student Council
Advisor; Jerry Kippes – Co-Head Cross Country Coach, Co-Head Track
Coach; William Lanfear – Quiz Bowl Advisor; Linda Luke – Oral Interp
Advisor; Cullen Mack – JH Football Coach, 5-6 Boys BB Coach, Asst. Track
Coach; Will Massey – Head Girls BB Coach, Asst. Track Coach; Anne
Pankratz – Prom Co-Advisor; Jennifer Pankratz – JH Volleyball Coach,
Asst. Girls BB Coach; Bryce Sayler – Asst. Wrestling Coach; Austin Unruh
– JH Boys BB Coach; Rachel Vanderzee – Prom Co-Advisor. All members
voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-67: Offer Administrative Contracts
– On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to offer the following
administrative contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to
be published July, 2018: David Colberg – Superintendent / Elem.
Principal / Special Ed. Director / Asst. AD; Katie Minster – 6-12
Principal; Aaron Thompson – Business Manager. All members voted in
favor; motion carried.
Luke called a recess at 8:23 pm. Board went back into session at 8:33 pm.
17/18-68: Negotiations –
On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to go into executive session for
the purpose of Negotiations at 8:34 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2(4). All members
voted in favor; motion carried.
Josh Luke declared out of executive session at 9:01 pm.
17/18-69: Adjourn – On
motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to adjourn the school board
meeting at 9:01 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.