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August 2016 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 14, Issue 8

In this issue:

August 31, 2016

v   August City Council Proceedings

v  August School Board Proceedings

v September Calendar of Events

   

August 1, 2016 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City Building with the following council members present: Jeff Jeno, Jim Kettwig, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson and John Ptak, together with Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  City Engineer Jon Fischer was present from 7:05 p.m. – 7:48 p.m.  Turner County Sheriff’s Deputy Colter Hendrix was present from 7:25 p.m. – 8:07 p.m.  Absent: Ron Globke, Jeremy Thomas.  Council President Jeff Jeno presided over the meeting.

The City Council will be meeting in special session on August 24th & 29th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of preparing the 2017 City Budget.  The regular September Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7th due to the Labor Day holiday.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:15 p.m. on a One Day Malt Beverage License requested by Bowlway Lanes, LLC for the ParMar Triathlon to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the license.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Nelson to grant the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

City Engineer Jon Fischer with Stockwell Engineers was present and provided the Council with an update for the completed Main Avenue Street Improvements project.  The second/final application and recommendation for payment to the contractor in the amount of $4575.66 was presented.  The itemized application was reviewed, with discussion held on various aspects.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Luke to authorize payment in the amount of $4575.66 to Twedt Construction Company.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

City Engineer Fischer distributed a proposal for Professional Services for Engineering Design Standards, Standard Specifications for Public Improvements and Subdivision Regulations.  The proposal was reviewed and discussion was held on various aspects, with Fischer advised to follow-up with the council regarding a proposal cost.   

City Superintendent Sulzle advised BNSF cut the rail at the Broadway Avenue RR crossing at the end of July.  Discussion was held on following through with removing the rail as previously addressed.  Various matters were addressed, including utilizing concrete vs. asphalt and timeline.  Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Luke to proceed with the project this year.  Motion carried.

TC Sheriff’s Deputy Hendrix was present and the law enforcement report for July 2016 was distributed and reviewed.  Discussion was held on miscellaneous law enforcement matters.  Follow-up information was provided on parking enforcement matters.

Sulzle advised City personnel have been trimming trees in town that are hanging too low over city streets. 

A matter regarding the city’s current water restrictions and issues with some sprinkler system settings was addressed.  It was advised an alternate schedule would be acceptable for those properties.

An inquiry received regarding a water use matter was addressed, with it advised non-potable water is still available for bulk use.

Discussion was held on an asphalt hot box trailer matter, with no action taken. 

Follow-up discussion was held on the matter of modifying the city’s football field for use by a semi-pro amateur football team.  Information was provided from the City Attorney and insurance carrier regarding the matter.  Following the information communicated, it was decided the modifications will not be permitted at the football field.  

An overview was provided for the Summer Rec season.  Information covered included participant numbers, financial activity and issuing payment to coaches.

A written resignation was submitted by Jeremy Thomas, effective 8/1/16, as a Councilman in Ward 2.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to accept the resignation and thank Thomas for his years of service to the City as a Councilman.  Motion carried.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Luke to have the City, for Workers’ Compensation purposes, cover Nick Muller and Tori Benney as volunteers for the Marion Volunteer Fire Department.   Motion carried.

Sulzle provided information on the upcoming annual S.D. Water & Wastewater Association (SDWWA) Conference, with it reiterated that he is a SDWWA board member.  Council permission was given for Sulzle to attend the conference in Sioux Falls on September 14th – 16th. 

Discussion was held on the matter of raccoons, skunks and opossums in town.  It was advised City personnel would continue to address these animal matters as warranted.

No action was taken or discussion was held on the ‘Town of Monroe’ agenda item as no one appeared before the council on the matter.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Ptak to enter into Executive Session at 8:37 p.m. for personnel matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1).  Motion carried.  The Council President declared to come out of Executive Session at 9:06 p.m. and council thereupon adjourned.

 

  

   

August 8, 2016 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 eighth day of August, 2016. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm.

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 16/17-8: Agenda – On motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-9: Minutes – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the previous month’s minutes. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-10: Financial Reports – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the financial reports of the District as shown in Table 1 (to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-11: Bills for Consideration – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the following claims against the District for the months of August, and then to approve checks to be issued in their payment. All members voted in favor; motion carried. (Bills to be published in paper)

Michelle Fink came before the Board to discuss the possibility of allowing home school participation at Marion.

There were no Teacher Reports. 

Jared Schmidt asked if the Administration would be sending out information on the four-day school week. Scott Tieszen wanted to see information to the public on Marion’s enrollment and district status. He also mentioned the possibility of using the choir for the National Anthem and half-time performances at games. Josh Luke asked about using consent agenda items at board meetings.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson shared information on transportation and other activities.

6-12 Principal Katie Minster informed the Board on open lunch options, tobacco policy changes, missing assignments, the 6-12 schedule, and professional development.

Superintendent David Colberg discussed Marion’s enrollment, Smarter Balanced test scores, student data, goals for teacher effectiveness & student effort, Title I, and discussions with the community on school concerns.

The Board discussed home school participation, as some parents have stated interest in participating in different activities. The Board will look at updating the current policy in future meetings. No motions were made.

Action 16/17-12: Open Enrollment Pick-up Points – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to designate the following pick-up points for buses coming into the Marion School District: Marion pick-up location – Kettwig Electric, Monroe pick-up location – Calvary Reformed Church, Dolton pick-up location – Old City Hall building. The designated pick-up location for Marion’s school bus traveling into Parker will be at the Get N’ Go. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-13: Approve Handbooks – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the Student & Staff Handbooks as presented to the Board. Handbooks will be kept on file in the Principal’s Office and on the Marion School website. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-14: Approve Contracts – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the following contracts for the 2016/2017 school year: Nicole Bauerle as JH Volleyball Coach in the amount of $1,500, and Todd Obele as Elementary PE Teacher (20% contract) in the amount of $7,370. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Salary will be published separately. 

Action 16/17-15: Adjourn – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:15 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

 

          

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

  

August 8, 2016 School Board Proceedings #2

Pursuant to the call and the notice thereof, the School Board of the Marion School District 60-3, Marion, Turner County, SD met in special session on the eighth day of August, 2016. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 8:25 pm.

Members Present: Dan Buse, Larry Langerock, Josh Luke, Jared Schmidt, and Scott Tieszen. 

Absent: None.

Officers Present: E. David Colberg, Superintendent.  Absent: Katie Minster, Principal; and Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.

Action 16/17-16: Agenda – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-17: Personnel Matters – On motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to go into executive session for the purpose of Personnel Matters (School Board Evaluation) at 8:26 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 9:02 pm.

Action 16/17-18: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to adjourn the school board meeting at 9:03 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

  

August 24,  2016 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in special session on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City Building with the following council members present: Jeff Jeno, Jim Kettwig, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson and John Ptak, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  Absent: none.  

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Nelson to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

The evening was spent preparing the 2017 City Budget.  

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to adjourn at 9:36 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

    

August 29,  2016 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in special session on Monday, August 29, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City Building with the following council members present: Jeff Jeno, Jim Kettwig, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson and John Ptak, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  Absent: none.  

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Jeno to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

The evening was spent preparing the 2017 City Budget.  

Motion was made by Luke, seconded by Nelson to adjourn at 7:23 p.m.  Motion carried.

       

                                                                        

september Calendar of Events

9/5

LABOR DAY - City Office Closed

9/6

Fire Department Meeting

7:30 p.m.

9/7

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

9/8

B & P Organization Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

9/12

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

9/19

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

9/22

FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

9/26

Homecoming Coronation

7:00 p.m.

 

 

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