August 7, 2017 City Council Proceedings
City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on
Monday, August 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City
Building with the following council members present: Jim Kettwig, Dick
Luke, Rick Nelson, John Ptak and Rhonda Smith, together with the Mayor Ron
Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.
Bryan Luke joined the meeting at 7:07 p.m.
Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.
Turner County Sheriff’s Deputy Colter Hendrix was present from
7:15 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
Guests present: Keith Luke.
Becker and Bryan Kraemer, representing the Marion Fire Department, were
present and provided an update on the fire hall project.
General discussion was held on building ownership and insurance
matters, with the decision made to have Finance Officer Muller obtain
information from the city’s insurance provider.
Public Hearing was held at 7:15 p.m. for an Animal Permit application.
An application was submitted by Jessica & Nathan deBlonk to
house 6 hens at 502 E. 2nd Street.
Jessica deBlonk appeared before the council in favor of granting
deBlonk submitted documentation with the signed consent of the
adjoining property owners.
No one appeared before the council in opposition of granting the
Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Smith to grant the permit.
Sheriff’s Deputy Hendrix was present and the law enforcement report for
July 2017 was distributed and reviewed.
The matter of children playing in/running out into streets was
addressed, with it advised every effort will be made to monitor and
address the matter during patrols.
Discussion was held on additional, miscellaneous law enforcement
discussion was held on a proposed development matter.
Kevin Wieman, Marion Development Foundation president, was present
for the discussion.
Wieman distributed information on land available in the southwest
section of Marion to be developed for proposed housing pursuits.
Aspects addressed included land acquisition, engineering,
infrastructure and lot sizes/sales.
The decision was made to have the City Engineer complete a
preliminary streets and utilities study.
Wieman appeared before the council regarding a street vacation matter.
A Petition for Vacation of Street was filed with the finance
officer and presented to the council.
Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by B. Luke to set the public
hearing for the filed petition on August 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Voting aye: Kettwig, Ptak, B. Luke, D. Luke, Smith.
Voting nay: Nelson.
was made by Kettwig, seconded by B. Luke to hold the first reading of
Ordinance 314 – Grass Clippings.
Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.
The second reading will be held at the regular September meeting.
was held on a Juniper Avenue construction matter.
The decision was made to proceed with the budgeted street repair of
the one-block stretch (4th
Street to 5th Street) of Juniper Avenue.
Superintendent Sulzle provided information on a utility concern with the
proposed construction of a new home.
It was advised the structure would up located right up against a
city water line.
The need for the structure to be located 10-15 ft. off the line was
Following discussion, the decision was made to Sulzle follow-up
with the property owner on the matter.
was held on a recently completed sewer repair on Florida Avenue, with
Sulzle providing an overview of the problem encountered and the work
discussion was held on the new LED street lights put in by Xcel Energy.
the big ballfield in the northeast corner of town for the youth soccer
program was addressed.
Discussion was held on various matters, including infield usage,
goalpost/bleacher/light necessity and field maintenance.
It was advised Sulzle will obtain information from the school
pertaining to the matter.
was held on swimming pool matters, with no action taken.
provided information on the upcoming annual S.D. Water & Wastewater
Association (SDWWA) Conference, with it reiterated that he is a SDWWA
Council permission was given for Sulzle to attend the conference in
Huron on September 12th – 15th.
City Council will be meeting in special session on August 23rd
& 28th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of preparing the
2018 City Budget.
The regular September Council meeting will be held on Wednesday,
September 6th due to the Labor Day holiday.
Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) July & August monthly
reports were distributed to the council.
concern over a storm sewer grate on Cedar Avenue was addressed, with it
advised work will be completed to effectively secure the grate.
was made by B. Luke, seconded by Smith to adjourn at 9:11 p.m.
14, 2017 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
seventh day of August, 2017. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Luke, Scott Luke, Jared Schmidt (via speaker phone), and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
were no Conflicts of Interest.
17/18-6: Agenda – On
motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke to approve the agenda as
presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-7: Consent Motion – On
motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke 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 August, and to approve checks to be issued in
their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in
favor; motion carried.
Minster introduced the following new teachers to the Board: Ashley Starks
Gunn (MS English), Cullen Mack (MS Social Studies & Science and JH
Football Coach), and Laura Schoenwald (5th
were no Teacher Reports.
Board member Jared Schmidt had a question on waxing floors. School Board
President Josh Luke had a question on hourly wages for Aides.
Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on facility updates,
beginning-of-school work, and completion of the Annual Report for
Principal Katie Minster shared information on class schedules, Open House,
new teachers, teacher in-services, Homecoming Week (Sept. 11-15), teacher
guidebooks, and STAR testing.
David Colberg gave updates on football field progress, teacher in-service
data, ELL training, Open House on August 10, and practice starting for
17/18-8: Approve Conflict of Interest Policy
– Let it be hereby resolved that on motion by Tieszen, second by Scott
Luke to approve the Conflict of Interest Policy as presented to the Marion
School Board of Education. A copy of the policy will be kept on file in
the Business Office and on the Marion School website. All members voted in
favor; motion carried.
17/18-9: Open Enrollment Pick-up Points
– On motion by Scott Luke, second by Tieszen 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
17/18-10: Approve Contracts
– On motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke to approve the following
contracts for the 2017/2018 school year: Rachael Massey as Asst.
Volleyball Coach at $2,200.00, and Delle Thompson as Preschool Route
Driver at $40.00 per day. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-11: Adjourn – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to adjourn the school board meeting
at 7:32 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.