December 2016 Newsletter
December 5, 2016 City Council Proceedings
City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on
Monday, December 5, 2016, 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
Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.
City Attorney Jeff Cole was present from 7:00 p.m. – 7:24 p.m.
Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier was present from 7:07 p.m. –
Absent: Rick Nelson.
was made by Kettwig, seconded by Jeno to transfer $500.00 out of the General
Fund Contingency account into the General Fund Audit account.
discussion was held on a Conflict of Interest policy matter.
City Attorney Cole was present and provided additional information on the
State statute information was reviewed.
Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by Ptak to adopt the following
Conflict of Interest Policy:
city of Marion follows the provisions of SD Codified Law, Chapter 6-1, as well
as the provisions of 5-18A and other applicable laws regarding the conflict of
interest for municipal officials.”
unanimously carried upon roll call vote.
Sheriff Nogelmeier was present and the law enforcement report for November 2016
was distributed and reviewed.
Nogelmeier advised of an upcoming change to the report format due to
A revised Turner County Law Enforcement Services agreement was presented
Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to authorize the Mayor and
Finance Officer to sign the Law Enforcement Services Agreement between the City
and Turner County.
was held on the city’s health insurance coverage policy, with information
provided on law changes regarding insurance provided by employers.
Various matters were addressed.
The decision was made to amend the city’s policy.
Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by Kettwig to amend the policy as
follows: the monthly premium shall be paid by the City for 100% of individual
coverage; if employee opts for family coverage, the employee will pay the
difference above and beyond individual coverage.
Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.
Animal Control Services and Impoundment Facility Operations Agreement from the
Sioux Falls Area Human Society was presented and reviewed.
Various aspects were addressed, including impoundment timeframes and
rates of services.
Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Jeno to authorize the Mayor and
Finance Officer to sign the agreement between the City and the SF Humane
was distributed on the Turner County Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Plan 2017
It was reported the PDM plan is a live plan that needs updating every
A letter of commitment as a participating jurisdiction was reviewed.
Motion was made by B. Luke, seconded by Kettwig to approve and sign the
letter of commitment as a participating jurisdiction.
was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to designate Farmers State Bank as the
official depository for the City funds for 2017.
was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to designate the Marion Record as the
official newspaper for the City of Marion for 2017.
regular January Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4th
due to the New Year’s holiday.
was made by Kettwig, seconded by D. Luke to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.
December 8, 2016 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, December 8,
2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 17 members in
Businesses present were: Central Farmers Coop., City Economic Development
Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Hometown Insurance, Luke
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion Record, Marion School, Rapp Motors, Rex’s
Plumbing, Saunders Chiropractic, Schmidt Country, SEFP, Southeastern Electric,
Tieszen Chiropractic Clinic and Tieszen Memorial Home.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Heidi Ptak, seconded by Bryan Luke to approve the
minutes and financial report as presented.
was held on the promotional drawing for the month of January.
The decision was made to hold a drawing for a 3-month fitness membership
at the Tieszen Home Wellness Center, as donation by the Tieszen Memorial Home.
2016 Community Christmas Celebration was discussed.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 10th
at the Marion School.
Information was provided on various matters, including prizes,
inflatables, donations, vendors and set-up.
for 2017 were discussed.
Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Rex VanHove to set the 2017
annual dues at $120.00 per business member and $60.00 per individual member.
Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly report. Schulte
advised she worked with seven clients in November and has six business plans in
various stages of completion.
Additional client information was provided, as was information on Shop at
Minster, Marion MS/HS Principal, provided information on various school matters.
Minster reported on upcoming FCCLA activities and fundraisers, as well as
additional NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) achievements of the
Marion Senior class.
It was advised the basketball season is underway.
An update was provided on the school’s Help Days on designated Fridays.
Wipf, Marion Record managing editor, addressed the group regarding featuring a
local business in the paper possibly once or twice per month.
Feedback was requested, with all present supporting the venture.
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on January 12, 2017 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe
December 12, 2016 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 twelfth
day of December, 2016. Call to order was made by President of the School Board,
Josh Luke, at 7:02 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Dan Buse, Larry Langerock, Josh
Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
16/17-45: Agenda – On
motion by Buse, second by Langerock to approve the agenda as presented. All
members voted in favor; motion carried.
16/17-46: Consent Motion – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock 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
December and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be
published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Dent came before the Board with concerns on how the school should handle
emergency situations. Peter Preheim came before the Board with concerns on
assessment scores and open-enrollment.
Pankratz gave the Teacher Report. She shared information on National Career
& Readiness testing, FCCLA activities, CTE training, the K-12 winter
concert, and semester tests.
Tieszen gave the Board information on the ASBSD Legislative Day, with issues
that came up on funding, transgender policies, conflict of interest, and private
school scholarships. Jared Schmidt inquired on exit interviews with families
that have open-enrolled from the District.
Manager Aaron Thompson informed the Board on the 2015/2016 fiscal audit, an
upcoming food service review, and security door options.
Principal Katie Minster shared information on a new student in the high school,
professional development, scheduling for next year, CTE, handbook info, semester
tests, working with the Booster Club, and student/ teacher interaction.
David Colberg shared updates from the State Superintendent legislative meeting
including funding, teacher certification, SDRS, teacher salaries, General Fund
spending, and transgender legislation. Mr. Colberg also informed the Board on
“restraint” training for the staff.
David Colberg gave a presentation on Smarter Balanced test scores. Data from the
scores was discussed, as well as plans for improving future test scores.
16/17-47: Conflict of Interest –
On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the Conflict of Interest
Disclosure form for Josh Luke. A copy of the form will be kept on file in the
District Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
16/17-48: Approve Contracts –
On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the following contracts for the
2016/2017 school year: Michael Fredrickson as Bus Driver, in the amount of
$31.50 per route, and Michael Cremer as Co-Head Wrestling Coach, in the amount
of $3,000. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
16/17-49: Personnel Matters
– On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to go into executive session for
the purpose of Personnel Matters (Business Manager Evaluation) at 8:45 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 9:01 pm.
16/17-50: Adjourn – On
motion by Langerock, second by Buse to adjourn the school board meeting at 9:01
pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
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