December 2017 Newsletter
December 4, 2017 City Council Proceedings
City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on
Monday, December 4, 2017, in the meeting room of the City Building.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. with the following council
members present: Jim Kettwig, Dick Luke and Rhonda Smith, together with the
Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.
Council member Rick Nelson was present via conference call.
Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.
Turner County Sheriff’s Deputy Colter Hendrix was present from 7:18
p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
Absent: Bryan Luke, John Ptak.
was made by Kettwig, seconded by Nelson to transfer $1500.00 out of the General
Fund Contingency account into the General Fund Parks account.
Sheriff Deputy Hendrix was present and the law enforcement report for November
2017 was distributed and reviewed.
The following matters were addressed: request for law enforcement to
block traffic at fire scenes; speeding vehicle issue; illegal burning matter.
follow-up discussion was held on a proposed water meter project.
Communication from City Engineer Jon Fischer with Stockwell Engineers
regarding funding scenarios was reviewed.
Discussion was held on scheduling a meeting with Stockwell’s and the
City Council to further address the proposed project, as well as other pertinent
The decision was made to coordinate with Fischer on scheduling the
matter of maintenance responsibility for 7th Street was addressed.
Mayor Globke spoke to an existing agreement in place between Turner
County and the City of Marion regarding maintenance/cost-share for 7th
It was advised the agreement will be reviewed.
was reported one bid was received for the surplus steel slide.
revised Turner County Law Enforcement Services agreement was presented and
Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Kettwig to authorize the Mayor and
Finance Officer to sign the Law Enforcement Services Agreement between the City
and Turner County.
Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1) was not held.
Animal Control Services and Impoundment Facility Operations Agreement from the
Sioux Falls Area Human Society was presented and reviewed.
Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Nelson to authorize the Mayor and
Finance Officer to sign the agreement between the City and the SF Humane
was made by D. Luke, seconded by Smith to designate Rivers Edge Bank as the
official depository for the City funds for 2018.
was made by Kettwig, seconded by D. Luke to designate the Marion Record as the
official newspaper for the City of Marion for 2018.
regular January Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 due
to the New Year’s holiday.
was provided on an ordinance violation regarding a garbage matter.
was made by Kettwig, seconded by Smith to enter into Executive Session at 7:54
p.m. for legal matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(3).
The Mayor declared to come out of Executive Session at 8:01 p.m. and
council thereupon adjourned.
December 11, 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 eleventh
day of December, 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, and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
were no Conflicts of Interest.
17/18-30: Agenda – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to approve the agenda as presented. All
members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-31: 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 December,
and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be published in
paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Lick gave a presentation on the ESL program. She gave the Board an overview on
English Language Learning services provided at Marion School.
were no Delegations.
There were no Teacher Reports. School Board member Scott Tieszen
congratulated the Music Department for the successful Elementary Christmas
Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on the 2016/2017 financial
audit, a score of 99% on the recent kitchen inspection, and a new welder to be
purchased for the Ag Shop.
Principal Katie Minster shared information on ineligibility list improvements,
semester tests, teacher observations, MS/HS concert & musical on 12/14/17,
caroling at the Tieszen Nursing Home, and Google Calendar.
David Colberg gave updates on the State Superintendent meeting, State Aid
discussions, Cornbelt Coop updates, a wrestling triangular in Marion, and
was a discussion on a letter to be sent out to area communities. The school has
been contacted by a community member to communicate with area towns & school
districts about sharing options.
Board discussed a proposal from the Little Rebels wrestling group to purchase
new wrestling mats, and to have the District cover half of the cost. No motions
17/18-32: Approve Policy
– On motion by Scott Luke, second by Tieszen to approve the Reporting of Child
Abuse Policy as presented to the School Board. Policy will be available on
Marion School website and in the Business Office. All members voted in favor;
17/18-33: Approve Contract
– On motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to approve the contract of Amanda
Dent as Boys Basketball Cheer Advisor in the amount of $700.00 for the 2017/2018
school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-34: Personnel Matters –
On motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to go into executive session for the
purpose of Personnel Matters (Business Manager Evaluation) at 8:23 pm, as per
SDCL 1-25-2(1). All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Josh Luke declared out of executive session at 8:58 pm.
17/18-35: Adjourn – On
motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:58
pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
December 14, 2017 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, December 14,
2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 15 members in
Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Cherrybean Coffee, City Economic
Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Hometown Insurance, Luke
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion School, Rapp Motors, Rivers Edge Bank, Saunders
Chiropractic, SEFP, Southeastern Electric and Tieszen Memorial Home.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Barc Smith to approve the
minutes and financial report as presented.
was advised the promotional drawing for the month of January will be for coffee
from Cherrybean Coffee Co. and the promotional drawing for the month of
February, TBD, will be sponsored by Saunders Chiropractic.
recap was provided for the Community Christmas Celebration held on December 9th.
A total of 42 businesses, service organizations and individuals donated
prizes, with 72 adult and 15 youth prizes given out.
Santa Claus gifted 164 children with presents and 101 Santa pictures were
Twenty-five vendors participated in the event.
Over 500 individuals were served the free lunch.
Appreciation was expressed to all who helped with the event.
Discussion was held on signage for inflatables and work schedule
for 2018 were discussed.
Motion was made by Dave Colberg, seconded by Heidi Ptak to set the 2018
annual dues at $120.00 per business member and $60.00 per individual member.
was made by Dick Luke, seconded by Jennifer McCormick to host the Free Bingo
event during the 2018 Summer Celebration.
Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly report. Schulte
advised she worked with eight clients in November and has three business plans
in various stages of completion.
Additional client information was provided, as was information on Shop at
Colberg, Marion School Superintendent, provided information on the following
school matters: State funding, attendance matters, new plasma cutter, basketball
& wrestling updates and winter concerts.
Katie Minster, Marion MS/HS Principal, reported on testing results for
discussion was held on State funding matters.
A Christmas card received from Brenda Schulte/SEFP Board was shared with
The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on January 11, 2018 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.
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