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June 2017 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 15, Issue 6

In this issue:

June 30, 2017

v   June City Council Proceedings

v  June School Board Proceedings

v  June Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

vJuly Calendar of Events

   

June 5, 2017 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, June 5, 2017, 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. – 8:00 p.m.  Absent: none.

Follow-up sales tax revenue comparison information was presented and reviewed.

The Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) May & June monthly reports were distributed to the council.  The Marion Youth Soccer Sponsor thank you was distributed to the board.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by D. Luke to hire Lisa Matthies as an Office Assistant at the wage of $14.00/hr.  Motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:15 p.m. for a Transfer of the Retail On-Off Sale malt beverage license for Henry Dean to D & R Minimart, LLC.  Henry Dean was present in favor of granting the transfer.  No one appeared in before the council in opposition of granting the transfer.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Smith to approve the transfer.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

A Proposal was distributed for Professional Services for Facilities Plan Amendments to be completed by Stockwell Engineers.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement for professional services from Stockwell Engineers.  Motion carried.  Mayor Globke advised the City will be receiving a grant from the Vermillion Basin Water Development District to assist with having the updated utility studies completed.

Information was provided on the 2017 Car Show to be held on June 17th, as part of Marion’s Summer Celebration.  A request was received from the event’s organizers to hold the show on an approximate 2-block section of Broadway Avenue, running from just south of D & R Minimart to Walter Funeral Home.  Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by B. Luke to allow the designated section of Broadway Avenue to be blocked off for the event.  Motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:20 p.m. for a Package Off-sale liquor license for D & R Minimart, LLC for 2017.  Henry Dean was present in favor of granting the license.  No one appeared before the council in opposition of granting the license.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Smith to approve the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

A proposal received for the 2017 street oiling was reviewed.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Ptak to accept the proposal from The Road Guy for $1.30/square yard for seal coat and $2.40/square yard for armor coat.  Motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:25 p.m. for a Variance Permit as submitted by the Tieszen Memorial Home for the purpose of construction of an addition on Outlot 27 and the east 125 ft. of Outlot 26, City of Marion.  The variance request is for a 5’ setback instead of the required 25’ setback.  The reason for the variance is to maintain continuity with the existing structures.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the permit.  Motion was made by B. Luke, seconded by Smith to grant the permit.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:30 p.m. to consider the Marion Area Community Club’s request for a One-Day Malt Beverage License for the Summer Celebration Chislic Feed to be held at the City Park on June 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the license.  Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by Nelson to approve the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

Follow-up discussion was held on the matter of grass clippings placed in the city streets, with no action taken.  Discussion was held on ordinance enforcement matters.

TC Sheriff’s Sergeant Roman was present and the law enforcement report for May 2017 was distributed and reviewed.  A speeding concern with semi-trucks along Broadway Avenue was addressed, as was the issue with unlicensed 4-wheelers.  Discussion was held on obtaining detailed information from long-term campers at the city park, with the decision made to utilize a registration form.  

Kevin Wieman, Marion Development Foundation president, was present and addressed the council regarding a need for another housing development in Marion.  It was advised a land opportunity is available.  Discussion was held on multiple aspects, including cost-share, financed spec houses, dedicated large building section and infrastructure needs.  Council consensus was that the development needs to be pursued.  The decision was made to have City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle meet with the City Engineer regarding the sewer situation.

Matt Donlan, Marion Area Community Club (MACC) president, was present and advised the MACC would like to host a social function at the Bandstand on Saturday evening, June 17th, following the Alumni Banquet.  Council permission was given for the request.

 City Superintendent Sulzle advised the well located at the ball diamond/football field needs to be repaired/replaced.  The well feeds the city’s detention tank used for fire suppression, watering streets, etc.  Discussion was held on various matters, including other water sources and financing options.  Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by D. Luke to repair the well as needed.

City Superintendent Sulzle provided an update on the on-going issues and completed/scheduled repairs with the pumps at the city’s lift station.

Information was provided on removal of the tree stump by the Bandstand.  Motion was made by B. Luke, seconded by Smith to have the stump removed.  Motion carried.

Information was provided on swimming pool matters, including a staffing shortage and necessary baby pool repairs.

A chicken matter and a dog matter were addressed, with it decided to have the Turner County Sheriff’s Dept. follow-up with the respective parties on both matters.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Smith to adjourn at 9:08 p.m.  Motion carried.

   

    

"It takes nothing to join the crowd.  It takes everything to stand alone."

Hans F. Hansen

 

 

June 8,  2017 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 14 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Central Farmer’s Coop., Cherrybean Coffee, City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s, Luke Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion Record, Marion School, Priority Real Estate, Saunders Chiropractic, Schmidt Country, SEFP and Southeastern Electric.

The May 11th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Dick Luke, seconded by Dr. Jon Saunders to approve the minutes and financial report as presented.  Motion carried.

It was advised the promotional drawing for July will be sponsored by Schmidt Country.

Discussion was held on the Summer Celebration.  Information was provided on the organization’s parade entry.  A reminder was given for the Bingo prizes/donations deadline.  Matt Donlan, Marion Area Community Club president, advised the MACC will be hosting a social function at the Bandstand on Saturday evening following the Alumni Banquet.  It was reported Jen Tieszen with Priority Real Estate will be providing free sno-cones during the celebration outside her new office location on Broadway Avenue (by Bud’s Tavern).

Brenda Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly facilitator report.  Schulte reported she worked with eight clients in May and has six business plans in progress.  Information was provided on additional client stats, as well as Shop at Home activities and entrepreneurship myths.

Katie Minster, Marion MS/HS Principal, provided information on various school matters.  Minster reported on preliminary test scores, planned Middle School changes and new teachers for the 2017/2018 school year.  

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on July 13, 2017 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.

 

 

June 12,  2017 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 twelfth day of June, 2017. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

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 16/17-95: Agenda – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the agenda as presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-96: 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 June and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Becky Luke introduced Ethan Hernandez to give his Senior Presentation to the Board. His presentation was on an auto body project he had been working on.

Becky Luke informed the Board on a program for nonfiction reading called Newsela. Anne Pankratz informed the Board that she will be attending the National FCCLA Competition with Michalee Globke next month in Nashville. She also wanted to thank everyone who gave teacher appreciation gifts and treats last month.

School Board President Josh Luke inquired about the school grounds for the all-school reunion.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on health insurance updates, LED lighting, and football field lighting updates.

6-12 Principal Katie Minster shared information on switching classrooms in the MS and HS, scheduling for next year, dual credit classes, and transcripts. She also gave a presentation on Smarter Balanced test data for MS/HS students.

Superintendent David Colberg gave updates on the FB field project, Dibels testing, basketball shot clocks, and DCI training. He also gave the Board a presentation on Smarter Balanced test data for the elementary students. 

Resolution 16/17-97: Amend Wellness Policy – Let it be hereby resolved that on motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to amend Policy ADF (Wellness 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.

Action 16/17-98: Approve Nurse Contract – On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to approve the School Health Services Contract from Pioneer Memorial for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-99: Gas/Diesel Quotes – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to accept the fuel quote from Schmidt Country, DBA Marion Oil, for road diesel fuel, at $0.015 below pump price, less Federal taxes, and to accept the fuel quote from Donlan’s Foodland for 10% ethanol gasoline and regular gasoline at $0.04 below pump price, less Federal taxes for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Quote was also received from D&R at $0.10 above vendor fuel cost.

Resolution 16/17-100: Insurance Renewal Resolution – Be it hereby moved and resolved that on motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock, the Marion School Board of the Marion School District, acting pursuant to SDCL ch. 1-24 and SDCL 13-10-3, 13-8-39, and the general authority of SDCL title 13, hereby adopts, approves, and ratifies the ASB Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund Participation Agreement, and the ASB Property and Liability Trust Fund Participation Agreement, effective as of the time of adoption of this motion. A copy of these Participation Agreements and Renewal Motions will be kept on file in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-101: Transfer Funds – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to transfer funds in the amount of $225,000 from the Capital Outlay Fund to the General Fund. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-102: Surplus Property – On motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to declare various Math textbooks and library books as surplus property. A list of the surplus property will be kept on file in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

 Action 16/17-103: Amend Certified Contract – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to amend the certified contract of Jesse Johnson to PE / Health / Elementary Computers Teacher for the 2017/2018 school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-104: Approve Contracts – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the following contracts for the 2017/2018 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2017: Laura Schoenwald – 5th Grade Teacher, Linda Luke – Part Time Librarian Aide, Amanda Dent – FB Cheer Advisor, Anne Pankratz – Prom Co-Advisor. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-105: Resignation of Board Member – On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to accept the resignation of Dan Buse from the Marion School Board of Education, effective when a replacement can take his place on the Board, and to thank him for his service to the District. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-106: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:37 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

  

     

juLY Calendar of Events

7/3

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

 7/4

INDEPENDENCE DAY - City Office Closed

7/10

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

7/11

Fire Department Meeting

7:30 p.m.

7/13

B & P Organization Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

7/17

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

 

 

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