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May 2016 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 14, Issue 5

In this issue:

May 31, 2016

v   May City Council Proceedings

v  May Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

v  May School Board Proceedings

vJune Calendar of Events

   

May 2, 2016 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, May 2, 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, John Ptak and Jeremy Thomas, 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 7:12 p.m. – 7:29 p.m.  Absent: none.

Motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Kettwig to adjourn at 7:10 p.m.  Motion carried.

The Council reconvened at 7:11 p.m. and the following members took their Oath of Office: John Ptak, Councilman for a 2 year term in Ward One; Rick Nelson, Councilman for a 2 year term in Ward Three.  The Council took their seats as follows: John Ptak, Jim Kettwig, Dick Luke, Jeremy Thomas, Jeff Jeno, Rick Nelson. 

Motion was made by Luke, seconded by Kettwig to cast a unanimous vote for Jeff Jeno as President of the Council and Rick Nelson as Vice President of the Council.  Motion carried.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Ptak to approve the City Council Committees and appointments of City officials for 2016-2017.  Motion carried. 

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES – First name on the list is the Chairperson of the Committee

Streets & Utilities: Rick Nelson, Jeff Jeno, Jim Kettwig

Buildings & Equipment: Dick Luke, Jim Kettwig

Parks & Recreation: Rick Nelson, Jeremy Thomas, John Ptak

Restricted Use Facility: Jeff Jeno, John Ptak

Personnel & Public Safety: Dick Luke, Jeremy Thomas

APPOINTMENTS

Finance Officer: Kari Muller

Deputy Finance Officer: Katheryn Tieszen

Economic Development Coordinator: Kari Muller

City Operations Superintendent: Dustin Sulzle

City Maintenance: Jeff Bartscher

Landfill Supervisors: Richard Knutson, Conrad Buse, Bill Brown

Police: Turner County Sheriff’s Department

Fire Chief: Rick Nelson

City Attorney: Jeff Cole

Zoning Administrator: Cameron Becker

Zoning Board Council Rep: Jeff Jeno

Zoning Board: Rick Waltner, Richard Wieman, Greg Larsen

Library Committee: Martha Gesick, Karolyn Langerock, Linda Luke (Coord./School Librarian)

 TC Sheriff’s Sergeant Roman was present and the law enforcement report for April 2016 was distributed and reviewed.  Discussion was held on various law enforcement matters.

Proposals received for the 2016 street oiling were reviewed.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to accept the option B proposal from The Road Guy for $1.25/square yard for seal coat and $2.50/square yard for armor coat.  Motion carried.

An update was given on the Main Avenue repair project, with it advised the construction plans are being prepared.

A garbage service matter was addressed, with no action taken.

Mayor Globke provided an update on the Broadway Avenue RR crossing matter.  It was reported Central Farmers Cooperative has been in communication with the railroad and was advised they will be taking out the rail at some point this summer.

Motion was made by Jeno, seconded by Thomas to declare the city’s 1994 Chevy 2500 Pickup surplus and place it on an upcoming Wieman auction.  Motion carried.  The pickup will be included in the Wieman Auction scheduled to be held on June 8, 2016.  Follow-up discussion was held on purchasing a replacement pickup.  The decision was made to authorize Sulzle to select and purchase a pickup upon approval from the Buildings & Equipment Committee.

Motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Kettwig to set the 2016 pool rates as listed below.  Motion carried.

            Family season pass - $60.00; Adult single season pass - $35.00; Student single season pass - $30.00; Adult daily pass - $3.00; Student daily pass - $1.00; 5 & under – Free

A renewal application was presented for a Package Off-Sale malt beverage & SD Farm wine license for Donlan’s Foodland for 2016-2017.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Jeno to approve the license.  Voting aye: Kettwig, Ptak, Luke, Jeno, Nelson.  Voting nay: Thomas.  Motion carried.  A renewal application was presented for a Retail On-Off Sale malt beverage license for Jill & Larry’s Minimart for 2016-2017.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Luke to approve the license.  Voting aye: Ptak, Nelson, Luke,  Kettwig, Jeno.  Voting nay: Thomas.  Motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held at 8:00 p.m. for Animal Permit applications.  An application was submitted by Dora Unruh to house two horses at North Nebraska Avenue, near the ball diamond.  No one appeared before the council in favor or in opposition of granting the permit.  Motion was made by Jeno, seconded by Thomas to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Paul and Margie Luke to house 1 burro, 10 sheep and 24 hens at 205 E. 5th Street.  No one appeared before the council in favor or in opposition of granting the permit.  Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Kettwig to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Chris & Ashley Huber to house 5 hens at 211 E. State Street.  Chris & Ashley Huber were present in favor of granting the permit.  No one appeared before the council in opposition of granting the permit.  Information was presented by the council on issues with the chickens being ‘at large’ on the property, as well as on neighboring properties.  Motion was made by Jeno, seconded by Luke to grant the permit, with it advised the chickens have to stay on the owner’s property.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Scott & Tina Millard to house 5 hens at 100 S. Lincoln Ave.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the permit.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Thomas to grant the permit.  Motion carried.

Marion School Librarian Linda Luke appeared before the council to propose on Open Library change.  With the Marion School changing to a 4-day school week in the next school year, Luke proposed holding Open Library on one of the Fridays, as opposed to the current first Wednesday night of the month.  Council approval was given for the change.

Jared Schmidt, Marion School Board member, was present and follow-up discussion was held on watering system options for the school’s practice field.  Schmidt distributed information & quotes on both a mobile and underground option, as well as seeding and infrastructure.  Discussion was held on various aspects, including cost-share, maintenance, and timeframe.  It was advised the matter will be further addressed at the next School Board meeting.

Benton Visser was present and advised a Habitat for Humanity house will be built in Marion this year.  Information on the house, as well as program guidelines and eligibility information, was presented and reviewed.

Discussion was held on various Summer Rec matters.  It was advised in addition to the previously confirmed T-Ball, Boys’ Pee Wee and Girls’ Pee Wee teams, there will also be a Girls’ 12 & Under softball team this year.  Additional matters addressed included concessions, equipment/uniform needs and co-ed adult league.

Information was provided on multiple nuisance property matters.   

The Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) April monthly report, along with the 2016 Annual Report, was distributed to the council.  Correspondence from Golden West regarding a services/package matter was distributed and reviewed.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Thomas to adjourn at 9:25 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

 

May 9, 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 ninth day of May, 2016. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm.

Members Present: Dan Buse, Daryl Gortmaker, Josh Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.  Absent: None.  Officers Present: E. David Colberg, Superintendent; Michelle Larson, Principal; and Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.  Absent: None.

Action 15/16-112: Agenda – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-113: Minutes – On motion by Tieszen, second by Gortmaker to approve the previous month’s minutes and to acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Educational Coop minutes. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-114: Financial Reports – On motion by Schmidt, 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 15/16-115: Bills for Consideration – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to approve the following claims against the District for the month of May, and then to approve checks to be issued in their payment. All members voted in favor; motion carried. (Bills to be published in paper)

There were no Delegations.

Anne Pankratz shared information on FCCLA projects & fundraisers, State FCCLA, State FFA, the 5-12 Band/Vocal concert, Ag presentations, and a reading challenge. Mrs. Pankratz also wanted to thank the Board and community members for Teacher Appreciation Week gifts and snacks. Nancy Kennedy wanted to congratulate Simon Wuertz and Elizabeth Davis for receiving full-ride scholarships through “Build Dakota,” and other scholarships were given to Marion graduates.

Scott Tieszen asked if four-day week information & scheduling could be given to the paper. Jared Schmidt had questions on school board training. Josh Luke discussed getting the football field lights from Grant-Deuel. Daryl Gortmaker discussed putting up the new scoreboard.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson shared information on the Extraordinary Cost Fund application, legal updates, a food service meeting with CBM, and summer projects.

K-12 Principal Michelle Larson informed the Board on Teacher Appreciation Week, the 2016/2017 class schedule, dual credit, Camp Invention, a grant for percussion equipment, Ag presentations, “Buggy for Books,” summer tutoring, summer reading & art programs, Smarter Balanced testing, substitute teacher pay, and teacher training.

Superintendent David Colberg shared information on co-op schedules, Academic & Athletic Awards banquet, a staff cook-out on May 18th, and educational activities for Friday help-days next year.

The Board of Education recognized the Marion High School graduating class of 2016.

Action 15/16-116: Amend 2016/2017 School Calendar – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to amend the 2016/2017 school calendar to include December 9, 2016 as a designated snow day. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson shared the 2016/2017 preliminary budget with the School Board.

Action 15/16-117: Technology Proposal – On motion by Tieszen, second by Buse to approve the Promethean Board purchase from Connecting Point for $81,814.14 on the 2016/2017 budget. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

The School Board discussed options for watering the practice football/soccer field. Administration will get additional quotes on watering systems, and discuss payment options with the City of Marion.

Action 15/16-118: SDHSAA Ballots – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to vote for Jim Aisenbrey (Baltic High School) as the Division 4 Representative on the SDHSAA 2016 Official Election Ballot, and to vote “yes” on Amendment 1 on the SDHSAA 2016 Official Amendment Ballot. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-119: Driver’s Education Fees – On motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to set the Driver’s Education fee at $240 for the 2016 calendar year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-120: Surplus Property – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to declare various library books & videos; and tools, equipment, and textbooks from the Ag Shop 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 15/16-121: Resignation – On motion by Buse, second by Tieszen to accept the resignation of Janice Kraemer as Elementary PE Teacher, and to thank her for her years of service to the District. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-122: Approve Contract – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the Special Education Teacher contract of Chandra van Zyl for the 2016/2017 school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Salary will be published at a later date.

Action 15/16-123: Offer Extra-Curricular Contracts – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to offer the following extra-curricular contracts for the 2016/2017 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2016: Keith Andersen – Prom Co-Advisor, Scott Dent – 5-6 Girls Basketball Coach and JH Football Coach, Jesse Johnson – Co-Head Golf Coach, Jerry Kippes – Co-Head Cross Country Coach and Co-Head Track Coach, Linda Luke – Boys Basketball Cheer Coach, William Massey – Head Girls Basketball Coach and Asst. Track Coach, and Rachael Massey – Head Volleyball Coach. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-124: Recess – On motion by Gortmaker, second by Tieszen to call a recess of the board meeting at 9:15 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.  President of the School Board, Josh Luke, declared the meeting back in session at 9:20 pm.

Action 15/16-125: Negotiations – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to go into executive session for the purpose of Negotiations at 9:21 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2(4). All members voted in favor; motion carried.  President of the School Board, Josh Luke, declared out of executive session at 10:35 pm.

Action 15/16-126: Approve Negotiations – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the Certified Staff Negotiated Agreement as presented to the Board for the 2016/2017 fiscal school year. A copy of the agreement will be kept on file in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-127: Personnel Matters – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to go into executive session for the purpose of Personnel Matters (Superintendent Evaluation) at 10:35 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 11:34 pm.

Action 15/16-128: Adjourn – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to adjourn the school board meeting at 11:35 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

 

    

May 12, 2016 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, April 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 8 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: City Economic Development Coordinator (EDC), Donlan’s Foodland, Luke Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion School, Rex’s Plumbing, SEFP and Tieszen Chiropractic Clinic.

The April 14th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Keith Luke, seconded by Rex VanHove to approve the minutes and financial report as presented.

It was reported the promotional drawing for June will be for four Thunder Valley tickets, as donated by Rapp Motors.  

Discussion was held on the Summer Celebration.  The full Schedule of Events was reviewed.  Additional information was provided on the free Bingo event to be hosted by the organization on Saturday, June 18th at the Legion Hall.

Chairman Matt Donlan provided information on a community promotion matter.  Recognizing individuals, families and businesses at an annual banquet was addressed.  It was advised the matter will be pursued as a joint venture between the organization and the Marion Development Foundation.

Brenda Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly facilitator report.  Schulte reported she worked with ten clients in April and started two new business plans.  Additional information was provided from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) annual conference.

David Colberg, Marion School Superintendent, provided an update on school matters.  Information was given on testing matters, practice field water options/possible expansion plans, staffing updates and the Freeman Academy/Marion sports co-op.  

City EDC Kari Muller provided information on the Habitat for Humanity house being built in Marion this year.  Information on the house, as well as program guidelines and eligibility information, was presented.

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on June 9, 2016 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.

     

     

june Calendar of Events

 6/3-6/4

Citywide Rummage

6/6

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

 6/7

Fire Dept. Meeting

7:30 p.m.

6/9

B & P Organization Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6/13

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

6/14

FLAG DAY

6/17- 6/19

SUMMER CELEBRATION

6/19

FATHER'S DAY

6/20

Legion Meeting

First Day of Summer

7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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