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May 2017 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 15, Issue 5

In this issue:

May 31, 2017

v   May City Council Proceedings

v  May Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

v  May School Board Proceedings

vJune Calendar of Events

   

May 1, 2017 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, May 1, 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 and John Ptak, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Rick Nelson joined the meeting at 7:10 p.m.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  City Engineer Jon Fischer was present from 7:16 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.  Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier was present from 7:17 p.m. – 7:46 p.m.  Absent: none.

Sales tax revenue comparison information was presented and reviewed.

Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by B. Luke to adjourn at 7:17 p.m.  Motion carried.  The Council reconvened at 7:18 p.m.

Nominations for Councilperson for the Ward Three vacancy were opened and motion was made by Nelson, seconded by D. Luke to nominate Rhonda Smith.  B. Luke motioned, Nelson seconded that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Rhonda Smith.  Motion carried.  Rhonda Smith is to fill the remaining term in Ward Three.  Rhonda Smith was present, took her Oath of Office and joined the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

The following members took their Oath of Office: Ron Globke, Mayor for a 2 year term; Jim Kettwig, Councilman for a 2 year term in Ward One; Bryan Luke, Councilman for a 1 year term in Ward Two; Dick Luke, Councilman for a 2 year term in Ward Two.  The Council took their seats as follows: Jim Kettwig, John Ptak, Bryan Luke, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson, Rhonda Smith. 

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

Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by Kettwig to approve the City Council Committees and appointments of City officials for 2017-2018.  Motion carried. 

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

Streets & Utilities: Rick Nelson, Jim Kettwig, Rhonda Smith Buildings & Equipment: Dick Luke, Jim Kettwig

Parks & Recreation: Rick Nelson, John Ptak, Bryan Luke Restricted Use Facility: John Ptak, Rhonda Smith

Personnel & Public Safety: Dick Luke, Bryan Luke

 

APPOINTMENTS

Finance Officer & Economic Dev. Coord.: Kari Muller

City Operations Superintendent: Dustin Sulzle

City Maintenance: Jeff Bartscher

Landfill Supervisors: Richard Knutson, Conrad Buse, Ron Kacy

Police: Turner County Sheriff’s Department

Fire Chief: Rick Nelson

City Attorney: Jeff Cole

Zoning Administrator: Cameron Becker

Zoning Board Council Rep: Rhonda Smith

Zoning Board: Rick Waltner, Richard Wieman, Greg Larsen

Library Committee: Martha Gesick, Karolyn Langerock, Coord./School Librarian TBD

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Nelson to hire Ron Kacy as a City Landfill attendant at the wage of $10.75/hr.  Motion carried.

TC Sheriff Nogelmeier was present and the law enforcement report for April 2017 was distributed and reviewed.  Information was provided on the presentation conducted with the Marion Fire Dept. at the school on impaired/distracted driving.  Discussion was held on miscellaneous matters, including a property damage matter and an unlicensed vehicle matter.

City Engineer Fischer was present and provided an update on South Main Avenue.  Fischer distributed and reviewed the results of the Compaction Test Report done in April.  Following discussion on various matters, the decision was made to move ahead with the street oiling as originally scheduled.            

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 D. Luke, seconded by Kettwig to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Paul and Margie Luke to house 1 burro, 10 sheep and 25 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 Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by 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 Nelson, seconded by Ptak to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Chris & Ashley Huber to house 5-10 hens at 211 E. State Street.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the permit.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by B. Luke to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Andre & Helen Shaya to house 6 hens at 105 E. Washington Street.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the permit.  Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by Nelson to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Bernell Nelson to house 6-8 hens at 104 S. Lincoln Avenue.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the permit.  Information was provided on the application indicating neighbor consent was given.  Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Smith to grant the permit.  Motion carried.  An application was submitted by Jessica & Nathan deBlonk to house 6 hens at 502 E. 2nd Street.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the permit.  No information was provided in regards to neighbor consent. Additional concerns were addressed.  Motion was made by B. Luke, seconded by Smith to deny the permit.  Motion carried.

City Engineer Fischer distributed and reviewed updated Broadway Avenue Street Utility Improvements proposals for two phases.  Information was provided and detailed discussion was held on project cost estimates, cost summaries and grant/loan scenarios.  Additional information was related on rate increase scenarios.  Acquiring updated traffic count information was addressed, with Mayor Globke advising he will contact the County to get this scheduled. 

Follow-up discussion was held on an alley matter off 3rd Street, with it advised an agreement was reached with the adjacent property owner. 

Follow-up discussion was held on a West 2nd Street matter.  Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Kettwig to finish developing West 2nd Street continuing to the west.  Motion carried.

A concern with grass clippings being placed in the city streets was addressed.  Information pertaining to another city’s ordinance that addresses the same matter was provided.  The decision was made to place a notice in the paper in an effort to alleviate the problem.  It was also decided to have the City Attorney draft on ordinance on the matter.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Ptak to set the 2017 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

Information was provided on lifeguard employment matters.

Discussion was held on various Summer Rec matters.  It was advised in addition to the previously confirmed T-Ball and Girls’ 12U teams, there will also be a Girls’ 8U team and a Boy’s 10U team this year.  It was reported the Girls’ 12U league tournament will be held in Marion on June 24th.  Additional matters addressed included sign-up, concessions and co-ed adult league.

City Superintendent Sulzle provided follow-up information on the removal plans for the cottonwood tree located on the south side of the city shop/ambulance shed.

Discussion was held on the Citywide Clean Up event, with no action taken.

Discussion was held on hiring a permanent, part-time office assistant.  It was advised the Personnel Committee chair will follow-up on the matter. 

A renewal application was presented for a Package Off-Sale malt beverage & SD Farm wine license for Donlan’s Foodland for 2017-2018.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to approve the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Smith to adjourn at 9:53 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

 

May 8, 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 eighth day of May, 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 16/17-81: Agenda – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to approve the agenda as presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-82: Consent Motion – On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen 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 May and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

There were no Delegations.  There were no Teacher Reports.  School Board President Josh Luke inquired about grounds upkeep at the school.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on the Extraordinary Cost Fund, security doors, and electrical specs for football field lighting.   6-12 Principal Katie Minster shared information on the class scheduling, new courses added for next year, handbook updates, graduation, professional development, and Friday “Help Day” updates.  Superintendent David Colberg gave updates on a FB field rental agreement, a “Help Day” presentation with Brian Karstens, Teacher Appreciation Week, end-of-year cook out and retirement party, Tech Committee recommendation, AR incentives, a sports meeting at Freeman, and land surveys.

The Board of Education recognized the Marion High School graduating class of 2017.

Action 16/17-83: Recertify Special Education Comprehensive Plan – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to recertify the Special Education Comprehensive Plan (with the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative). A copy of the plan will be kept in the Business Office or online. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson shared the 2017/2018 preliminary budget with the School Board.

Resolution 16/17-84: Approve Policy EEAB – Let it be hereby resolved that on motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to approve Policy EEAB (School Bus Drivers & Responsibilities) 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 16/17-85: Amend Student Handbook – On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to amend the Student Handbook as presented to the Board. A copy will be kept on file in the High School Principal’s office and/or on the Marion School website. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-86: SDHSAA Ballots – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to vote “yes” on Amendment 1 of the SDHSAA 2017 Official Amendment Ballot, and to vote for Steve Moore (Watertown High School) as the Division II Representative on the SDHSAA 2017 Official Election Ballot. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-87: Driver’s Education Fees – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to set the Driver’s Education fee at $240 for the 2017 calendar year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-88: Approve Negotiations – On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to approve the Certified Staff Negotiated Agreement as presented to the Board for the 2017/2018 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 16/17-89: Approve Certified Contracts – On motion by Tieszen, second by Buse to approve the following certified contracts for the 2017/2018 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2017: Keith Andersen – Vo-Ag Teacher / FFA Advisor, Denise Arbach – Science Teacher, Kim Buseman – Kindergarten Teacher, Lacey Friesen – Middle School Math Teacher, Heidi Johnson – Preschool Teacher, Jesse Johnson – 5th Grade Teacher, Nancy Kennedy – Counselor, Jerry Kippes – Business Teacher / Tech Coordinator, Tracy Kopejtka – K-12 Special Ed. Teacher, William Lanfear – Social Studies / Art Teacher, Carissa Lick – ELL Teacher (50%), Becky Luke – English Teacher, William Massey – Math Teacher, Rachael Massey – Title I Teacher, Sharlene Orcutt – 2nd Grade Teacher, Anne Pankratz – FACS Teacher / FCCLA Advisor, Heidi Roth – 4th Grade Teacher, Nicolle Timmerman – Band/Vocal & Elem. Music Teacher, Chandra van Zyl – K-12 Special Ed. Teacher, Kylea Waltner – 1st Grade Teacher, Karri Wieman – 3rd Grade Teacher. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-90: Approve Classified Contracts – On motion by Tieszen, second by Langerock to approve the following classified contracts for the 2017/2018 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2017: Wendy Claussen – Paraprofessional, Amanda Dent – Paraprofessional, Michael Fredrickson – Bus Driver, Jackie Goosen – Paraprofessional, Heidi Kraemer – Administrative Secretary, Darlene Lanfear – Paraprofessional, Jesse Paschal – Bus Driver / Maintenance, John Quenzer – Head Custodian, Tim Russell – Special Ed. Driver, Ranee Schmidt – Paraprofessional, Cyndy Weber – Receptionist. Buse abstained from voting, rest voted in favor. Motion carried 4-0.

Action 16/17-91: Approve Extra-Curricular Contracts – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the following extra-curricular contracts for the 2017/2018 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2017: Denise Arbach – Annual Advisor; Scott Dent – 5-6 GBB Coach, JH GBB Coach, Head Football Coach; Jesse Johnson – Asst. Football Coach, Head Golf Coach; Nancy Kennedy – School Play Advisor, Student Council Advisor; Jerry Kippes – Co-Head Cross Country Coach, Co-Head Track Coach; William Lanfear – Quiz Bowl Advisor; Becky Luke – NHS Advisor; Linda Luke – Oral Interp Advisor; Will Massey – Head GBB Coach, Asst. Track Coach; Rachel Vanderzee – Prom Co-advisor. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-92: Negotiations – On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to go into executive session for the purpose of Negotiations at 8:13 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 8:41 pm.

Action 16/17-93: Offer Administrative Contracts – On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to offer Administrative Contracts to Superintendent/ Elem. Principal David Colberg and 6-12 Katie Minster for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year, and to extend the Administrative Contract of Business Manager Aaron Thompson to include the 2018/2019 fiscal school year. Salaries are to be published at a later date. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-94: Adjourn – On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:42 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

 

     

May 11, 2017 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 10 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Central Farmer’s Coop., Cherrybean Coffee, City Economic Development Coordinator, Farmers State Bank, Hometown Insurance, NuGen Energy, Priority Real Estate, SEFP and Tieszen Memorial Home.

The April 13th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Barc Smith, seconded by Heidi Ptak to approve the minutes and financial report as presented.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the Summer Celebration.  The preliminary Schedule of Events was reviewed.  Possible additions to the schedule were addressed, including a kid’s tractor pull, bounce houses and a Cherrybean Coffee demonstration.

Brenda Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly facilitator report.  Schulte reported she has eight current active clients and has five business plans in progress.  Additional information was provided from the GOED Conference attended by Schulte in April.  

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on June 8, 2017 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.

      

     

june Calendar of Events

 6/2-6/3

Citywide Rummage

6/5

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

 6/6

Fire Dept. Meeting

7:30 p.m.

6/8

B & P Organization Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6/12

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

6/14

FLAG DAY

6/16- 6/18

SUMMER CELEBRATION

6/18

FATHER'S DAY

6/19

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

6/21

First Day of Summer
 

 

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