November 6, 2017 City Council
City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on
Monday, November 6, 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 Deputies Colter Hendrix and Anthony Jacobs were
present from 7:40 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
correction to the minutes of the October 2, 2017 meeting is as follows: Dustin
Sulzle, Marion Development Foundation (MDF) Vice President, requested a release
of funds from the General Fund Economic Development account for community
economic development pursuits.
It was advised residential development would be an area of focus.
Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Ptak to approve the minutes from
the October 2, 2017 meeting as amended.
was made by D. Luke, seconded by Ptak to transfer $100.00 out of the General
Fund Contingency account into the General Fund Insurance account.
Sulzle, Marion Development Foundation (MDF) Vice President, conveyed information
from the MDF regarding the pursuit of housing development(s).
Discussion was held on a proposed housing development project at the
city’s football/baseball field property.
Multiple aspects were addressed, including lot size & quantity,
additional land acquisition, engineering needs and infrastructure.
Additional discussion was held on a previously proposed housing
development project on the west side of town, as well as a street
The decision was made to pursue the proposed housing development project
at the football/baseball field property with an initial focus on acquisition of
Sheriff’s Deputies Hendrix and Jacobs were present and the law enforcement
report for October 2017 was distributed and reviewed.
Report items regarding drug activity were addressed.
Hendrix inquired into the replacement of signs at the city’s water
plant due to the faded condition of the current signs.
It was reported the signs, in addition to others in town, will be
A matter of radio communication capability between the fire department
and the sheriff’s department was addressed.
Ptak of Hometown Insurance Agency was present and provided provider/plan
comparison information for the city’s group health insurance plan.
Discussion was held on a variety of aspects, including closed network vs.
open network, deductibles, co-pays and flex spending accounts.
Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Smith to renew the health
insurance through Wellmark with Hometown Insurance Agency as the agent of
Voting aye: Kettwig, B. Luke, D. Luke, Nelson, Smith.
discussion was held on going to a radio-read water meter system.
Sulzle provided information from City Engineer Jon Fischer in regards to
obtaining funding for the project, with it advised the City would need to get on
the State Water Plan.
Additional discussion was held on various matters, including installing
meter pits and monitoring capabilities.
The decision was made to have Sulzle follow-up with Fischer and proceed
as required for placement on the State Water Plan.
was made by Ptak, seconded by Smith to declare the city’s Kubota ZD326 mower
surplus, to be placed on an upcoming Wieman auction.
The item will be included in the Wieman Auction scheduled to be held on
March 7, 2018.
Motion was made by D. Luke, seconded by B. Luke to declare the steel
slide, formerly located at the city park, surplus and accept sealed bids for the
All bids need to be in to the City Office by December 4, 2017.
discussion was held a security concern.
Sulzle provided an update on budgeted cement projects.
It was advised the backhoe tires will be replaced this year.
update was provided on the city park, with it advised the park is closed to
camping for the season.
The decision was made to keep the gate open to provide access as needed
until substantial snowfall.
Information was provided on a property insurance matter.
was held on landfill hours, with the decision made to change to winter hours at
the landfill effective December 1st.
The landfill will be open the 1st & 3rd
Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. following that date.
Follow-up discussion was held on the matter of locking the gates after
each use outside of regular operating hours, with it advised it is working out
matter of needing to obtain high visibility clothing for city employees was
The council authorized Sulzle to order items as needed for the current
season, with additional items to be ordered in the spring.
Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) November monthly report was
distributed to the council.
was provided and general discussion was held on the following:
tracking leave time on payroll; earning additional vacation leave with
employment exceeding 10 years; time-tracking amongst departments.
was made by D. Luke, seconded by Nelson to adjourn at 9:34 p.m.
9, 2017 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, November 9,
2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 10 members in
Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Cherrybean Coffee, City Economic
Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Marion School, Rapp Motors,
Saunders Chiropractic, Schmidt Country, SEFP and Southeastern Electric.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Dave Colberg to approve the
minutes and financial report as presented.
2017 Community Christmas Celebration was discussed.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 9th
at the Marion School.
Information was provided on various matters, including event schedule,
prizes/donations, work schedule and inflatables.
Schulte, Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) facilitator,
distributed and reviewed her monthly report.
Regarding October activities, Schulte reported she had 4 inquiries,
worked with 8 clients and has 4 business plans in various stages.
Information was provided on “Shop at Home” suggestions and
activities, with it advised Small Business Saturday is November 25th.
Colberg, Marion School Superintendent, provided information on various school
Colberg advised of 1st
Quarter accomplishments for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program, honor roll
& perfect attendance achievements, and Caught You Doing Right program
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on December 14, 2017 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe
13, 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
thirteenth day of November, 2017. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Larry Langerock, Josh
Luke, Scott Luke, Jared Schmidt, and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
were no Conflicts of Interest.
17/18-23: Agenda – On
motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to approve the agenda as presented. All
members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-24: Consent Motion – On
motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke 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
November, and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be
published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.
were no Delegations.
Massey gave the Teacher Report. She informed the Board on Physics and Science
class projects, Students vs. Staff basketball fundraiser, and professional
development for ELL.
Board member Scott Tieszen gave information on ASBSD legislative issues. School
Board president Josh Luke asked about football equipment to be declared surplus
or to be repaired. He also asked about the Elementary Winter Concert.
Kaufman from ASBSD presented the Marion Board of Education with an ASBSD School
Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on the upcoming financial
audit, heating repairs, and transportation.
Principal Katie Minster shared information on the Newsela reading program, honor
roll, teacher training, NCRC and ASVAB testing, homework deadlines, help days,
class projects, MS Honor Band in Yankton, and a “Charlie Brown Christmas”
David Colberg gave updates on STARs/DIBELs testing, shot clocks installed, the
Veteran’s Day program (he thanked Mrs. Pankratz and Mrs. Timmerman for putting
on the program), a desk review for accreditation, pick-ups for help days, an
elementary basketball camp, basketball schedule update, an online Spanish
program, and AR awards.
Board of Education recognized the first reading of the Reporting of Child Abuse
17/18-25: Approve Infestation Policy
– On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to approve Infestation Policy
XXX as presented to the School Board. Policy will be available on Marion School
website and in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion
17/18-26: Approve Background Check Policy
– On motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to approve Background Check Policy
XXX as amended and presented to the School Board. Policy will be available on
Marion School website and in the Business Office. All members voted in favor;
17/18-27: Approve Contract
– On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to approve the contract of Austin
Unruh as JH Boys Basketball Coach in the amount of $1,600.00 for the 2017/2018
school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-28: Personnel Matters –
On motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to go into executive session for the
purpose of Personnel Matters (Superintendent Evaluation) at 8:10 pm, as per SDCL
1-25-2(1). All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Luke declared out of executive session at 9:20 pm.
17/18-29: Adjourn – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to adjourn the school board meeting at
9:21 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.