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Commission Meeting
Brookings City & County Government Center
520 3rd Street
Chambers, Suite 310 (3rd floor)

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1.

8:30 AM Call to Order on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2.

Pledge of Allegiance

3.

Invitation for a Citizen to schedule time on the Commission Agenda for an item not listed.

Five (5) minute time limit per person. Anyone wanting to speak during this agenda item must sign in prior to the start of the meeting. Any requested action items must be scheduled for a future meeting date.
4.

Approval of Agenda

Action: Motion to Approve, Request Comments, Voice Vote
5.

Consent Agenda Items

Action: Motion to Approve, Note Consent Agenda Items, Request Comments, Roll Call
A.

Approval of minutes

B.

Approval of travel requests

C.

Approval of personnel action notices

D.

Approval of cellular authorizations

E.

Approval of the Human Services report

F.

Approval of outside employment requests

6.

Routine Business

A.

Approval of claims

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
B.

Department Head reports

7.

Scheduled Agenda Items

A.

9:00 AM - Robert Gehm, NorthWestern Energy

i.

Action to approve Resolution #21-05: a resolution giving permission to NorthWestern Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, d/b/a NorthWestern Energy to construct, lay, maintain and operate natural gas pipelines and mains on and along Brookings County roads.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
ii.

Action to approve Agreement #21-07: an application made by NorthWestern Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, d/b/a NorthWestern Energy for permission to construct, lay, maintain and operate natural gas pipelines and mains in and along the right-of-way of public highways of Brookings County, South Dakota.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
B.

9:30 AM - Jeff Schaefer, Legislative Audit: Discussion on moving to cash basis reporting.

i.

Action to approve Resolution #21-06: a resolution changing the financial reporting of Brookings County funds from GAAP “modified accrual basis” to special purpose reporting standards “modified cash basis.”

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
8.

Regular Business

A.

Action to approve Resolution #21-07: a plat of Block 1 of S & J Farms Addition located in the South ½ of the Northwest ¼ and North ½ of the Southwest ¼ and the West 2 acres of the Northeast ¼, all in Section 10, T112N, R50W of the 5th P.M., Brookings County, South Dakota.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
B.

Action to approve Abatement #21-1: an abatement application made by Patrick and Patricia Carey for parcel #40372-00600-007-00 in the amount of $1,455.94.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
C.

Action to approve Abatement #21-2: an abatement application made by the City of Brookings for parcel #40120-00100-0017-00 in the amount of $1,779.39.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
D.

Action to approve Abatement #21-4: an abatement application made by Harvey R. and Harriet J. Svec for parcel #03125-11249-333-00 in the amount of $315.22.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
E.

Action to approve Abatement #21-5: an abatement application made by Bonnie Ater for parcel #12999-00212-018-00 in the amount of $46.52.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
F.

Action to approve Agreement #21-08: an agreement between Brookings County and Trane U.S., Inc. for the BCOAC classroom RTU project.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
Documents:
  1. Agr 21-08 Trane.pdf
G.

Action to approve Agreement #21-09: an application for occupancy of right-of-way of county highways made by Sioux Valley Energy in Medary Township.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
H.

Action to approve Agreement #21-10: an application for occupancy of right-of-way of county highways made by Sioux Valley Energy in Medary Township.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
I.

Action to approve Agreement #21-11: an application for occupancy of right-of-way of county highways made by Sioux Valley Energy in Medary Township.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
J.

Action to approve Agreement #21-12: an application for occupancy of right-of-way of county highways made by Sioux Valley Energy in Preston Township.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
K.

Action to approve the purchase and installation of a repeater in the City of Elkton.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Roll Call
L.

Action to automatically supplement for unanticipated expenses incurred and reimbursement made to the Brookings County Sheriff's Department in the amount of $7,847.24, receipt #539012, to GL line 101-4-211-4251 for reimbursement from insurance for a damaged patrol vehicle.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
M.

Action to approve a Request to Fill Vacancy for two seasonal ATV Drivers in the Weed & Pest Department.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
N.

Action to declare items as surplus property to be disposed of: Dell computer and Lenovo computer.

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
O.

Action to approve the following board appointments:

Action: Motion to Approve, Comments, Voice Vote
i.

First District Association Board (1 position)

a.

Michael Crinion

b.

Brian Gatzke

c.

Kelly VanderWal

ii.

Housing & Redevelopment Commission (1 position)

a.

Dan McColley

b.

Kyle Nelson

iii.

Planning & Zoning Commission - District 3 (1 position)

a.

David Berndt

b.

Randal Hennen

c.

Neal Trooien

iv.

Planning & Zoning Commission - District 4 (1 position)

a.

Brian Gatzke

b.

Randy K. Gross

c.

Mark Jorenby

d.

Jim McKeown

e.

Brent Thompson

v.

Planning & Zoning Commission - Alternate (1 position)

a.

Dale Storhaug

P.

Review of draft Housing Ordinance.

9.

Commission Department Director's Report

10.

States Attorney's Office Report

11.

Commissioner Reports and Discussion Items

A.

Correspondence received

12.

Executive Session - in accordance with SDCL §1-25-2(1)(4): personnel and contract negotiations.

Action: Motion to Enter Into Executive Session, Voice Vote
Action: Motion to Come Out of Executive Session, Voice Vote
13.

Adjournment

Action: Motion to Approve, Voice Vote
14.

Public Notices

  • February 15, Monday: County offices closed for the Presidents' Day holiday..
  • March 16-18, Tuesday-Thursday: SDACC Spring Workshop, Ramkota in Pierre, SD.

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