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Jim Nelson

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Jerry Chaon

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Robert Bogue

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Todd Baldwin

Phone 764-2356

The Canton City Commission meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Canton City Hall.

2005 Commisssion Minutes January - June

MINUTES OF CANTON CITY COMMISSION MEETING
JANUARY 3, 2005


The Canton City Commission met at City Hall on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor Pete Van Wyhe, Commissioners Todd Baldwin, Robert, Bogue and Jim Nelson. Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.

Absent: Commissioner Jerry Chaon


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was spoken by all present.


APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Motion moved by Commissioner Baldwin, seconded by Commissioner Nelson to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes, motion carried.


APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

Motion moved by Commissioner Nelson, seconded by Commissioner Baldwin to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2004 City Commission meeting as presented. All ayes, motion carried.


LISA ALDEN – TOURIST BROCHURES

Canton Community Coordinator Lisa Alden was present to discuss the City cost-sharing on the proposed new brochures to be placed at tourist locations, Interstate rest stops, Chamber office, etc. Ms. Alden said the total cost was $626 plus tax for all of the proposed brochures, with the Chamber paying ½ and the City paying ½ of the costs. Ms. Alden said the low quote was from Sioux Valley News office and that the brochures would not be printed until February or March. The Commission agreed to cost share on the printing costs.


POOL TASK FORCE - UPDATE

Ms. Alden said that Steve and Dave of SEH Engineering will be at the City Commission meeting on January 10, 2005 to discuss the initial ideas on a future Pool site. Ms. Alden said that a question from the Task Force is to see what the City Commission would be willing to spend on a facility. Commissioner Bogue questioned if the project could be started on August 1st at the present site rather than an alternative location. Karen Leffler said the issue is with the time to build the Pool and placing the finishing on the Pool the next Spring. Commissioner Bogue said that he doesn’t want to the see the City regretting the Pool they intend to build. Commissioner Nelson said that he foresees a possible vote of the people on the subject of a Pool, if it to be an indoor facility or outdoor facility only. Commissioner Nelson said that a lot of issues still have to be looked at. Commissioner Bogue asked if SEH would be willing to make a public presentation of their work.


CANTON GUN CLUB – BRAD DIETZENBACH

Brad Dietzenbach, representing the Canton Gun Club, was present to discuss the Lease with the City on the 14 acres east of the present day Rubble Site. The Commission discussed with Mr. Dietzenbach the terms and conditions of the proposed Grant for the Gun Club with the State. Mr. Dietzenbach said the grant is proposed for a new rifle range on the site. Discussion followed on the proposed lease terms. Motion moved by Commissioner Bogue to authorize the City Attorney to draft a new Lease with the Canton Gun Club for 20 years, with renewals at every 5 years. Motion seconded by Commissioner Baldwin. All ayes, motion carried.


7:15 P.M. – 2005 FUEL BID OPENING

Finance Officer Amert stated that no bids were received for fuel for the 2005 calendar year. Mr. Amert said that leaves the City bidding fuel each time an order is needed. Discussion followed.


SEWER LINE AT 3RD AND BRIDGE

Finance Officer Amert said understands the City will be working at the manhole at 3rd and Bridget to try and improve the flow from the Barth’s sewer line. Mr. Amert said the work will be completed at the earliest convenience and complies with the City Engineer’s recommendations to complete work in the manhole at 3rd and Bridge.


REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN RETAIL MALT BEVERAGE LICENSES

Finance Officer Amert requested to delay action on the proposed Ordinance 909 to change the cap on Malt Beverage licenses to hear from Planning and Zoning regarding the proposed location at Pump N Go Video and if SECOG has any recent population projection changes for Canton. Discussion followed. Motion moved by Commissioner Bogue, seconded by Commissioner Nelson to table the issue for one week. All ayes, motion carried.


EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion moved by Commissioner Baldwin, seconded by Commissioner Bogue to enter into an Executive Session for personnel issues. All ayes, motion carried.

Executive Session began at 7:21 p.m.
Mayor Van Wyhe ended Executive Session at 7:41 p.m.


2005 SALARY AND WAGE RESOLUTION

Motion moved by Commissioner Bogue, seconded by Commissioner Baldwin to approve the 2005 Salary and Wage Resolution with the percentage increase of 3%. All ayes, motion carried.

2005 WAGE AND SALARY RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the City of Canton to pay a competitive wage to attract and retain the best employees to serve the community.

NOW, THEREFORE, the City Commissioners of the City of Canton hereby approve the following wage and salary rates for the calendar year 2005.

PROVIDED, HOWEVER, the Commissioners may make wage increases for the following: Completion of education requirements, passing certification tests, fulfillment of job requirements set at the date of employment, and length of service to the City. The Commission may also exceed set wage limits if agreed to by the Board of Commissioners.


MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

Pete Van Wyhe Mayor $ 130.00 – Bi-Weekly
Todd Baldwin Commissioner $ 130.00 – Bi-Weekly
Robert Bogue Commissioner $ 130.00 – Bi-Weekly
James Nelson Commissioner $ 130.00 – Bi-Weekly
Jerry Chaon Commissioner $ 130.00 – Bi-Weekly


CITY HALL/FINANCE OFFICE

Dan Amert Municipal Finance Officer $ 43,239.40 - Yearly Salary
Karen K. Leffler Deputy Finance Officer $ 14.10 Hour
Shari O’Connor Deputy Finance Officer $ 12.23 - Hour
Ila Torkelson Finance Office Assistant $ 11.35 Hour
Barb Johns City Hall Custodian $ 11.50 - Hour
Eric Eneboe Building Inspector $ 25.00 per Inspection
Plus State Mileage

POLICE*

Al Warnock Police Chief $ 16.95 - Hour
Tim Walburg Assistant Police Chief $ 15.44 - Hour
Robert Hilt Full-Time Police Officer $ 15.14 - Hour
Matt Schleuter Full-Time Police Officer $ 12.75 - Hour
Rick Miller Full-Time Police Officer $ 13.04 - Hour
Terry Anderson Part-Time Police Officer $ 10.40 - Hour
Scott Bauer Part-Time Police Officer $ 10.40 - Hour
Chad Brown Part-Time Police Officer $ 10.40 - Hour
Ty Dairy Part-Time Police Officer $ 10.40 - Hour
David Schrank Part-Time Police Officer $ 10.40 - Hour
Richard Tupper Part-Time Police Officer $ 10.40 - Hour


STREETS AND SNOW REMOVAL

Palmer Ericksen Public Works Superintendent $ 19.45 - Hour
Theo Dykstra Jr. Street Maintenance Worker $ 14.65 - Hour
Roland Kranz Street/Water/Sewer Maintenance $ 12.23 - Hour
Lawrence Ryken Street/Snow Removal $ 11.61 - Hour
Jerald Elcock Part-time Snow Removal $ 8.50 - Hour
Kelly Eilers Part-time Snow Removal $ 8.50 – Hour


RUBBLE SITE

Elroy Plucker Rubble Site Manager $ 360.00 – Bi-Weekly
Karen Plucker Rubble Site Worker $ 7.40 - Hour
Rod McKenney Rubble Site Worker $ 9.70 - Hour


ANIMAL CONTROL

Tom Petry Animal Control Officer $ 6,500.00 – Yearly
(Independent Contractor Status)


PARKS AND PARK AREA

Fred Kaltenbach Parks Maintenance Worker $ 14.34 - Hour


PUBLIC LIBRARY

Iris Schultz Head Librarian $ 17.13 - Hour
Edith Nelson Library Assistant $ 11.16 - Hour
Gwen Lehman Library Assistant $ 9.55 Hour
Terry Blasé Library Assistant $ 7.65 - Hour
Tiffany VandeKeift Library Assistant $ 8.75 - Hour


MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE

Russell Miller Liquor Store Manager $ 15.58 - Hour/ 1%**
Toby Lilla Full-Time Bartender $ 10.62 - Hour
Karen Poppens Full-Time Bartender $ 7.73 - Hour
Triby Lawrenson Part-Time Bartender $ 8.24 - Hour
Sara Daale Liquor Store Custodian $ 7.95 - Hour
Vicki Wallert Liquor Store Custodian $ 7.95 - Hour

** - 1% of Net Profit on Liquor Store Operations


WATER AND SEWER

Jeff Fossum Water & Sewer Superintendent $ 17.75 - Hour
Bill Thorson Water & Sewer Maintenance $ 16.20 - Hour
Ryan Vandemore Water & Sewer Maintenance $ 15.28 - Hour

Dated at Canton, South Dakota this 3rd day of January, 2005.


Board of Commissioners of
the City of Canton, South Dakota

Pete Van Wyhe, Mayor

ATTEST:

Dan Amert, Finance Officer


Adopted: January 3, 2005
Publish: January 13, 2005


* (Full-Time Police Personnel’s Hourly Rate is based on a work schedule of 2,140 hours/year, whereas all other City Full-Time Personnel’s Hourly Rate is based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours/year).


JANUARY 18TH CITY COMMISSION MEETING

Finance Officer Amert said that due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the City Commission next week will be on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.


ABANDONED CAR

Commissioner Bogue requested that the City Police Department investigate a Red Ford Probe at the corner of Lynn and Dakota to be towed before snow removal operations begin.


PART-TIME HIRE – POLICE DEPARTMENT

Motion moved by Commissioner Baldwin to hire Russ Nelson as a part-time Police Officer for the City at a pay rate of $10.40 per hour. Commissioner Baldwin said that Mr. Nelson is a Deputy Sheriff for Lincoln County and is willing to work for the City on a part-time basis. Motion seconded by Commissioner Bogue. All ayes, motion carried.


INJURY – AL WARNOCK

Commissioner Baldwin reported that Police Chief Al Warnock was injured during an arrest on December 26th to his right bicep. Commissioner Baldwin said that surgery was performed on December 28th and will be out for 8-12 weeks. Commissioner Baldwin said that the perpetrator is in the Minnehaha County Jail on charges. Commissioner Baldwin reported that Police Officer Bob Hilt will be out on Reserves duty later in the week and will leave the Police Department down to 3 officers for about 2 weeks.


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Commissioner Nelson said that he checked on the Christmas lights. Commissioner Nelson said that a grain trailer will go under the lights as they were mounted, but a van type trailer or “bull hauler” type trailer will not. Discussion followed on the size of the wreaths. Commissioner Nelson said that he’d like to improve the beauty of the downtown area, possibly with smaller wreaths. Mayor Van Wyhe stated that in his opinion, the City has more pressing issues that the Christmas decorations downtown. Further discussion followed.


TRAVEL REQUESTS – KALTENBACH AND DYKSTRA

Finance Officer Amert requested to send Fred Kaltenbach and Theo Dykstra Jr. to update the spraying licenses on January 31st at Sioux Falls. Motion moved by Commissioner Baldwin, seconded by Commissioner Bogue to send Mr. Kaltenbach and Mr. Dykstra to the spraying classes. All ayes, motion carried.


WARRANTS

Motion moved by Commissioner Bogue, seconded by Commissioner Baldwin to approve the warrants. All ayes, motion carried.


ADJOURNMENT

Motion moved by Commissioner Bogue, seconded by Commissioner Baldwin to adjourn. All ayes, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.


_______________________________________
Dan Amert, Municipal Finance Officer

 

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