01/09/2022 A Voice From the Gallery

PREVIEW

(Agenda can be found on the city of Alcester’s Website.)

ALCESTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 10, 2022

ALCESTER CITY HALL

OLD SCHOOL CENTER, 500 Dakota Street

6:00 PM – MEETING

1. Open Meeting

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approve Agenda

           Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________  Vote:  Yes ___ No___

4. Approve Minutes of December 6 & 20, 2021 Meetings

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________  Vote:  Yes___ No ____

5. Public Input:  ___________________________________________________

6. Police Policy & Procedure Manual – Chief Schuller

          a. Discussion: __________________________________

          b. Motion to approve updates to Police Policy & Procedure Manual effective  January 10, 2022

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ___ No ___

7. Police Department – Chief Schuller

          a. Update:

          b. Police Chief & Sheriff’s Spring Training, Deadwood, April 18-21, 2022        

Motion to approve Chief Schuller attending, 3 nights stay, $77 per night,  City Patrol Car

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ___ No____

8. Community Center – Clint Nyreen

          a. Update:

          b. Motion to hire ________________________, Rate $______________,         Position of: __________

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ___ No ___

9. 2022 Retainer Agreement

          a. Motion to approve Retainer Agreement, Frieberg, Nelson & Ask, 2022  

Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________  Vote:  Yes ___ No ___

10. Street Purchases*

          a. Discussion:      

          b. Motion to approve the purchase of JD 54” Snow Blower ($1,600),   Ballast Box ($240), Cab ($385) Skid Steer brush (1,200); Renken Sales,  Snow Fund         

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ___ No ___

          c. Motion to approve the purchase of JD Skid Steer Front Deck Mower ($1,800), Renken Sales, Solid Waste

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ___ No ___

11. 2022 Official Newspaper

          a. Motion to approve the Alcester Union ~ Hudsonite, Official Newspaper for City of Alcester, 2022

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ____No ___

12. 2022 Official Bank

           a. Motion to approve Premier Bank, Official Bank for City of Alcester,      2022

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ____No ___

13. Golf Course Tree Trimming

          a. Discussion:  

          b. Motion to approve hiring Lukas Driesen, trim Maples, Holes 5&7, 9&7 Fairways, $2,100,

Golf Fund

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ___ No____

14. Golf Carts

          a. Purchase or Lease Discussion

          b. Motion to: _____________

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ____ No ___

15. Downtown Garbage Cans **

          a. Discussion:

          b. Motion to approve purchase of cans

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ___ No ___

16. Finance Office Updates – Pat Jurrens

          a. Warrants

          Motion to approve December Warrants

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ____No ___     

b. Resolution for City of Alcester 2022 Resolution of Fees***

          Discussion:

          Motion to approve the City of Alcester 2022 Resolution of Fees

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ____No ___   

c. 2022 Municipal Election Information

          Vacancies / Election Terms

          Election Date April 12, 2022

           d. 2022 Salaries ****

          Motion to enter into Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2-1 –    Personnel

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ___ No ___

          Motion to approve the 2022 Salaries

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ____No ___

          e. Reminders & Updates

          Dog/Cat License Deadline – January 31, 2022

          Shovel all walkways & path to water meter

17. Updating Volunteer Roster for Workers Compensation*****

           a. Motion to add Wanda Halverson, Pat Jurrens – Alcester Community Center

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ___ No ___

18. Executive Session – if needed

          a. Motion to enter into Executive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2-

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote:  Yes ____No ___

19. Adjourn

          a. Motion to adjourn Council

          Motion by: __________ Seconded by: __________ Vote: Yes ___ No ___

*        Street purchases-coming out of the Snow Fund and the Solid Waste Fund-Perhaps the city should hire outside contractors to bid this service.  That way we do not have a whole cupboard of toys that de-value over time, breakdowns costing the city fix-it money and save storage space.

**      Down town garbage cans- When it was suggested to the council to place a   couple of dumpsters in a central location to allow our older population to drop off  their trash in this central location and not have to trot their trash cans across the street for the convenience of the trash man.  FOPat argued         that our rural citizens would bring their trash into town and dump for free. 

SO FO PAT WHEN THE PARK TRASH BINS ARE LEFT OUT ALL WINTER, WHO DO THINK ARE FILLING THEM.  TAKE A LOOK AT THE BINS ON THE SERVICE ROAD THAT RUNS PARALLEL TO SIXTH STREET.  AND NOW YOU WANT TO BUY CANS FOR DOWN TOWN?

***    Resolution of  for Fees.  Ah yes, the ‘FO crap tax’  Folks you need to come.  Have you received your water and sewer bills?  These are usually referred to as enterprise funds.  In other words the profit derived from these funds is used specifically for water and sewer projects.  NOT for all these gadgets called support systems for our Sewer Facility or our Water Facility.  These funds have all the look of a bait and switch fraud with the rationale well if we use the loader to scrape the crap off the concrete at our sewer facility we can use the sewer funds to pay for it and then we can use it for the Albatross parking lot.

****  Salaries-Salaries is not an Executive Session Subject!  The only time a  salary would fit into an Executive Session Discussion would be the discussion to increase the Salary of FOPat to $65,000.00  per year and is she worth it.

*****         Volunteer Worker compensation naming Pat and Wanda with regard to the Alcester Albatross.  Volunteer, now there are Two Oxymorons.  For the health and welfare of the Albatross and the tax pocket books of the residents of Alcester, those type of volunteers should only be allowed at the Albatross to pick up a to-go order.

Come speak in Public Input.  Let your Council members know!

          Contact City Council

Mayor Dan Haeder                             605-934-2287      605-770-7929

Councilman David Larsen                  605-934-2434

Councilwoman Darla Reppe               605-934-2602

Councilwoman Linda Talbot              605-254-3074

Councilwoman Cyndi Peeples

Councilman Lukas Driesen

Patricia Jurrens                                  605-934-2517