BILLS-May 2019    GENERAL-- Mediacom, Apr billing $146.79; Otter Tail-$1,751.37  total---street lights $615.42;museum $16.85; tractor shed $24.46; ball park $14.61; Fire Dept $117.86; City Office $325.69; lift station $ 619.63; Camp site  $16.85 -   Sioux Valley Energy, street lights $ 83.30; Brookings Deuel RWS, May reading-Office $18.00-Fire Hall $21.30; M&M Service, Apr billing-- gas/misc  $ 411.68;  Menards, shop vac, gloves, cleaner, pail, bags $ 89.21; Runnings, screws,pipe elbow, fittings, clamps, shaft, adapters $111.88; Lowes, ballast, lights, flood lights, plier $142.77; Rinda Ribstein, office shredder $100.00; Brookings Engraving, plaque for Jeff (20 years) $135.00; Cub Construction, Repair to City Office Bldg.($14,548.42; $6,295.40) $20,843.82; Rural Construction, clean snow in ditches, culverts $1,695.75; Duane Walburg, Apr AC mileage 192 @ .50 $96.00--SEWER--Richland State Bank, rate increase to savings $1,000.00; Post Office, stamps $55.00; Prussman Contracting, pump out lift station $690.00; SD Dept. of Health, testing lift station water released $ 410.00; Dakota Pump, installed new control panel with sensaphone auto dialer $17,090.22--GARBAGE--Cook's Wastepaper-April Service (73 reg; 20 senior) (2.1% increase) $1,100.59--PAYROLL--Duane Walburg, Apr animal control wages   $ 138.53; Richard Stokes, Apr wages 178 reg; 134 overtime $ 4,052.30; Rinda Ribstein, Apr wages  $ 2,053.40; Zack Stokes, Apr wages $ 299.14--PAYROLL LIABILITIES/TAXES--SDRS-(City share $463.65)   $ 927.30; Federal Tax Deposit  ($ 1,822.96 ) total--social security   $ 1,017.12 ; medicare tax $ 237.84 ; withholding $ 568.00; SD Dept. of Revenue, Mar/Apr sales tax $ 163.64--BANK LOAN--   (monthly total $1,101.29)Principal  $1,036.20; Interest $ 65.09

 

 

BRUCE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MAY 14, 2019

 

Council President Jon Moir called the Bruce City Council to order on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. with council members Cook, Edler, Emmett, Hawley, Lewis, Moir, Finance Officer Ribstein, City Maintenance Richard Stokes present. Also attending the meeting were Andrea Diedrich, John VandeWeerd, Dave Holter, Dan Foster. Absent Mayor Anderson.

 

Motion by Cook and seconded by Emmett to approve the agenda as posted. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Cook and seconded by Hawley to approve the minutes of the April 8th meeting as written. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hawley and seconded by Cook to approve and pay the following claims presented by the Finance Officer. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Insert Bills

 

Oath of Office was given to the following elected officials having no opposition:

                Stuart Lewis-Mayor—2 yr. term

                Jon Moir-Council member, Ward 2—2 yr. term

                Mick Cook-Council member, Ward 3—2 yr. term

 

Motion by Moir and seconded by Cook to appoint Kasi Emmett to fill the vacancy in Ward 2 for a 1 yr. term; and to appoint Marilyn Edler to fill the vacancy in Ward 3 for a 1 yr. term. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried. Oath of Office was then taken by Emmett and Edler.

 

Motion by Hawley and seconded by Cook to elect Jon Moir as Council President. Members Cook, Edler, Emmett, Hawley voted in favor of motion. Moir abstained. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hawley and seconded by Cook to elect Kasi Emmett as Council Vice President. Members Cook, Edler, Hawley, Moir voted in favor of motion. Emmett abstained. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Cook and seconded by Moir to designate the RFD News Group as the Cities Official Newspaper. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hawley and seconded by Cook to designate Richland State Bank as the Cities Official Depository. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Lewis appointed Rinda Ribstein as Finance Officer. Motion by Cook and seconded by Edler to approve the appointment of Rinda Ribstein as Finance Officer. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Lewis appointed John Delzer as the Cities Attorney. Motion by Edler and seconded by Emmett to approve the appointment of John Delzer as the Cities Attorney. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Moir and seconded by Emmett to set the mileage rate for city employees and elected officials at fifty cents (.50). All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Lewis appointed the following committees: Street (Moir & Hawley)

                                                                                                     Parks (Edler & Emmett)

                                                                                                     Sewer (Cook & vacant)

 

Public Hearing was held for Transfer of License for Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine; from the Bruce Market to the Steel Grit. Legal for Steel Grit is Original Plat Addition -Lots 15-16-17  Block 6 Original Plat City of Bruce. There being no objections, motion by Hawley and seconded by Cook to approve the transfer for the Steel Grit. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Public Hearing was held for the Re-Issuance of the Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine for the Steel Grit for the 2019-2020 licensing period. Legal for Steel Grit is Original Plat Addition -Lots 15-16-17  Block 6 Original Plat City of Bruce. There being no objections, motion by Hawley and seconded by Emmett to approve the 2019-2020 Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine for the Steel Grit. 

All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Public Hearing was held for 2, Special Event Alcoholic Beverage License Applications for the Jay Street Pub, located at 604 Jay Street, legal lot 5; block 8 and the side lots (6-7-8) for June 1st and July 26th, 2019. There being no objections, motion by Hawley and seconded by Edler to approve the Special Event Alcoholic Beverage License Applications for the Jay Street Pub. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

The Finance Officer presented the council the 2018 Annual Report of the City’s Finances. Motion by Cook and seconded by Moir to approve such report. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Moir and seconded by Hawley to transfer $45,000.00 from the 2% Tax Fund in savings to general checking to off set the end of year (2018) deficit in general checking and the extra expenses in 2019. They also would like to transfer $20,000.00 from Sewer Savings to Sewer Checking to help with the extra expenses at the lift station from the result of extra water going thru the lift station. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

With no further business, motion by Edler and seconded by Cook that the meeting be adjourned at 7:00 p.m. All present voted in favor of motion. Motion carried.

 

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Office.

 

Dated this 14th day of May 2019 in Bruce, South Dakota.

 

Rinda Ribstein, Finance Officer

City of Bruce [unapproved minutes]