March 14, 2020 Emergency Commission Meeting CALL TO ORDER Chairperson Bode called the emergency telephonic commission meeting to order at 5:01 p.

March 14, 2020
Commission Meeting

Chairperson Bode called the emergency telephonic commission meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. All members of the Board were present. Also present were Deputy States Attorney Taylor, ROD Young, Emergency Management Director Bathke, KORN News Director JP Skelly and Mitchell Republic Reporter Sam Fosness.

After much discussion regarding staffing needs, the spread of the Corona Virus and the health and safety of the public and County employees, motion by Claggett, second by Kiner to approve the following declaration. A roll call vote was taken as follows. Claggett – aye, Kiner – aye, Reider – aye, Bode – aye, Weitala – absent (excused at 5:55 p.m.). Motion carried.
As per SDCL 7-8-14, an emergency meeting was held telephonically, as per SDCL 1-25-1.5 at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 to discuss non-essential personnel.
As the Governor of South Dakota has given a directive that non-essential state personnel will stay home; and considering Davison County is a political sub-division of South Dakota, Davison County has declared that all non-essential personnel stay home for the week of March 16-20. This means specifically that all departments, other than law enforcement and emergency services, will operate primarily through department heads, with the least amount of personnel necessary to discharge essential functions. If you are a department head and fall ill, the next in line will take charge, as always. If you feel you need staff in addition to yourself in order to discharge essential functions, you must additional staffing approved in advance by Chairman Bode, whose phone number is 999-9861. All employees who are home are expected to work from home, if possible. As this is involuntary for employees, they will be paid as if they are here. However, any working essential personnel or those working from home will not receive extra pay.
The health and safety of our customers, communities and employees are of primary concern. We ask that you be patient as we all work through this unique and unprecedented situation.
Essential services will remain open. However, the public is strongly encouraged to do as much business as possible online. For questions regarding on-line business, please call the following numbers with any questions. There will be a guide to on-line services posted on our web site which is
Auditor/Welfare Assistance – 995-8608; Treasurer – 995-8617; Register of Deeds – 995-8616; Director of Equalization – 995-8613; Emergency Management/Planning & Zoning – 995-8640; Veteran’s Service Office – 995-8619; Highway Department – 995-8625; Sheriff – 995-8630; States Attorney – 995-8627. If you’re not sure who to call, you may call 995-8608 and the auditor will try to assist you.

Brenda Bode,

Susan Kiepke,
Published once at the total approximate cost of $83.02