MT. VERNON CITY COUNCIL Council Minutes March 13, 2023 The regular meeting of the Mt. Vernon City Council was called to order at 7:00 pm by Council President Dave Anderson, with the following council members present: D. Renken, C. Powell, S. Kayser, R. DeKok and D. Moke. Also present: Maint. Officer R. Stahl and Fin. Officer L. Mayclin. Sheriff Steve Harr attended for items on law enforcement. Pledge of Allegiance was recited to begin the meeting. All motions are unanimously approved unless otherwise stated. Motion by Renken, second by Kayser to approve the agenda. Motion by DeKok, second by Moke to approve the following consent items for February: Financial Statement, Council Minutes, General Fund Balances, Credits Report/Bank Statement and Payment of Bills. Bills: OLD BUSINESS 1. Renken has some soundproofing materials, which came from Corsica School, for The Hall. He will head up the installation of the soundproofing. 2. There is no update on Code Enforcement. 3. We will table the tree claim until next month, when we may have more details on cost of replacement. 4. We will not be having an election this year, as we only received one petition for the open position. 5. FEMA is still working on the flood maps, and we are hoping to get an update soon. We anticipate that there will be differences. NEW BUSINESS 1. Stahl reported: The fire department asked if the city would be moving the siren to the new fire department building, saying the cost would be somewhere between $300 and $1,000, depending on if everything works easily. Council suggested a representative from the fire department attend our next meeting to discuss. Powell will discuss maintenance of Northview Rd and other areas designated for repair in 2023 with Brosz Engineering. 2. Mayclin asked council about getting Stahl a Cortrust card for use as Maintenance Officer, which council approved. Renken suggested we start having some formal welcome to new residents. Mayclin will have a standing agenda item for new residents. 3. Some property tax assessments seemed high to residents. Council advised they can appeal the assessments if they would like to, but council says these assessments should not cause them to be unfairly taxed. 4. Anderson will be serving as representative for the Equalization Board for 2023. 5. Anderson reported that he looked over the Community Access Grant to determine why we scored low. Causes for the low score were: our project didn’t include sewer and water, and we had a low number of affected businesses noted on the grant application. Mayclin will be making a list of all businesses in town for use in future grant applications. 6. Executive Session for personnel and legal SDCL 1-25-2.1 and 2.3 was not necessary. Motion by Kayser, second by Renken to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Dave Anderson Council President Laura Mayclin Finance Officer GENERAL Weston Frank 170.85 wages David Anderson 60.03 wages Connor Powell 60.03 wages Dave Renken 60.03 wages Sherri Kayser 60.03 wages Roger DeKok 60.03 wages Darin Moke 60.03 wages Ardis Overweg 589.79 wages Gene Deinert 3,728.11 wages Ryan Stahl 3,244.42 wages Laura Mayclin 947.52 wages MV School 75.00 rent SD Retirement 1,121.40 retire Verizon 61.18 util Santel 280.42 util Northwestern Energy 1,717.27 util Davison Co Sheriff 1,800.00 fees Forum Communication 49.25 publ Petrik 3,505.49 Garb SD State Treasurer (DOR) 211.46 sales tax CorTrust 2,765.74 941 CorTrust Visa 440.88 supplies Vadim Municipal Software 442.48 Software Menards 128.43 supplies Westy’s 55.68 Fuel MVG&O 615.00 Fuel SD Fed Prop Agency 295.00 Repairs Runnings 668.58 Repairs Mustang 363.14 Maint J&W Marketing 500.00 Mgmt SD 811 11.20 Locates Ardis Overweg 442.61 Books Brosz Engineering 500.00 Maint Smithsonian 59.00 supplies McLeod’s 119.90 Supplies Kalissa Mayclin 75.00 Maint SD-DOT 463.07 Maint Safeguard 292.84 supplies WATER Gene Deinert 230.87 wages Davison Rural Water 6,822.95 water Northwestern Energy 427.34 util SD Dept of Health 15.00 Lab Fees CorTrust 38.26 941 CorTrust Visa 63.00 supplies Vadim Municipal Software 442.48 Software Metering & Technology 1,174.07 Maint WATER DEPOSITS Matt Evers 10.48 Dep Ref CITY TAX Northwestern Energy 23.93 util SEWER Northwestern Energy 156.52 util CorTrust Visa 63.00 supplies Vadim Municipal Software 442.48 Software SEWER SURCHARGE US Bank 16,346.28 Project Published1 time at the total approximate cost of $49.80 and may be viewed free of charge at (March 25, 2023) 206786