MT. VERNON CITY COUNCIL Council Minutes January 10, 2022 The regular meeting of the Mt. Vernon City Council was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Weston Frank, with the following council members present: D. Anderson, C. Powell, D. Renken, D. London and D. Maltsberger. Also present: Maint. Officer G. Deinert, Fin. Officer L. Mayclin. Doug Kirkus with Mt. Vernon Area Historical Society, Greg Henderson with District III, and Sheriff Harr were in attendance for public participation. Pledge of Allegiance was recited to begin the meeting. All motions are unanimously approved unless otherwise stated. Motion by Maltsberger, second by Powell to approve the agenda. Kirkus presented the city with a check for $1,200.00 as a donation in appreciation of continued use of The Hall for the museum. Anderson asked if the city could help them in any way, and Kirkus asked if we could link the historical society website to the city’s when it is up and running. Council agreed that would be done. Council also discussed the eventual need to install LED lights in the museum. Frank asked Harr if speed bumps generally help to reduce speed in cities. Harr says they do, so council discussed speed bumps, including some made of repurposed tires. Motion by Anderson, second by London to adjust the 2021 budget as follows. Whereas, the City Council has determined that the 2021 budget requires adjustment. NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City Council of the City of Mt. Vernon hereby authorizes the following: General Government Buildings $2,000; Economic Development ($2,000.) Motion by London, second by Powell to approve consent items for December. The following were approved: Financial Statement, Council Minutes, General Fund Balances, Credits Report/Bank Statement and Payment of Bills. BILLS: OLD BUSINESS 1. Jackrabbit Farms is making a donation for tables/chairs for The Hall. The fire department didn’t budget for payment, so we will move forward one month to assist in getting this accounted for. Frank has the check for the city for the purchase of the land for $1. 2. London spoke with Joel re: Code Enforcement. Vehicles are currently moving from the Giedd property. Council expressed their desire to have the updates that Joel sends show a new date due on residents who have compliance issues that are currently past due but are being worked on. Mayclin will be contacting London any time she gets a code enforcement update to be certain he is updated as well. 3. Mayclin will look into SDML Ordinance Codification to see what other cities use the service. NEW BUSINESS 1. Finance Officer’s report: Mayclin let council know of upcoming FEMA flood training available in Sioux Falls and the 2022 Municipal Government Day in Pierre. The SD State Historical Society approved the nomination of the Mt. Vernon Auditorium to National Register of Historic Places. 2. Henderson discussed ARPA funds, giving more specific uses as to how they can be used. These funds are for water and sewer infrastructure, so the council discussed that the Northeast Subdivision could possibly benefit from these funds. 3. If needed the city election will be held Aril 12, 2022. We will be posting the Notice of Vacancy in the newspaper 2 times toward the end of this month. To get elected officials for Ward I up for elections in staggered terms, motion by Anderson, second by London to have one 2-year term and one 1-year term for election in Ward I. 4. Council approved the annual contract for Brosz Engineering. 5. Motion by Anderson, second by Renken to approve the 2022 Wages as follows: G. Deinert, maintenance supervisor, $55,463 per year; L. Mayclin, finance officer, $18.21 per hour; A. Overweg, librarian, $7,706 per year; Maintenance Help, $14.34 per year; Mayor $185.00 per month: Council $65.00 per month. 6. Westy’s will be transferring the liquor license to the new owners, so we will be having a hearing for that. 7. Per the claims adjuster for the insurance company, the skid loader is being totaled after the recent accident. He indicated that we do have rental coverage, should the need arise for equipment before we are able to obtain a replacement. Scott Supply has given an estimate for a new skid loader at $43,973.00, and they will be trying to get one for us. There aren’t many available for sale at this time, so it may take a while to obtain. 8. Executive Session for personnel and legal SDCL 1-25-2.1 and 2.3. was not necessary. Motion by London, second by Renken to adjourn at 9:10 p.m. Weston Frank Mayor Laura Mayclin Finance Officer GENERAL Weston Frank 170.85 wages Dan London 60.03 wages David Anderson 60.03 wages Dave Renken 60.03 wages Kevin Deinert 60.03 wages Connor Powell 60.03 wages Darin Maltsberger 60.03 wages Ardis Overweg 543.76 wages Gene Deinert 3,163.34 wages Laura Mayclin 854.36 wages MV School 75.00 rent SD Retirement 533.30 retire Verizon 61.91 util Santel 242.74 util Northwestern Energy 1,982.47 util Petrik 3,420.49 garb Forum Comm 76.18 publ Dept of Revenue 204.48 sales tax CorTrust 1,556.41 941 CorTrust Visa 265.96 Charges MVG&O 235.00 gas Westy’s 116.65 gas Ardis Overweg 329.20 books District III Planning 828.00 dues Morgan Theeler 547.19 legal SD Unemployment Ins 1.11 Unempl Consumer Reports 26.00 Subs Smithsonian Magazine 26.00 Subs MDSP Productions 1,472.00 Supplies Scott Supply 18.50 Repairs J&W Mktg 165.50 Mgmt Code Enf Spec 980.79 Code Enf SD 811 21.28 Locates A-OX 515.95 Supplies Meyers Oil 152.20 Supplies Davison County 275.40 Maint WATER Gene Deinert 230.87 wages Davison Rural Water 5,665.00 water Northwestern Energy 333.00 util CorTrust 38.26 941 SD - DOH 30.00 Lab CITY TAX Northwestern Energy 48.41 util SEWER Santel 45.09 util Northwestern Energy 151.26 util SD DANR 450.00 dues Dakota Pump 1,055.51 Repairs/dues Published once at the approximate cost of $64.84 (Jan. 22, 2022) 24548