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Regular Meeting, Ethan Town Board, 11-8-2021 The Town of Ethan board met in regular session on November 8th, 2021, at 6:05 pm in the Ethan City Hall.

Regular Meeting, Ethan Town Board, 11-8-2021
The Town of Ethan board met in regular session on November 8th, 2021, at 6:05 pm in the Ethan City Hall. Trustees present were Gregg Thibodeau, Megan Perry, and Raquel Nesheim. City personnel present: Michele Pollreisz.
Chairman Thibodeau called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
All motions were unanimously voted as aye unless stated otherwise.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Agenda approved on motion by Nesheim, second by Perry. Amend was made to add Nov 26th Holiday under New Business.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Minutes from the October 13th meeting were approved on motion by Perry, second by Nesheim. No Community Center minutes.
FINANCIAL REPORTS:
Finance Officer reviewed the financial reports from October.
APPROVAL OF CLAIMS:
Motion by Perry, second by Nesheim, to approve claims.
General, sewer, water, preservation and community center funds * employee and board wages – board wages $369.40, Finance wages $3326.91; Public Works wages, $4190.99; Badger Meter $70.95; Betty Raymond, training fee $176.00; ClerkBooks Inc, Training $425.00; Brandi Bridwell, deposit refund $82.00; Daily Republic, publishing $69.87; ELO Prof LLC. Accounting support $100.00; Hanson Rural Water; water services $4022.00; KO Pest Control, spraying $218.00; Mcleod’s Printing, office supplies $50.98; Menards, supplies $178.07; Mike’s Corner, fuel $251.84; Miracle Recreation, slide $1318.94; Morgan Theeler, Legal advice $137.50; Muth Electric, Park lights $3175.85; NorthWestern Energy, utilities $1021.64; SD Association of Rural Water Systems, Conference Dues $250.00; Department of Health, testing $15.00; SDML Workers Comp, Renewal $1706.00; SD Retirement System $736.68; Weber Sanitation, garbage service $1716.00; Century Business Products, copier lease $81.09; John Deere Financial, tractor payment $640.51; QuickBooks Payroll Services $7517.90; SD Dept of Revenue $118.03; US Bank, loan $6399.24; USDA, loan payment $1023.00; US Treasury ,Payroll Liability $1400.52.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: Discussed water loss report and noted that water loss was very low this month. Slide at the park has been installed.
CITIZEN INPUT: None.
OLD BUSINESS:
Community Center: Hohn Construction has been contacted and will be repairing the awning and gutters on ECC.
Security Cameras: Cameras have been installed at the park and will be installing them soon at the ECC.
Housing Project: Tabled until next meeting due to limited number of board members able to be present.
Lucas Device: Will be ordering in the next month, The town was granted $28,791.08 from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. We will be using a portion of these funds to purchase this device for the EFD.
Hazard Mitigation: Bypassed as already expired for this year and we were unable to use these funds. Will be applying again next year if available
Park updates- Broken concrete will be getting repaired as soon as possible. Purchasing of a new tetherball and volleyball net were approved on motion by Nesheim, second by Perry.
NEW BUSINESS:
December 5th Town Holiday events- Board was made aware of events that will be led by the Ethan Freshman Leadership Class.
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Dave Duba’s yearly Health Insurance Premium increase was approved on motion by Perry, second by Nesheim.
Christmas Street Decorations-.Duba and Pollreisz replaced the lights on the decorations that are hung on Main Street, will be replacing the lights on the decorations that are hung on 2nd Street next year.
Dakota Data Shred- Motion was made by Perry, second by Nesheim to approve using Dakota Data Shred as needed.
Thank you letter- Approved and signed by the board members present.
November 26th Holiday that was authorized by Gov Noem for State employees- Motion was made by Perry, second by Nesheim to approve a paid day off on the 26th for Duba and Pollreisz.
Executive Session: SDL 1-25-2 (1 & 4): None
Next regular board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 13th at 6:00 pm.
Motion by Nesheim, second by Perry, to adjourn at 6:45pm.
Michele Pollreisz
Finance Officer
Gregg Thibodeau
Chairman
Published 1 time(s) at the total approximate cost of $35.78.
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