Regular Meeting, Ethan Town Board, 04-11 – Mitchell Republic

Regular Meeting, Ethan Town Council, 2022-11-04 The Ethan Town Council met in regular session on April 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Ethan Town Hall. Directors present were Gregg Thibodeau, Bob Riggs, Raquel Nesheim, Megan Perry and Jason Koch. Municipal staff present: Dave Duba and Michele Pollreisz. President Thibodeau declared the meeting open and conducted the oath of allegiance. Unless otherwise indicated, all motions were carried unanimously. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Amendment approved to change “CHS road” to a railway extension project. Approved on motion by Nesheim, seconded by Riggs. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes of the March 12, 2022 meeting were approved on motion by Koch, seconded by Riggs. No minutes from the community center. FINANCIAL REPORTS: The Finance Officer reviewed the financial reports for March 2022. PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: Discussed the water loss report and noted that the water loss was good this month. CITIZEN CONTRIBUTION: None. APPROVAL OF DEMANDS: Motion by Riggs, seconded by Perry, to approve the claims. General, Sewer, Water, Preservation and Community Center Fund * staff and council salaries – council salaries $300.13, finance salaries $2,223.94; wages for public works, 2828.42; Albert Werning, deposit refund $150.00; Avera Occupational Medicine, Drug and Alcohol Testing $103.00; Badger Meter $92.82; Betty Raymond, training fee $120.00; Card Services, $340.30; Daily Republic, $56.54; DANR, $190.00; Davison County Auditor, $1,800.00: Hanson Rural Water; water services $3662.00; Henke tractor repair, 4 wheel $5250.00: Maxwell and Bowar, $306.00; Counting and Technology, $1,306.20: Mikes Corner, $115.50; Northwestern Energy, Christmas lights $197.02; NorthWestern Energy, utilities $2,186.49; Santel Communications, $135.50; SD Dept of Revenue, $21.20: SDML Workers Comp, $91.00: Century Business Products, Copier Rental $74.61; John Deere Financial, tractor payment $640.51; QuickBooks Payroll Services $5,052.36; SD Department of Revenue $111.63; USDA, loan payment $1023.00: Weber remediation, $1,656.00: Weber remediation, $1,696.00. OLD BUSINESS: Railway Extension Project – CHS will be present at next meeting to discuss options. Apply for funding. Storm Shelter at the park – Discussed and will continue to work on assistance grants. NEW BUSINESS: Nuisance Properties – Will send letters ahead of citywide cleanup. Chickens—Tabled until next meeting. Citywide Cleanup – Will take place May 19-21. Dumpsters will be located on the north side of City Hall. Easter Holidays – The city will observe Good Friday and Easter Monday as an administrative holiday. The office will be closed. Annual Report – Approved on motion by Nesheim, seconded by Perry. Minimum Water Payments – Approved on motion by Perry, seconded by Koch. Executive Session: SDL 1-25-2 (1 & 4): None The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Motion by Koch, seconded by Riggs, to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. _________________________ Michele Pollreisz Finance Officer _________________________ Gregg Thibodeau President Issued once at an approximate cost of $32.28 (April 20, 2022) 53457

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