Mar 012021
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: March 4, 2021

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Appointment of new trustee

Oath of Office

New Signature card for Rivers Edge Bank

New signature cards for Merchant State Bank

Executive Session

Adjourn

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Feb 172021
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: February 18, 2021

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Fees for copies –

City Office –

125th Fund –

New Business

Painting South Dakota –

Alcohol Consumption Permit –

City Attorney –

Merchants CD –

Disability Requirements –

Website cPanel Subscription –

Zoom Meetings –

Time Clock –

Mike Feste –

Wendy Feste –

Bills Presented for Payment

Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $951.50, Troy Melloon (PR) $92.35, Brad McCoy (PR) $92.35, Ron Grennell (PR) $323.22, Robyn Dykstra (PR) $ 230.87, Northwestern Energy (hall) $129.53, DOR (sales tax) $105.11, SDML (work comp) $1043, Schmidt Country (parts) $20.15, South Dakota 811 (call outs) $20.16, Xcell Energy (streetlights) $486.40, Xcell Energy (hall/park) $144.89, New Century Press (ad’s) $179.71.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

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Jan 292021
 

Monroe Town Board of Trustees

Minutes of Proceedings

January 21, 2021

The Town of Monroe held their regular meeting January 21, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. President Melloon called the meeting to order and roll call was taken. Present were Brad McCoy and Troy Melloon.

President Melloon asked for any corrections or additions to the agenda, McCoy added shoveling walks to new business. McCoy made a motion to adopt the amended agenda, seconded by Melloon, motion carried.  

The December 2020 financial report was read by Ron Grennell. A motion was made by McCoy to accept the financial report, seconded to by Melloon motion carried.

The meeting minutes from the December 10, 2020 meeting were read and discussed. Motioned by McCoy, seconded to by Melloon to accept the Minutes. Motion carried.

Ron Grennell made a statement thanking everyone that came out to vote during the recall election. He stated that out of 97 registered voters 60 participated. He noted that there was a mistake made in the paper, it was reported that 90 people voted instead of 60. He stated that he would appreciate it if the paper would make a correction.

President Melloon made a statement that some people had an issue with the way the election was being run and that the finance officer had several harassing phone calls. He stated that any communications need to be by letter or e-mail. He had also received harassing calls and this needs to stop. Communications could also be between their lawyer and the city attorney.

The meeting was opened for Public Comment by President Melloon.

Mike Feste – commented that the information he had requested was a list of who voted and not how they voted. He received this information from the courthouse.

Wendy Feste – commented that people were parking too close to the intersections again and she was worried about safety. McCoy responded safety is an issue for him too and that they would go knocking on doors to get it cleaned up.

OLD BUSINESS

City office – options were discussed, and no decision was made at this time.

125th Fund – Ben Biel asked if the original $5,000.00 had been loaned or given to the 125th committee. The finance officer responded that it was a loan. The meeting minutes between 2011 and July of 2020 did not state that the money had been repaid or forgiven by the town board. Ben wanted to know if the committee was going to repay the loan. The finance officer replied that it was a decision that the board was going to have to make. He stated that Brad McCoy was accused of stealing the money and co-mingling it when if fact it was the city’s money. The finance officer stated that he was told by the auditor that because the bank account was opened using the city’s EIN, that any money in that account should have been returned to the general fund after the event.

NEW BUSINESS

Sand – McCoy made a motion to purchase 12 tons of sand with salt, seconded by Melloon motion carried.

Stop sign – the stop sign on west street is missing and will be replaced.

Cost of Election – per the finance officer the cost of the recall election is currently $537.68 this included the ads in the paper, payment to the election board, and lunch for the election board.

Mike Feste – asked where the fees came from. He stated that $7.00 per page was too high. President Melloon said that the fee would be changed, and a refund would be issued.

Wendy Feste – asked about zoom meetings for people that have trouble standing. President Melloon stated that accommodations could be made for her. Brad McCoy stated that zoom meetings were not possible until internet is installed at the community hall. Zoom meetings will be added to the February agenda.

Shoveling walks – it was suggested that the snow removal team needs to clear the walks around the hall and the fire department doors.

Utility Bills – Motion was made by McCoy to have the Xcel Energy and Northwestern Energy bills paid by auto pay, seconded by Melloon motion carried.

Bills presented for payment: Maggie DeWitt $150.00 (election), Jesse Paschal $150 (election), Cindy Melloon $150 (election), Addy Disposal $751.00 (Dec pickup), Troy Melloon $46.17(pr), Brad McCoy $46.17(pr), Dave Kleinsasser $189.31(pr), Ron Grennell $161.61 (pr), Robin Dykstra $184.70 (pr), Nate Buskohl $323.22 (pr), Xcel Energy $488.72 (street lights), New Century Press $105.88 (ad’s), Northwester Energy $88.28 (hall heat), State of South Dakota Dept of Legislative Audit $2235.00 (audit), SD Federal Property Agency $1949.50 (sander & tools), Lake Time Steakhouse $48.00 (election lunch).

Executive Session – was called by president Melloon.

City Salaries –

Council Members: regular meeting $100, special meetings $40, general labor $10/hr.

Finance Officer: $350 monthly, special meetings $40, elections $150.

Sewer Operator $50/week.

Snow Removal Team: starting wage $12.50/hr, each consecutive year is an automatic $1.00/hr raise, maximum rate is $20/hr.

Dave Kleinsasser @ $17.50/hr, Troy Melloon @$17.50/hr, Brad McCoy @ $15.50/hr, Mike Kiggins @ $14.50/hr, Curt Wiens @ $13.50/hr, Scott Person @ $13.50/hr, Lenny Ortmann @17.50/hr, Nate Buskohl @12.50/hr.

Maintenance Person: wage follows the same scale as snow removal. Maintenance hours maximum per month is 15 hours, in order to pay more than 15 hours a council motion will be required.

Mosquito Straying: $40 per spray.

Motion was made by McCoy to adopt the 2021 salary policy, seconded to by Melloon, Motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be February 18, 2021 at 7:30pm.

McCoy made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Melloon, Motion carried.

President Melloon adjourned at 9:27pm.

Minutes transcribed from audio recording by Ronald Grennell.

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Jan 202021
 

Agenda for 1/21/2021

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: January 21, 2021

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Adopt Agenda

Financial Report

Meeting Minutes

Public Comment

Old Business

City Office –

125th Fund –

New Business

Sand –

Stop sign –

Cost of Election –

Mike Feste – Town Concerns

Wendy Feste – Town Concerns

Bills presented for payment: Maggie DeWitt $150.00 (election), Jesse Paschal $150 (election), Cindy Melloon $150 (election), Addy Disposal $751.00 (Dec pickup), Troy Melloon $46.17(pr), Brad McCoy $46.17(pr), Dave Kleinsasser $189.31(pr), Ron Grennell $161.61 (pr), Robin Dykstra $184.70 (pr), Nate Buskohl $323.22 (pr), Xcel Energy $488.72 (street lights), New Century Press $105.88 (ad’s), Northwester Energy $88.28 (hall heat), State of South Dakota Dept of Legislative Audit $2235.00 (audit), SD Federal Property Agency $1949.50 (sander & tools), Lake Time Steakhouse $48.00 (election lunch)

Executive Session

Employee Salaries –

Next Meeting Date –

Adjourn

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Dec 092020
 

Agenda for 12/10/20

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: December 10,2020

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Adopt Agenda

Financial Report

Meeting Minutes

Public Comment

Old Business

City Office –

City Computer –

Liquor License-

New Business

Sander Box –

Tools and Equipment-

Center Piece for Sue-

Recall Election-

Election Board-

Bank online access-

Bills presented for payment

Ron Grennell (city computer) $479.23, Addy Disposal (pick-up) $1702, Troy Melloon (pr) $83.11, Brad McCoy (pr) $83.11, Dave Kleinsasser (pr)$83.11, Ron Grennell (pr) $1,085.11, Nate Buskohl (pr) $415.57, Robin Dykstra (pr) $184.70, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $972.54, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $72.66, NorthWestern Energy (hall) $47.86, New Century Press (ads) $102.11, SD DOR (sales tax) $72.98, SD Governmental Finance Officers Association (dues) $40.00.

Executive Session

Adjourn

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Nov 292020
 

Monroe Town Board

Special Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: November 30, 2020

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Adopt Agenda

Public Comments –

Tim Dewitt variance –

Maintenance Position –

125th Fund –

Executive Session

Adjourn

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Nov 202020
 

Monroe Town Board

Special Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: November 23, 2020

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Adopt Agenda

Recall Election

Executive Session

Adjourn

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Nov 182020
 

Notice of hearing on variance application for 109 Maple Street West

Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Location: Community Hall

Variance is to build a 12×8 porch and a 12×8 deck on the east side of the trailer house. Porch and deck will be 6 inches from the east property line instead of the required 7 feet.

The second portion of the variance will be the roof overhang which will be 6″ instead of the required 12″. The edge of the overhang will be on the property line.

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