Apr 182021
 

Our late chip seal last fall in combination with snow removal this winter has resulted in an excess of pink rock chips residing along side our streets. We are contracting to have the rocks swept back into the roads. For some this idea may seem stressful due to concerns of damage being done to your grass. We will be placing flags alongside the roads where we plan on sweeping. If you do not want your grass swept then remove the flag and throw it away. The sweeping is scheduled to start Saturday 4/24/2021.

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Apr 182021
 

We will be hosting a couple city wide cleanup days. All you have to do is place your items at the edge of your property near the street. Volunteers will pickup your items and place them into the city dump truck. The dump truck will empty at the Marion Rubble site (google marionsd.com/rubblesite for details).

Our first pickup day will be Saturday 4/24/2021 starting at noon and will be for tree branches. The second pickup will be Saturday 5/1/2021 starting at noon and will be for “white goods” (appliances)
and items that can be unloaded in “the hole” .

Also a lunch will be served from 11 am to 1 pm (4/24/2021) at the community hall. All are welcome.

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Apr 122021
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Wendy Feste- 125th Fund

Wendy Feste- Disability Rights-

Mike Feste- March Meeting-

Ellen Buskohl- Alcohol Permits-

Community building remodel –

Zoom Meetings –

Box Scraper-

Rock Sweeping-

North window Community hall-

City wide cleanup-

New Business

Municipal Ordinances

Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance

Bills Presented for Payment

Addy Disposal (pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $129.29, Brad McCoy (pr) $129.29, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $360.16, Robin Dykstra (pr) $184.70, Nate Buskohl (pr) $92.35, IRS (payroll tax) $379.44, Xcel Energy (Streetlights) $483.91, Xcel Energy (hall/park) 79.99, SDML (2021 dues) $179.26, New Century press (ads) $116.33, Northwestern Energy (heat) $109.45, SD DOL (Unemployment tax) $0.36, SD DOR (sales tax) $49.30.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

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Mar 172021
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: March 18, 2021

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Community building remodel –

Tim Dewitt building permit

Painting South Dakota

City Attorney

Merchant CD-

Disability Requirements –

Website cPanel Subscription –

Zoom Meetings –

Time Clock –

New Business

Curt Wiens Building Permit

James Poe Building Permit

Mike Wagner Building Permit

Renew Brad McCoy’s building permit.

Box scraper

Rock Sweeping

North window Community Hall

Trees at Northwest shelter belt

Website Minutes & Finance report

Dumpster for hall

City wide cleanup

Mike Feste –

Wendy Feste –

Bills Presented for Payment

Addy Disposal (Feb pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell(pr) $323.22, Robyn Dykstra (pr) 184.70, Nate Buskohl (pr) $57.71, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $487.32, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $67.23, New Century Press (ads) $7.92, Marion Oil $9.38, County Line Nursery (Flowers) $97.48, SD DOL (4th Qtr SUTA) $50.73.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

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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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