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ment in Pierre on the Town’s be-half.With the wheels in motion, andprobably some good lessons learnedthat will undoubtedly be re-visited,the Board continued with their reg-ular meeting.The July 10 regular and July 25special board minutes, as well asthe Financial Report, were readand approved.Russ Peacock met with the Boardto ask permission – when he doeshis new driveway – to take thedriveway all the way out to the as-phalt. The Board approved Russ’srequest as long as he knew that anyright-of-way issues, would be at hisexpense.President Chapman informed theBoard that Tracy Buer with theCounty has been chip sealing andpatching holes along Carr Street upto Coleman Avenue. They are doinga good job. The Board does not wantthe roads torn up, just chip sealed.Chapman will inform the Countyand State of this.STATUS REPORTS – HeathMcKinstry informed the Board thata meter has been set up at the tem-porary cement plant to meter thewater used. He still has about fivenew meters to get installed by Sep-tember and holes to fill in thestreets. He would like to get rid of all the old meters soon.Boom Concrete still has not com-pleted the retaining wall out at thedump grounds; this was supposedto get done last August, althoughno actual contract was signed.Boom Concrete will be contacted ongetting this completed.Storm Sewer Update – Sincethere is no longer a road that runsfrom behind Grand’s warehouses tothe elevator, and the landownerwill not give easement, this part of the storm sewer plan will have tobe scratched. Aback flow preventercould be put in which would requirea pit to be dug. At this time, theBoard does not want to abandonany possibilities. The State of South Dakota is still urging theTown to do the green compost onlow lying areas or they will not do acost-share on this project. The Townwould still have to pay the first$5,000.00 to do this. The demolitionof the old Richard Heck house andbuildings was discussed. Aletterwas written to Earl and SharonSiefken to get the garage off theproperty, but this has not hap-pened. ASheriff’s letter may haveto be sent. Because of all the issuesstill in question, the Board directedPresident Chapman to call and in-vite KBM, Inc. and the State DENRto attend the next board meeting totake about options and theloan/grant from the State. Attorney Bogue sent word thatafter researching, Coleman Avenuedoes belong to the County. Asug-gestion was made that a committeefrom the two Boards – Town andCounty – get together to re-visitabout Coleman Avenue. If the Com-munity Access Project continuesnext year, a request could be put infor help on Coleman Avenue as thatis a 60/40 split, but money does notcome into that project until May of 2013 and would not be availableuntil later in 2013.Town Clerk Hulm reported thatthe audit conducted by Eide Baillyon the Town of Bison has been ap-proved by the State of S.D. with noproblems found.Lagoon Project – The Town of Bison has received the grant forthis and the engineer should be fin-ished with this project by the 15thof September.NEW BUSINESS – The Townhas received a draft of the AirportMaster Plan. Airport Committeemembers Juell Chapman and MikeLockert will review this and reportback to the Board. An auto supple-ment of $9,276.04 was approved tothe airport.Credit Card Machine - Boardmember Matthew Butsavage vis-ited with the Board about getting acredit card machine installed at thebar. Due to the fact that the Townwould have to be bonded and pay amembership fee, it was decided theBoard was not interested at thistime.Security Cameras - security cam-eras will be installed at the bar inthe near future. Chapman’s Elec-tronics and West River CooperativeTelephone Co. will be contacted forquotes for an 8-camera packagewith 30 days of recordings.Museum Door – Amotion wasmade, seconded and carried to hireJohn Blosmo to add a second accessdoor in the northeast corner of themuseum. He had given a quote of $649.00, he will donate the labor,but the Town has to purchase thedoor.Employee Handbook Update – Mike Lockert would like to get theEmployee Handbook updated. TheBoard was handed out a copy of thecurrent book and will report backnext month on any changes needed.The Board voted to approve andpublish the liquor audit; set aside$10,000 in a new City Hall Fund;move $8,200.56 for Christmasstreet lighting to a restricted ac-count; supplement $100,000 fromthe General Fund to the StreetFun; supplement $20,000 from theGeneral Fund to the Airport Fundand approve the First Reading of Ordinance 2012-1 of the budget.The second reading will be held atthe September meeting.The Board then went into Execu-tive Session with adjournment af-terwards.
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who could work with youngerboys.The following items were de-clared to be surplus property andwill be sold at the community auc-tion: parts for the walk-in freezer,six used bus tires, two projectionscreens, old weight scale, four Sub-aru tires and one inside door.Bids for milk, propane and coalwere read and discussed. Bid win-ners were as follows: Milk - AllStar Dairy; Coal - Bison Grain;Propane: Southwest Grain. Areport from the Northwest Area Schools Special EducationCooperative was given by Beck-man. This Cooperative would liketo host training for new schoolboard members. The new schoolboard members would be encour-aged to attend this training. Atthis time no date has been set.Kari volunteered to be an alter-nate to attend the meetings of thecooperative in the event that Beck-man would be unable to attend amonthly meeting.Kraemer took the board on atour in the school to view the newtile in the ceiling of the kitchenand to see the finished work on thewooden floors in two classrooms. All of the work was well done andlooks very beautiful.Two thousand new elementaryreading books have now arrivedand are ready for use. The teach-ers are also anxious to start usingthem.Kraemer also told of new federalregulations for serving food in thelunchroom that require computersand training. That will be a chal-lenge for the cooks this year.In other action: School handbooks were approved. Aschool em-ployee was given the “greenlight”to choose a different health insur-ance carrier other than theschool’s health insurance carrier. Acredit card was approved forschool purchases only. An execu-tive session was held at the end of the meeting to discuss personnel.