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Dan AmertMunicipal Finance Officer


South Dakota Municipal League -- SD Governmental Finance Officers' Association

Dan AmertFinance Officer210 N. Dakota St.Canton, SD 57013Office (605) 987-2881


City of Canton

Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert said that pictures of the vehicles impounded were in front of the Commissioners.Discussion followed.Mr. Amert said the City would need to recoup its cost for equipment, man-time and the chemicals to be used.Mr. Amert said the City would only be into covering our costs, not making a profit.Discussion followed.Mr. Amert said that he left the issue on the City's Agenda in case anyone wanted to make a complaint about a resident's handling of fireworks.Mr. Amert said the City Engineer has signed off on the pay request of $35,212.00.Discussion followed.Mr. Amert said that he sent a copy of the City minutes approving the $200 with the Agreement.Discussion followed.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerBACK TO TOP Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert asked for approval for the renewal for Pizza Hut.Mr. Amert said the City would be using the February 2004 from the City of Mitchell, South Dakota for $3.87 per ton to crush the materials to Weatherton Contracting of Beresford, South Dakota. Mr. Amert said that using the bid from the City of Mitchell, the City would crush up to $35,000 of materials under the bid.Discussion followed.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerBACK TO TOP Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert discussed the possible effect on the City of Canton, which would lose over $100,000 in sales tax revenue from the City's General Fund each year.Mr. Amert said the proposed initiative, if approved, would go into effect on July 1, 2005.Mr. Amert explained that many cities are looking to Opt Out of the Property Tax Freeze implemented by the State of South Dakota to make up the potential difference.Discussion followed.Mr. Amert said that the issue will be the main focus of the upcoming 2005 Budget discussions. NUISANCES - ENFORCEMENTFinance Officer Amert said that in discussions with the City Attorney's office, the issue of what office will conduct the handling and enforcement of the City's nuisances was raised.Mr. Amert asked if the City Commission had a preference on what department handled the nuisances - Police or Finance Office.Mr. Amert said that after review the proposals from Priority One and Key Resources, both of Sioux Falls, the City would have more services at a lower cost from Key Resources.Mr. Amert said that he'd pass on the information on to Mr. Johnson.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerBACK TO TOP Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert said the City could accept the low bid or throw all of the bids out.Mr. Amert said that in discussing the bid issue with the City Attorney, once the City obligated to bidding the project, no matter the size, the City must conform to the State laws on bidding.Mr. Amert said the total change order is for $950.Mr. Amert said that technically, that is a day the City would be closed under the Personnel Manual.Mr. Amert said that he wanted to ask the City Commission what they wanted to do.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerFinance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerDan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerMr. Amert said the grant, for $96,145 would not be official until the final 5-Year plan is approved by the SD Department of Transportation, which would be in the Fall of 2004.Mr. Amert said this is very good news for the City to help reach completion of the restoration. Mr. Amert requested to approve the licenses except for Pizza Hut, which he asked to table until the property tax issue is resolved.Mr. Amert said that he'd talked to the SD DOT to see if any recent studies have been completed.Mr. Amert said that the City Shop have a concern with turning the flags out into the street due to the truck traffic along US 18.Mr. Amert said that he'd consult with the City staff to see if that could be done.Discussion followed. Mr. Amert opened the bids as follows:Mr. Amert said that some communities are looking to Opt Out of the Property Tax freeze to compensate for the potential lost income from Sales Tax.Mr. Amert said the estimated loss of sales tax to the City of Canton, South Dakota is $100,000 with the repeal from food.Mr. Amert asked the Commissioners to review the information and discuss the matter in the new few meetings.Discussion followed. PARKING IN FRONT OF JACK FOX MEMORIAL - REQUEST FROM VETERANSCANTON CAR SHOW UPDATEMr. Amert said that Bill McCann, representing the veterans of the Canton area, have asked the City Commission to make the area in front of the Veterans Memorial "No Parking" to allow people driving by the Memorial to see it in clear view.Mr. Amert estimated that about 5 parking spots would be lost that are next to the Lincoln County Courthouse.Mr. Amert said that reports have come to the City about the condition of the sidewalks in front of the Don Farnsworth and Louis O'Brien properties on South Main Street.Mr. Amert asked for permission to start the process to require the property owner to install sidewalks on the property and if not, have the City installed the sidewalks and assess the cost back through a Special Assessment.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerBACK TO TOPFinance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert said that Mr. Ludwig was planning to move the Cruise Night and Poker runs held on the Saturday before the Car Show from Canton to Inwood if the City did not relent from making him pay the fees to the City.Mr. Amert said that the City Attorney's office has reviewed this draft of the Agreement and has approved the Lease Agreement; with the only matter left is review and approval of the City Engineer for the equipment to be placed on the tower.Mr. Amert asked for an approval of the Lease Agreement with the condition that the City Engineer approves the attached documents.Mr. Amert said the one change to the Lease Agreement suggested by the City Attorney was the need to change the decibel level at the equipment building from 71dB to 65 dB.Mr. Amert reviewed the highlights of the Agreement with the Commissioners.Mr. Amert said that he has made a contact with a firm in Sioux Falls, Priority One resources, regarding adding an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to the City's benefit package.Commissioner Bogue asked if Mr. Amert would be willing to contact Key Resources in Sioux Falls to get a competitive quote for their services.Mr. Amert said that he'd be willing to meet with the staff of Key Resources for information on their program.Discussion followed. Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerMr. Amert said the City videotaped the new sewer lines and City Engineer Myron Adam has drafted a sent down an Agreement between the City and H&W that will require H&W to put into escrow of $14,000 to repair the problems relating to the sewer problems discovered.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerFinance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert explained the Ordinance would go into effect on January 1, 2005 and not affect wards or precincts for the 2004 election year.Dan AmertFinance OfficerCommissioner Bogue motioned to send Karen Leffler and Dan Amert to the South Dakota Municipal League Finance Officer's School in Spearfish from June 16-18.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerBACK TO TOP Municipal Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Municipal Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the canvassing meeting.Dan Amert, Municipal Finance OfficerBACK TO TOPFinance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.Mr. Amert said the error was in relation to May 31st being Memorial Day.Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICER - DAN AMERTCHIEF OF POLICE - AL WARNOCK


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Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes.
Mr. Amert explained that certain departments would have supplements for the end of the fiscal year 2003. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert said no one has contacted him about this. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert asked the Commissioners to read through the Agreement and to schedule time in 2 weeks to discuss the proposed Manual and the changes in the Manual. Discussion followed. Dan Amert, Municipal Finance Officer Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes. Mr. Amert said that Mr. Adam has verified that most of the work is completed and that is what is the Certificate is substantiated. Mr. Amert explained that certain departments would have supplements for the end of the fiscal year 2003. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert said the Agreement between the City and the Red Cross had lapsed due to an error at the Red Cross office. Mr. Amert asked the City Commission to approve the Provider Agreement. Mr. Amert asked the Commissioners to read through the Agreement and to schedule time in 2 weeks to discuss the proposed Manual and the changes in the Manual. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert said that he has looked at the area near Toft's Trailer Court and at Ken Cressman's property. Mr. Amert said that Mr. Korus will continue to work to find a site that will work. Mr. Amert said the City has received a draft agreement to lease space at the Water Tower and has sent a copy onto the City Attorney to review. Mr. Amert said the variance is for the height of the fence on the secondary front for a dog kennel. Dan Amert, Municipal Finance Officer Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes. Mr. Amert said that nobody has come forward at this time. Mr. Amert said Sharon Lasley has submitted a letter to the City Commission relating to her request for financial information under Resolution #1078, a resolution requiring submission of financial statements to the City from organizations that received money or assistance from the City. Mr. Amert explained that during the updating of the Zoning Ordinance, the City inadvertently placed facilities like Keystone into R-3 whereas they were before listed as R-2. Mr. Amert said the error was discovered at the time the new building permit was filed with the City for Keystone's expansion. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert asked to schedule the Re-Zone hearing for January 5th at 7:20 p.m. Motion moved by Commissioner Baldwin, seconded by Commissioner Bogue to schedule the Re-Zone request from Keystone Treatment Center to re-zone their properties near their facilities from R-2 to R-3 for Monday, January 5th at 7:20 p.m. All ayes, motion carried. Mr. Amert said a request to the City from Lynda Johnson was to look into having the intersection of Elder and Dakota Street become a 4-Way Stop Light or a 4-Way Stop Signs. Mr. Amert presented that Lincoln County has declared December 26th as a holiday, before a decision has been rendered from the State of South Dakota. Mr. Amert said the City employees would appreciate the 26th as a City Holiday. Mr. Amert said the City is working with Canton-Inwood Hospital to formalize an Agreement for the Hospital to rent space at the Canton Fire and Ambulance Station. Mr. Amert said that both parties hope to have an Agreement in place before the end of 2003. Mr. Amert said that last week's motion was to allow Verizon the Right-of-Entry to conduct tests at the site. Mr. Amert said that he was expecting the proposed Lease Agreement before the end of the year for the City to review. Dan Amert, Municipal Finance Officer Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes. Mr. Amert said that he has also been in contact with the SD Public Utilities Commission about speeding up the process to have Verizon commit to installing the equipment in Canton. Mr. Amert said the next step in the process between the City and Verizon is for the City to sign a Right of Entry permit for Verizon to look over the site and make tests of the facility while reviewing the Water Tower if is a useful site for Verizon. Mr. Amert said that Verizon has assured that the City will be involved in all steps of the process and that City staff will be there every time that Verizon is at the Tower. Mr. Amert said that Eric Hilmoe and representatives of the Canton-Inwood Hospital Board will be present at the December 15th meeting to discuss the issue of the Asylum Administrator house on the Hospital grounds and the future of the house. Mr. Amert said that the Canton Planning and Zoning Commission have proposed a new Building Permit schedule which includes new administrative fines. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert asked the Commission to review the proposal and that he would have representatives from Planning and Zoning here on December 15th to discuss the proposed changes. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER RESOLUTION #1078 Mr. Amert said a local resident, Sharon Lasley, has requested copies of the information the City has asked for under Resolution #1078, a resolution requiring submission of financial statements to the City from organizations that received money or assistance from the City. Mr. Amert said that Ms. Lasley has requested the financial statements from the Canton Fire Department and the Canton-Inwood Ambulance Association. Mr. Amert said that in Ms. Lasley's opinion, they are not sufficient statements. Mr. Amert said the groups have submitted Income Statements, but have not submitted a Balance Sheet, which include the group's cash balances in their accounts. Mr. Amert said this point has been a particular sticking point with the Canton Fire Department and Ms. Lasley has raised the question to the City. Mr. Amert said that Upper Plains Contracting will be receiving an award from the SD Association of General Contractors for their work on the 2003 US Highway 18 project in Canton. Mr. Amert thanked Commissioner Bogue for his work on a recommendation letter for Upper Plains. Dan Amert, Municipal Finance Officer Finance Officer Dan Amert recorded the minutes. Mr. Amert said that representatives of Verizon Wireless will be at the City Water Tower on Thursday morning to meet with the City and discuss the location of the equipment and the building proposed for the site. Mr. Amert said that other property owners have come forward to ask to locate the tower on their property. Mr. Amert asked the Commission to review the Memorandum and to see if a representative of the Big Sioux Corridor can make one of the next City Commission meetings to explain the program. Discussion followed. Mr. Amert asked to set the variance hearing for Barb Rozeboom for December 22nd at 7:15 p.m. Motion moved by Commissioner Bogue, seconded by Commissioner Schultz to set the variance hearing for Barb Rozeboom for December 22nd at 7:15 p.m. All ayes, motion carried. Mr. Amert said the comments are varied from the public, so he asked the Commissioners to review the report. Mr. Amert said that Eric Hilmoe from the Canton-Inwood Hospital would be meeting with the City Commission at the December 15th meeting. Dan Amert, Municipal Finance Officer Mr. Amert informed Mr. Korus that it is a three week procedure to go through a zoning change. Mr. Amert answered that they all are current. Mr. Amert discussed the plans for the Free Pork Feed celebration. Mr. Amert said that there would be a free will donation with funds going to the Nate Sandnes "It's No Big Deal" fund. Mr. Amert explained the program as planned so far. Mr. Amert was there to ask the Commission for use of some barricades and cones for the Chamber's decorating ideas for the celebration. Commissioner Schultz asked Mr. Amert to discuss the issue. Mr. Amert reminded the Commission that the extension of two weeks is up today. Mr. Amert asked the Commission what they wanted done now. The options were discussed. The state of the house was discussed. The Commission directed Mr. Amert to visit with the City Attorney as to how to proceed with the other projects. Mr. Amert asked the Commission to look over his memo to them on the ti


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