By Dan Bechtold, Editor
The Winner City Council approved hiring summer labor and swimming pool employees at a meeting Monday afternoon.
Summer ball field labor include: Derek Ferwerda and Shayden Drey, both at $10.75 per hour.
Summer labor will include: William Boner, $10.75 per hour; Landon Engel, $10.75 per hour; Ben Connot, $10.50 per hour; Coleton Schuyler, $10.50 per hour; Trevor Sachtjen, $10. 50 per hour and Kelly Kidwilier, $10.50 per hour.
Cemetery/summer labor includes Garrett Gronlund, $10.75 per hour and Tyrel Haley, $10.50 per hour.
April to October parks employees are James Padmore, $13 per hour; Austin Cerv, $10.50 per hour and Brandon Olson, $10.50 per hour.
Parks maintenance/janitorial—Matt Hagen, $10.50 per hour
Light department labor—Ryan Sherman, $10.50 per hour
Pool managers are Lorna Phillips, $14.75 per hour; Lorrin Anderson, part-time $14.25 per hour and Paige Stickland, part-time, $13.75 per hour.
Lifeguards-counter/slide attendants: Lorrin Anderson $11.75 per hour; Nathan Naasz, $11.50 per hour; Cole Phillips, $11.50 per hour; Tawny Sherman, $11.25 per hour; Natalie Gronlund, $11.25 per hour; Hayley Halverson, $11 per hour; Rachel Sherman $11 per hour; Katie Mathis, $11; Sam Naasz, $10.75; Sara Husher, $10.75; Sydney Fritz, $10.75; Kennede Mathis, $10.50; Paige Stickland, $10. 50; Brendan Harter, $10.50; Kelsey Bertram, $10.50; Bailey Volmer, $10.50; Grant Winter, $10.50 and Lesley Soles, $10.50. Council member Val Sherman abstained from voting on summer and pool personnel.
The council awarded the bid from Northern Plains LLC of Winner in the amount of $518,322.50 for the 8th St. improvement project this summer. The other bidder was Rosebud Concrete, Winner, $785,645.89.
Doug Sherman of the South Dakota Department of Transportation office in Winner invited the council to a public meeting set for March 31 at the Holiday Inn Express to discuss a highway project in Winner which will be done in 2020 and 2021. The DOT is in the planning stages for this large project and will have persons at the meeting to answer questions.
Deb Bice, communications supervisor, reported there were 2,100 incidents entered into the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) for February. She said there were 767 911 calls and 64.8 percent of them were wireless.
Police chief Paul Schueth reported there were 94 inmates in jail on Monday. The average inmate count for February was 89 with U.S. Probation averaging 8.
There are 18 participants on the 24/7 program and four are on Scram bracelets.
On a split vote, the council rejected the bid of Rosebud Concrete of Winner for work on the nodes on Main Street.
Voting no were council members Val Sherman and Zach Anderson. The rest of the council voted yes.
Councilman Brad Schramm explained he has received several volunteer organizations who will take care of the nodes. Councilman Anderson said he does not see this eliminating the city cost.
The city said they would try the volunteer approach for one year on the nodes.
Government Day will be held March 26 at the Tripp County Courthouse. The city will participate and will hold sessions from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1-2 p.m.
The city election will be held April 14. The election board will include: Joy Tyburec, superintendent; deputies Kay Berg, Linda Goodell, Marlene Burns and Cheryl Schroeder.
The council will advertise for proposals for the summer recreation program for 2015. The city appropriates $2,500 for this program.
A public hearing has been set for April 6 on a preliminary plat for Mathis Brothers.
The city will hold a public hearing on April 6 on a variance requested by Brad Jelinek at 425 W. 4th St.
The city will advertise for sale a 2006 John Deere F687 box mower; 2008 John Deere 850A mid-mount mower and a 1989 Ryan sod cutter.
The council approved selling a sander truck to the city of Colome in the amount of $2,500.
The local Bassmasters will be holding a fishing tournament at the new bass pond. The council said they will require a $250 deposit which is refundable.
The city will donate $500 to the rescue dog unit in Gregory. This organization picks up stay dogs from the dog pound in Winner and finds a home for them.
Prior to the council meeting, the city met as a board of equalization. There were no appeals presented to the board.