July Minutes

Notice of Public Hearing

Date: July 19, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Community Center

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Tabor has scheduled a public hearing for the request of a Special Event malt beverage license for Beseda Hall Inc.’s August 5, 2023, Tractor Pull event on S Hakl Ave, Tabor, SD.

Any individual interested in the approval or rejection of this application may attend and voice their opinions at the designated time and place.

Evelyn Kloucek
Finance Office

Additionally, please publish the grass ordinance once.

Meeting Minutes – July 5, 2023

Chairperson Laverne Schieffer called the Tabor Board of Trustees meeting to order on July 5, 2023, at the Community Center. Present at the meeting were Ken Carda, Brian Neumayer, Linda Bares, Susan Shrader (via cell, entered at 7:40), Ev Kloucek (Finance Officer), Rich Sutera, Gene and Vicky Stogsdill, Jerry Stibral, Katie and Nick Stutzman, Stephanie and Tyler Ellis, and Robert Ulmer. Kent Lehr, the lawyer, was also present. The meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda Approval:

  • Motion by Bares, seconded by Carda to approve the posted agenda. Motion carried.

Financial Report Approval:

  • Carda motioned, and Neumayer seconded the approval of the financial report as presented. Motion carried.

Minutes Approval:

  • Carda motioned, and Bares seconded the approval of last month’s minutes as published. Motion carried.

Bill Payment Approval:

  • Carda motioned, and Neumayer seconded the approval to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Financial Summary:

  • General: $607,186.56
  • Water: $241,376.04
  • Sewer: $749,790.55
  • Park Savings: $16,344.25

General Expenses:

  • Various general expenses were reported, including salaries, utilities, and other payments, totaling $337,641.91.

Water Expenses:

  • Water-related expenses, including gallons used and fees, amounted to $8,326.10.

Sewer Expenses:

  • Sewer-related expenses, including payments and fees, totaled $421,377.19.

Chairperson’s Remarks:

  • Chairperson Schieffer thanked residents for attending the CDBG public meeting as required. She invited residents to share any concerns about the progress of the wastewater sewer project. Chairperson handed over the meeting to Rich Sutera, who has been attending biweekly meetings with SPN and Slowey.
  • Stephanie Ellis reported a water line hit and sediment cleared from inside plumbing and sprinkler system. Sutera will inform Slowey/SPN and consider rolling back the landscaping if necessary. Residents requested a letter prior to working on streets in their area, and Sutera will coordinate with SPN. Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m. Ulmer and Ellis exited at 6:55 p.m.


  • Katie Stutzman presented the Board with a Town Swim Pool resolution dated back from 1969, as the pool board is changing its name from “Town and Country Pool” and transferring ownership of dirt property. The lawyer suggested filing a deed, waiting for the organization to finalize the name change, and possibly getting the property surveyed. Stutzman left at 7 p.m.


  • Lawyer provided no update. Carda motioned, and Bares seconded the Chairperson to sign CDBG request #6/8 wastewater improvement approval of payment. Motion carried.
  • The Board reviewed Code Enforcer recommendations, as presented in the Town meeting on June 20. Discussion included the 225 N Lidice property, Slowey’s dirt piling, and Czech Days updates. The Board suggested selling/reserving spots at Cimpl Field for next Czech Days fireworks and adjusting the Cortrust sign placement in R field. Stogsdill requested raising the fence at Takota Park in L field. No update on LED light replacement, as work is ongoing with Koch Insurance. Randy Kittle took pictures for a grant application. Stogsdill requested the fence at Takota Park be raised in L field. No update on LED light replacement, as work is ongoing with Koch Insurance. Randy Kittle took pictures for a grant application.

New Business:

  • Carda motioned and Bares seconded to prepay for 4000 gallons of propane at $1.55. Motion carried.
  • Chairperson Schieffer signed SMRWD to attend a meeting in Geddes on July 11.
  • Beseda Hall Inc. requested a special event ML License for August 5, Tractor Pull. The publication date was set for July 10, and a special meeting was scheduled for July 19 at 6:30 p.m. due to the regular Town Board meeting on August 7.
  • Appraisers for N Lidice lots were identified as Jake Herman, Dean Sternhagen, and Aaron Melichar.


  • Maintenance work included working on the Lead Copper customer survey, scheduled for completion by October 16, 2024. The maintenance team attended a class on July 19 in Flandreau. The streets were swept before Czech Days, and residents were asked for permission regarding tree planting in the right of way. Mosquito spraying was conducted.


  • A water application was submitted by Kevin Douglas for E Yankton. Letters were sent to two residents for mowing and garbage violations. Nineteen late water notices were sent on June 21, with eight second notices sent, due on July 5. All payments were received. Budget Class in Sioux Falls on June 28 was informative.

Public Comment:

  • Jerry Stibral expressed feeling violated and experiencing hardship due to Code Enforcer requests for property cleanup. Stibral requested specific code ordinance details.


  • Carda motioned, and Neumayer seconded to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried. The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for August 7, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

Evelyn Kloucek, Finance Office
Laverne Schieffer, Chairperson