The Vermillion City Council approved a resolution, required by South Dakota law, to adopt the salaries of city staff at its first meeting of 2021, which was Monday night.
The resolution includes a 2.5 percent increase in wages for city employees and members of the city council.
“The city has, essentially, three collective bargaining agreements,” Assistant City Manager James Purdy told the city council. “Two are with AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) and one is with the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police). These three agreements cover the years of 2019, 2020 and 2021. Within those agreements is a provision for a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment in 2021 for employees who are covered under one of those three agreements.”
He noted that some employees may receive slightly more or slightly less than a 2.5 percent pay adjustment.
“That’s just the wages being corrected to develop pay schedules that are a little more consistent,” Purdy said.
The resolution also provides a 2.5 percent wage increase for non-union, professional, and management employees.
Purdy noted that the South Dakota minimum wage increased to $9.45 per hour on January 1, and that adjustment is reflected in the resolution.
This year’s resolution also designates City staff as essential employees.
Nearly all city of Vermillion employees qualify as either first responders or essential critical infrastructure workers according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Purdy said, adding as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, administration believes it may be beneficial to officially designate city staff as essential in order to recognize the outstanding work they have done throughout the pandemic, and to put the city in a position to utilize any future stimulus funding related to essential employee or first responder staffing.
The payroll information in the resolution includes:
Mayor/City Council: Kelsey Collier-Wise/$471.28; Julia Hellwege/$272.87; Brian Humphrey/$272.87; Rich Holland/$272.87; Travis Letellier/$272.87; Lindsey Jennewein/$272.87; Katherine Price/$272.87; Steve Ward/$272.87; Howard Willson/$272.87; General Government: John Prescott/$5,382.40; James Purdy/$1,992.80; Fire/EMS: Matthew Callahan/$3,025.60; Robin Hower/$255.00; Anthoney Klunder/$475.00; Matthew Taggart/$1,575.20; Code Enforcement: Farrel Christensen/$2,592.00; Telecommunications: Ryan Anderson/$2,396.00; Engineering: José Domínguez/$3,526.40; Shane Griese/$2,374.40; Finance: Mike Carlson/$4,242.40; Library: Daniel Burniston/$2,596.00; Light and Power: Monty Munkvold/$3,504.00; Parks & Recreation/Golf: James Goblirsch/$3,157.60; Ryan Baedke/$2,179.20; Dennis Chandler/$1,728.80; Mark Clark/$2,728.80; Russell Jensen/$2,260.00; Police: Matthew Betzen/$3,832.80; Chad Passick/$3,416.80; Crystal Brady/$2,921.60; Luke Trowbridge/$2,921.60; Solid Waste: Timothy Taggart/$2,388.80; Street: Pete Jahn/$2,776.80; Water: Curtis Haakinson/$2,554.40;
Fire/EMS: Dawn Abbott-Thompson/$13.60, $2.00/hr on-call; Madison Christensen/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Ryun Fischbach/$12.60, $2.00/hr on-call; Maria Glover/$15.20, $2.00/hr on-call; Nicholas Henchal/$15.20, $2.00/hr on-call; Dylan Hinds/$17.62; Allaina Howard/$12.10, $2.00 on-call; Chase Howe/$12.10, $2.00 on-call; Valerie Hower/$14.70, $2.00/hr on-call; Kayla Kloucek/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Benjamin Kulesa/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; David Kyte/$13.60, $2.00/hr on-call; Joe Kyte/$15.40, $2.00/hr on-call; Audrey Larsen/$17.50; Jordan Leach/$12.30, $2.00/hr on-call; Isabelle Lehman/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Neil Melby/$13.00, $2.00/hr on-call; Hannah Meyer/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Ty Murray/$17.19; Maria Ordonez Carbajal/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Logan Peterson/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Shea Soderlin/$15.50, $2.00/hr on-call; Nathan Steussy/$12.20, $2.00/hr on-call; Joel Stroman/$12.20, $2.00/hr on-call; Landen Van Hulzen/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Ryne Whisler/$12.10, $2.00/hr on-call; Michael Wildermuth/$17.20, $2.00/hr on-call; Matthew Wilmes/$12.30, $2.00/hr on-call; Lisa Wood/$13.00, $2.00/hr on-call; Code Enforcement: Jim Balleweg/$24.62; Custodial: Ron Maher/$13.68; Electric: Austin Anderson/$36.79; Chad Christopherson/$36.79; Dennis Davis/$0.40 per meter; Todd Halverson/$37.85; Karen Harris/$22.08; Matt Nelson/$33.56; Brandon Steeneck/$34.32; Travis Tarr/$39.28; Phil Wiebelhaus/$36.18; Engineering: Todd Nordyke/$23.21; Kenny Wapniarski/$20.14; Finance: Vicki Fader/$20.23; Sherry Howe/$29.10; Janis Johnson/$19.35; Sara McBride/$15.41; Katie Redden/$25.18; General Government: Marty Washington/$18.64; Library: Nicole Andrews/$12.46; Peter Banasiak/$10.00; Kaia Brose/$10.00; Linda Calleja/$17.80; Jeffrey Engeman/$18.94; Kaitlin Haas/$10.00; Rachelle Langdon/$15.71; Katelyn Nelson/$10.00; Wendy Nilson/$23.70; Amanda Raiche/$20.80; Mackenzie Stone/$12.30; Sophia Wermers/$13.38; Parks & Recreation/Golf: Victoria Andre/$10.00; Brooke Assmus/$10.00; Grace Auchstetter/$10.50; Tamara Baisden/$30.00 per game; Josh Bern/$10.00; Lauren Bern/$10.00; Nathaniel Bohnsack/$10.75; Tyson Dahler/$10.00; Emma Dahlhoff/$10.00; Ross Dahlhoff/$11.00; Mya Dejong/$10.50; Alyssa Elbert/$10.50; Bridget Farmer/$10.00; Shannon Fitzsimmons/$10.00; Sydney Franken/$11.50; Kennedy Goblirsch/$10.50; Parker Goblirsch/$10.00; Payten Halverson/$10.00; Cylie Hanson/$18.83; Hunter Headlee/$30.00 per game; Thomas Heisinger/$10.00; Quinci Herll/$10.50; Caelynn Ihnen/$10.00; Aliyah Jackson/$10.00; Asiah Jackson/$10.00; Lilly Johnson/$10.50; McKenzie Kerkman/$10.00; Morgan Kerkman/$10.75; Emile Khan/$10.00; Abigail Larson/$10.00; Molly Larson/$10.00; Peyton Larson/$10.00; Sophie Larson/$10.00; Alisha Leber/$10.00; Tyler Leif/$10.00; Janathan Lucero/$10.00; Alexis Malimaneck/$10.00; Tyler Mann/$10.00; Madisen Martinez/$10.50; Haley Michel/$10.50; Maxwell Morris/$30.00 per game; Madison Neuberger/$10.50; Tomalyn Peckham/$10.00; Sadie Pederson/$10.50; Baylee Prather/$11.50; Kennedy Pratt/$10.00; Joshua Prescott/$10.25; Wesley Privett/$10.00; Nathan Robertson/$10.00; Alexis Saunders/$10.00; Samuel Schwebach/$10.50; Shannon Sokolowski/$10.50; Jane StruckmanJohnson/$10.00; Drew Thelen/$10.00; Dylan Thelen/$10.00; Tyler Trageser/$18.83; Madison Treiber/$10.00; Kylee Tresch/$11.50; Mark Upward/$10.00; Alexis Webb/$10.00; Christopher White/$10.00; Tyler Williamson/$19.73; Kiley Wood/$10.00; Brock Boerboom/$10.00; Alyssa Brown/$10.00; Grant Campbell/$14.00; Alexandra Carr/$10.00; Jack Cochrane/$10.00; Rylan Craig/$10.00; Sam Craig/$10.00; Brady Dinger/$10.00; Austin Felts/$10.00; Ashley German/$10.00; Jackson Girard/$10.00; Dalton Godfrey/$10.00; Shanel Goranowski/$10.00; Jordan Hiser/$10.00; Alyssa Hurley/$10.00; Drew Kaitfors/$10.00; Carson Lee/$10.00; Carter Mart/$10.00; Brady Martinez/$10.00; Kyleigh Moran/$10.00; Blake Paulson/$10.00; Willis Robertson/$10.00; Alexa Rudeen/$10.00; Timothy Tracy/$10.00; Ryne Whisler/$10.00; Max Anderson/$10.00; Aaron Baedke/$12.00; Danny Brown/$10.25; Jared Corlett/$10.00; Devin Gilbertson/$10.00; Gabe Montgomery/$10.00; Justin Norling/$10.75; Travis Taggart/$19.25; Garrett Tiehen/$10.00; Derek Wolterman/$10.00; Police: Cindy Carrington/$15.55; Jonathan Cole/$28.94; Matthew Davis/$26.53; Andrew Delgado/$26.87; Debra DeRoacher/$18.31; Mark Foley/$28.23; Drew Gortmaker/$24.95; Jamie Hall/$ 25.57; Ryan Hough/$34.75; Robin Hower/$31.53; Anthoney Klunder/$29.66; Chet Moser/$26.87; Ben Nelsen/$34.75; Jessica Newman/$27.54; Joe Ostrem/$29.98; Evan Rolling/$23.75; Dallas Schnack/$18.21; Jonathan Warner/$29.66; Solid Waste/Recycling: Jasper Johnson/$18.00; Kase King/$10.50; Mark Milbrodt/$24.69; Daniel Milroy/$18.83; Todd Mockler/$19.24; Brian Waage/$18.83; Dan Hanson/$21.40; Kara Mulheron/$17.05; Jeremiah Kashas/$18.64; Todd Moe/$21.88; Jim Zimmerman/$23.70; Street: Ted Ball Jr./$18.18; Paul Brunick/$10.25; Scott Iverson/$19.00; Joshua Manning/$18.56; Jeffrey Mart/$24.97; Cody Sommervold/$19.86; Joshua Timmerman/$18.56; Rich Walker/$11.50; Tyler Zimmerman/$24.94; Telecommunications: Amanda Arndt/$18.90; Anthony Iverson/$18.90; Jena Jones/$18.44; Marsha Kinzie/$24.79; Emma Nelsen/$17.95; Derek Ronning/$23.02; David Stammer/$24.79; Jessica Standley/$24.79; Wastewater: Fred Balleweg/$31.96; Ryan Hage/$10.50; Michael Heine/$25.03; Kyle Hoisington/$24.09; Cory Moore/$22.51; Robert Pickens/$23.01; Michael Watterson/$18.26; Water: Brian Hamilton/$19.42; Zachary Hammond/$20.72; Dale Husby/$23.93; Eric McPherson/$26.22; Wade Mount/$26.05; Andrew Wickre/$20.66; Volunteer Firefighters: Dawn Abbott-Thompson; Cole Albaugh-Edgecomb; Karl Brewer; Jeff Brown; Kellen Cusick; Ryun Fischbach; David Hancock; David Hesse; Allaina Howard; Hunter Jackson; Cody Jansen; Kase King; Josh Kleinhesselink; Anthoney Klunder; Tony Kronaizl; Noah Krull; Shannon Kymala; Mary Lane; Jordan Leach; Scott Martinson; Curtis Mincks; Mike Murra; Blake Nelson; Shelby Roda; Blaine Schoellerman; Bill Sperry; Mark Taggart; Keith Thompson; John Walker; Noah Walker; Dylan Whelchel; Ryne Whisler; Brandon Wiemers; Matthew Wilmes; Associate Firefighters: Doug Brunick; Ray Decker; Don Forseth; Rich Walker; Planning Commission: (Each member receives $15.00 per meeting.) Matthew Fairholm; Kate Fitzgerald; Don Forseth; Keith Gestring; Susan Heggestad; Bob Iverson; Thomas Mrozla; Doug Tuve; Jim Wilson; Library Board: (Each member receives $15.00 per meeting.) Catherine Beem; Alexis Oskolkoff; Greg Redlin; Gabrielle Strouse; Eric Young;
VOLUNTEER BOARDS & COMMISSIONS:
Business Improvement District No. 1: Amy Christensen; David Herbster; Greg Huckabee; Dan Kenton; Bill Marketon; Business Improvement District No. 2: Bekki Engquist-Schroeder; Michelle Maloney; Patrick Morrison; Martin Prendergast; Jim Waters; Golf Advisory Board: David Carr; Joni Hook; Ann Jensen; Pat Steckelberg; Keith Thomas; Historic Preservation Commission: Johnny Beyers; Cyndy Chaney; William Dendinger; Ed Gerrish; Susan Keith-Gray; Dietrik Vanderhill; Jim Wilson; Housing Authority: Elizabeth Abbot; Cindy Benzel; Craig Develder; Catherine Johnson; Maria Trowbridge; Human Relations Commission: Jordan Bonstrom; Shannon Cole; Brenda 3 Fergen; Wendy Hess; Calvin Peterson; Codylee Riedmann; Gerald Yutrzenka; Joint Powers Solid Waste Advisory Board: Mark Sweeney; Public Safety Center Board: Robert Fuller; Bruce Plate; Dave Thiese; Tree Board: Aaron Baedke; Joan Doss.