Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Funeral Service

Official Board Minutes For April 15, 2013


Via Teleconference


Members Present:
Daryl Isburg, President
Howard Sogn, Vice-President
Sue Bentsen, Secretary-Treasurer
Stuart W. Barns, Member
Tim Bachman, Member
Alfred Rude, Lay Member
David Volk, Lay Member
Mariah Pokorny, Dept of Health(Non-voting member)


Members Absent:


Others Present: 
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant
Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant                                                         


President Isburg called the meeting to order at 3:06 PM CT. 


Corrections or additions to the agenda:  Isburg requested we switch Item #5 and #6 around on the agenda.


Approval of Minutes from September 12, 2012:  Volk moved and Rude seconded to approve the minutes from September 12, 2012.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. 


FY Financial Update:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of January 31, 2013: year to date revenue of $70,403.93; expenditures of $35,564.06 and cash balance of $95,022.32.  Bachman moved and Bentsen seconded to approve the financial update.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Buchholz reported that seven embalmers didn’t renew for the 2013 licensure period.  The board office will distribute a list of non-renewals to the board. We currently have 344 active embalmers and 97 establishments. 


Complaints/Investigations:  Spargur reported that complaint #152 is still pending.    


Schedule next meeting:  The next meeting is scheduled for May 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM CT in Watertown.


Executive Secretary Contract Renewal:  Sogn exited the call.  Tellinghuisen requested to renew the contract with a 3% increase for FY 2014.  Volk moved and Barns seconded to enter executive session to discuss Contract Renewal at 3:23 PM CT.  Tellinghuisen, Spargur and Buchholz exited the call.  Bachman moved and Rude seconded to exit executive session at 3:26 PM CT.  Bachman moved and Rude seconded to approve Tellinghuisen’s contract as requested.  Motion carried by roll call vote; Isburg, yes; Bentsen, yes; Rude, yes; Volk, yes; Barns, yes; Bachman, yes.


Volk moved and Bachman seconded to adjourn. Motion carried by unanimous vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 3:27 PM CT.