Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Funeral Service

Official Board Minutes For March 26, 2014 Teleconference


Members Present:
 Howard Sogn, Vice-President

Stuart W. Barns, Member    

Tim Bachman, Member
Alfred Rude, Lay Member
Mariah Pokorny, Dept. of Health (Non-voting member)

Members Absent:
Daryl Isburg, President

Sue Bentsen, Secretary-Treasurer

David Volk, Lay Member                                               


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

Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant
John Strohman, Office of the Attorney General


Vice President Sogn called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM MT. 

Corrections or additions to the agenda:  The Board moved Complaints/Investigations above Item #4 on the agenda.

FY Financial Update:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of January 31, 2014: year to date revenue of $70,632.15; expenditures of $34,270.18 and cash balance of $108,317.45.    The financial update was approved as presented.  Bachman joined the meeting at 1:11 PM MT.

Approval of Minutes from August 7, 2013:  Barns moved and Bachman seconded to approve the minutes from August 7, 2013.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. 


#154:  Barns moved to dismiss complaint #154 based on lack of substantive evidence.  Bachman seconded to dismiss.  Motion carried by roll call vote;  Sogn, yes; Bachman, yes; Rude, yes.

#155:  Sogn reported complaint #155 pending.

#156:  Barns reported complaint #156 pending.  Strohman exited the meeting 1:30 PM MT.

Executive Secretary Contract Renewal:  Tellinghuisen asked for renewal of her contract with a 3% increase.  Barns moved and Rude seconded to approve the increase.  Motion carried by roll call vote; Sogn, yes; Bachman, yes; Rude, yes; Barns, yes.

Sponsorship of SDFDA Convention Speaker:  Bachman moved and Barns seconded to sponsor $1,000 of the cost of the technical speaker provided the state approves the co-sponsorship.  Motion carried by roll call vote; Sogn, yes; Bachman, yes; Rude, yes; Barns, yes.

Schedule next meeting:  The next meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM MT.  Bachman moved and Barns seconded to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 1:52 PM MT.