MINUTES OF THE
NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on Mar. 3, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and John Torrey. Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Pub. Works Greg Hall, Asst. Finance Officer Teresa Gossard, Asst. Dir. of Pub. Works Jack Trullinger, Officer Adrian & trainee, Al Ackerman, Wes Flint, and Galen & Donna Niederwerder. Arriving later: City Attorney Tamara Pier, Travis Madsen, and Jon & Irene Madsen.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Green, to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Richter to approve the Feb. 18, 2004 minutes. Aye: all. Motion carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST
The Finance Officer presented the financial reports, bill-list and vouchers. Motion by Richter second by Green to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
February bills payable Mar. 3, 2004
Salaries – 2721.82; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 678.04; SD Retirement (Feb) – 517.85; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 121.68; WREA (service) – 929.77; Golden West (service) – 213.14; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1192.05; Rapid City Journal (publishing) – 198.78; DakotaCare (ins) – 1114.12; Aflac (ins) – 23.90; Steve's (fuel) – 137.15; Elan (supplies) – 200.70; Case Credit (payment) - 958.66; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 108.81; SD Fed. Prop. (wacker packer) – 202.50; Dakota Supply Group (urinal parts - CC) – 108.52; Teresa Gossard (reimb. Supplies) – 67.25; Jenner Equip. (parts) – 57.90; Joe Simmons (CC repair) – 781.00; Walmart (CC supplies) – 28.53; Dept. of Health (reg. Fee – WN) – 10.00. TOTAL: 10372.17.
Salaries – 1640.99; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 522.68; SD Retirement (Feb.) – 420.64; WREA (service) – 639.60; Golden West (Water Alarm) – 23.50; Elan (postage) – 58.36; Dakota Supply Group (supplies) – 595.63; Hawkins (chemicals & colorimeter) – 1183.25; Cellular One (service) – 43.86. TOTAL – 5128.51.
Salaries – 597.45; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 165.79; SD Retirement (Feb) – 96.87; WREA (service) – 67.34; Elan (parts for lift sta) – 211.00; Dakota Pump (omni-site) – 56.00. TOTAL – 1194.45.
MEETING DATE CHANGE
Since the Municipal League District meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2004 the second meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday April 19, at 6:00 p.m.
The local board of equalization will meet in March at City Hall. If you would like to voice any objection to your assessment you must make your appointment to be heard no later than March 11, 2004 at the City Finance Office.
The Autocon system is currently not working due to a memory loss. The minimum cost to restore the memory will be $2,500.00 to $3,500.00. The Council agreed the City Engineer should be contacted to give a recommendation on restoration or a new system.
The old gallery well from 1941 needs to be abandoned. Mr. Hall has contacted the State and applied for the necessary paperwork to achieve this goal. Motion by Richter second by Green to abandon the gallery well. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Mr. Hall attended a County Conference on mosquito control this week. He reported on this conference and discussed different methods of control. He will attend another conference in Pierre Mar. 15.
Mr. Hall reported he had received some complaints on how the snow removal was being done this year. He gave the Council a copy of their policy statement on snow removal, which sets the criteria for snow removal priority. That is the criteria for snow removal currently unless the Council would like to change their policy. The Council will look over their policy and decide if any changes are needed.
Officer Adrian presented his written monthly report. He reported that DARE graduation will be March 26, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.
BP04-06; Travis Madsen; 701 S. “A” Ave; overhead door; 702 S. “A” Ave; gravel, door installed and roof repair, fertilizer storage tanks with spill containment.
04-07; Jerry Good; 211 S. “C” Ave; deck & storage shed.
After discussion and more information on type of fertilizer was obtained it was moved by Richter second by Dahlquist to approve BP04-06. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Green to approve permit 04-07. Aye: all. Motion carried.
CLEAN UP DAY
Clean Up day is set for the week-end of April 24 & 25. The public works staff will pick the garbage up on the following Monday & Tuesday.
The animal clinic has been set for Sunday April 25, 2004 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Golden will be called to see if they can match the price.)
The 2003 annual report that is submitted to SD Legislative Audit and published in the Journal was presented to the Council. Motion by Richter second by Dahlquist to accept the 2003 annual report as presented. Roll call vote. Aye: Dahlquist, Green, Richter, and Torrey. Nay: none. Motion carried.
COMMERCIAL GARBAGE RATE ORDINANCE
Ordinance Number 04-02 received its first reading. Moved by Richter second by Dahlquist to accept the first reading of ordinance #04-02. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Richter to enter into executive session at 7:21 p.m. with the City Attorney to discuss legal matters. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by Torrey second by Dahlquist to come out of executive session at 8:21 p.m. and take a recess from the regular meeting. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 8:26 p.m. Councilman Green had to leave to go to work.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Torrey that the water availability request for rural water from Galen Niederwerder and Jon & Irene Madsen be tabled to the next meeting until a policy is established that is fair for all city residents and rural users. Aye: all. Motion carried. A water draw down test and impact study are to be taken under advisement.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED
V.J. Smith meeting in Rapid City on Thursday. The City Staff will attend.
Voter registration notice – deadline is March 29, 2004 for this election.
MGB is now crushing the metal pile at the dump.
Stop signs and no parking signs. (No decisions were made, but the school will be contacted about the possible no parking zone discussed.)
Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer