New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes June 4, 2014

                                                        MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on June 4, 2014.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, Deputy McPherson, Kim & Jami Winegar, and Dianne Trullinger.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.

 

AGENDA

Motion by Graham second by K.Trullinger to approve the agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.

 

MINUTES 

Moved by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve the May 21, 2014 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented.  Motion by K. Trullinger second by Holloway to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  

May bills payable June 4, 2014

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council– 361.75; Finance Office – 3002.80; Public Works – 4414.03; Aflac (May) – 113.78; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 27.01; IRS (SS & FWT) – 3528.48; SD Retirement (May) – 1379.19; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 302.04; Berniece Arney (CC clean & supplies) – 193.10; Wellmark (health ins) – 1427.31; Cardmember Services (lifeguard training, phones, pool cover, lumber) – 1548.71; WREA (Service) – 1468.75;  Golden West  (Service) – 290.07; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2194.80; Dept. of Revenue (malt Bev Lic) – 637.50; Shawn Huss (lifeguard training) – 175.00; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel)- 311.40; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 282.28; NU Post (publishing) – 292.09; MARC (cleaner) – 21.19; Human Resource School (reg. fee) – 50.00; Finance Officers School (reg. fee) – 150.00; McGas (fuel) – 214.50; Keiffer Sanitation (tote dumps) – 160.00; Ace Hardware (park supplies) – 11.98; BJ’s (fuel) – 535.51; Penn. Co. Sheriff (2nd qtr) – 10712.00; Northwest pipe (SP parts) – 41.60; Contractors Supply (SP parts) – 42.30; BH Chemical (CC) – 69.39; Trullinger (reimbursement SP supplies) – 29.99. TOTAL: $33988.55

METER FUND

Scott Parsons (meter refund) – 50.00.

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

First Natl Bank (SRF payment) – 1693.16; WREA (Service) – 804.79; Hawkins (chemicals) – 627.96; MARC (supplies) – 294.43; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00; Rural Water (locates) – 200.00.  TOTAL: $5555.84

SEWER FUND

WREA (service) – 101.46; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00; MARC (mosquito) – 81.00; Rural Water (class fees) – 75.00.  TOTAL: $280.46.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

  • The swimming pool is painted and awaiting water.

  • Distributor parts were delivered, but missing yet.

  • Tote bottoms made & placed.

  • Mowing will begin soon.

     

    ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-04

    Ordinance Number 14-04 received its second reading.

     

    ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-04

    AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII SECTION A. – NUISANCES

     

    BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW UNDERWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA THAT ARTICLE VII; SECTION A; BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS (CHANGES UNDERLINED OR STRIKETHROUGHS):

     

    SECTION A. GENERAL

    1. Disturbing the peace Any act, or omitting to perform any duty, which act or omission allows noises to emanate from any covered property or vehiclewhich disturbs the public peace, health, or safety of residents, which shall include, but not limited to, the use of Jake Brakes (engine retarders),the barking of dogs, defective vehicles, excessively loud playing of television or audio equipment such that it disturbs the peace beyond fifty (50) feet outside the residence or vehicle in which the sounds is produced or received.

     

    SECTION B. ANIMALS

    Definitions

    The following words and terms as used in this chapter, unless context requires, shall mean and are defined as follows:

  1. "Dangerous animal" means any animal that is not domesticated or is part wild animal as indicated in A.R.S.D. 12:68:18:03 (2001), such as a wolf-hybrid.

E. “Pit Bull” Is defined to mean a (bull terrier breed, Staffordshire bull terrier breed, American pit bull terrier breed, Presa Canario breed, any dog of mixed breed or of other breeds than above listed which breed or mixed breed is known as pit bull terriers, and any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of the above breeds or any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the standards established by the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club for any of the above breeds.  In the event of a question as to whether a particular animal is a Pit Bull, the decision of any duly licensed veterinarian shall be binding and cost will be the responsibility of the owner.  If a veterinarian determines the dog is not a Pit Bull, the owner will be reimbursed by the City for the veterinarian determination.

F.“Wolf Hybrid” Any animal resulting from the breeding of a wolf with a domestic dog.  Such term shall also include hybrids which are bred to other hybrids, pure dogs, or pure wolves to produce offspring.  The term “wolf hybrid” shall also include any animal that is advertised, registered, licensed, or otherwise described or represented as a wolf hybrid by it’s owner or any dealer of such animals.  In the event of a question as to whether a particular animal  is a wolf hybrid, the decision of any duly licensed veterinarian shall be binding and cost will be the responsibility of the owner.  If a veterinarian determines the dog is not a Wolf Hybrid, the owner will be reimbursed by the City for the veterinarian determination.

Killing of animals:  No person shall perform the act of poisoning or killing any domestic animal in the City limits unless an officer or agent has to kill the domestic animal in performance of his/her duty.

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                                                                                   Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor  

 

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer                                                                 

 

First reading: May 21, 2014

Second reading:  June 4, 2014

Publish date:  June 12. 2014

Effective date:  July 1, 2014

 

Motion by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 14-04.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Graham, Holloway, and K. Trullinger.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

BUILDING PERMITS

BP#14-12; Jim & Alana Szymonski; 101 S. Monroe Ave.; fence

Motion by K. Trullinger second by Buchtel to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#14-13; Jesse Sharp; 205 S. “C” Ave;  Move off mobile home

Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#14-14; William Wall; 102 N. “B” Ave; garage

After much discussion on set backs it was moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to table this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#14-15; Joe & Jessica Weishaar; shed and fence

Motion by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#14-16; Randy Madsen, Corner Bar; 524 S. “A” Ave.; awning

Councilor Graham stated a resident had a concern with water being displaced onto the neighboring property. Motion by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE

Kim Winegar presented  the proprosed calendar of quarterly events they would like to sponsor. After discussion it was moved by Buchtel second by Graham to approve the skate night, vendor fair (needs a different date), community sales, bike rally, potluck & fireworks show and up to $220.00 budget for these events.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.  The Mayor again reminded the committee that all monies collected are city monies and must be deposited in city accounts.

Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to appoint Kim Winegar the chairman of the community center committee.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

Other items discussed:

1. The finance officer explained her mother had a stroke and she would miss human resource and finance officer’s school, next week, but Ione Wolf would be attending.

2. Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report, animal complaints are down and assaults are up. 

3. An abatement on dogs running at large was sent.

4. Painting the community center floor with epoxy paint was discussed.

5. The Mayor will be gone on vacation for one week.

  1. The oath of office for the city attorney was tabled.

 

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.

 

 

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer