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Minutes October 6, 2004

MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL

A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on Oct. 6, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and LeeAnn Schumacher. Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Asst. Finance Officer Teresa Gossard, Asst. Dir. of Public Works Jack Trullinger, Officer Wardle, and Al Ackerman.

AGENDA

Moved by Richter second by Green to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.

MINUTES

Motion by Dahlquist second by Schumacher to approve the Sept. 15, 2004 minutes with the following correction: Under water for Engelhart Estates "The Council agreed they would consider a proposal to provide water to this area, if the homeowners could come up with the necessary funding to put in booster pumps, mains, and necessary apparatuses." Aye: all. Motion carried.

The Ec. Dev. Minutes for June, July, & Aug. were presented to the Council.

FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST

The Finance Officer presented the financial reports, bill-list and vouchers. Motion by Schumacher second by Richter to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.

September bills payable Oct. 6, 2004

GENERAL FUND

Salaries – 4150.72; City of Deadwood (workshop) – 50.00; SDML (conference) – 375.00; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 1009.08; SD Retirement – 412.83; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 125.88; WREA (service) – 580.46; Golden West (service) – 138.14; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1324.80; Rapid City Journal (publishing) – 243.81; DakotaCare (ins) – 364.45; Steve's (fuel) – 346.11; Elan (supplies) – 788.23; Case Credit (payment) - 958.66; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 726.50; SD Fed. Prop. (shop) – 120.00; Gillette Diary (SP) – 27.48; Sheehan Mack (distributor) – 61.32; Dakota Business (minute book) – 116.19; Ace Steel (CC sign) – 91.71; Midcontinent testing (SP) – 60.00; McGas Propane (SP) – 122.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals) – 403.59; Demersseman, Jensen, Christenson, Stanton, & Huffman (legal feees) – 388.25; Rockmount (welding Rod) – 407.02; Hills Material (oil) –2033.00; Pete Lein (chips) – 425.71; J&J Asphalt (hot mix) – 850.15. TOTAL: $16701.09.

WATER FUND

Salaries – 4466.73; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 1334.43; SD Retirement – 606.62; WREA (service) – 755.46; Golden West (Water Alarm) – 23.50; Dakotacare (ins) – 984.65; Elan (supplies) – 179.30; Northwest Pipe (gaskets) – 553.25; Dakota Pump & Control (omnisites) – 56.00; Cellular One (phone) –43.96; Hawkins (chemicals) – 972.80. TOTAL – $9976.70.

SEWER FUND

Salaries – 1231.13; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 339.18; SD Retirement – 206.36; WREA (service) – 118.81. TOTAL – $1895.48.

METER FUND

Brenda Johnson (refund) – 10.00.

LIFT STATION

The lift station pump went out over the week-end, so the Dir. of Public Works had to manually run the lift station pump over the week-end. He purchased a single phase motor for now and will try to get the three phase repaired. If the three phase cannot be repaired another one will have to be ordered.

CHIP SEAL PROJECT

Mr. Trullinger reported that they have two blocks on "C" Ave. and North "A" Ave. to chip seal yet this year, but this will have to wait until Mr. Hall recovers.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Officer Wardle gave his written monthly report. Report on football fence, assaults, break in at a business, and speeding. He suggested that the Council consider lowering the speed limit on 1416 within the City Limits.

BILLS RURAL WATER CONTRACT

The Mayor explained the water contract we have with Mr. George Bills and Mr. Charles Boydston. After discussion it was moved by Schumacher second by Green that Bills will pay their rural water bill starting from May 1st, 2004 onward, since the previous good will credit due them from when the new well was drilled has been paid in full. Aye: all. Motion carried. (Mr. Boydston does not use City water yet.)

Motion by Schumacher second by Dahlquist that as per these 1988 contracts Bills’ and Boydston’s water bills will be based on pricing as follows: 5% over the City rate per 1,000 gallons and 20% over the City rate for the minimum. Aye: all. Motion carried.

SWIMMING POOL

The 2003 and 2004 expenditure and revenue sheets for the swimming pool were presented.

BUILDING PERMITS

#04-37; Sharon Anderson; 205 S. Bailey; carport

Home Occupation; Norma Pellegrin; 102 N. Wood Ave; New & Used Plus in garage

Motion by Schumacher second by Dahlquist to approve 04-37 and the variance on set backs pending a letter from the adjoining property owner granting permission. Aye: all. Motion carried.

Moved by Richter second by Schumacher to approve the home occupation for Norma Pellegrin. Aye: all. Motion carried.

 

 

WASTE WATER FACILITY INSPECTION REPORT

The recommendations made by the State will be addressed. The recommendations included raising the monthly sewer rate to $17.00. The Council felt the increases should be done in increments.

SAFETY BENEFITS INSPECTION

Risk Management inspection of Administrative, Streets, Buildings, Water, and Wastewater and their recommendation will be addressed.

DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN

The Mayor drew up the mitigation plan for the City and sent it on to Emergency Management. She will meet with them again next week to finalize this plan.

OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED THROUGHOUT MEETING

  1. Thank you cards from Cal Reed and the PTO were presented to the Council.
  2. Korean War Parade. The Mayor and the Council thanked Daryl & Meri Jo Anderson and Cris & Rob Allen & girls, and Jeff & Cheryl Johnson for representing New Underwood in the Parade.
  3. Tire article in Journal. The tires hopefully will be hauled away soon, since we are running out of room.
  4. The Dir. of Public Works is in the hospital and will be having surgery, so he will be on sick leave for a while.
  5. Replacing the old chairs at the Community Center.
  6. The Mayor will call planning and zoning to get the courtesy notification on building permits within the three-mile jurisdiction.
  7. New garbage cans at Steve’s General Store are working great.
  8. Garbage blowing problem on "D" Ave. – dogs tearing up garbage.
  9. The letters on the radiological have been delivered to the consumers.
  10. Dena Whitney spiking permit tabled.

Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

 

(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer




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