New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes July 5, 2006

MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on July 5, 2006 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. Public Works Greg Hall, Officer Pryzmus, Officer Olson, Rob Goodman, Mike Holloway, and Al Ackerman.      

 

AGENDA

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

 

MINUTES                                                               

Motion by Dahlquist second by Richter to approve the June 21, 2006 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.  

June bills payable July 5, 2006                                                                                   

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 7292.65; Mileage – 574.05; Dept. of Revenue (Malt Bev. License) – 125.00; McGas (pool & C.H propane) – 1311.20; SD Dept. of Health (food license) – 80.00; Shadow Coating (pick- up bed liner) – 400.00; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 1806.98; SD Retirement – 780.77; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 183.72; WREA (service) – 1060.68;  Golden West (service) – 225.64; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1291.09; Dakota Care (ins) – 508.53; NU Post (Publishing) – 206.33; Steve's (fuel) – 413.53; Elan (grader, shop, water, CC, sewer)  – 776.04; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 100.46; Sam’s Club (SP) – 490.10; NU Grain (weed killer) –32.00; Janice Jensen (CC) – 85.00; Bev Taylor (CC) – 85.00; Pool & Spa (SP) – 457.27; Gillette Diary (SP) – 195.84; Dianne Trullinger (cleaning & watering) – 210.00;  Great Western (backhoe and streets) – 70.50; Mid Continent (sp water test) – 16.00; Jenner Equipment Company (backhoe) – 206.35; Demersseman Jensen Christianson Staton & Huffman, LLP (attorney fees) – 362.50.  TOTAL: $19347.23.            

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 2782.81; McGas (well house propane) – 201.15; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 648.07; SD Retirement – 349.36; WREA (service) – 820.67; Dakota Care (health insurance) – 1243.77; Elan (parts) – 2.32;  Hawkins Water Treatment (water) – 863.80; North West Pipe Fittings, Inc (water) – 1036.83; Racicky Plumbing and Ditching (water) – 135.37; Demersseman Jensen Christianson Staton & Huffman, LLP (attorney fees) – 387.50.  TOTAL – $8471.65. 

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 1301.73; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 360.12; SD Retirement – 218.38; WREA (service) – 41.63; Elan (parts) – 227.70; Omni-site.com (water alarm) 56.00; Alltel Wireless (service) – 174.02; South Dakota One Call (locate tickets) – 30.00.

TOTAL –  $2409.58.

METER FUND

Kendra Hanks (refund) – 50.00.  TOTAL:  $50.00

 

PROPANE CONTRACT

Discussion on the propane contract followed.  Motion by Torrey second by Richter to increase the gallons purchased to 4,000 and authorize the Finance Officer’s signature on this contract.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.   

 

BOOKKEEPER/RECEPTIONIST POSITION

After discussion the Council agreed the notice for the office position that is open be advertised in the Post, Profit, and possibly the Journal if not too costly.  And that the notices also be hung around the City.

 

FEASIBILITY STUDY

Greg Wierenga, City Engineer, met with the Dir. of  Public works on the feasibility study.  They will meet on this project a couple of more times and then a draft of the study will be presented to the City Council prior to sending it off the DENR.  

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Officer Przymus presented and discussed his written monthly report. 

 

FIREWORKS

The Mayor and the City Council request citizen input on what to do about fireworks within the municipality.  Currently the ordinance allows for fireworks being shot off only on July 4th.  Some of the options discussed included with varying opinions: allowing the shooting of fireworks June 28 thru July 5, or only on the 4th of July, or get rid of them all together.  Please contact the Mayor, one of the Council, or City Hall with your opinion.  This is a straw poll, so no names are attached with opinions and results.  Thank you for taking the time to do this.  Officer Pryzmus felt that a week or two before the 4th the Firework law be put in the Post so citizens know the rules.

 

SIREN COMPLAINT

Complaints on the siren are still being received.  Citizens should speak to the Fire Chief or the E Board with concerns. 

 

CITY HALL

The Mayor reported the purchase agreement should be signed this month.  The discussion was tabled until next meeting. 

  

FENCE ORDINANCE

Discussion on how to word the fence ordinance followed with several suggestions and concerns.  After making some wording changes it was moved by Green second by Richter to approve the first reading of amended Ordinance Number 06-05.  Aye:  Richter & Green.  Nay:  Dahlquist and Torrey.  The Mayor broke the tie voting Aye.  Motion was carried and passed the first reading of this amended ordinance. 

 ORDINANCE NUMBER 06-06

Ordinance Number 06-06 received its second reading.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 06-06

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III; UTILITY ORDINANCE #1 – WATER; SECTION 11.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article III; Utility Ord. #1 – Water; Section 11 be amended to add the following at the beginning of the sentence:

 

If the Mayor or Council decrees an emergency then

 

 (seal)                                                                       

                                                                                                    Benita R. White, Mayor

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 

First reading: June 17, 2006

Second reading: July 5, 2006

Publish Date: July 13, 2006

Effective Date: August 2, 2006

 

Moved by Dahlquist second by Green to accept the second reading of Ordinance Number 06-06.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Dahlquist, Green, Richter, and Torrey.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

BUILDING PERMIT

Building Permits

     #06-24; Amy Huether; 307 E. Pine;cover deck

     #06-25; Brian Olafson; 402 S. “C”Ave; fence & garage

Motion by Torrey second by Richter to approve Building Permits 06-24 and 06-25.  Aye:  All.  Motion carried. 

  

OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED THROUGHOUT MEETING

  1. The electrical on the booster pumps is finished and we await Dakota Pump so they can be put on line.    
  2. Drainage.
  3. Chip Seal will be starting soon.
  4. A complaint on livestock in the residential area was received.  The Mayor will speak to this landowner.

 

 Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer