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 July 1, 2009. Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Cris Allen, Dep. McPherson, Lt. Brubakken, and Rhonda Torrey.
Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion
Moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the June 17, 2009 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST
The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented. Motion by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
June bills payable July 1, 2009
Salaries – 6209.60; Wellmark (ins.) 508.33; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 5.93; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 1656.21; SD Retirement (june) – 527.00; WREA (Service) –1364.45; Golden West Service) – 468.96; SD State Treasurer ( Sales Tax) – 232.85; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 2425.06; ELAN (SP; CC shop, & supplies) – 244.79; NU Post (publishing) – 256.29; Steve’s (fuel) – 401.19; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) 305.80; Sarah Nelson (clean CC) – 95.00; Best Western Ramkota (FO School) – 474.00; SD Dept. of Revenue (malt liquor licenses) – 250.00; S & D Electric (electrical – PW Bldg) – 592.68; NU School (library) – 1,000.00; Sam’s Club (membership fee & concessions) – 924.53; Adams Machining (roller repair) – 1439.02; Dakota Business Center (minute book & toner) – 220.09; Pool & Spa (chemicals) – 820.76; Ione Wolf (mileage for FO School) – 150.00; Unemployment Ins. Of SD (2nd qtr) – 76.97. TOTAL: $20649.51.
SPECIAL REVENUE FUND
FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44. TOTAL: $1878.44
Salaries – 4333.89; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1048.97; SD Retirement (June) – 530.48; WREA (Service) – 566.08; Wellmark (ins) – 1524.99; Elan (supplies) – 10.49; Northwest Pipe Fittings (supplies) – 276.03; Energy Lab (tests) – 245.00; DENR (drinking water fee) – 220.00; DSG (meters) – 691.17; HD Waterworks Supply (bolt & epoxy) – 176.30; Alltel (service) – 118.49; Hawkins (chemicals) – 793.60; Cetec Engineering (radium project) – 939.40; . TOTAL: $11474.89.
Wilbur Bullock (refund) – 1.80
One Call (locate tickets) – 19.60; Omni Site (alarms) – 40.00; WREA (service)– 138.68. TOTAL: $198.28
SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOS
The public works staff will spray mosquitoes on July 3, 2009. The Mayor reminded people to put a little salad oil in any standing water around their yards, since it smothers the larvy.
Fireworks are allowed on the 4th of July.
The Bike Rally safety course was a success, and they plan on making this an annual event.
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
Ordinance Number 09-03 received its first reading with the description of the central business district being on “A” Avenue between Oak Street & Elm Street. Motion by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the first reading of this ordinance. Aye: Torrey and Trullinger. Nay: Dahlquist and Green. The Mayor broke the tie by voting nay. Motion did not pass, more discussion followed and the following ordinance was introduced and read:
ORDINANCE NUMBER 09-03
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE IV; ZONING; ORDINANCE 81-1; DEFINITION OF TERMS; SECTION 5.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of
Central Business District (CBD) - A compact high density commercial area located in the central part of a community, described as: On “A” Avenue between
Benita R. White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
First reading: July 1, 2009
Second reading: July 15, 2009
Publish Date: July 23, 2009
Effective Date: August 12, 2009
Motion by Trullinger second by Dahlquist to approve the amended first reading of Ordinance Number 09-03. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The pool had a bad sample last week, so the aquatic director voluntarily closed the pool one day to super shock it (massive amounts of chlorine) to kill the bacteria that was present.
The Mayor, the Finance Officer, and the Dir. of Public Works went to
The radium removal time frame is still for the end of September.
BP#09-16; Danny Hall; 208 E. Ash; deck
Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.
SR. CITIZENS RESOLUTION NUMBER 09-12
RESOLUTION NUMBER 09-12
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of New Underwood that that the following monthly rate charge schedule take effect immediately for all qualified Sr. Citizens (59 years of age or older):
0 to1,000 gallons - $6.00
0 to 2,000 gallons - $12.00
2,001 gallons and over the standard rate schedule will apply.
Dated July 1, 2009
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer Benita R. White, Mayor
Motion by Trullinger second by Torrey to accept resolution number 09-12. Roll call vote. Aye: Dahlquist, Green, Torrey, and Trullinger. Nay: none. Motion carried.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:
1. Elected Officials Workshop will be July 10, 2009 in
2. Alleys tabled.
3. Kristi Merchen requested purchasing an autoscrubber for the Community Center. The Council denied this request.
4. Public Works is mowing, drainage, working on plans for the radium removal.
5. Track Field discussed and tabled.
Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer