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Minutes July 1, 2009

                                                        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. 

 

AGENDA

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

carried.

 

MINUTES                                                               

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

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

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

WATER FUND                                                                                             

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.

METER FUND

Wilbur Bullock (refund) – 1.80

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

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.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

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 New Underwood that Article IV; Zoning; Definition of Terms; section 5; be amended to read:

 

Central Business District (CBD) - A compact high density commercial area located in the central part of a community, described as:  On “A” Avenue between Oak Street & Elm Street, the east side of “A” Avenue from Oak street extending north to Hwy. 1416

 

 (Seal)                                                                             

                                                                                                    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.

 

SWIMMING POOL

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. 

 

SRF LOAN

The Mayor, the Finance Officer, and the Dir. of Public Works went to Pierre last week to attend the Board of Water & Natural Resource board meeting.  The City’s loan was approved in the amount of $175,500.00 with 40% forgiveness ($70,200.00), which will make the loan amount $105,300.00 at 3% interest over twenty years.  The 40% forgiveness was given, since this is a compliance issue, and the City really appreciates this gesture.

The radium removal time frame is still for the end of September.

 

BUILDING PERMIT

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):

 

Water: 

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

 

(seal)

 

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 Pierre.  Meri Jo Anderson will check on getting this workshop done in this region or by DEN web cam.

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

 

 




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