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Minutes February 1, 2012

                                                                       

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 February 1, 2012.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Bob Hall, Laurie Holloway, and Joe Whitney. Absent: Rikka Buchtel. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Of Public Works John Bale, Cris Allen, Jim  & Kathy Harbert, Dianne Trullinger, Travis, Joseph, & Isaiah, Lassiter, Deputy McPherson, Corp. Ron Nordell, Trooper Kelly Stearn, Jackie Dahlquist, and Sheila White. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.

 

AGENDA

Motion by Whitney second by Holloway to approve the amended agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.

 

MINUTES 

Moved by Whitney second by Hall to approve the January 18, 2012 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

January bills payable February 1, 2012

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 371.75; Finance Officer – 2834.12; Public Works – 3653.06; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 56.40; Elan (toner, stamps, oil, office & shop supplies) – 799.90; SD Unemployment Ins (4th qtr) – 17.56; SDML (Leg. Day) – 105.00; Meri Jo (reimburse filing plats & W-2s) – 58.99; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 172.87; Sam’s Club (fuel) – 50.70; Wellmark – 1362.48; IRS – EFTPS (Jan) – 1807.29; SD Retirement (Jan) – 895.31; WREA (Service) –1768.89; Golden West  (Service) –295.62; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2135.80; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 295.43; Steve’s (fuel) – 604.60; NU Post (publishing) – 174.47; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel) – 241.84;  AT & T (service) – 122.46;  Kristi Lemke (cc) – 50.00; Penn Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (1st qtr) – 9720.50; Avenet (website maintenance) -350.00; SD Federal Property (totes) – 3500.00.  TOTAL: $31445.04.

WATER FUND                                                                                             

First Nat’l Trust (Radium Removal Plant payment) – 1693.16; WREA (water storage tank final payment) – 26400.00; WREA (Service) – 714.93; Hawkins (chemical & parts) – 1158.78; WRT (monthly radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00;  HD Waterworks (pipe, fittings) – 276.92; One Call (fees) – 18.90; Midcontinent (tests) – 51.00; Northwest Pipe Fittings (pipe & fittings) – 494.48.  TOTAL: $32743.67

SEWER FUND

DENR (test) – 10.00; WREA (service) – 60.45; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00; DSG (freight for pump) – 49.26; Blue Book (harness, buckle, leg straps) – 128.76; Industrial Electric (testing lft sta. pump) – 60.00.  TOTAL: $331.47

 

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS

Mr. Bale reported the totes are on Janklow Ave.; two curb stops cleared so they work; put in 200 foot of waterline. 

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  DARE classes have started. The Tri County Program, now called the Freshman Impact will be held in May.  Motion by Whitney second by Holloway to donate $200.00 to this project.  Aye: all. Motion carried.  (After the meeting Deputy McPherson and Trooper Stearn gave a power point presentation on how the Freshman Impact program works.)

 

NUISANCE ORDINANCE

Ordinance Number 12-01 received its first reading, after the Mayor went over the changes to the appeal process and the fireworks in city limits.  Motion by Whitney second by Holloway to approve the first reading.  Aye: Hall, Holloway, and Whitney. Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

MOBILE HOME PARK ORDINANCE

Ordinance Number 12-2 received its second reading. 

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 12-02

ARTICLE IV SECTION XI

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE IV PLANNING & ZONING; SECTION XI; MOBILE HOME PARKS

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article IV Planning & Zoning; Section XI Mobile Home Parks C. General Provisions be amended to read:

 

12.  The mobile home shall be provided with skirting from the bottom of the walls to the ground, within thirty (30) days following occupancy, and remain in place completely until the mobile home is removed from the park.  This skirting must be constructed of fire retardant materials.

14.  The City Council reserves the right to inspect or see photographs of the home to be placed to insure the condition.

 

(seal)

                                                                                   Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor  

 

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer                                                   

 

First reading: January 18, 2012

Second reading:  February 1, 2012

Publish date:  February 9, 2012

Effective date:  February 29, 2012

 

Motion by Holloway second by Hall to approve the second reading.  Roll call vote. Aye: Hall, Holloway, and Whitney. Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

MATZ LAND EASEMENT

The Mayor reported that the executors of the Matz Estate saw no problem with extending the utility easement all the way the 160th Ave. They would talk to Fisk Engineering who had it on one of the original plats.

 

COMMUNITY CENTER

More quotes were obtained on the flooring for the Community Center. Flooring America had some samples and could do the main room for $14,000.00.  All the companies so far that have given quotes are still checking to see if you can roller skate on these kinds of floors, which is a requirement of the quote. 

 

Other items discussed:

  1. Mayor Trullinger reported on the Black Hills Mayors meeting January 26, 2012.  Rapid City was a very good host and all the cities are busy with projects due to the nice weather.
  2. Trenching will begin tomorrow on west water main.
  3. Parks tabled.

 

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 




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