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Minutes August 21, 2013

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 August 21, 2013.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, Deputy McPherson, Deputy Carlson, Randy Madsen, Wendy Philipsen, Kim & Keith Karp, and Dianne Trullinger.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.

 

OATH OF OFFICE

The Mayor administered the oath of office to new appointed Ward One Councilor Larry Graham.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

A public hearing on the 2014 budget started at 6:00.  The hearing adjourned at 6:07 p.m.

A public hearing was held for the on off sale malt beverage & SD wine license from Corner Bar; Randy Madsen and Wendy Philipsen; 524 S. “A” Ave. Keith & Kim Karp expressed concerns about the sewer service line to this building running across his property and an exit from the bar that goes on to his property. The hearings adjourned at 6:13 p.m. with the regular meeting immediately following.

 

AGENDA

Motion by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve the amended agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.

 

MINUTES 

Moved by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve the August 7, 2013 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 

 

PUBLIC WORKS

Mr. Bale reported chip sealing is completed for the year; lift station pump went out and spare is in, they are looking at new pumps and perhaps changing to a reverse rotating pump, may have to replace electrical and panel. (Councilor Buchtel and Graham will tour the lift station.)

 

SWIM POOL

The Mayor reported the pool is closed.  The aquatic director has started the process of finding the leak and evaluating the necessary repairs to be done, she is in contact with Pool and Spa, and she will report the results and costs to the Council.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

Motion by K. Trullinger second by Buchtel for the city to extend our current health insurance policy with Wellmark to November 30, 2014.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.  The current policy would have expired in April, but this extension allows for more time to take the new federal law into consideration.

 

MOSQUITOES

Public works sprayed for mosquitoes today and will spray again.  Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to spray the football field.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

SECONDARY WATER LINE

Resolution Number 13-13 was introduced.

 

RESOLUTION NUMBER 13-13

 

CITY of NEW UNDERWOOD

AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION

STATE WATER PLAN

Water Distribution System Improvement Project

 

WHEREAS, the City of New Underwood has identified the need for water system upgrades to improve drinking water distribution, fire flow capacity and to ensure that adequate water resources are maintained for the community.  This project will involve running an additional pipeline from well #2 to 161st Ave.

 

WHEREAS, the City of New Underwood proposes to apply for State grants and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of New Underwood is eligible for State assistance for the proposed projects; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of New Underwood is currently on the State Water Plan for this project and needs to reapply, in order to request State funds;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of New   Underwood duly authorizes the submission of the application for this project; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of New Underwood hereby designates the Mayor and/or Finance Officer to act as signatory in connection with the State Water Plan application including all documentation and to provide such additional information as may be required by the State of South Dakota

 

Dated this 21st day of August, 2013.

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                        Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor

(SEAL)

 

 

                                                           

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 

Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve resolution number 13-13.  Roll call vote.  Aye: Buchtel, Graham, Holloway, and K. Trullinger.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

 

BUDGET ORDINANCE

Budget ordinance number 13-06 received its first reading.  Motion by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve ordinance number 13-06.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

REWRITE OF PLANNING AND ZONING ORDINANCE

Mayor Trullinger presented the rewritten planning and zoning ordinance that is more in line with the times and the way our city does things.  Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to table the first reading of this ordinance until the next meeting.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

ON-OFF SALE MALT BEVERAGE & WINE LICENSE

The on-off sale malt beverage & SD Wine license from Corner Bar; Randy Madsen and Wendy Philipsen; 524 S. “A” Ave was presented to the council for consideration.  The Mayor restated the objections already voiced during the hearing. Motion by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve this license, since the voiced objections had no relevance to state law procedure to deny a license.  Aye:  Buchtel, Graham, Holloway, and K. Trullinger.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

Other items discussed:

1. Governmental funds sheets presented.

2.  SDML conference is in October, the city personnel who plan to attend should contact City Hall.

3.  The next City Council meeting will be held on September 11th.

 

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:38 p.m.

 

 

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 




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