MINUTES OF THE
NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on September 1, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and LeeAnn Schumacher. Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Asst. Finance Officer Teresa Gossard, Officer Adrian, Al Ackerman, Ron Racicky, and Chuck Gottschalk.
Moved by Richter second by Green to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Schumacher to approve the August 18, 2004 minutes. Aye: all. Motion carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST
The Finance Officer presented the financial reports, bill-list and vouchers. Motion by Schumacher second by Richter to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
August Bills payable Sept. 1, 2004
Salaries – 5645.94; Dept. of Revenue (malt bev. Lic) – 125.00; Sams Club (concessions) – 148.21; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 1309.29; SD Retirement – 417.88; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 147.80; WREA (service) – 984.77; Golden West (service) – 197.22; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1919.98; Rapid City Journal (publishing) – 364.21; DakotaCare (ins) – 1349.10; Steve's (fuel) – 563.08; Elan (supplies) – 167.79; Case Credit (payment) - 958.66; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 214.22; Jenner Equipment (battery) – 110.42; Ace Hardware (fan) – 12.99; Gillette Diary (SP) – 27.48; BH Chemical & Janitorial (CC) – 58.35; Interstate Battery (tug) – 62.95; Rons (oxygen) – 25.45; Mindcontinent (pool samples) – 60.00; McGas (propane) – 400.50; Hills Material (oil) –1350.57; Pete Lein (chips) – 1407.07; J&J Asphalt (hot mix) – 1071.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals) – 211.59; Harland Checks (checks) – 47.95. TOTAL: $19359.47.
Salaries – 2202.72; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 655.85; SD Retirement – 298.12; WREA (service) – 850.36; Golden West (Water Alarm) – 23.50; DSG (waterline) – 1151.15; Energy Laboratories (tests) – 115.00; Dept. of Health (tests) – 280.00.
TOTAL – $5576.70.
Salaries – 642.75; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 174.48; SD Retirement – 107.40; WREA (service) – 56.76; Dakota Pump (omnisite) – 56.00; Cellular One (service) – 43.86; One Call (tickets) – 5.41. TOTAL – $1086.66.
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
The Korean War Memorial will be held Sept. 18, 2004 in Pierre. The City will sponsor an entry in this parade.
The water storage inspection is scheduled for this month. During the test time the City will request the citizens conserve water.
Declaring the old ground storage tank surplus was discussed.
The City Engineer will be speaking to the developer of the Aker property.
The Radiological on the new well has been sent in.
The Dir. of Public Works reported that the chip seal project is finally getting back on schedule. They had fallen behind on the time frame starting at the beginning of the summer due to other public works projects that took them away from streets i.e. water mains, sewer problems, the community center, and solid waste. They will finish patching & chip sealing the west side of City and still attempt to get Ash done this year.
The chips will be picked up, as time allows, and stock piled to reuse again.
The Council agreed that Kent White should seal and repaint the Community Center sign for $80.00.
When individuals rent the Community Center we should give them instructions on how to use the swamp coolers.
Officer Adrian gave his written monthly report.
MASTER STREET PLAN
Ordinance Number 04-06 received its second reading.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 04-06
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE IV PLANNING & ZONING; C. COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN; SECTION VI – TRANSPORTATION PLAN.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article IV C. Comprehensive Development Plan; Section VI – Transportation Plan be amended by adding a new version of Map C on the Master Street Plan.
Benita R. White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
First reading: Aug. 18, 2004
Second reading: Sept. 1, 2004
Publish Date: Sept. 8, 2004
Effective Date: Sept. 28, 2004
Motion by Schumacher second by Dahlquist to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 04-06. Roll call vote. Aye: Dahlquist, Green, Richter, and Schumacher. Nay: none. Motion carried.
MARQUEE & SIGN
The price on this project was estimated to be around $10,000.00. It looked nice but is not in the budget. We will check with Conrads and see about a price for renting a marquee.
The Horseshoe pits are included in the open container area.
The streets will be blocked off as normal.
Thanks to the Council for the use of the volleyball court for horseshoe pitching. Stakes will be removed immediately following.
Trap Shoot at Lakeside on Sunday to raise money for the pool committee.
BP#04-34; Bill Gillen; 313 S. Monroe; extension on #04-08 - garage
BP#04-35; Cary Tines; move off 203 S. "C" Ave. move on 305 S. Janklow MH
BP#04-36; Chuck Gottschalk; 303 S. Bailey; house.
Motion by Schumacher second by Richter to approve 04-34 and 04-35. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by Richter second by Schumacher to approve permit 04-36, since it stays in line with other adjacent structures. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The Council agreed it will be up to the lifeguards on whether to close the pool due to weather or low attendance.
A sign will be posted stating the pool hours for Labor Day.
THE 2005 Budget Ordinance Number 04-07 received its first reading. Moved by Richter second by Schumacher to approve the first reading of Ordinance Number 04-07. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The Council did not feel this a good idea. Snow removal problem, repair problem, legal question.
INITIATED MEASURE ONE
Resolution Number 04-08 was introduced.
RESOLUTION NUMBER 04-08
WHEREAS, fifty-four (54%) percent of our school district budget is funded by the State, it is anticipated the State will lose $42 million annually if the sales tax on food is repealed, thereby threatening funding for our school district; and
WHEREAS, the proposed ballot initiative will provide a tax break for all, without considering whether or not such a tax break is needed, unnecessarily threatening vital services; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council for the City of New Underwood opposes Initiated Measure 1 without a revenue replacement in place.
Dated Sept. 1, 2004
Benita R. White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
Motion by Dahlquist second by Schumacher to approve the second reading of Resolution Number 04-08. Roll call vote. Aye: Dahlquist, Green, Richter, and Schumacher. Nay: none. Motion carried.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED THROUGHOUT MEETING
- Weather radio from Councilmen need turned in.
- Gimpels plat was tabled, since he was not present.
- Garbage blowing from barrels at a business in City.
Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer