MINUTES OF THE
NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on January 11, 2017. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, and Deputy McPherson. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.
Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by Gossard second by Shoemaker to approve the December 21, 2016 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST
The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers year end governmental fund sheets were presented. Moved by Shoemaker second by K.Trullinger to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
December bills payable January 11, 2017
Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1100.54; Finance Office – 5205.15 Public Works – 4052.74; Cleaners – 295.99; IRS (SS & FWT) – 3198.61; SDRS (Dec) – 1273.56; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 80.45; Tim Hall (runnings shop & office supplies) – 99.80; McGas Propane (CH) – 148.00; WREA (Service) –2001.55; Golden West (Service) –288.89; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1445.57; SD State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 304.26; NU Post (publishing) – 113.69; BJ’s (Festival of trees & shop) – 71.75; Fastenal (hardware) – 41.83; Jenner (filters) – 104.96; Kieffer Sanitation (dump roll off) – 160.00; Menards (shop supplies) – 126.41; Tital Machinery (filters) – 87.64; Gov. Officer (domain renewal) – 90.00; Knechts (shop) – 32.97; Great Western Tire (tire) – 207.95; Mastercard (shop & office supplies, Mayors meeting) – 237.96. TOTAL: $20770.27
HPSD (health ins) – 1626.12; WREA (Service) – 711.35; Mastercard (shop & office supplies) – 429.14; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1125.40; Interstate Battery (battery) – 47.70; Omni Site (alarm) – 254.98; SD Rural Water (dues) – 380.00 . TOTAL: $6678.44
WREA (service) – 86.54; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 254.98; DENR (license) – 50.00; Turbiville Industrial (pump repair) – 1487.04. TOTAL: $1878.56
Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report. He reported he will now be retiring on February 15, 2017. They will be posting the notice next week for the opening. The City will have involvement in the hiring process.
Mayor Trullinger reported on the Black Hills Mayor Challenge, raising monies for cancer research & programs that will publicly kick off on January 25th with a chili cook off in Rapid City. More details and donations go to www.relayforlife.org/blackhillsmayorschallenge.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:
- Mayor Trullinger thanked Councilor Gossard for conducting the last meeting.
- The Catholic Church requested a lower rate on water like the senior citizens have, since they use so little water. The Council denied this request, since this change would have to be done for all businesses, which would make it fiscally impossible to run our water system.
- Mr. Hall reported the Christmas lights are down and all vehicles have been serviced.
- Municipal Legislative Day in Pierre February 7 & 8.
- Code Red is in process of being set up.
Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:24 P.M.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
2017 Statement of Salaries for New Underwood, SD
Mayor - $6,000.00/yearly
Council - $50.00/meeting
Attorney - $100.00 - $150.00 hourly
Engineer - $150.00-$200.00 hourly
Deputy Sheriff - $47065.00 yearly
Director of Public Works – $21.75 - $23.00 hourly
Maintenance Men - $13.00-14.50
Finance Officer - $20.90 - $22.00 hourly
Assistant Finance Officer – 13.00-15.00 hourly
Clerk –$13.75 hourly
Laborers - $8.50 - $12.00 hourly
Seasonal Workers – $8.50 – $15.75 hourly