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 18, 2010. Present were: Councilmember’s: Rikka Buchtel, Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, and Joe Whitney. Absent: Mayor White. Council President Green called the meeting to order. Also present: Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Cris Allen, John Torrey, Rory Pischer, and Tralice Ellis.
Moved by Dahlquist second by Whitney to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion
Moved by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve the August 4, 2010 with the following corrections: Under General Fund: Salaries - 11719.01; Steves – 280.47; Total – 34414.85. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Dir. of Public Works presented his written report. Public Works staff will complete the chip seal project this week
Mr. Hall again requested he be allowed to work privately for WRT. Moved by Dahlquist second by Whitney to grant permission to allow Mr. Hall to do outside work. Aye: all. Motion carried.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 10-06
Ordinance Number 10-06 received its second reading.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 10-06
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE II GENERAL; SECTION VII MAYOR & COUNCIL SALARY.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article II General ; Section VII Mayor & Council Salary; be amended:
2. The Alderman’s salary will be $
30.00 $50.00 for each meeting attended, to be paid every two months to every 12 months, at the preference of each Council person.
Benita White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
First reading: August 4, 2010
Second reading: August 18, 2010
Publish date: August 26, 2010
Effective date: September 15, 2010
Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve the second reading. Roll call vote. Aye: Buchtel, Dahlquist, and Whitney. Nay: Green. Motion carried.
STREET AND HOUSE ADDRESSING
Mr. Hall reported the approximate cost to replace all the street signs with reflective signs that are up to code and posts is $3,600.00. Monies from 2nd penny, flood control, and minor tools can be used. Motion by Dahlquist second by Whitney to purchase the signs & posts. Aye: all. Motion carried.
2011 BUDGET HEARING
The Finance Officer presented the proposed 2011 budget going through it line item by line item. The Council and audience participated in discussion. Council President Green reminded the Council that the budget is usually around $600,000.00, but due to the Radium removal project and the secondary line the budget has been around $900,000.00 the last two years. He would like to strive to get the budget back down to the $600,000.00 mark again.
MCGAS PROPANE CONTRACT
After discussion it was moved by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the propane contract with McGas for 1200 gallons, instead of 2,000 gallons. Aye: all. Motion carried.
BP#10-14; Ernest Austin; 102 S. “B” Ave; fence.
Moved by Dahlquist second by Green to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.
BP#10-15; Sara Hansen; 205 E. Oak; storage shed
Motion by Whitney second by Dahlquist to approve this permit, but it must meet the 10 foot set back off the alley. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Council President Green requested the Finance Officer look at other banking institutions to compare interest rates and banking services, he explained he was not requesting changing banks at this time, but would like to look at the other options out there. Motion by Buchtel second by Dahlquist to instruct the finance officer to get the banking comparisons and report back. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Other items discussed:
1. Governmental Funds Sheets were presented.
2. Liquor Ordinance tabled.
3. Dir. of Public Works presented his written report. The chip seal project will be complete this week.
4. The Aquatic Dir. reported the last day will be Labor Day. When school starts they will be open on the week-ends through Labor Day.
5. Banking Services were tabled until the Finance Officer gets the information.
6. Transfer of liquor license will be Sept. 1, 2010.
7. Dogs barking.
8. Dumpster removal
Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer