New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes July 7, 2004

MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL

A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on July 7, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and LeeAnn Schumacher. Absent: Jackie Dahlquist. Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Asst. Finance Officer Teresa Gossard, Asst. Dir. of Public Works, Officer Adrian, Wes Flint, Al Ackerman, John Torrey, Martha Bale, Randy & Quartney Bickford, and Doug & Zack Gimpel.

AGENDA

Moved by Richter second by Green to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.

MINUTES

Motion by Schumacher second by Richter to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.

The May 11, 2004 Ec. Dev. Minutes and the May 17, 2004 Ambulance minutes were presented and accepted.

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.

June bills payable July 7, 2004

GENERAL FUND

Salaries – 4843.51; Dept. of Revenue (malt bev) – 125.00; Sam’s Club (CC & SP supplies) – 599.85; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 1219.02; SD Retirement – 534.72; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 136.52; WREA (service) – 995.78; Golden West (service) – 210.62; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1681.65; Rapid City Journal (publishing) – 420.54; DakotaCare (ins) – 1349.10; Steve's (fuel) – 344.28; Elan (supplies) – 1150.08; Case Credit (payment) - 958.66; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 161.97; Dept. of Rev. (food Lic) – 80.00; B & G Chemical (granulars) – 65.61; Jenner Equipment (backhoe) – 19.40; Crosbie Ditching (rebar) – 23.60; Ron’s Propane (SP) – 351.55; Ace Hardware (CC) – 33.15; Great Western Tire (Tube & Tires) – 271.22; Coca Cola (SP) – 201.61; First Western Bank (lumberyard) – 5701.03; Menards (CC roofing) – 7368.37; Pool & Spa (chlorine) – 166.70. TOTAL: $29013.54.

WATER FUND

Salaries – 2122.16; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 675.99; SD Retirement – 433.93; WREA (service) – 724.74; Golden West (Water Alarm) – 23.50; DENR (water fee) – 220.00; Cetec (rural water study) – 1224.25; Cellular One (service) – 43.86; DSG (west waterline) – 8388.18; Northwest Pipe (saddles) – 152.68. TOTAL – $14009.29.

 

 

 

SEWER FUND

Salaries – 597.45; United Rentals (trench box) – 4300.00; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 165.79; SD Retirement – 96.87; WREA (service) – 95.96; Steve’s (fuel) – 8.00; Elan (flags) – 19.65; Dakota Pump (omnisite) – 56.00; NU Post (Ad) – 48.60. TOTAL – $5388.32.

CONTINGENCY TRANSFER

Moved by Schumacher second by Richter to transfer $500.00 from contingency to flood control. Roll call vote. Aye: Green, Richter, and Schumacher. Nay: none. Motion carried.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Officer Adrian gave his written monthly report.

SPIKING PERMIT

#04-08; Martha Bale; July 10, 2004

Motion by Richter second by Green to approve this spiking permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.

RENT GOSSARD STATION

Someone again requested renting the Gossard Station from the City. The Finance officer will check on insurance cost increases if it was rented. The City currently uses it for storage.

RURAL WATER FEASIBILITY STUDY

Mayor White reported on the meeting with the City Engineer, Mayor, Councilman Schumacher and City staff held on June 23rd. Reviewed standard for size of pipe; radiological problem; booster pump in north well; additional line back into City; map plan. Another meeting will be held within the next four weeks.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 04-04

An amendment to Article II Section III on appointed officers and employees received its first reading. Motion by Richter second by Schumacher to accept the first reading of Ordinance Number 04-04. Aye: all. Motion carried.

TIRES

The City is currently stock piling the tires for Pennington County at the New Underwood City dump. When the limit for the dollar amount set aside for disposal of these tires is reached the collection will be stopped. (The money to pay for this disposal is from the County and Rapid City.)

 

 

 

 

 

AMBULANCE

The memorandum of understanding between the City and the Ambulance Board was finalized by the City Attorney and presented. Whereupon resolution number 04-06 was introduced.

RESOLUTION NUMBER 04-06

WHEREAS the City of New Underwood recognizes the need to have a strong & effective local ambulance department, and

WHEREAS the City of New Underwood and the Ambulance Department would like a memorandum of understanding writing down the working agreement between both entities, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the New Underwood City Council that the Mayor be authorized to sign this memorandum of understanding between the Ambulance board and the City of New Underwood.

Dated July 7, 2004

Benita R. White, Mayor

(seal)

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

Moved by Schumacher second by Richter to authorize the Mayor’s signature on this agreement. Roll call vote. Aye: Green, Richter, and Schumacher. Nay: none. Motion carried.

COMMUNITY CENTER

The roofing job for the Community Center will start next week with the materials being delivered on Friday. Motion by Schumacher second by Richter to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the contract, adding removal of shingles, and the notice to proceed to Joe Simmons on the roofing job. Aye: all. Motion carried.

Discussion on the purchase of new swamp coolers followed. The price for the new swamp coolers was $3,629.00 each. The Council would like other companies contacted for pricing and ideas.

SURPLUS PROPERTY

The three Councilmen present sat as the appraisal board on the surplus property declared at the last meeting. Motion by Richter second by Schumacher to set the prices as written on the list and filed with the Finance Officer. Aye: all. Motion carried. The surplus property will be sold at a rummage sale on July 21, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the City Hall.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 04-05

Supplemental Budget Ordinance Number 04-05 received its first reading. Moved by Schumacher second by Richter to approve the first reading of Ordinance Number 04-05. Aye: all. Motion carried.

WATER RADIOLOGICAL TEST

The letter to consumers of city water stating we had tested high on radium was sent. Until we have four consecutive samples that test low we will have to notify the public quarterly of this problem. Possible solutions on blending and localizing the problem were discussed.

GIMPEL PLAT

Doug Gimpel left a copy of a proposed plat for lot 7. He would like preliminary approval at the next meeting to create this lot.

JANKLOW AVE.

Placing a street light at the corner of Ash and Janklow was discussed with the problem of the fiber optics. Also putting up two children at play signs along this street. Motion by Richter second by Green to get a street light up and the children at play signs when time allows. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BUILDING PERMITS

04-20; Best Little Store House; Addition & Variance on set backs

04-22; 102 N. Wood Ave; Garage

04-23; Larry Graham; 102 N. "B" Ave.; carport

04-24; David Flint; 103 S. "C" Ave; addition

04-25; Scott Parsons; 101 N. "B" Ave; enlarge foyer to south and extend closet to north.

04-26; Mike Koffler; 105 S. Janklow; fence

Venessa Green requested BP #04-20 be tabled until a full Council is present. Motion by Richter second by Schumacher to table 04-20 and approve 04-22 through 04-26. Aye: all. Motion carried.

OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED THROUGHOUT MEETING

  1. Elected Officials Workshop on July 16.
  2. SDML sponsored a bill that lowered the cost of sales tax administration.
  3. Use of the park for bible study.
  4. FEMA has hired a firm to update the mapping system to digital mapping.
  5. The Mayor will attend the Pennington County Planning Meeting on the Aker development west of the City to voice and hear any concerns and solutions.

Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:27 p.m.

 

(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer