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Minutes June 20, 2007




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on June 20, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and John Torrey.  Also present:  Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, City Staff:  Officer Pryzmus, Tralice Ellis,  Mike Holloway & Cris Allen, and Al Ackerman.



A hearing for a retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage licenses for Steve’s General Store was held at 6:00 p.m. No one presented themselves to object to this malt beverage license. The Mayor adjourned the hearing at 6:05 p.m. and called the regular meeting to order.



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



Moved by Dahlquist second by Richter to approve the June 6, 2007 minutes as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.    



Motion by Dahlquist second by Richter to approve the $1,000.00 library donation check.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.



The first meeting in July will be held Thursday July 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.



The Public Works Staff has applied silicone to the face plates in another attempt to stop the leaks, as suggested by Pool & Spa.  They are again filling the pool to see if this fix slows down the leakage problem.  If it does the pool will open next Tuesday. 

Cris Allen reported she had painted the west side of the concession stand in the kiddie area, and that swim lessons are now scheduled for the weeks of July 9th, July 23rd, and Aug. 6th.



Councilman Richter presented cost estimates he had obtained from contractors on different options the Council had discussed on City Hall. 

1)      Purchasing Kids Kastle & adding on a meeting room.  (Approximately $87,000.00)

2)      Public Works Cold Storage & Office.  (Approximately $75,000.00)

3)      Removal of old City Hall. (Approximately $3200.00)

Councilman Green will try to firm up some numbers on the purchase of Kids Kastle. 

Mayor White went on record that she is not in favor of any of the project except the cold storage.

The Council set a public hearing date of July 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center to hear citizen input on the proposed options for City Hall. 



Moved by Dahlquist to table the policy & safety manuals to have a committee review.  Richter seconded.  Motion carried.  Mayor White appointed Councilman Dahlquist to head up this committee.



A sample resolution from Rapid City regulating Utility Service to property outside City limits was presented to the Council for their consideration to adapt it to the City of New Underwood.



An agreement from Pennington County Highway on borrowing gravel from the City of New Underwood until the end of the year was presented.  Motion by Dahlquist second by Green to approve this gravel agreement with Pennington County Hwy.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The sign ordinance needs looked at and possibly amended.

Councilman Green would like to look at changing set backs for storage sheds.  He feels the 10 foot set back is not necessary.  This was tabled, until possible solutions are presented.

Platting & Subdivision Ordinances were discussed. 



Steve’s General Store; 16098 Hwy 1416; Lots 1 & 2 AR Vieths Subdivision SE ¼ SE 1/4 T2NR11E BHM; retail on-off sale Malt Beverage.

Since no objections were received at the public hearing it was moved by Richter second by Green to approve this malt beverage license the 2007-2008 licensing period.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Motion by Richter second by Green to approve the following address change:  119 S. “A” Ave. to 100 W. Linn St.  (George Blesh request).  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Building Permits 

     #07-12; Eugene Pearson; 305 E. Oak; deck

     #07-13; Karina Wolken; 501 E. Pine; retaining wall

     #07-14; Amber Einrem; 110 E. Oak; fence (extension on 06-23)

     #07-15; Tyler Richter; 16034 Hwy 1416; deck

It was moved by Torrey second by Green to approve 07-12 thru 07-15, as long as all set backs are met.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



  1. One Way signs – wait until the school contacts us.     
  2. The flood ditch will be mowed in the next two weeks. 
  3. The Dir. of Public Works reported that he had hired one teenager for summer help.
  4. The concrete has been poured at the Community Center. 
  5. Speed limit off of Main & 1416 is 20 miles per hour.



Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer



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