MINUTES OF THE
NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL
A public hearing was held on the 2009 Budget at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Center on August 6, 2008. The Finance Officer presented the preliminary figures from input received from the Mayor, Council and Dir. of Public Works. The budget was gone over line item by line item with input and questions from those in attendance. The first reading of the budget Ordinance will be August 20th. The hearing adjourned at 5:10 p.m.
A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held after the budget hearing at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center. Present were: Councilmembers: Michael Green, Tyler Richter, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger. Also present: Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Tralice Ellis, Cris Allen, Deputy McPherson, and Carol Jensen. Absent: Mayor White. The meeting was called to order by Council President Green.
A public hearing was held from 6:00 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. on rezoning the back half of FMG Feed (the elevator property). A request was received from George Stone that this property be rezoned agricultural instead of commercial. No one presented themselves to voice objections to this rezoning.
Moved by Richter second by Trullinger to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by Torrey second by Richter to approve the July 16, 2008 minutes with the following items being added to other items discussed: 5. The insurance check for $13,275.00 was received on the well damage. 6. The City will request
FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST
The Finance Officer presented the financial reports, bill-list and vouchers. Motion by Richter second by Trullinger to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
July bills payable August 6, 2008
Salaries – 8664.99; Cristina Allen (mileage) – 135.00; McGas Propane (contract propane) – 4500.00; Steves General Store (fuel) – 1140.58; City of Rapid City (bleacher rent & dep) – 750.00; Tines Construction (concrete work) – 23,702.00; NU Post Office (centennial post cards) – 165.22; Sam’s Club (concessions) – 713.74; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 1902.69; SD Retirement (July) – 500.96; WREA (Service) – 1374.30; Golden West (Service) – 276.93; SD State Treasurer ( Sales Tax) – 201.60; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 2161.87; Dakota Care ( Insurance) – 2117.60; Penn. Co. Hwy Dept. (Fuel Usage) – 314.69; ELAN (SP – shop supplies, estimates, flags, office supplies) – 595.95; New Underwood Post (Publishing) – 244.29; SD Fed. Property (compactor plate) – 25.00; Pete Lein & Sons (gravel) – 367.18; Adams Machine (blade repair) – 233.91; JJ Engraving (metals for Olympics) – 263.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals) – 332.19; Penn. Co. Sheriff (3rd qtr contract) – 9059.75; Unique Signs (City Hall) – 666.00; American Red Cross (training materials) – 45.00; Dakota Business Center (office supplies) – 65.76; Jenner Equip (parts) – 65.72; Midcontinent (pool tests) – 64.00; First Data (credit card terminal & set up) – 600.00; Pioneer Review (ad in Profit) 450.00. TOTAL: $61699.92.
SPECIAL REVENUE FUND
FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44. TOTAL: $1878.44
Salaries – 3870.57; Tralice Ellis (mileage) – 550.00; Greg Hall (mileage) – 150.00; Liquid Engineering (clean water tank) – 3018.40; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1011.89; SD Retirement (July) – 534.25; WREA (Service)– 751.37; Elan (motel) – 149.31; Midcontinent (tests) - 759.00; Omni Site (alarms) – 40.00; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1266.00. TOTAL: $12100.79.
Salaries – 3770.87; FWB (SS & FWT) – 993.88; SD Retirement ( July) – 518.14; WREA (Service) – 64.62; Industrial Electric (check pump) – 75.00; Alltel (Service) – 120.36. TOTAL: $5542.87.
Andrew Borah (deposit refund) -50.00. TOTAL: $50.00
CREDIT CARD TERMINAL
The cost of the credit card terminal and set up is $600.00. This terminal will be used during the centennial celebration and throughout the year for water, sewer, and garbage bills. After discussion it was moved by Richter second by Trullinger to purchase this terminal. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report. The Council requested that the deputy patrol the alleys more often, continue with the flex hours, and keep an eye out for unlicensed 4 wheelers and motorcycles that are being ridden on City Streets. Deputy McPherson requested the Council call him when these violations and nuisances are occurring. Deputy McPherson said if people are caught on an unlicensed 4 wheeler or motorcycle citations will be issued.
Cris Allen reported there was another night visitor at the pool.
The Council instructed that during the centennial celebration the concession stand should have plenty of ice cream and let the other supplies dwindle down. A new concession worker was hired.
1st annual Olympics was a huge success.
She is still requesting the Council think about installing geothermal heating at the pool.
Tralice Ellis reported that the tent will be set up the Tuesday prior to Labor Day.
The schedule and prices of souvenirs will be on the website @ newunderwood.com for the public’s information.
A new radio package from KBHB was received. The Council again agreed they did not want to purchase advertising on the radio.
Discussion on open container followed. Motion by Richter second by Trullinger to allow open container on
COMMUNITY CENTER DOORS
Motion by Trullinger second by Richter to contract I90 Remodel not to exceed $2600.00 to supply and install these doors, hinges, and thresholds. Aye: all. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION NUMBER 08-08
Resolution Number 08-08 was introduced.
RESOLUTION NUMBER 08-08
BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of
Dated August 6, 2008
(seal) Benita R. White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
Motion by Richter second by Trullinger to approve resolution number 08-08. Roll call vote. Aye: Green, Richter, Torrey, and Trullinger. Nay: none. Motion carried.
INITIATIVE MEASURE #10
The Council tabled resolution number 08-09 until they can read the attorney generals opinion and the entire wording in initiative measure #10.
BP#08-20; Tyler Richter; 108 S. “C”; Addition
It was moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve this building permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:
- Nuisance Ordinance tabled.
- Tralice Ellis has switched from full time to part time.
- Chip sealing. Oil price the same as last year, but chips went up.
Being no further business the Council President Green adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer