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 February 6, 2014. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, PW Staff: Hoffman & Wolf, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.
Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by K. Trullinger second by Holloway to approve the January 15, 2014 minutes and February 4 & 5 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST
The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented. Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
January bills payable February 6, 2014
Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Medical center (self ins.) – 75.00; SD Public Assurance Alliance (liability & auto ins) – 6713.41; BH Agency (commercial prop. Ins) – 8668.00; IRS (SS & FWT) – 176.50; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 60.89; Cardmember Services (telephone, tire repair, shop supplies) – 211.02; SDML (Govt Day reg. fees) – 210.00; C.O.R.E. (donation) – 200.00; WREA (Service) – 1771.17; Golden West (Service) – 289.33; RC Landfill (dump fee) – 1454.35; Penn. Co. Hwy (fuel) – 202.73; State of SD (sales tax) – 350.19; NU Post (publishing) – 64.99; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 171.49; McGas (fuel) – 704.21 (propane) – 348.60; DC Scott Surveyors (major street plan) – 1500.00; SD One Call (locate tickets) – 13.75; Penn. Co. Sheriff (1st qtr) – 10712.00; Avenet (website) – 350.00; Whistler Bearing (autocar) – 88.16; Steve Van Houten (roller axle & wheels) – 100.00; Ace Steel (metal sander) – 5.80; Keiffer Sanitation (roll off) – 16.00; Jenner Equip (coupler) – 39.05; BH Chemical (garbage bags) – 41.82; Johnson Machine (starter fluid) – 23.88. TOTAL: $35068.09
Salaries –Finance Office – 2998.94; Public Works – 3958.65; First Natl Trust (SRF Rad Removal Payment) – 1693.16; Wellmark (health ins) – 1427.31; IRS (SS & FWT) – 1991.13; SD Retirement (Jan) – 891.19; WREA (Service) – 825.88; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Hawkins (chemicals) – 2825.24; Mid Continent Testing (water tests) – 54.00; MARC (chemicals) 76.80; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00. TOTAL: $18677.80
WREA (service) – 86.01; A-1 Sewer & Drain (jetting) – 414.00; Interstate Battery (jetter) – 71.30 Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00. TOTAL: $594.31.
The Mayor reported that the sweeper is repaired, bobcat recalled and in shop we have a loaner, the water leak at the mobile home park has been fixed, sand spreader is repaired, mule axles purchased. Mr. Bale will know if his restrictions can be lifted next week.
Councilman Graham questioned the public works staff in attendance about the garbage day routine. They reported that if the garbage tote is blown over by the wind they pick it up. The Mayor stressed that the garbage is to be out by 6:00 a.m., it takes up valuable time having to continue to go back to the same street three times because people continue to put their totes out at later times. Some people cannot afford garbage bags, but it would be helpful if they would put their loose papers in the plastic grocery bags they get, so that when the totes are being dumped the wind does not grab these loose papers and litter the city. If citizens need two totes instead of one call city hall or public works. The Mayor and council thanked public works for attending the meeting and for their dedicated work.
Exit briefing was held on Saturday the 25th with Mayor and Finance Officer in attendance. The city had enough in kind match from volunteer help that all our actual money spent will be reimbursed.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-01
Ordinance Number 14-01 received its second reading.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-01
ARTICLE III - UTILITIES
UTILITY ORDINANCE #3 - GARBAGE
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III – UTILITIES - GARBAGE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF NEW UNDERWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA THAT ARTICLE III; GARBAGE; BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:
ARTICLE II: COLLECTION REGULATIONS.
Section 3: Maintenance and replacement of garbage containers.
(a) Every garbage can or container required by this Article shall be maintained by and be the responsibility of the user.
(Seal) Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
First Reading: January 15, 2014
Second Reading: February 6, 2014
Publish date: February 13, 2014
Effective Date: March 5, 2014
Moved by Graham second by Holloway to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 14-01. Roll call vote. Aye: Buchtel, Graham, Holloway, and K. Trullinger. Nay: none. Motion carried.
COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE
Jessica Bellin, chairman of CCC, questioned funding and a stamp for advertising. The Council agreed that the $234.00 that was turned back to the city when the last of the community center committee resigned two years ago may be used for the new committee’s start-up money. The Council did not like the idea of a stamp, but the city will print off some different sized labels for their advertising.
They would like to get the following dates and events approved: February 14 – Movie Nite; March 27th – game nite; May 14 – kindergarten celebration. Motion by Buchtel second by Graham to approve these events and dates. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The Committee would also like to get more involved with the park renovation, they will contact Councilor Buchtel to get on her Park committee.
BP#14-01; Larry Clifford; 317 Bailey; shed
Moved by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.
SP#14-03; Hazel Philips; March 8
SP#14:04; Cris Anderson; March 22
Motion by Graham second by K. Trullinger to approve these permits. Aye: all. Motion carried.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED
1. Letter on water shut offs.
2. HB 1177 the texting ban and the section that takes away local control. The Council felt the texting ban is good but would like the section taking away local control taken out.
Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
2014 Statement of Salaries for New Underwood, SD
Mayor - $6,000.00/yearly
Council - $50.00/meeting
Attorney - $100.00 - $150.00 hourly
Engineer - $100.00-$150.00 hourly
Deputy Sheriff - $42848.00 yearly
Director of Public Works – $13.00 - $15.97 hourly
Maintenance Men - $10.00-11.00
Finance Officer - $15.00 - $19.00 hourly
Clerk - $11.00 hourly
Laborers - $7.25 - $12.00 hourly
Seasonal Workers – $7.25 – $15.75 hourly