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Minutes May 4, 2011

                                                                       

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 May 4, 2011.  Present were: Mayor Dahlquist, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Michael Green, Russ Tiensvold and Joe Whitney.  Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Public Works Supervisor John Bale, Sgt Weber, Jack & Dianne Trullinger, Cris Allen, John & Rhonda Torrey, Louise Dunn, Russell Heupel,  and Travis & Joseph Lassiter. Arriving later:  Linda Cudmore, Dar Sether and Phil Bray. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Dahlquist.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing was opened at 6:00 p.m. on the placement of a mobile home on a single lot at 405 E. Pine as required by ordinance.  Notices were sent to adjacent property owners.  No one presented themselves to object to the placement of this mobile home numbered BP#11-08.  The hearing adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

AGENDA

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

carried.

 

MINUTES                                                               

Moved by Whitney second by Tiensvold to approve the April 20, minutes. Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented.  Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  

April bills payable May 4, 2011

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries - Council – 363.13; Finance – 1346.04; Public Works – 2945.60; Election workers – 450.00  Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 22.23; Wellmark (Health Ins) – 1816.64; SDRS Special Pay Plan – 6500.00; Tyler Caspers (sign) – 65.00; SD Retirement (Apr) – 639.98; Sam’s Club (membership fee) – 35.00; IRS – EFTPS (Apr) – 1144.73; WREA (Service) – 1449.15; Golden West  (Service) – 291.24; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2278.35; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 195.83; Steve’s (fuel) – 623.03; NU Post (publishing) – 463.11; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel) – 329.22;SD One Call (locate tickets) – 5.25; Pennington Co. Sheriff (contract) – 9372.25; McLeod’s Printing (election supplies) – 22.85;  SD Fed Property (supplies) – 27.00; Johnson Machine (fuel injector) – 36.98; Great Western Tire (GT repair) – 25.00; Betsy Hoffman (clean CC) – 107.50; SDML (dist. Meet) – 180.00. TOTAL: $30700.11.

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND

71 Construction (EZ street) 5065.20

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – Finance -1346.04, Public Works – 3392.57; IRS – EFTPS (SS & FWT) – 1350.88;  WREA (Service) – 506.39;  WRT (monthly radium removal charge) – 3825.00; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00; Hawkins (check correction amount) – 1290.20; Northwest Pipe Fittings (water plug & epoxy) – 43.60; Energy Labs (tests) – 115.00; Mid Continent Testing (tests) – 51.00; Alltell ( service) – 115.99;  DSG (meters) – 1226.45 SD Retirement (Apr) – 712.77; SDRS Special Pay Plan – 5122.36.  TOTAL: $19121.25

SEWER FUND

WREA (service) – 106.18; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00; SDRS Special Pay Plan – 5121.36.  TOTAL: $5250.54

 

PUBLIC WORKS

Mr. Bale reported that the public works staff has been working on repairs and maintenance, blading alley between “C” & “D”, motor savers @ well (electrician coming down), sand filter at the swimming pool emptied, with Cris Allen & Chris Beesley doing the work, and it cost about $440.00 to get rid of the tires from clean up day.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Sgt Weber presented the written monthly report.

 

MAYOR REPORT

Mayor Dahlquist reported that she and Mayor Elect Trullinger had both conducted the last two staff meetings.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 11-02

Ordinance Number 11-02 received its second reading.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 11-02

ARTICLE IV SECTION XII

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE IV; PLANNING AND ZONING; SECTION XII; TRANSPORTED HOMES ON SINGLE LOTS.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article IV; Section XII; Transported Homes on single lots, be amended to read as follows:

 

SECTION XII.  TRANSPORTED HOMES ON SINGLE LOTS

 

A.      Transported homes on single lots may be permitted after a hearing for use on review if they meet the following requirements (adjoining property owners will be notified prior to hearing):

       1. The City Council reserves the right to inspect or see photographs of the                                                                                            transported home to be placed on a single lot to insure the condition.

       2. The transported home shall be on a lot, which meets the minimum size requirements of the district in which the lot is located.  All set backs and yard requirements shall be met.  Only one transported home shall be allowed per lot.

       3. All transported homes shall meet Local, State, and Federal Building Codes concerning  their construction.

      4. All transported homes shall be connected to all utilities prior to occupancy.

      5. The transported home shall be provided with skirting from the bottom of the walls to the ground within thirty (30) days of move on.  This skirting must be constructed  of fire retardant material.

6. The transported home shall be supported on a concrete foundation; concrete, masonry, or wood basement; concrete piers; masonry blocks or other durable material comparable to the exterior of the home.  

7. The transported home must be at least twenty feet wide.

8. The transported home must have factory installed wood, hardboard or siding with a  wood appearance.

        9. The transported home must have a factory installed peaked non-reflective roof.

 

 

 

(seal)                                                                            

                                                                                                    Jackie Dahlquist, Mayor

 

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 

First reading: April 20, 2011

Second reading: May 4, 2011

Publish Date: May 12, 2011

Effective Date: June 1, 2011

 

Motion by Green second by Whitney to accept the second reading of Ordinance Number 11-02.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Green, Tiensvold, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 11-03

Ordinance Number 11-03 received its second reading.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 11-03

ARTICLE IV SECTION V

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE IV; PLANNING AND ZONING; SECTION V; TRANSPORTED HOME DEFINITION OR TERMS

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article IV; Section V; Transported Homes definition, be amended to read as follows:

 

Transported Home – Any home that is transported into the City, be it factory built or stick built, designed to be used as a year-round single family residential dwelling unit. 

 

 

 

(seal)                                                                            

                                                                                                    Jackie Dahlquist, Mayor

 

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 

First reading: April 20, 2011

Second reading: May 4, 2011

Publish Date: May 12, 2011

Effective Date: June 1, 2011

 

Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to accept the second reading of Ordinance Number 11-03.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Green, Tiensvold, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

 

BUILDING PERMITS

BP#11-08; Louise Dunn; 405 E. Pine; Move on mobile home, shed, fence.

Motion by Tiensvold second by Buchtel that since no one presented themselves to object to this permit it be approved..  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

END OF OLD BUSINESS

Mayor Dahlquist thanked the citizens of New Underwood for letting her serve for the last eleven years. She stated there have been a lot of changes and she was pleased to be a part of it.  She thanked the Council for serving with her and expressed her respect and admiration for them.  She thanked Council President Green for filling in as Mayor during Mayor White’s illness and death. She lastly thanked the staff for serving the City faithfully and with expertise.

Whereupon Councilman Green and Mayor Dahlquist were thanked by the Council and audience and replaced by Mayor Trullinger and Councilman Torrey for new business.

 

NEW BUSINESS

OATHS OF OFFICE

The Finance Officer administered the oath of office to Mayor Jack Trullinger.  Mayor Trullinger then administered the oath of office to Councilman Tiensvold and Torrey.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT

Motion by Tiensvold second by Whitney to appoint Councilor Buchtel as Council President.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

Moved by Buchtel second by Torrey to appoint Joe Whitney as Council Vice President.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

APPOINTMENTS

The Mayor made the following recommendations for appointments & designations:

        1.   Dir. of Public Works – John L. Bale

        2.   Finance Officer – Meri Jo Anderson

        3.   Attorney – delayed at this time

        4.   City Engineer – Greg Wierenga

5.      Aquatic Director – Cris Allen

6.      Designate Legal Newspaper – NU Post

Moved by Whitney second by Torrey to approve the Mayor’s recommendations for appointments and designations. Aye: all.  Motion carried. 

 

NU AMBULANCE

Linda Cudmore, representing the “E” Board, explained to the Council that the ambulance department would be closing down and May 25th would be their last day.  They have been running under a hardship case the last two years (one emt & one driver permitted), but someone anonymously had issued a complaint with the state about not always having 24/7 coverage.  No alternative until more EMT’s are obtained.  Anyone interested in becoming an EMT should contact the E Board or the City who will direct them to the right contact person.  The ambulance department will pay all tuition costs.

 

NU LIONS CLUB

Phil Bray, representing the Lions Club, requested the city council consider changing the ordinance to let fireworks be shot off 2-3 days prior to the 4th of July.  After discussion the Council did not feel the citizens would be in favor of this action at this time.

Mr. Bray also informed the Council that they would like to do the trap shot again for a fund raiser.  Discussion followed on being informed of the actual date and location and starting later if possible.

Mr. Bray then requested City approval of the fireworks on Labor Day week-end again, with permission from the Fire Chief and depending on the County fire band. Motion by Tiensvold second by Buchtel to grant this request.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

BUILDING PERMITS

BP#11-09; Daryl Meadows; 100 S. “D” Ave; Move off & move on shed & mobile home

BP#11-10; Monte Sandal; 415 S. “A” Ave; enclose awning with ½ wall & screening

Moved by Torrey second by Buchtel to approve 09 & 10 as long as they met set backs.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

GRAVELING ALLEYS

The Council felt a priority list should be prepared on starting to grade & gravel the alleys.  Councilman Whitney will get with the Mayor and the Director of Public Works to discuss this list.

 

Other items discussed:

  1. The Finance Officer will call the state to find out who regulates chemical storage.
  2. The Finance Officer will check with Rapid City on recycling.
  3. Continue to look for more totes.
  4. Old City Hall lot needs cleaned up.
  5. Trying to clean up where the dumpsters sit behind the old City Hall.  

 

Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 

 

 

 

 




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