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 July 18, 2012. Present were: Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, and Joe Whitney. Absent: Sheila White. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Of Public Works John Bale, Rob Allen, Dianne Trullinger, Dustin Willett, Ron Racicky, Rory & Emily Pischer, and Deanna Bray. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.
Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by Holloway second by Whitney to approve the July 11, 2012 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The Finance Officer presented the preliminary budget figures for the 2013 budget. A budget hearing will be held on the 2013 budget at 5:30 p.m. August 1 to go over the budget line item by line item. The Council would like a cement pad to store e-z street in the 2013 budget.
PENNINGTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Dustin Willett, Emergency Management Director, discussed with the council any pre disaster mitigation plans that would be unique to our area.
Fire Chief Racicky reported to Mr. Willett that the siren in NU is not operating correctly.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 12-09
Penalty Clause Ordinance Number 12-09 received its second reading. Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to table the second reading until the August 1 meeting, when the attorney will be available to answer questions. Aye: all. Motion carried.
NONCONFORMING MOBILE HOME
Rory Pischer spoke to the council and requested an additional 60 day extension and getting his mobile home to conform to city ordinance. Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to grant an additional 30 day extension with an update on the progress at the next meeting. Aye: all. Motion carried. The council does not want this on the agenda next meeting.
Council President Buchtel reported on the park committee meeting and presented a preliminary drawing of the plans.
CLOSING ALLEY RESOLUTION
Fire Chief Ron Racicky stated that closing the park to thru traffic would not have an adverse effect on emergency vehicle access. After discussion resolution number 12-10 was introduced.
RESOLUTION NUMBER 12-10
CITY of NEW UNDERWOOD
TO CLOSE ALLEY
WHEREAS, the common council sees the danger that thru traffic in the alley between the swimming pool and the park creates, and
WHEREAS the common council also recognizes that some of the property owners along this alley need rear access to their property, and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council in and for the City of New Underwood does hereby close to thru traffic the north 175 feet of the alley between “A” Ave and the flood ditch between Pine and Elm (between the community center/park and the swimming pool/park).
Dated this 18th day of July, 2012.
Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
Moved by Whitney second by Holloway to accept Resolution Number 12-09. Roll call vote. Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, and Whitney. Nay: none. Motion carried.
Sp#12-10; Monica McNutt; August 8, 2012
Moved by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.
BP#12-19; Jessica Zelfer; 16092 Hwy. 1416; move on mobile home as a caretakership.
Moved by Whitney second by Holloway to table this permit until pictures are received. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Other items discussed:
- The Mayor reported to the Council on what he learned at municipal clerk’s school last week and thanked them for sending him. They have changed the course from a three year course to a two year course and he hopes to complete the course next year.
- The purchase agreement on the four lots the city is buying has been prepared and approved by the attorney and was presented to the council. The Mayor will sign the necessary paperwork.
- The update on the skirting violation will be removed from the agenda until there is something to report.
- Public Works will start chip sealing as soon as the south water main is in place.
- Mayor Trullinger apologized to the Council for not following proper procedure when banning fireworks and stated it will not happen again.
Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer