MINUTES OF THE
NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on Feb. 18, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter and John Torrey. Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Asst. Fin. Officer Teresa Gossard, Dir. of Pub. Works Greg Hall, Asst. Dir. of Public Works Jack Trullinger, Officers Adrian, Galen Niederwerder, Wes Flint and Al Ackerman. Arriving later: Ron & Vivian Sjodin.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Richter to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Motion by Dahlquist second by Torrey to approve the Feb. 4, 2004 minutes. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The Jan. 12, 2004 Ambulance minutes and the Feb. 10 Ec. Dev. minutes were presented and accepted.
The Finance Officer presented the governmental funds totals and revenue sheets to the Council.
At the Jan. 7, 2004 meeting the Council raised the insurance on the City Hall building from $60,000.00 to $120,000.00. Kathy Maguire wrote to the Council and explained that they could raise the coverage up to $136,000.00. The Council took no action at this time until they know what the exact cost will be.
The Dir. of Public Works reported notices would be posted around the City for part-time help this summer in the public works department/swimming pool.
SECURITY FENCE & ALARMS
The City was awarded the grant they applied for from emergency management. This grant covers a security fence and alarm at the south well and an alarm at the north well.
BP#04-05; Scott Helmes; 208 Janklow Ave.; manufactured home.
Ron Sjodin explained that this house cost $96,000.00 without the value of the lot and will be placed on a permanent foundation as required by ordinance and covenants adding more value to taxable evaluation. Moved by Richter second by Dahlquist to approve permit #04-05 pending payment. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Spring-Cleaning to the Community Center is being done.
The Mayor reported that the roofing material is on back order and will be here next week. The cracks in the walls have been repaired with excellent results.
Two quotes were received on the electrical updates - one was for $1,175.00 and one for $596.29. Motion by Richter second by Green to accept the quote from Paul’s Electric in the amount of $596.29. Aye: all. Motion carried.
The Mayor reported that the Café plan (growth & needs plan) meeting was held on Feb. 10, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Several clubs were represented as well as the City, School, and Ec. Dev. It was decided at this meeting that the needs survey will be sent out with the results reported at a Community potluck in April, after contacting USD for a specific date. After contacting USD the date for the potluck will be April 19, 2004 with the survey being sent out at the beginning to mid March.
The New Underwood website is now up and running. The address is www.newunderwood.com and everyone is encouraged to take a look at it. The Mayor congratulated Ms. Gossard on the fine job she did setting this up.
City Attorney, Tamara Pier, will be at the March 3 City Council meeting with legal recommendations. The Council will not take any action on additional availability requests to the south service line until legal advice is obtained at the next meeting.
Mr. Hall reported that he had called FEMA and the reimbursement will be for two complete PPE sets with masks. Two suits will be ordered and training courses will be considered in the future. Placard books will be obtained.
RURAL COMMERCIAL GARBAGE
The Council discussed the need to add a rural commercial garbage rate to the ordinance. An amendment to the garbage ordinance will be prepared for the next meeting for the Council’s perusal with the input they suggested.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 04-01
Ordinance Number 04-01 received its second reading.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 04-01
ARTICLE II SECTION IX
CITY OF NEW UNDERWOOD
AN ORDINANCE ON CAPITALIZATION OF FIXED ASSETS
BE IT ORDAINED by the City of New Underwood, Pennington County, South Dakota
that the capitalization of fixed assets will be set at anything valued over $100.00.
Benita R. White, Mayor
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer
First reading: Feb. 4, 2004
Second reading : Feb. 18, 2004
Publish date: Feb. 25, 2004
Effective date: Mar. 16, 2004
Moved by Torrey second by Dahlquist to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 04-01. Roll call vote. Aye: Dahlquist, Green, Richter, and Torrey. Nay: none. Motion carried.
Motion by Torrey second by Richter to go into executive session at 6:58 p.m. to discuss economic development issues. Aye: all. Motion carried.
Moved by Torrey second by Richter to adjourn the executive session and return to regular session at 7:17 p.m.
OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED
1. Mr. Hall reported that the County would move the Janklow street sign on the north side of 1416 to the south side of 1416.
Being no further business, the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:17 p.m.
(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer