New Underwood, South Dakota

......a good place to be!

Minutes January 6, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on January 6, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmember’s:, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Absent: Rikka Buchtel.  Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Sgt. Harkins, Randy Madsen, Marvin Rask, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



Motion by K.Trullinger second by Graham to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Holloway second by Graham to approve the December 16, 2015 minutes.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

December bills payable December 31, 2015

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1100.55; Finance Office – 3580.26; Public Works – 3776.96; Cleaners – 305.15; Merchant Bank (visa charges& CC machine) – 746.42; Wellmark (health ins) – 1384.23; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2807.26; SD Retirement (Dec.) – 1015.88; WREA (Service) – 1900.44;  Golden West  (Service) – 291.86; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1649.05; Penn. Co. Highway (sand)- 225.00; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 356.36; NU Post (publishing) – 260.10; McGas (propane) – 198.00; Kieffer Sanitation (roll off) – 160.00; ATT (phone) – 119.88; BJ’s Store (festival of trees) – 53.69; Fastenal (shop) – 16.61; Whisler Bearing (oil) – 110.25;  Pro Tech (malware removal) – 150.00; DSG (community center LED lights) – 5662.02; Mastercard (shop,office,calenders) – 399.86. TOTAL: $26269.83


Regional Health (Hoffman) – 1356.24; Tim Hall (Reimburse Medical Expense) – 841.54. TOTAL: $2197.78

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 911.21; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2065.50; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1335.30; Racicky Ditching (digging) – 320.87; SD Rural Water (mapping curb stops) – 700.00; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $5357.88


WREA (service) – 85.50; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $110.50



Sgt. Harkins presented the written monthly report.



  • The part was unable to be located so it has been reshipped and should be arriving in the next few days.       Someone called the state with concerns on the water and its treatment. Mr. Hall explained that the water in the old well is not high in radium, it is treated with chlorine and all weekly water tests are done as required. DENR was okay with this but wants to remain informed of the repair process.
  • Community Center LED Light Fixtures will arrive mid-month. The Finance Officer is filling out grant paperwork for WREA.



The Mayor explained that the Liquor License for Randy Madsen, Corner Bar has been received from the State, but also has Wendy Philipsen on it to match sales tax license. The State  and the city did not have a problem with this since she is on the malt beverage license too and her background check had been ran in June this year for the malt beverage license.



The curb stop on the south water users 2 inch service line is unable to be turned off. Mr. Hall will try to work it free in the spring as it has been this way since the early 80’s, but definitely needs fixed.  The Council wants a letter sent to the south users on this line informing them of the possible expense to them for this repair to their service line and to encourage them to hook on to the six inch main, which the city owns, instead.  The Mayor requested that the $1000.00 impact fee be waived for these users if they do agree to hook their service line to the six inch main.  Motion by K. Trullinger second by Holloway to waive the impact fee for these five water users.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



SP#16-01; Ashli Namanny; June 18, 2016; Wedding Reception

Moved by Holloway second by Graham to approve this spiking permit. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. The Rib Dinner with the Legislators is February 2.

  1. We have purchased a new credit card reader.
  2. Marlene Mecca withdrew her building permit as she purchase a home that was already in the mobile home park.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.




(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

2016 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 - $46929.00 yearly

Director of Public Works – $19.00 - $21.00 hourly

Maintenance Men - $12.50-13.50

Finance Officer - $19.90 hourly

Clerk –$12.50 hourly

Laborers - $8.50 - $12.00 hourly

Seasonal Workers – $8.50 – $15.75 hourly