New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes November 1, 2017

MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on November 1, 2017. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Kristi Pritzkau, Assistant Finance Officer, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Sgt. Harkins, Deputy Jeff Jones, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.

AGENDA

Motion by Shoemaker second by Gossard to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.



MINUTES

Moved by K. Trullinger second by Graham to approve the October 18, 2017 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.



FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST

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



October bills payable November 1, 2017

GENERAL FUND

Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 69.50; First Interstate Bank (safety deposit box rent) - 25.00; Larry Graham (mileage to SF conference) – 357.48; SDML ( Election workshop fees) – 50.00; Mike Holloway (mileage to SF conference) – 357.48; Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Council – 1015.84; Cleaners –124.14; IRS (SS & FWT) –373.53; WREA (Service) –1380.17 ; Golden West (Service) –295.58; NU Post (publishing) –148.98; SD State Treasurer (Oct. Sales Tax) –369.23 ; Kieffer Sanitation (roll- off dumps) – 160.00; BJ’s Store (CC supplies) –6.52; Menards (wax rings, heat vents) – 106.04; Allstate Peterbilt (fan for garbage truck) – 338.11; Excel Truck and Trailer (air bags on garbage truck) – 800.60; MasterCard (office supplies, motel rooms, Geek squad fees, pool cover) –4601.17; City of Rapid City (dump fees) -2086.24; Kristi Pritzkau (reimbursement for office supplies) – 58.43; BH Chemical (supplies for CC) – 140.03; SDML Workers Comp Fund (insurance) – 3209.00; Shasta Fosheim (cleaning cc) – 30.00; Knecht Home Center ( pool paint, plugs) –127.10; MG Oil (gas) -624.58; Carefree Lawn Inc. (winterize sprinkler system) – 85.00; TOTAL: $17301.50

WATER FUND

Salaries, FO -5368.32; PW-4465.46; IRS-EFTPS (SS & FWT) – 3191.83; HPSD (health ins.) –550.03; SDRS (October Retirement) – 1428.91; WREA (Service) – 690.93; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2142.00; Core and Main (hydrant oil) – 193.78; Hawkins, Inc. (water treatment chemical) –1285.07; Omni Site (alarms) – 25.00; Mid Continent Testing (quarterly water) –567.00; Racicky Ditching (repair water lines) – 1688.73; SD Rural Water (exercising water valves) – 300.00. TOTAL: $21897.06



METER FUND

Bill Porter (refund deposit) – 150.00; TOTAL: $150.00

SEWER FUND

HPSD (health ins.) –1650.09; WREA (service) –87.83; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; SD One Call (location fees) – 21.00; TOTAL: $1783.92





DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

Hydrants are flushed and oiled.

Machinery is all inside.

Pool cover is here and they are filling the pool for the winter to avoid heaving problems.

The public works staff attended a water class on Monday and learned several helpful things.

The overhead door on the ground storage building is working.



LAW ENFORCEMENT

Deputy Jones presented his amended written monthly report. He also reported he has started addressing the jake brake issue. He would like the signage to say no unmuffled dynamic braking.



2018 ELECTION

Motion by Gossard second by Shoemaker to combine the 2017 election with the school on April 10, 2018 and to appoint, Connie Carmichael, Jim McKee, Kay McKee, and alternates Leroy Rankin and Tara Richter to the 2018 election board. Aye: all. Motion carried.



HPSD HEALTH INSURANCE

The health insurance premium with the Health Pool of SD has not increased. The cost is $550.03 a month per full time employee. Motion by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to authorize the Finance Officers signature on the contract with the Health Pool of SD for the year 2018. Aye: all. Motion carried.



ORDINANCE NUMBER 17-08

An ordinance to make the description of the two wards more definitive based on an ordinance passed in 1982 received its first reading. Moved by Graham second by Shoemaker to approve the first reading. Aye: all. Motion carried.



OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:

Five street lights were reported out and are being serviced.
Complaint was received about chickens being on Janklow Avenue, but location was unknown.
The Mayor reported the lawyer is working on how to proceed with the clean-up at 513 S. “A” Ave.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:21 p.m.





Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer