New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes June 18, 2008

MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on June 18, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and John Torrey.  Absent: Jack Trullinger.  Also present:  Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall,  Tralice Ellis, Cris Allen, Carol Jensen, Randy Madsen, Al Ackerman, Keira, Sidney, & Summer Allen, Marvin Rask, Sara & Colin Hansen, Laurie Holloway, and Charles Schaaf.   

 

OPEN BIDS CONCRETE WORK

Sealed bids on the concrete work for the public works shop were opened.

Loren Doyle Concrete – $39,642.54

Tines Construction – $23,702.00

Simon Contractors –  $41,500.00

 

AGENDA

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

 

MINUTES                                                               

Moved by Torrey second by Richter to approve the June 4, 2008 minutes as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.   

 

CENTENNIAL

The Centennial books are ready to go to print.  Motion by Richter second by Green to order 250 books and approve a check for $3,159.40.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.  The books will sell for $20.00.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS WORKSHOP

Motion by Torrey second by Green to approve Councilmen Torrey and Trullinger going to Pierre to attend the elected official’s workshop July 11, 2008.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

MOSQUITOES

The lagoon has been treated for mosquitoes with briquettes that last 5 months. The City did not get a grant for this, since we have piggy backed with Pennington County the last two years and the Counties did not get any grant monies.  

 

AWARD BID ON CONCRETE

Moved by Richter second by Green to award the bid on concrete to the lowest responsible bidder Tines Construction.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Green & Richter.  Nay:  Torrey.  Motion did not pass, since it needs a majority of ayes and two is not a majority of the entire council.  Councilman Torrey felt that the specifications for the concrete should be six inches thick instead of five and one half inches thick, which the other two councilmen did not agree with.  The bid will be awarded when a full council is present to vote on this.

 

 

 

AQUATIC DIRECTOR

Cris Allen reported the first round of swim lessons have started with 22 pupils enrolled. A concession worker was hired and is certified in CPR & first aid.  She suspect’s propane is still leaking. 

 

PETITION OF ANNEXATION & RESOLUTION NUMBER 08-05

A petition of annexation was received from Charles Schaaf. No one presented themselves to voice any objections to this annexation.

Motion by Richter second by Green to accept this petition of annexation.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Green, Richter, and Torrey.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.  Whereupon Resolution Number 08-05 was introduced.

 

RESOLUTION NUMBER 08-05

 

            A RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF NEW UNDERWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA, BY ANNEXING LANDS MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED HEREIN.

 

            WHEREAS, not less than three-fourths of the registered voters and the owners of not less than three-fourths of the value of the territory sought to be annexed have petitioned the Common Council of the City of New Underwood for concurrent annexation and rezoning of the territory herein described; and,

 

            WHEREAS, the territory described herein adjoins and is contiguous to the existing boundaries of the City of New Underwood and is not separated from the existing City by any significant physical barriers, and annexation is natural and reasonable and the municipal body hereby created constitutes a homogenous and unified entity.

 

                        NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of New Underwood, Pennington, South Dakota, that the following described territory be and the same is hereby annexed to the City of New Underwood, to-wit: 

 

The east seventy foot of the balance of tract B of  N½ of section 31; T2N; R11E; BHM; Pennington County; SD

 

Dated this 18th day of June, 2008.

 

                                                                           CITY OF NEW UNDERWOOD

(Seal)

                                                                            By:   __________________________

                                                                                    Benita R. White, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

 

Motion by Richter second by Green to approve Resolution Number 08-05.  Roll call vote. Aye: Richter, Green, and Torrey.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.  Whereupon Resolution Number 08-05 was declared duly passed & adopted.

 

 

 

 

BUILDING PERMITS

BP#08-13; Sheila Drown; 106 S. Madison; window

     #08-14; Sara Hansen; 205 E. Oak; deck

     #08-15; Charles Schaaf; 700 S. “C” Ave; double-wide

     #08-16; Quinten Hess; 201 S. Monroe Avenue

Moved by Richter to approve building permits 08-13, 14, 15, & 16, as long as they meet set backs, and granting a variance of 2 feet off the property line on set backs for 08-14, keeping it in line with an adjacent shed.  Green seconded.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.  The Mayor reminded Mr. Schaaf that the permit is good for 180 days.

 

AMBULANCE E-BOARD

Randy Madsen and Laurie Holloway requested funding of $500.00 per quarter from the City to help with operation costs.  After discussion it was moved by Richter second by Green to give the ambulance department $500.00 a quarter for one year, contingent on Pennington County matching this amount, and the filing of the ambulance department’s annual income & expenditures, for our auditors.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Green & Richter.  Nay: none.  Abstain: Torrey. Torrey felt that since he is a member of the ambulance department this was a conflict of interest for him.  Motion did not pass, since the ayes were not a majority of the Council; still need 3 ayes of the 4 councilmen.

 

CEMETARY

Randy Madsen requested the city put in new culverts at the cemetery and funding for gravel on a road inside the cemetery along the fence, since this land is in the City limits.  The Council stated this is not public property it belongs to the cemetery board and they do not pay taxes.  The Council felt the culverts in the approaches leading into the cemetery would be under the jurisdiction of Pennington County, since it is off highway 1416.

 

SPIKING PERMIT

SP#08-07; Carol Jensen; July 12, 2008 

Moved by Richter second by Green to approve this spiking permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

 

NUISANCE ORDINANCE ON BURNING

The wording on burning in the nuisance ordinance is unrealistic and would not even allow grills if strictly followed.  This part of the ordinance and other parts will be rewritten to fit into present day circumstances. 

 

VANDALISM & GRAFFITI

A letter from a concerned citizen requesting the Council consider putting together a reward fund for the arrest and conviction of these individuals.  The Mayor informed the Council that several citizens had already offered to give the City monies for this fund.  The Council was open to this idea.

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:

  1. Well #1 is back on line and the motor saver is installed. 
  2. Jerome Johnson was hired in the public works dept.
  3. The flood ditch will by mowed by the 4th of July if it dries up.  If water continues to be in the flood ditch mosquito killer will be applied.
  4. Still waiting on one more quote for the Community Center doors.
  5. Councilman Torrey reminded public works that his drainage ditch needs reshaped some time this summer.
  6. Still waiting on a quote for the electrical updates at the lift station.
  7. Letters will be sent to two property owners to abate the nuisance of unmowed lawns within 10 days.

 

 

 

Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:57 p.m.

 

 

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer