New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes January 4, 2006




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on January 4, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Larry Graham, Michael Green, and LeeAnn Schumacher.   Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Asst. Fin. Officer Teresa Gossard, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Asst. Dir. Public Works Jack Trullinger, Officer Przymus, Sgt. Hughes, and Chuck Dockter.



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



Motion by Dahlquist second by Schumacher to approve the December 21, 2005 minutes. Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                  

The Finance Officer presented the financial reports, bill-list and vouchers.  Motion by Schumacher second by Dahlquist to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  

December bills payable December 31, 2005                                                                          

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 3021.33; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 848.46; SD Retirement – 438.99; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 116.84; WREA (service) – 906.50;  Golden West (service) – 170.62; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1392.30; DakotaCare (ins) – 1466.46; Janice Jensen (CC Dec.) – 88.00;  Bev Taylor (CC Dec.) – 88.00;  NU Post (Publishing) – 156.66; Steve's (fuel) – 304.98; Elan (parts, stamps, CC supplies, toner bulbs)  – 491.19; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 196.97; 4-U (ice machine box – CC) – 100.00; Street Heating (CC – furnace parts) – 435.30; Dakota Business Center (office supplies) – 49.89; SDML (policy book) – 125.00; Jenner (parts) – 46.14.  TOTAL: $10443.63.      

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 1991.81; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 602.16; SD Retirement – 327.92; WREA (service) – 629.10; Northwest Pipe Fittings (meter) – 229.65; Dakota Supply Group (meters) – 493.60; (alarms) – 56.00.  TOTAL – $4330.24.

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 669.02; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 179.19; SD Retirement – 111.46; WREA (service) – 38.10; One call systems (tickets) – 16.83; Cellular One (service) – 67.97; DENR (wastewater fees) – 50.00. TOTAL –  $1132.57.

January bills payable January 4, 2006


SD Public Assurance Alliance (2006 ins.) – 4940.67; Black Hills Agency (2006 ins) – 3637.00; Gov. Office (2006 Web Fee) – 55.00; Avenet (Web Fee) – 300.00.  TOTAL:  8932.67.





The catering at the Municipal League district meeting that is being held in New Underwood in April was discussed.  Motion by Dahlquist second by Green to get a contract drawn up and negotiated with the caterers.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Director of Public Works reported he would like to start blending the wells to try to get the radium at an acceptable level.  The Mayor would like a notice in the Post when the blending starts to let the citizens know.



Officer Przymus presented his written monthly report. Officer Przymus reported about on going investigations, shifts, and a request from a private individual about painting the parking lines on Main at more of an angle.



A letter was received from County Commissioner Jim Kjerstad in reply to our letter.  Mayor White spoke to him by phone and has set up a meeting on January 11th at 9:00 a.m. to discuss the City Hall renovation.



06-01; American Legion; February 5, 2006

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



A lengthy discussion on pressurizing the water line to the north followed.   The Council felt that negotiations on the two 1988 contracts should continue.



Ice machine box was purchased and will be installed in the Community Center.  The trap from the utility sink is leaking.  Prices will be obtained to replace the shades or lights in the main room of the community center.



  1. Some street lights that are out will be reported the WREA. 


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.



(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer






2006 Statement of Salaries for New Underwood, SD

Mayor - $5,000.00/yearly

Council - $50.00/meeting

Attorney - $125.00 - $150.00 hourly

Engineer - $75.00-$90.00 hourly

Deputy Sheriff - $34,155.00 yearly

Director of Public Works – $15.20 - $15.50 hourly

Asst. Dir. of Public Works - $10.43 - $10.75 hourly

Finance Officer - $12.59 - $12.90 hourly

Asst. Fin. Officer - $9.69 - $9.99 hourly

Laborers - $5.15 - $7.00 hourly