New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes March 7, 2012





A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on March 7, 2012.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Bob Hall, and Joe Whitney. Absent: Laurie Holloway. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Of Public Works John Bale, Cris Allen, Jim  & Kathy Harbert, Dianne Trullinger, Mr. & Mrs.Travis Lasseter and four children, Deputy McPherson, and Corp. Ron Nordell. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the amended agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the February 15, 2012 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

February bills payable March 7, 2012

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1220.89; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 19.84; Elan (toner; rental fees; repairs; motel rooms legislative day;  office & shop supplies) – 955.69; R & R Trenching (pit run gravel) – 375.00; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 73.00;  IRS – EFTPS (Feb) – 312.81; Freshman Impact (donation)  - 200.00; WREA (Service) –1799.56; Golden West  (Service) –295.27; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1690.94; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 248.63; Steve’s (fuel) – 466.83; NU Post (publishing) – 194.90; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel) – 274.33;  AT & T (service) – 112.12;  Kristi Lemke (cc) – 35.00; Beesley Law Office (legal fees ordinances, obstructions, abatements) – 812.50; Certified Laboratories (oil additive) – 144.04; Great Western Tire (new PU tire) – 152.12.  TOTAL: $9383.47

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – Finance – 2834.12 Public Works – 4143.33;  IRS – EFTPS (Feb) – 1845.79; SD Retirement (Feb) – 986.74;  R & R Trenching (watermain) – 1372.00;  WREA (Service) – 999.64; Wellmark (Ins) – 1362.48; WRT (monthly radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00;  HD Waterworks (pipe, fittings) – 3123.96; McGas (propane) – 12.00; GP Services (backhoe operator for waterline) – 325.00; RC Journal (future use permit legal) – 160.08; DSG (pipe) – 209.34.  TOTAL: $19309.98


H & S Environmental (wastewater conference) – 198.00; WREA (service) – 60.69; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00; Elan (lft. Sta. pump) – 2661.00; Grimm’s Pump (clamp) 17.16; Ace Hardware (supplies) – 66.68.  TOTAL: $3026.53





Mr. Bale reported public works are picking up tree limbs from the west water project and repairing dump truck.  Councilman Whitney will come and take a look at the dump truck, since he has big concerns about the brakes going out. Councilman Buchtel questioned when the remaining totes would be put out. 



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  DARE graduation will be in two weeks. Freshman Impact program will be held in May.  Reckless driving should be reported to Deputy McPherson the reporting party must be able to give a license plate number and be able to describe the driver.

Mayor Trullinger reported that one individual had approached him today that the yield sign on 161st Ave. needs to be a stop sign.



The City has a person who is interested in purchasing the surplus ground storage tank, but they would also like to purchase the building.  The building is 24’ by 48’ & the sidewalls are  16’ high. Discussion on declaring this building surplus followed.  Mr. Bale would like to keep the building for cold storage.  This building was built in 1978 and after depreciation still has a value of over $30,000.00.  The Mayor tabled the discussion and the Council will look at the building before the next meeting.



The Finance Officer presented the 2011 annual report to the Council and audience.  Motion by Buchtel and second by Hall to approve the 2011 annual report, publish and forward it to the state Dept. of Legislative Audit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The pricing on just fixing the floor with regular tile has not been obtained.  Discussion followed on postponing  the floor until next budget year; building a new building; repairing center and see if the fix works; tearing out center between the two floating slabs and tying them together.  Tabled until  the next meeting.



The committee is meeting and looking at grants available, and how to get more community involvement.  Councilor Buchtel will have a report ready the first week of April.



Ordinance Number 12-03 received its first reading.  This ordinance amends some areas of  Article II General Ordinances.  Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve the first reading of Ordinance Number 12-03.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



12-01; Moe’s; March 24; Community Center; Wedding Dance

Motion by Whitney second by Hall to approve this special alcohol beverage license.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.





BP#12-01; Travis Madsen; 701 S. “A” Ave. windows & concrete apron

Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



WA#12-01; Travis Madsen; 701 S. “A” Ave

Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve this hook up permit for water.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


Other items discussed:

  1. Equalization      will be March 19, SDCL 10-11-16 states objection forms must be filed with      city hall by March 15th.
  2. A      letter from the insurance company informing the city that they had settled      the property damage claim was presented.
  3. Election      will be April 10, 2012.
  4. United      Blood Services thanked the Council for the successful blood drive they had      at the community center.
  5. Future      use permit hearing today in Pierre.
  6. Pastor      Jim thanked the public works staff for setting up the stage for their      revival.
  7. South      water main has been ordered.
  8. District      9 Edgemont meeting April 19, 2012.
  9. Clay      pigeon shoot at the Rodeo Grounds last part of April sponsored by the Lions.



Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m.





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer