New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes February 3, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on February 3, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Absent: Rikka Buchtel. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Tim Hall, Dir. of Public Works, Deputy McPherson, Sgt. Harkins, and Dianne Trullinger.



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



Moved by Graham second by L. Holloway to approve the January 20, 2016 minutes as presented.  Aye: all. Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

January bills payable February 3, 2016

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 361.75; Finance Office – 3289.08; Public Works – 3956.45; Cleaners – 158.85; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 103.26; SDML (legislative day) – 80.00; Unemployment Ins. (4th qtr) – 12.36; Wellmark (health ins) – 1384.23; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2606.57; SD Retirement (Jan.) – 1001.28; WREA (Service) – 1972.42;  Golden West  (Service) – 290.80; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1203.01; Penn. Co. Sheriff (1st qtr) – 11732.25; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 395.36; NU Post (publishing) – 168.30; McGas (propane) – 167.67; Dakota Battery (CC furnace) – 74.08; ATT (phone) – 120.44; Avenet (Annual service fee website) – 375.00; Jenner Equip (oil & filter BC) – 44.83; SD Public Assurance Alliance (2016 insurance) – 8785.12; Littles Heating & Cooling (replace motor furnace CH) – 492.51; Mastercard (shop,office) – 580.55. TOTAL: $39356.17

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

First Nat’l Trust (WRT Plant payment) – 1693.16; WREA (Service) – 1151.79; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2065.50; Hawkins (chemicals) – 334.60; Midcontinent (tests) – 296.00; SD One Call (locates) – 21.00; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $5587.05


WREA (service) – 83.56; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $108.56



The Public Works Staff has gotten all the LED lights up in the community center. Mr. Hall asked the Council what they wanted done with the old lights. The Council declared the lights surplus to be given away.  If anyone is interested in some of these T12 light fixtures contact City Hall or public works staff.  The fixtures will be available for one month and then they will be discarded.



Deputy McPherson requested a donation from the city to help continue to put on the freshman impact program. Motion by Graham second by Holloway to donate $200.00 for this worthwhile project.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


BP#16-02; Travis Madsen; 702 S., “A” Ave; enclose support structure

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



SP#16-02; American Legion; February 7, 2016; Super Bowl Party

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



  1. Sgt. Harkins presented Deputy McPhersons written monthly report.

  2. The Mayor reported on the SDML Board meeting and the Committee meetings he had attended.


    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:22 p.m.



    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer