New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes June 8, 2009

                                                        MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Center on June 8, 2009.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger.  Absent:  Michael Green. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Lt. Brubbaken, and Cris Allen.



A hearing for retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage licenses for Steve’s General Store and The Hall was held at 11:00 a.m. No one presented themselves to voice any objections to these malt beverage licenses. The Mayor adjourned the hearing at 11:05 p.m. and called the regular meeting to order.



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




Moved by Dahlquist second by Trullinger to approve the May 20, 2009 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

May bills payable June 8, 2009

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 700.36; Wellmark (ins.) 2033.32; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 3.81; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 232.60; SD Human Resource School (reg fee) – 25.00; SD Govt. Finance Officer’s Assn. (reg fee) – 150.00;  WREA (Service) –1148.98; Golden West Service) – 230.01; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 249.64; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 2223.10; ELAN (SP; CC shop, & supplies) – 971.53; NU Post (publishing) – 280.18; Steve’s (fuel) – 305.58; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) 655.34; Kristi Lemke (clean CC) – 80.00; Dales Tire (Bobcat) – 880.00; Knecht (SP paint & wed killer) – 49.92; Ace Steel (culvert) – 219.48; Summit Signs (stop signs, channel posts) – 426.00; Dakota Business Center (cartridges) – 99.42; Dakota Truck Sales (bucket for backhoe) – 300.00; Coca Cola (SP pop) – 245.00; Pool & Spa (WP rope & chemicals) – 74.66.  TOTAL: $11583.93.


FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44.  TOTAL:  $1878.44

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3354.80; FWB (SS & FWT) – 980.76; SD Retirement (May) – 523.53; WREA (Service) –466.48 ; Northwest Pipe Fittings (supplies) – 568.20; HD Waterworks Supply (coupling, gaskets, supplies) – 549.11; Hawkins (chemicals) -625.79; Omni-Site (alarms) - 40.00; Cetec Engineering (radium project) – 504.00.  TOTAL: $7612.67. 

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3483.75; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1012.97; SD Retirement (May)– 501.21; WREA (Service)– 124.40; Alltell (service)– 116.54; DSG (supplies)– 144.58. TOTAL: 5383.45.


Tralice Ellis requested the City help with the funding for her final course for municipal clerk school.  After discussion it was moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to deny this request, since she is no longer a city employee.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The office is almost finished and he would like to put DSL in.  Motion by Trullinger second by Dahlquist to have DSL installed at the public works shop.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Mr. G. Hall requested permission to purchase an asphalt cutter prior to starting the chip seal project.  Discussion followed on the type of saw to purchase.  Motion by Trullinger second by Dahlquist to purchase the cutter that remains mounted and you walk behind.  Aye:  Dahlquist and Trullinger.  Nay: Torrey.  Motion did not pass with the three majority.  Councilman Torrey wanted the other type of saw.  This will be put on the agenda for the next meeting.



Lt. Brubbaken reported on the May law enforcement hours.  He reported that the bicycle safety course will be held Monday June 15 at 8:00 a.m.  The Mayor and two of the Council members will meet with the sheriff’s department to go over the law enforcement contract with the County.



The Mayor has spoken to the Wood’s and they will attend the next meeting to discuss this street with the Council.



To do all the alleys within the City limits it will take approximately 6,785 tons of gravel, and we currently have approximately 6,000 tons.  The replacement cost of gravel is $3.50 to $4.00 a ton.  Alleys will be prioritized and presented at the next meeting.



The engineer’s time estimates were presented to the Council.  We are still filling out the paperwork for the SRF loan.



Steve’s Superstore Inc.; 16098 Hwy 1416; Lots 1 & 2 AR Vieths Subdivision SE ¼ SE ¼; Sec. 30; T2NR11E BHM; retail on-off sale malt beverage.

The Hall; Daniel P. Hall; 412 S. “A” Ave; Block 1, Lots 3,4,5, Sec. 31, Original Twn, T2N R11E BHM; retail on-off sale malt beverage.

Since no objections were received at the public hearing it was moved by Torrey second by Trullinger to approve these malt beverage licenses the 2009-2010 licensing period.  Aye: all. Motion carried.







BP#09-10; David Bintliff; 103 S. “B” Ave; extension on BP#08-31

    #09-11; David Bintliff; 103 S. “B” Ave; Shed & Home Occupation

    #09-12; Joe Simmons; 16122 Hwy. 1416; fence

    #09-13; Elsie Matt; 116 N. “A” Ave; deck

    #09-14; Twizted Tavern; 524 S. “A” Ave; awning

Moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve these permits.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.



1.      Elected Officials Workshop will be July 10, 2009 in Pierre.

2.      The Mayor has sent a letter to the “E” Board requesting an evaluation be preformed for the  ISO Protection class rating.

3.      The school wanted to use our chipper for the track field.  The Council did not feel that this equipment would perform the task they want it for.

4.      Councilman Trullinger reported that the road needs repaired on Ash St. by the bridge. 

5.      The fire hydrant on Elm street is repaired.



Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 11:55 a.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer