New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes November 7, 2018



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on November 7, 2018. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham and Kathy Trullinger. Absent Karin Shoemaker. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Director, Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Deputy Jones, Tim Hall, Dir. of Public Works, Kim Karp, Keith Karp, Marvin Rask, Carole Buchanan, Serena Rice and Wes Flint. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.


An owner of the property at 212 S. D Ave. appealed the penalty of $100.00 for not having the skirting installed on the mobile home. After some consideration, a motion was made by Graham second by Gossard that the penalty stands as there were two 30 day extensions granted and skirting was not installed within those time limits.


Motion by Graham second by Gossard to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Motion by Graham second by K. Trullinger to approve the October 17, 2018 minutes. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The financial reports, bill-list, monthly revenue, savings sheets and vouchers were presented. Motion by Graham second by Gossard to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.

October bills payable November 7, 2018


First Data (bank fees) – 58.28; Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Council – 923.49; Finance Office - 3006.64; Public Works – 3404.74; Cleaners – 209.17; SD Unemployment – 69.12; IRS- EFTPS (SS & FWT) – 2598.22; SDRS (retirement plan) – 886.80; HPSD – 1100.06; Aflac (ins.) – 114.66; McGas (propane for CH) – 243.28; Karin Shoemaker (mileage) – 164.43; Sam’s Club (gas, spray, receipt book) – 252.09; Kieffer Sanitation (October dump fees) –320.00 ; WREA (service) – 1675.99; Golden West Telephone (October service) – 292.15; Pennington County Courant (publishing) – 337.27; City of Rapid City (October dump fees) – 2321.25; SD State Treasurer (October Sales Tax) – 398.91; Mastercard (solar panels, postage, supplies) – 4002.46; Americinn (rooms for annual conference) – 587.94; Pennington County Sheriff (quarterly contract) – 12001.25; Menards (gloves, p/s fluid) – 26.30; Timothy S. Hall (mileage) – 66.93; City of Rapid City (solid waste permit) – 5.00; SDML (workers comp) – 3384.00; Jenner Equipment (filter) – 34.03; NASASP (member fee) – 39.00; Care Free Lawn Service (winterizing sprinklers) – 85.00; Meri Jo Anderson (prof. fees) – 690.00; M.G. Oil Co. (fuel) –1114.05 TOTAL: $40774.26


M.G. Oil (diesel) – 244.55 TOTAL: $244.55


WREA (Service) – 782.71; WRT (radium removal fee) – 2199.38; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Hawkins (chemical) – 752.25; SD One Call (location fees) – 31.50; Midcontinent Testing (water test) – 287.00; US Bank (SRF payment) – 1693.16; SDWWA (member fee) – 5.00; TOTAL: $5776.00


WREA (service) – 105.93; Omni-Site (alarms) – 25.00; Continental Research (Bacto-dose) – 529.95; SDWWA (member fee) – 5.00 TOTAL: $665.88


Mr. Hall has hired a new worker who is diligently studying for the CDL test.
The quote for the parts to make the solar panel racks has come in below the amount that was approved by the Council.
Mr. Hall has been in contact with a contractor who may be willing to build and install the racks as Public Works has more than enough to do to stay busy right now.
Sanitation Products has requested 2 days to work on the garbage truck. The Council approved the Director of Public works staying an extra night so the repairs can be completed.


Deputy Jones presented the written monthly report.
There were five arrests, four of which were warrants and one was drug related.
6 citations were issued, 23 warnings were given, and there were 139 extra patrols.


There were 2 abatement letters sent out this month, one to a resident who appeared to have someone living in a camper in their yard for longer than the Ordinance allows and the other was for skirting not being completed on a mobile home.

The owner of the property at 513 S. A Ave. has demolished the building and clean up should be complete within a week.

It is on the list of things to do for Public Works to cut the bushes growing in the alley north of Elm and west of the flood ditch.

The Wicksville Workers donated food to the food pantry.


Moes; 415 S. “A” Ave; renewal #PL4547 (off sale) & #RL-5660 (on-sale)
Dvorak Convenience Stores, Inc; 16098 Highway 1416; #PL-4766 (off sale) & #RL-5885 (on sale)
Wendy Philipsen and Serena Rice; 524 S. “A” Ave; renewal #RL-5755 (on sale)
Motion by Graham second by Gossard to approve all the above renewals. Aye: all. Motion carried.


BP #18-26; Keith Karp; 4’ x 5’ Concrete pad; 522 S. A Ave. Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to approve this permit as it meets all setbacks. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP #18-27; George Seiler; Privacy fence; 411 Janklow. A motion to approve this permit pending the signature of the property owner was made by Graham second by Gossard. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Supplemental Budget Ordinance #18-08 received its first reading. It was moved by Gossard second by Graham to approve Ordinance # 18-08. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The health insurance premium with the Health Pool of SD has not increased. The cost is $550.03 a month per full time employee. Motion by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to authorize the Finance Officers signature on the contract with the Health Pool of SD for the year 2019. Aye: all. Motion carried.


After much discussion about the issue of mobile homes not getting skirted within the 30 day time limit, the requirement of a $750.00 deposit, which will be returned in full when skirting is completed and stairs to all exits are installed within the time limit, will be included in the first reading of Ordinance 18-09. Also any changes necessary will be made to the Move on Permit.


Ordinance 18-09 received its first reading. After the changes to pages 10-19 of the Zoning Ordinance, Move on Permit and Mobile Home Inspection list were discussed there was a motion by Graham second by K. Trullinger to approve the first reading of Ordinance #18-09. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Resolution #18-09 was introduced


WHEREAS the New Underwood City Council has proceeded with criminal charges for theft of services against James Kopecky and Misty Koch residing at 111 N. C Avenue, and

WHEREAS the New Underwood City Council is seeking restitution for said theft of services, and

WHEREAS the office of Pennington County States Attorney has informed us of our Constitutional rights as a victim and requires a financial impact statement and signature on a Victims Rights Form, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the New Underwood City Council that the criminal charges for theft of services against James Kopecky and Misty Koch that such required information be supplied to the Pennington County States Attorney, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the New Underwood City Council does hereby authorize the Mayor and/or Finance Officer to sign any and all documents necessary to further their efforts in prosecuting this case.

Dated November 7, 2018

Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer

Motion by Gossard second by Graham to accept Resolution Number 18-09. Roll call vote. Aye: Gossard, K. Trullinger and Graham. Nay: none. Motion carried.


Some changes will be made to the Move on Inspection Form also.
The owner of the caretakership asked where the address numbers should be installed to be 911 compliant. It was concluded that they should be put on the west side.
The Council thanks the Wicksville Workers for their donation. It is very much appreciated.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.

(Seal) Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer