New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes August 5, 2009

                                                        MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 5:00 p.m. in the Community Center on August 5, 2009.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, and John Torrey.  Absent: Jack Trullinger.   Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Cris Allen, Dep. McPherson, Diane Trullinger, Wes & Dawn Orban, Ron Racicky, and Tony Ascrizzi. 



The Council went over the proposed 2010 budget line item by line item.  The hearing adjourned at 5:55 p.m. and the regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.



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




Moved by Torrey second by Green to approve the July 15, 2009 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

July bills payable August 5, 2009

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 10196.78; Wellmark (ins.) 508.33; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 3.62; Deluxe Checks – 81.65; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 2335.24; SD Retirement (July) – 509.60; WREA (Service) –1404.87; Golden West Service) – 324.35; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 279.27; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 1869.45; ELAN (SP; CC shop, & supplies) – 350.42; NU Post (publishing) – 150.11; Steve’s (fuel) – 369.14; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) 219.49; Kristi Lemke (clean CC) – 171.24; Great Western Tire (Autocar) – 388.00; NU Ambulance (2nd qtr) – 500.00; Sam’s Club (Fuel & concessions) – 275.79; K & D Appliance (repair air conditioner at CH) – 110.36; Coca Cola (SP – 299.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals) – 894.65; Mid Continent (testing SP) – 51.00; Penn. Co. Sheriff (3rd qtr) – 9443.50; SD Fed. Prop. Agency (cabinet) – 70.00; Am. Red Cross (SP & pathegon training) – 40.00; Armstrong Extinguisher (inspection) – 51.00; Diane Trullinger (CH) – 148.00.  TOTAL: $31044.86.


Bierschbach Equip. (concrete saw) – 1439.00; Elan (blade) – 194.98; FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44.  TOTAL:  $3512.42

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3443.50; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1009.24; SD Retirement (July) – 513.09; WREA (Service) – 535.87; Midcontinent (testing) – 905.60; Omni-site (alarms) – 40.00; Racicky Plumbing (parts  repair) – 245.05; Alltell (service) – 120.70; Cetec Engineering (radium project) – 4889.50.  TOTAL: $11702.55.


Cindy Vissia  (refund) – 50.00

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3612.70; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1025.48; SD Retirement (July) – 537.45; WREA (service)– 92.86; Racicky Plumbing (sewer jet fittings) – 32.83; Wellmark (ins) – 1524.99. TOTAL: $6826.31



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  He will be cracking down on bicycles on the street after nightfall. 

The highway patrol would like to give a seminar on accident scene integrity for the Ambulance and Fire Department. 



Ms. Allen reported the pool attendance has been very good this year with the free swim and reported on some of the attendees this year.  She reported that Jenny Printz was again stung and has decided to no longer work at the pool.  They will prep the pool this fall instead of waiting until spring.   



Ron Racicky requested the use of the Community Center for September 7 for the Labor Day steamburger feed and blocking off the street for the races.  Motion by Green second by Torrey to allow the use of the Community Center, to close “A” Ave from Pine to Elm from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and to allow open container from Oak to Elm and the horse pits in the back yard at City Hall.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Moved by Dahlquist second by Green to authorize the Finance Officer’s signature on the propane contract with McGas. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



 BP#09-20; Ruth Ekern & Charles Schaaf; 411 S. “A” Ave & 700 S. “C” Ave; move shed from one location to the other.

BP#09-21; Mike Holloway; 513 S. “B” Ave; garage

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



SP#09-04; Wes Orban; August 22, 2009

Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve this permit.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.



Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer