New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes October 10, 2012





A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center on October 10, 2012.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, Sheila White, and Joe Whitney. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Corporal Jason Ocilka, Cris Allen, Dianne Trullinger, and Kimmy Winegar.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



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



Moved by White second by Whitney to approve the September 19 and October 1, 2012 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 Buchtel to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  

August bills payable September 5, 2012

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 371.75; Meri Jo (mileage to dist. Meeting in April) – 122.96; Swim Pool – 614.76; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 39.61; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 140.00; Cardmember Services (postage, office & community center supplies) – 650.43; Sam’s Club (SP) – 65.50; SD Unemployment – 81.74;  IRS – EFTPS (Sept) – 304.90; WREA (Service) – 1316.60;  Golden West  (Service) – 233.09; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2124.59; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel)- 430.54; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 207.68; Steve’s (fuel) – 575.73; NU Post (publishing) – 178.69; Krist Lemke (cleaning CC) – 100.00; Dianne Trullinger (cleaning shop & CH) – 156.00; Ace Hardware (parts) – 59.42; Johnson Machine (shop) – 83.95; Pool & Spa (SP) – 198.19; Dakota Business Center (minute book) – 233.14; Midcontinent Testing (SP) – 34.00. TOTAL: $8323.27

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 1524.81; Kristi Lemke (reading meters) – 60.00; Robin Bale (reading meters) – 200.00; Kristi Decker (reading meters) – 170.00;  WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00;  Dakota Supply Group – 475.34; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1560.34; First Nat’l Trust (SRF loan) – 1693.16; The Little Print Shop (books) – 194.10;  Northwest Pipe (pipe) – 199.89; HD Waterworks (pipe) – 6667.09.  TOTAL: $14680.23


Finance Officer – 2834.12; Public Works – 3863.49; IRS – EFTPS (Sept) – 1693.46; SD Retirement (Sept) – 928.89; Wellmark (Ins) – 1303.71; WREA (service) – 55.65; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00; AT & T (service) – 150.47; Marc (enzyms) – 262.50.  TOTAL: $11115.29


Mayor Trullinger presented Mr. Bale’s public works report. He reported the staff has finished as much of the street tacking as weather will allow (must be over 70 degrees); meter readings ¾ completed; north well - the electrician is prepping to  install the controller; water leak on “B” Ave. is fixed; two service lines have leaks and they have been reported to the land owners, since the landowner is responsible for his service line, from the main to their house; and the swimming pool is winterized.   



Corp. Jason Ocilka introduced himself and reported that Deputy McPherson had put in 124 of the 149 hours of work duty here in New Underwood last month.



Ordinance Number 12-12 received its second reading.




BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2012 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality: 601/433.4 (well repair) – $42,000.00.  Means of finance: undesignated funds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor



Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


First reading:  October 1, 2012

Second reading:  October 10, 2012

Publish Date:  October 18, 2012

Effective Date:  November 7, 2012










Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to accept the second reading of Ordinance Number 12-12.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Holloway, White, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



The parts for the north well repair have been ordered and repairs will start next week.



Councilors Buchtel and White spoke about the Municipal League conference in Pierre and the useful information they learned. The Finance Officer added to the report and spoke to the Council about necessary changes to the policy manual and nuisance code that will be placed on the agenda.



The Mayor reported he had found an insurance company that will insure the toys, but they have not approved the final application.  The preliminary quote was $1200.00 annually.  The city’s insurance agent said the underwriter for this company is credible and he will go over the policy when we receive it.



Other items discussed:

1. The Council felt that pursuing the hometown lawyer project a good idea.

2. Alley between north “A” Ave and “B” Ave. on north side is being blocked by obstacles, the owners will be notified.

3. Road closed signs will be used when water main breaks occur.

4. Battery changed on light at 1416 & 161st and Councilor White has a line on a solar light.

5. Dog traps on west side of City will be placed on Monday.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m.


(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer