New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes February 15, 2018


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on February 15, 2018. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Larry Graham, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger. Absent: Teresa Gossard. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Director, Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Deputy Jones and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.


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


Moved by Graham second by Shoemaker to approve the February 1, 2018 minutes.

Aye: all. Motion carried.


Sheehan plans to bring the pay loader to be used for 2 days to make sure it will be suitable. (The Director of Public Works went to Huron to check on another pay loader, but is leaning towards this one.)
The shut off at 111 N. C Ave has been blocked with something metallic. It may be necessary to dig it up to clean it out.


The monthly report was presented. Discussion concerning theft at a shop outside of city limits.


Mayor Trullinger introduced Resolution #18-03


WHEREAS the Council of the City of New Underwood had agreed to donate to the New Underwood School monies to pay for the repair of the tennis court per motion made on January 3, 2018 and

WHEREAS the New Underwood School had the following Agreement drawn up


This Agreement made and entered into this ____ day of ______________, 2018, by and betweenThe New Underwood School District #51-3, New Underwood South Dakota, hereinafter referred to as District and the City of New Underwood, South Dakota, a municipal corporation, hereinafter referred to as City.

WHEREAS, District owns an 80 foot by 40 foot concrete slab upon which a basketball court is located, at the corner of South Madison Avenue and East Ash Street in New Underwood, South Dakota; and

WHEREAS, District wishes to replace said concrete slab so that the same is more acceptable and more conducive to use by students and the public; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to participate in the replacement of said concrete slab for the benefit of the youth and citizens of the City of New Underwood;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained here, the parties agree as follows:

That District will assume the cost of the materials necessary for replacement of the 80 foot by 40 foot concrete slab for the basketball court located in the City of New Underwood as stated hereinabove.

That labor for the slab replacement project will be provided by Bill Tines, and his grandson, Shay Huether, in conjunction with said Shay Huether’s senior project.

That City will provide up to $3,500.00 for the cost of materials for the slab replacement, matching up to that amount paid by District.

The parties agree that donations may be solicited and forthcoming for the total cost of the slab replacement and that any contributions received shall be equally divided between District and City to offset the contribution provided by each.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have set their hands the day and year first above written.


By: ____________________________________ By: ______________________________

Its: ____________________________________ Its: Board Chairman

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the New Underwood City Council that Mayor, Jack Trullinger be designated to sign this Agreement.

Dated this 15th day of February, 2018

(seal) Jack Trullinger, Mayor

Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer

Motion by Shoemaker second by K. Trullinger to approve Resolution Number 18-03 as presented. Roll call vote. Aye: Graham, Shoemaker, and K. Trullinger. Nay: None. Motion carried.


The Equalization meeting will be held March 19th, 2018. Graham, Shoemaker and K. Trullinger all plan on attending the meeting. The appointments, if any, will start at 4:00 p.m.


Governmental fund sheets and yearly comparisons were presented.
The Black Hills Mayor’s Meeting will be held in New Underwood on Feb. 22, 2018 at noon as we traded dates with Deadwood for the November meeting.
The Mayor informed the Council that a check was received for partial payment for an overdue bill. He stated that check is also being returned as full payment is still required to become compliant.
The Pool Manager is waiting for more lifeguard applications and plans to go to the New Underwood School in March to inform students of the requirements of the job. The Council stated it isn’t necessary to go out of town to look for applicants.
A rural garbage customer had inquired as to getting a dumpster at their residence. It was reported that the City’s insurance does not allow us to pick up garbage outside of city limits.
White Owl is trying to improve their Community Center and is looking for donations from local communities. The Council specified the monies that they do have available for donations have already been committed and are to be used within the city, although the Council wishes them good luck with their project.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:35 P.M.

(Seal) Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer