New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes November 21, 2012





A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center on November 21, 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, Cris Allen, Dianne Trullinger, and Steve & Laurie Swanson.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



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



Moved by Holloway second by White to approve the November 7, 2012 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



Denise Livingston spoke to the finance officer about obtaining funds for recycling.  After discussion the Council agreed that the Mayor should send a letter of support and prepare a resolution for adoption at the next meeting.



Mayor Trullinger presented Mr. Bale’s public works report. He reported that the sewer jetting completed; the dump will not be open on the first & third Saturdays until spring, citizens can continue to get a key at city hall during office hours. 



The mayor’s luncheon that was held at the community center was well attended with 21 representatives from other towns. Discussion centered around activities in other cities and the fiscal cliff.



Tony Ascrizzi made a solar light for the yield sign at 1416 and 161st Avenue that will last for up to 6 months on a single battery, but the light is only visible at night.  The Council wants a light that is visible 24/7.  At the next meeting the Mayor will be asking the Council for the monies to purchase a light for approximately $1600.00, since it is the cheapest 24/7 light he has found. Council asked the Mayor to continue to look for a less expensive light.



The dumpsters for the rural customers have been moved to the south end.  The Swanson’s addressed the Council with their concerns on the new location. The current location will continue on a trial basis.



The bid package for the backhoe was presented to the Council.  They will look over and call with any minor changes.  Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to publish the notice to bidders.  Roll call vote.  Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, White, and Whitney.  Nay: none. Motion carried.



A letter, from Gale Bruns, requesting the Council consider charging water customers a reimbursement fee when they hook on to the six inch water main he paid for, was presented to the Council. The Council felt no action was required on this request, since this is currently a private service line.


LIQUOR LICENSES                                   

Montgomery Sandal, Moe’s Bar & Grill; 415 S. “A” Ave.; Lots 5-7 Block 2 Orig. Twn;  Package & Retail Liquor (on & off sale)

Twizted Tavern; Kim Karp; 524 S. “A” Ave.; Lots 10, 11, 12 Blk 6 Org.; Package & Retail Liquor (on & off sale)

Steve’s Superstore, Inc. – 22797 161st Ave.; Lot 1 of SE ¼ and Lot 2 AR Vieths Subdivision; Retail (on sale)

Since no one presented themselves to voice any objections it was moved by Whitney second by Holloway to approve these liquor licenses for the year 2013.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Supplemental budget ordinance number 12-13 received its first reading.  Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the first reading.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



SP12-15; November 23; Jerry Derr

Moved by Holloway second by Whitney to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


Other items discussed:

1. The Finance Officer presented the governmental funds sheets for the year to date.

2. The letter about the post office surveys and the meeting date were delivered to each household.

3. SDML Legislative Day in Pierre Feb. 6.  The finance officer will book the rooms.

4. Drinking water report will be presented to the Council at the next meeting.

5. Extending the fence north on the entrance to the dump will be on the agenda for the next meeting.

6.  Emergency Management, Dustin Willet, will attend the December 19th meeting to discuss the Siren and mitigation.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.


(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer