New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes November 2, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on November 2, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Laurie Holloway, Karin Shoemaker and Kathy Trullinger.  Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Deputy McPherson, Randy Madsen, and Dianne Trullinger.


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



Moved by Holloway second by Shoemaker to approve the October 19, 2016 minutes as presented.   Aye: all. Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

October bills payable November 2, 2016

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1239.07; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 74.56; IRS (SS & FWT) – 321.85; SD Unemployment Ins. (4th qtr.) – 118.44; Mike Holloway (shelving) – 55.00; Bev Taylor (CC) – 70.00; Meri Jo Anderson (reimburse toner) – 223.26; McGas Propane (CH) – 89.83; WREA (Service) –594.20; Golden West  (Service) –290.77; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1473.23; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 350.39; NU Post (publishing) – 181.31; BH Chemical (cc supplies) – 114.69; Berniece Arney (CC) – 18.00; SDML Work Comp fund (2017) – 3457.00; Kieffer Sanitation (dump roll off) – 160.00; Amsterdam (calenders) – 115.19; BJ’s (CC) – 8.53; Pennington County Sheriff (contract services 4th qtr) – 11732.25; Mastercard (SDML conference rooms, toner) – 1288.93; Moyle (fuel) – 1616.39. TOTAL: $23592.89


Nick Stetson (refund deposit) – 12.80. TOTAL: $12.80

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

First National Bank (SRF loan payment) – 1693.16; WREA (Service) – 677.80; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; Hawkins (chemicals) – 538.86; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Racicky Plumbing (repair curb stop) – 382.65; Midcontinent (testing) – 301.00; SD One Call (locates) – 23.10 .  TOTAL: $5745.32


Salaries –Finance Office – 3392.35 Public Works – 4075.10; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2365.90; Wellmark (health ins) – 1384.23; SDRS (Oct) – 1010.88; WREA (service) – 83.63; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; Marc (lft. Sta cleaner) – 218.25; Dakota Supply Group (sewer pump) – 2109.40. TOTAL: $14664.74



Public Works will start flushing hydrants next week, signs will be posted.



  • Verbal disturbances are up.
  • Someone is walking through flood ditch late at night, if you see someone please report it by calling 911.
  • Be careful when pulling out on 1416, since there have been 3 pursuits through New Underwood in the last two months.



The attorney for the Benita White Estate has called to negotiate a new purchase agreement with the City. The Council reviewed the purchase resolution that was passed in 2012 and discussed the pros and cons of acquiring this property, which included clean up, future development in the commercial district, getting rid of an eye sore on main street. Whereupon Resolution Number 16-05 was introduced by Mayor Trullinger.




WHEREAS it has been determined by the New Underwood City Council that there is a need for additional land for the city, and


WHERAS South Dakota Codified law 9-12-1 grants municipalities the power to purchase real property and sets out the proper procedure to follow, and


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the New Underwood City Council authorizes the Mayor and Finance Officer’s signatures on any and all documents necessary to acquire the property & buildings for the City of New Underwood at 513, 515, 517 S. “A” Avenue, New Underwood, South Dakota, and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the New Underwood City Council authorizes the purchase price of $30,000.00, contingent on removal of all liens, judgements, and encumbrances by the current owners. That this money be used to purchase the land and buildings located at 513,515,517 S. “A” Avenue New Underwood, South Dakota, and more particularly described as follows:


Lots 7, 8, 9, & 10 Block 5 Original Town of New Underwood Section 31 in Township 2 North of Range 11 East of the Black Hills Meridian in the City of New Underwood, Pennington County, South Dakota.



Dated this 2nd day of November, 2016


(seal)                                                                                         Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor


Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


Motion by K. Trullinger second by Shoemaker to approve the second reading. Roll call vote. Aye: Gossard, Holloway, Shoemaker, and K. Trullinger. Nay: none.  Motion carried.



Motion by Gossard second by Holloway to combine the 2017 election with the school on April 11, 2017 and to appoint, Connie Carmichael, Jim McKee, and Kay McKee alternates Leroy Rankin and Tara Richter to the 2017 election board. Aye: all.  Motion carried.





    1. Moes; 415 S. “A” Ave; renewal #PL4547 (off sale) & #RL-5660 (on-sale)
    2. Dvorak Convenience Stores, Inc; 16098 Highway 1416; #PL-4766 (off sale) & #RL-5885 (on sale)
    3. Randall H. Madsen & Wendy Philipsen; 524 S. “A” Ave; renewal #RL-5755 (on sale)

Motion by Holloway second by Shoemaker to approve all the above renewals. Aye: all.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



BP#16-22; Randy Madsen; 22790 161 St. (Boondocks); move off mobile home

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

BP#16-23; Wes Wileman; 419 S. Janklow (Swanson’s MH Park); move on Mobile Home

Motion by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to approve this permit. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. The Black Hills Mayor Luncheon is being held in New Underwood on November 17th and the Council and staff are invited to attend.



Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:25 P.M.



(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer