New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes May 21, 2008

MINUTES OF THE

NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on May 21, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center. Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Michael Green, Tyler Richter, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger. Also present: Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Officer McPherson, Chad Feldman, Tralice Ellis, Cris Allen, and Jennifer Printz.



AGENDA

Moved by Green second by Richter to approve the amended agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.



MINUTES

Moved by Torrey second by Trullinger to approve the April 16, 2008 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.



SWIMMING POOL

Cris Allen, aquatic director, reported that the concessions have been purchased, the new paint had been put on half the floor and we should know in a couple of weeks if this will hold up, then the rest will be completed. She also informed the Council that Roger & Tammy Bills, John Berg, Riley Walker, and Randy Berry installed the siding on the south peak today. She told the Council that ambulance dept. loaned an oxygen tank to the swimming pool, and a cash register has been purchased.



CENTENNIAL

Tralice Ellis presented the celebration schedule for Labor Day Week-end. Motion by Richter second by Torrey to approve this schedule of events. Aye: all. Motion carried.

Mayor White requested the Council dress in period costume.

Tralice Ellis requested the Council make a decision on where the venders be located, either in the old City Hall or the new shop. Much discussion followed on concrete work, drainage, grading. Motion by Torrey second by Richter that the new building be used if the old building is demolished, prior to the celebration. Aye: Green, Richter, and Torrey. Nay: Trullinger. Motion carried. Councilman Trullinger felt that the old building, since it is one of the oldest buildings in the City, be used, and keep the City equipment separate in the new shop.



LAW ENFORCEMENT

Deputy McPherson reviewed the curfew ordinance with the Council. City Hall has received numerous reports of young people out after curfew hours, trespassing on roofs of businesses, graffiti, vandalism to mailboxes, etc. The Council instructed Deputy McPherson to follow the curfew ordinance in dealing with adolescence.

Deputy McPherson will be switching around his work days.



CLEANING WATER STORAGE TANK

A quote to clean the water storage tank was received from Liquid Engineering in the amount of $3,080.00. The available money in the budget was discussed. Moved by Torrey second by Richter to accept this quote, plus cathode replacement, only if they can replace the cathodes. Aye: all. Motion carried.



RURAL WATER ORDINANCE NUMER O8-02

Ordinance Number 08-02 received its second reading.



ORDINANCE NUMBER 08-02



AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III; UTILITY ORDINANCE #1 – WATER; ADDING SECTION 16 – RURAL USERS.



BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that Article III; Utility Ordinance #1 – Water; Section 16 read as follows:



Section 16. NON MUNICIPAL USERS (outside city limits)

Non Municipal users will comply with all of this ordinance including the more restrictive conditions set forth as follows (when there is a conflict in the wording the more restrictive requirement will apply):

1. All costs associated with joining the City of New Underwood water system will be borne entirely by the customers. The original installation of mains or extending mains will be borne entirely by the customers and all mains will become property of the City of New Underwood. Mains will be a minimum of six inches, the exact size will be determined by the City Council. Mains will be placed in dedicated right of way whenever possible. (Refer to section 2 on service lines). The New Underwood City Council will have total control over the exact location of water mains.

2. The rural impact fee and availability fee are per household and per pasture tap, one fee does not give permission to take the water to other areas without applying and paying appropriate fees.

3. In case of water shortages, the non municipal users could have water service discontinued (refer to section 12).

4. Pay the minimum rate per home plus the rate per thousand over the minimum at the rural rate, as set by resolution (refer to section 1).

5. Water cannot be resold to others.

6. If the property is contiguous to the City limits at the time service is requested it must be annexed prior to approval of water service. If the property is not contiguous to the city limits at the time service is requested, the owners of all property served shall, pursuant to SDCL 9-4-4.1, enter into an irrevocable agreement and covenant running with the property. The covenant agreement is that the property owner will agree to the voluntary annexation of the property at such time as the property becomes contiguous to the City limits. This ordinance does not imply that below standard streets, water & sewer lines will be accepted on the system and improvements paid by the City.

7. It is understood that each request for water service will have its own unique circumstances and will be handled on an individual basis with the Council staying within the above mentioned guidelines.



First reading: May 7, 2008

Second reading: May 21, 2008

Publish date: May 29, 2008

Effective date: June 18, 2008







Motion by Richter second by Trullinger to accept the second reading of Ordinance Number 08-02. Roll call vote. Aye: Green, Richer, and Trullinger. Nay: Torrey. Motion carried.



BUILDING PERMITS

BP#08-11; Steve Brandsted; 16098 Hwy. 1416; move off mobile home

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



SPIKING PERMITS

SP#08-03; Darlene Wolf; May 24, 2008

SP#08-04; Meri Jo Anderson; December 31, 2008

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



METERS

The City Engineer recommended that unmetered buildings in the City have meters installed, i.e. community center, swimming pool, fire hall, coin operated watersalesman, new public works shop. Motion by Trullinger second by Richter that these meters be ordered and installed. Aye: all. Motion carried.



EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICES

The Council reviewed the current equipment rental prices. Motion by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the following prices with man unless otherwise stated and only when a local contractor cannot be hired: mowing -$50.00 mobilization plus a minimum charge of one hour at $40.00 an hour; dump truck - $120.00/hour; grader - $200.00/hour; backhoe - $170.00/hour; bobcat - $120.00/hour; wacker packer (without man) - $10.00/hour or $40.00/day. Aye: all. Motion carried. The Council agreed these rental rates will be reviewed annually at the June meeting.



ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER

The Council discussed putting in next years budget a garage package to the east side of the Community Center for a storage room for the tables and chairs. Councilman Richter suggested going with a 30 by 40 addition so a small meeting room can be added also. Preliminary figures will be obtained, so this can get put in the 2009 budget for consideration.



NEW PUBLIC WORKS SHOP

After discussion, the Council decided to advertise for concrete work and open bids at the June 18th meeting.

A letter will be sent to the building contractor requesting he address some completion issues.



DEMOLITION OF OLD CITY HALL

The Council would like three quotes from asbestos removers on the old City Hall.











OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:

The Finance Officer presented the governmental funds sheets.
The GMC is working fine.
Still getting pricing on the new entrance door at the Community Center.
The chip seal and pricing was discussed.



Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:57 p.m.





(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer