New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes July 2, 2014




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on July 2, 2014.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, City Attorney Chris Beesley, Clerk Ione Wolf, Deputy McPherson, Sgt. Hislip, Lee Lassegard, and Dianne Trullinger.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger. Whereupon he introduced Attorney Beesley to new members.



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



Moved by Buchtel second by L. Holloway to approve the June 18, 2014 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

June bills payable July 2, 2014

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council– 1100.55; Finance Office – 3213.44; Public Works – 4888.99; Swimming Pool – 1019.40; Cleaners – 311.08; Aflac (May) – 113.78; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 30.31; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2849.06; SD Retirement (June) – 908.98; NU School (library) – 1000.00; Wellmark (health ins) – 1427.31; Sam’s Club (concessions & member fees) – 626.47; Ione Wolf (mileage to school) – 209.44; Cardmember Services phone postage, box rent, pool supplies) – 1917.03; Sami Jo Pool start up monies) – 50.00; SDML (elected officials workshop) – 200.00; WREA (Service) – 1322.80;  Golden West  (Service) – 295.09; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1817.79; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel)- 266.04; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 299.40; NU Post (publishing) – 175.45; McGas (fuel) – 531.75; Keiffer Sanitation (tote dumps) – 160.00; Ace Hardware (SP supplies) – 32.44; BJ’s (fuel) – 30.81; Johnson Machine (mower parts) – 328.37; BH Chemical (CC supplies) – 59.59; Northwest pipe (SP parts) – 62.51; Jolly Lane Floral (flowers) – 47.00; Armstrong Extinguisher (maintenance) – 44.00; Harveys Lock Shop (mower keys) – 17.50; YMCA (lifeguard training) – 250.00; Sheehan Mack Sales (distributor parts) – 110.96; Regional Health Physicians (Hep shot) – 95.00; Pool & Spa (pool supplies) – 1009.39; Cedar Shore (room for FO School) – 189.90; Summit Signs (street signs) – 119.00. TOTAL: $27130.63


Pete Lien & Sons (chips) – 4015.03.

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 838.01;WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00; One call (locates) – 3.05; DENR (drinking water fee) – 220.00.  TOTAL: $2996.56


WREA (service) – 101.13; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $124.13.






Lee Lessegard requested permission for a home occupation to sell firearms, parts, and ammunition out of 418 S. “C” Ave. and permission to apply for a federal firearms license.  These requests will be put on the next agenda.



  • Distributor is still being repaired.

  • Mosquito Briquettes have been put out and mosquito spray was put down this a.m.

  • Flood ditch can’t be mowed until it dries out.

  • Thank you from citizen for sign work.

  • Someone from another state broke down and city equipment was used in the repair. The Council thanked public works.


    NORTH “C” AVE.

    The estimate in 2012 to repair north “C” Ave was very costly, about one third of the property taxes for the year. The Mayor asked the Council if they want to pursue this repair and get it in the budget for next year. This discussion will be put on the agenda next meeting after obtaining a new estimate from Gossard.



    Deputy McPherson presented written monthly report. Dog bite complaint being handled through state law. The Mayor requested a copy of this report.

    Someone driving down alleys late at night is still under investigation. Camera in alley discussed.



    The Mayor administered the oath of office to City Attorney Chris Beesley.



    Discussion on hiring a dog catcher followed. Councilman Graham expressed liability concerns. This will be discussed further at the next meeting.



    The community center committee has planned a pot luck for July 3, the city will purchase the hot dogs, buns, and condiments. Fireworks will be at dark. Closing the street was discussed.



    Mr. Bale reported he had met with Earthworks and the city is supplying a 110 electrical source and a water source for the sprinkler system. Pea rock still needs ordered.



    The finance officer presented pictures taken at the pool. The Bills family helped with painting pool house, purchased and set up shelves, and landscaped with Tyler Richter donating the rock. The council thanked all involved. Pricing will be obtained for sand blasting the pool. Adult swim is Wednesday nites for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.



    SP#14-07; Abby Freideman; Sept. 13, 2014; wedding reception

    It was moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.




    Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to go into executive session as per SDCL, to discuss personnel issues. All city staff present were requested to remain. Aye: all. Motion carried.

    Executive session adjourned at 7:28 p.m. and the regular meeting reconvened.




    Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to replace polices 2.2 (Anti-Harassment) and 2.8.1 (violence in the work place) with a new section called 2.2 Workplace Threats and Violence Policy and hang notices outside each publicly owned building addressing the harassment policy. Aye: all. Motion carried.

    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.


    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer