New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes September 18, 2019


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on September 18, 2019. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Larry Graham, Karin Shoemaker and Kathy Trullinger. Absent: Teresa Gossard. Also present: Finance Director Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer Kristi Pritzkau, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Serena Rice, and Ava Krebsbach. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger with the Pledge of Allegiance following.


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


It was moved by Graham second by K. Trullinger to approve the September 4, 2019 Council meeting minutes. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The control board at the lift station was sent off to Omni-Site for the 4G upgrade that is needed, Mr. Hall got the insurance for it because it would cost $2,800.00 to replace it if anything were to happen to it en route. When that is returned the control board at the north well will be sent off he believes after we receive a temporary replacement.
Water books may not be needed after September. We hope to have the majority of the new automatic read meters installed before the first of the month.
As the meters are being replaced the readings are being written down so that each resident can be charged for the correct gallons used.


Two letters were sent regarding mowing of yards. All previous abatement letters have been taken care of.
The Homecoming parade will be September 20, 2019.


It was moved by Shoemaker seconded by K. Trullinger to approve Special License #19-17; Moe’s Bar and Grill; November 1, 2019; Fundraiser; Community Center. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The local churches would like to hold a Community Event that is open to the public to decorate the tree at the Community Center and to put the nativity scene together. It was moved by K. Trullinger seconded by Graham to donate the use of the Community Center for serving of refreshments and use of the restrooms. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Motion by K. Trullinger seconded by Shoemaker to approve Spiking Permit #19-05; Keri Lewton; family gathering; December 27-28, 2019 at the Community Center. Aye: all. Motion carried.


A quote for baling of tires which are accepted only during Spring clean-up was received this week at City Hall in the amount of $275.00 for a 1 ton bale and if less than 1 ton it will be $5.00 per passenger tire and $20.00 per semi-truck tire. After a discussion which included saving the cost of man power, fuel usage and dump fees it was moved by Shoemaker seconded by Graham to use Blake Fastnacht next year for the baling of the tires as it would save the City money as he comes to the dump site to do this. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Governmental fund sheets were presented by the Finance Officer.
Utility billing software is being researched.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:17 p.m.


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer