New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes October 12, 2011




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:05 p.m. in the Community Center on October 12, 2011.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, and Joe Whitney. Absent: John Torrey. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Of Public Works John Bale, Cris Allen, Mike Holloway, and Macaela Parmely. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



Moved by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the amended agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Motion by Whitney second by Holloway to approve the September 21, 2011 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

September bills payable October 12, 2011

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries - Council – 371.75; Swim Pool – 402.89; Finance Officer – 2709.72; Public Works – 3789.47;  Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 15.67; SDML (reg. dues & election workshop) – 140.00; Elan (receipt book, printer, stamps, office) – 317.54;  Sam’s Club (office supplies & concession) – 734.42; Wellmark – 1362.48; DENR (test) – 10.00; IRS – EFTPS (Sept) – 1877.62; McWrench (tires) – 307.00; SD Retirement (Sept) – 902.56; WREA (Service) – 1400.70; Golden West  (Service) – 264.65; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2305.13; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 266.63; Steve’s (fuel) – 498.25; NU Post (publishing) – 375.27; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel) – 375.35;  Kristi Lemke (clean CC) – 150.00;  AT & T (service) – 128.34; Ace Hardware (shop) – 10.39; Whisler Bearing (hoses) – 29.17;  Mid Continent Testing (water test SP) – 51.00; Dakota Business Center (office) – 18.37; Nat’l Ass’n of State Agencies (dues) – 39.00; J & J Engraving (badge & name plate) – 15.50;  Johnson Machine (supplies) – 61.74; Myron (calenders) – 115.45; Dianne Trullinger (cleaning) – 168.00.  TOTAL: $19214.06.

WATER FUND                                                                                             

WREA (Service) – 283.77; 1st Nat’l Trust (SRF payment) – 1693.16;  WRT (monthly radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Northwest Pipe Fittings (saddle, nipple, wrench) – 99.51; Omni Site (alarm) – 59.67;  HD Waterworks (parts) – 125.44.  TOTAL: $4174.05


WREA (service) – 67.86; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 59.67; Commercial Maintenance Chemical (degreaser) – 299.46.  TOTAL: $426.99



Mr. Bale reported the bobcat is repaired, hydrant flushing complete, working on alley between “C” & “D”, and doing yearly meter readings. 




Supplemental Budget Ordinance Number 11-09 received its second reading.





BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2011 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality (these monies were budgeted under water & sewer and need to be under the general fund): 

414  Financial Administration

        411  Salaries - $10000.00

        412  SS - $2500.00

        454  FWT - $1000.00

        414.8  Ins. - $2200.00

        454.3  Retirement - $1200.00

430  Public Works

        411 Salaries - $4000.00

        412 SS - $1000.00

        454.3 Retirement - $1200.00

        414.8 Ins - $1400.00

432.3  Solid Waste Collection

        411 Salaries - $5000.00

        412 SS - $200.00

        454.3 Retirement - $400.00

        414.8 Ins - $4000.00

Total Appropriation:  $34100.00

Source of Funding: Monies designated for these items under the water fund and the sewer fund - $34100.00.


                                                                                   Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor



Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


First reading:  September 21, 2011

Second reading:  October 12, 2011

Publish Date:  October 20, 2011

Effective Date:  November 9, 2011


Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 11-09.  Roll call vote.  Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



Macaela Parmely requested the Council consider removing the ban on pit bulls and wolf hybrids in the city limits from the current city ordinance.  Mayor Trullinger explained he would like time to research the reasons this was added to the ordinance in 1995.  Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to table this until next Wednesday.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Resolution Number 11-08 was introduced.




WHEREAS on April 20, 2011 Resolution Number 11-01 was passed to impose a transaction fee of 3% for use of credit cards, debit cards, or electronic transactions.

WHEREAS it has now come to the City’s attention that this charge is against the agreement we signed with First Data, who is our electronic transaction carrier.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council for the City of New Underwood that resolution number 11-01 be repealed.


                                                                                   Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor



Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to accept Resolution Number 11-08.  Roll call vote.  Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, and Whitney. Nay: none.  Motion carried.



The Mayor reported City Hall received two complaints about the new signage at the intersection of 14/16 and 161st Avenue.  The Councilmembers reported that they had only good response from citizens. The Council requested Mayor Trullinger contact Hwy. Supt. Hienge Junge to thank him for their speed in acting on this change and ask that an additional sign be placed that states cross traffic does not stop.



11-23; Will Huether; 301 E. Pine; garage.

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


Other items discussed:

  1. A written report on the Municipal League conference in Sioux Falls October 4-7 was presented to the Council (Trullinger, Holloway, and Anderson attended). Very informative meetings and much knowledge was gained.  The Mayor attended a couple of sessions on nuisances and how to abate them and he will be undertaking the rewriting of our nuisances ordinances with input from the City Attorney.  
  2. The Council instructed another letter be sent to a mobile home owner in a mobile home park whose skirting is not on.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer