New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes November 5, 2008

                                                        MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on November 5, 2008.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Michael Green, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger; Absent:  Tyler Richter.  Also present: Dir. Public Works Greg Hall and Officer McPherson, Kristi & Dusty Lemke, and Randy Madsen. 



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



Moved by Torrey second by Trullinger to approve the October 15, 2008 minutes as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                   

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

October bills payable November 5, 2008

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 495.94;  First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 83.33; FWB (checks, endorsement stamp, safety dep. box) – 116.80; Merchant Bnkcd (Visa fees) – 7.17; SDML (conf. reg. fee) – 85.00; Sam’s Club (office supplies) – 194.64; Jeff Johnson (centennial pictures) – 975.00;  WREA (Service) – 1021.67; Golden West Service) – 179.89; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 202.14; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 1677.98; Dakota Care ( Insurance) – 2117.60; ELAN (T. bags, bolts, office supplies) – 816.39; NU Post (publishing) – 160.01; Steve’s (fuel) – 372.53; SD Fed. Property (pallet racking; table saw; radial arm saw) – 301.75; Tyler Richter (load sheet rock) – 50.00; BH Agency (PW shop) – 215.00; Dakota Business Center (copier repair & supplies) – 532.47; Tines Construction (sidewalk work) – 407.40; Menards (materials PW shop) – 5197.40; Kristi Lemke (CC cleaning & supplies) – 129.04;  Pennington County Hwy (fuel) – 202.44; Car Quest (lube & handle) – 126.92; SDML Work Comp (2009 ins) – 3685.00; Pennington County Sheriff (4th qtr) – 9059.75; Ramkota of Pierre (room convention) – 273.00; Treasured Moments (centennial video-50 ea) – 1000.00; Ace Hardware (shovel) – 26.97;  NU Ambulance (Qtrly subsidy) – 500.00; Johnson Machine (filters) – 71.63; Pool & Spa (pool close down) – 365.98; Jenner Equip. (filters) – 29.96;.  TOTAL: $30680.80.


FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44; Pennington County Hwy (fuel) – 945.09.  TOTAL:  $2823.53

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3379.01; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 912.91; SD Retirement (Oct) – 422.74; WREA (Service) – 632.59; Mid Continent (3rd qtr. Water tests) – 757.00; Energy Laboratories (tests) – 1004.00;  Racicky Plumbing (water parts) – 84.19; DSG (meters & parts) – 627.51; Alltell (service ) – 118.32; One call (locate tickets) – 15.00.  TOTAL: $7953.27. 

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3312.28; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 900.91; SD Retirement (Oct.) – 412.40;   WREA (Service) – 46.58; Johnson Machine (bolts) – 46.35; Omni-site (alarms) – 40.00; Elan (sewer parts) - 407.98; Steve’s (fuel) – 58.06.   TOTAL: $5224.56.



Discussion on the heater for the shop followed.  The City Engineer recommended about 86,000 BTU’s for this building size.  The Dir. Of Public Works will continue to work on this.

Building Materials

The following quotes were obtained on the building materials on the public works shop, since no bids were received: 

Building Materials                           Insulation                          Sissorlift

Menards             $3,682.12            $26.99 a roll         Stan Houston - $1,150.00                 

Probuild             $4,230.79            $30.36 a roll         United Rental        788.79                                                                               

Ziggys                $3,861.13            $37.88 a roll         Horst Rental          575.00 

At the last meeting the Council had instructed the Dir. of Public Works to purchase the materials from the lowest quote and get the material delivered, which he did. The staff is installing the ceiling and building the walls.



The Mayor and Councilman Torrey met on Monday and made a draft of the nuisance ordinance from input they had received at public meetings. Nuisance Ordinance #08-06 received its first reading.  Motion by Green second by Trullinger to approve the first reading of Ordinance Number 08-06.  Aye:  Green and Trullinger.  Nay:  Torrey.   Motion did not pass, since the ayes were not a majority of the Council, need 3 ayes of the 4 councilmen.



Supplemental Budget Ordinance Number 08-05 received its second reading.





BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2008 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality:  Centennial - $28,000.00.  Means of finance: donations & souvenir sells.  Sewer - repairs - $3,000.00; Water - repairs - $14,275.00; purification - $4500.00.  Means of finance:  Insurance payment & undesignated funds.



                                                                                    Benita R. White, Mayor




Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


First reading:  October 15, 2008

Second reading:  November 5, 2008

Publish Date:  November 13, 2008

Effective Date:  December 3, 2008

Moved by Green second by Torrey to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 08-05.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Green, Torrey, and Trullinger. Nay: none.  Motion carried.



SP#08-13; Kristi Lemke; December 31, 2008

Moved by Green second Torrey to approve this permit.  Aye: All.  Motion carried.



Councilman Torrey discussed with the Council possible penalties for violations of Building Permits.  The Council will look at increasing fees and changing the requirements for City official’s signatures on building permits

Extension on BP#08-15; Charles Schaff; 700 S. “C” Ave.; mobile home.

It was moved by Green second by Torrey to approve this extension.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. East drainage ditch.
  2. Officer McPherson gave his written monthly report.
  3. Hockenbary deck – no action will be taken.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer