New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes May 1, 2013

                                                        MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on May 1, 2013.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, Kathy Trullinger, and Joe Whitney. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, Deputy McPherson, Dianne Trullinger, Jeff Marlet, Jon & Irene Madsen, and Cris Anderson.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



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



Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve the April 24 & 25, 2013 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

April bills payable May 1, 2013

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council– 361.75; Finance Office – 2919.54; Public Works – 4208.58; Election Workers = Tara Richter – 150.00, Jim McKee – 150.00, Kay McKee – 150.00; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 35.61; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2106.74; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 261.76; SD Unemployment (ins) – 146.77; Wellmark (health ins) – 1384.56; SD Dept. of Revenue (title, reg, garbage truck) – 10.00; Cardmember Services (postage, phones, toner, paper, tests, culvert) – 499.33; SD Retirement (Apr) – 917.90; WREA (Service) – 1633.31;  Golden West  (Service) – 270.17; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1869.71; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel)- 217.76; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 230.88; Steve’s (fuel) – 873.68; NU Post (publishing) – 118.92; Snyder Industries (plastic dumpsters) – 8132.00; Jolly Lane Floral (flowers) – 27.99; Penn. Co. Sheriff (2nd qtr) – 10355.75; MARC (pool chemicals & shop) – 1089.83; State Flag Acct. (flags) – 81.56; Jenner Equipment (Bobcat stand) – 60.28; Ace Hardware (wrench, nut, flags) – 110.96; Moes (District Meeting) – 148.75 . TOTAL: $38524.09

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

Cardmember Services (test) – 95.62; WREA (Service) – 687.38; Hawkins (chemicals) – 681.50; Midcontinent (tests) – 54.00; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00; One Call (locates) – 13.55.  TOTAL: $3467.55


Cardmember Services (toner) – 290.33; MARC (chemicals) – 193.17; USA Blue Book (parts for lagoon) – 101.45; Ace Hardware (bushings, wrench, hose) – 39.78; WREA (service) – 58.05; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $705.78.



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  C.O.R.E (freshman impact) was held on April 24, 2013 at Douglas with over 300 students attending. DARE graduation May 9, 2013.



Supplemental Budget Ordinance Number 13-03 received its second reading.





BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2013 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality: 101/432.3/436 (New garbage truck) – $65,000.00.  Means of finance: 2nd penny.


                                                                                    Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor



Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


First reading:  April 24, 2012

Second reading:  May 1, 2013

Publish Date:  May 9, 2013

Effective Date:  May 29, 2013


Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 13-03.  Roll call vote. Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, K. Trullinger, and Whitney.  Motion carried



Jeff Marlette, New Underwood School Superintendent, spoke to the Council about the problems they have with the totes for the kitchen staff at the school. They included:  labor intense, safety hazard, hindering delivery trucks. After discussion, it was moved by Whitney second by K. Trullinger to increase the number of plastic dumpsters on the north side from 3 to up to 5, and since they are a taxing entity they can use another service for the kitchen side, since our system does not fit in the area they have designated.  Roll call vote.  Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, K. Trullinger, and Whitney.  Motion carried



Mayor Trullinger administered the oath of office to Councilors Holloway and K. Trullinger.



Motion by Whitney second by Trullinger to leave the officers the same as last year with Councilor Buchtel as Council President and Joe Whitney as Council Vice President.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Mayor made the following recommendations for appointments & designations: Finance Officer – Meri Jo Anderson; City Attorney – Chris Beesley; Dir. Of Public Works – John Bale; City Engineer -  Cetec Greg Wierenga; Aquatic Director – Cris Anderson; Designate Legal Newspaper – NU Post.  Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve the Mayor’s recommendations for appointments and designations. Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



BP#13-11; Randy Madsen, Boondocks; 22790 161st Ave; shed

BP#13-12; Bill Gillen, 313 S. Monroe; shed

Motion by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve these permits.  Aye: all.  Motion carried


Other items discussed:

1. Pet Clinic was slower than normal, only 20 licenses sold.

2. Main break still being repaired.

4. Clean-up weekend was average turn out.

5. Forestry grant is available for tree purchase.

6. DENR Certificate of achievements for quality water were received for Mr. Bale, Mr. Beesley, and the City.  Mr. Bale was presented his certificate at the meeting.



Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m.



(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer