New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes December 2, 2009

                           MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on December 2, 2009.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger.   Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Cris Allen, Sgt. Weber, and Wes Flint. 



Moved by Green second by Trullinger to approve the agenda.  Aye: all. Motion




Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve the November 23, 2009 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

November bills payable December 2, 2009

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 4363.33; Wellmark (ins.) 2033.32; FIB (deposit books) – 33.75; SDML (election workshop) – 30.00; Sam’s Club (oil) – 485.00; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 39.42;  FIB ( SS, FWT) – 1281.37; SD Retirement (Nov) – 509.60; WREA (Service) – 1146.64; Golden West Service) – 287.80; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 240.15; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 2116.40; ELAN (CC supplies; office supplies; shovels; toner; printer) – 544.59; NU Post (publishing) – 162.00; Steve’s (fuel) – 301.41; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) 250.37; Kristi Lemke (clean CC) – 78.49; Pool & Spa (Winterize pool) – 233.29; Paul’s Electric (electrical at PWS) 3500.00; DSG (viseplate) – 52.50; Reliable (paper & toner) – 418.88; Tines Construction (dumpster pads) – 170.00; SDML (dues) – 607.42; SD Fin. Off. Assn (dues) – 70.00; SD Human Resource (dues) – 25.00;  SD Munc. Str. Maint. (dues) – 35.00; SDML Work Comp Fund (2010) – 3144.00; Jenner Equip (backhoe battery) – 199.79.  TOTAL: $22359.52.


FIB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44.  TOTAL:  $1878.44

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 276.32; FIB (SS & FWT) – 48.96; SD Retirement (Nov)  – 38.40; WREA (Service) – 359.82; Omni-site (alarms) – 23.00; Cetec Engineering (radium project) – 2971.40; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1271.00; Alltell (service) – 119.54; Elan (stamps) – 44.00.  TOTAL: $5152.44.


Salaries – 3460.89; FIB (SS & FWT) – 1014.45; SD Retirement (Nov)  – 513.07; WREA (service) –61.98; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm)  – 23.00; Steve’s (jetting) – 69.76. TOTAL: $5143.15.



The 2010 insurance package was presented with a $245.00 increase.  Motion by Trullinger second by Dahlquist to approve the 2010 insurance policy with the alliance in the amount of $14,685.00.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Dahlquist, Green, Torrey, and Trullinger. 



Sgt. Weber presented written monthly report.  They have been handling animal complaints and taking the animals to the shelter.  The County policy is they will only pay for a 24 hour hold. 



SP#09-08; Meri Jo Anderson; December 19, 2009

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



The contracts, bond, insurance certificate, schedules have been received.  The preconstruction meeting will be set up as soon as possible.  Seco would like to start pouring concrete in the next two weeks.


Other items discussed:

1.      The heaters have been installed in the public works building.

2.      The American Legion took down their flags on Friday.

3.      The next regular meeting of the City Council will be Tuesday December 15, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

4.      The public works staff put up the Christmas decorations on Monday.

5.      Hard figures will be obtained for trading in the backhoe.

6.      The finance officer will check to see if there are any grant monies available to put railing on the road bridges.

7.      The Mayor presented correspondence to an individual who had e-mailed with questions on Ordinance #08-06, the nuisance ordinance.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:23 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer