New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes January 20, 2010

                             MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center on January 20, 2010.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Michael Green, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger.   Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall. 



The Council met at 5:30 p.m. to set their prioritization list. The Mayor and Council felt that infrastructure items need to be prioritized since budgets are tight. Several ideas and projects were discussed with time frames and means of finance.  Following is the projects that made the list:


  Need                Means of Finance            Time Frame

1.   Concrete front of Community Center       Sales Tax                          2010

2.   Old City Hall demolition                           surplus property               2010

3.   Extend & replace water mains                  user fees, grants, loans    2010-2015

4.   Extend & replace sewer mains                  user fees, grants, loans    2010-2015

5.   Secondary 10” water line (do in phases)   user fees, grants, loans    2010-2012

6.   Geothermal at the pool, shop, CH             second penny                   2010-2012

7.   Upgrading equipment                                user fees, second penny   2013-2015

8.   Lagoon & dump expansion                       user fees                           2013-2015

9.   Acquire Recreation land                            LWCF grants                   2010-2015

10. Street signage                                            general fund                     2010-2015  


Motion by Green second by Trullinger to approve this prioritization list.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



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




The progress hearing on the CDBG funds for the radiological removal treatment project was held at 6:00 p.m.  So far $16,554.70 of the $183,000.00 CDBG funds has been requested.  The building is currently under construction and the meeting with WRT for the equipment will be held on February 2, 2010.  The written minutes from the progress meeting with Seco were given to the Council. The Mayor reported that she went over the WRT service agreement with the City Engineer. No one presented themselves to question the progress.  The hearing adjourned.

Moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the draw downs from SECO - $10,829.70 & Black Hills Council - $5,625.00.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.   



Moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the January 6, 2010 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Dir. of Public Works requested money for grader tires in the amount of $1,761.80.  After discussion it was moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to wait on purchasing the tires.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Deputy McPherson gave his written monthly report.  The Council questioned the extra patrol.  He is gearing up for the alcohol awareness program with Douglas & NU.  Depending on how many donations they get, they will be offering two seniors $500.00 scholarships.

Councilman Green requested a five year cost projection for the Sheriff Contract, so decisions can be made. The rest of the Council agreed this would be a good idea.


Other items discussed:

1.      Legislative Day in Pierre is February 3. The Finance Officer has a Municipal League Board meeting in Pierre on February 2, 2010.

2.      The DM&E letter was written and sent.

3.      Governmental funds sheets were presented.

4.      Notice of Vacancy published.

5.      Dir. of Public Works was recertified in pesticides.

6.      Replacement on the election board tabled. 

7.      A full audit will be done in 2011 for sure, since state law requires it.  The City will continue to try to get the internal control audit from the state this year.


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





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer