New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes April 19, 2010

                         MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on April 19, 2010.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, and John Torrey.  Absent: Jack Trullinger.   Also present: Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Rikka, Hanna & Bono Buchtel, Tyler Hilmer, and Joe Whitney. 



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




The Finance Officer as the official in charge of the election and the governing board canvassed the April 13, 2010 municipal election and declared the results as follows:



Benita R. White – 104

John Torrey – 58


Ward 1 Alderman

Joe Whitney – 44

Doug Gimpel – 32

Marvin Rask - 19


The governing board then signed the official canvass sheet attesting to these results as instructed in administrative rule #5:02:17:11.



Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve the April 7, 2010 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Dir. of Public Works presented his written report.  The staff has been working on installing WRT equipment; putting in pipe at well; repair of garbage truck; reset and remove debris from lift station; meetings with contractors; landfill inspection; hiring new maintenance man; culvert repairs; cleaning out old City Hall; garbage.   

Applicants for the public works supervisor are being received.

Tires will be received during clean up week-end at the City Dump for New Underwood residents only.

Jerome Johnson resigned, and with Mike Holloway’s resignation, John Bale was hired. 



Motion by Green second by Dahlquist to approve change order # 3 to add pipe to the SECO contract.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Dahlquist, Green, and Torrey.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



The Council stressed that it is vital that as many streets as possible must be chip sealed this year.  Discussion followed on the hiring of a summer worker and the length of time they will work followed.  Summer help will be hired for the full summer to accomplish this project.  The priority of the individual streets was discussed.  Tearing up the block of Ash between the football field and Janklow Ave. and laying base gravel was also talked about.  The staff will check on putting mag water on this section of street, to hold down the dust.



Clarification on the February 17 minutes on employee definition.  Motion by Dahlquist second by Green that employee be defined as a current member of the New Underwood City Staff (does not include those who have chosen the cobra insurance, they will be responsible for their own deductible).  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



SP#10-02; Tyler Hilmer; May 1

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



BP#10-05; Twizted Tavern; 524 S. “A” Ave; extension on BP#09-14; Awning

Motion by Green second by Torrey to grant this extension.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#10-06; Linda Cudmore; 307 S. Janklow Ave; carport & steel roof

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



Councilman Torrey would still like to be involved with the renegotiations with the Sheriff’s Dept. contract.  The Mayor will speak to the deputies about patrolling around the school.  Copies of the Deputy’s schedule will be given to the Council.


Other items discussed:

1.      Governmental Funds Sheets were presented, Councilman Green questioned some of the expenditures and revenues for the quarter. 

2.      Pet Clinic - April 25th, 2010, old city hall, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

3.      Clean Up Week-end – April 24th and 25th. Alternate week-end May 1 & 2.

4.      Elected Officials Workshop – Pierre – April 24th.   Rikka Buchtel and Joe Whitney will attend.  

5.      Eight will attend the SDML district meeting in Wall.

6.      Mayor reported the Kindergarten Celebration will be May 12th.

7.      Councilman Torrey requested the meters at the firehall remain on the list of things to get done.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m.





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer