New Underwood, South Dakota

......a good place to be!

Minutes November 15, 2006




A public hearing and regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on November 15, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and John Torrey.  Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Public Works staff: Rob Goodman and Mike Holloway, and Officer Pryzmus.    



A public hearing on liquor licenses for R.K’s;  Randall & Kathryn Madsen; 525 S. “A” Ave.; Package & Retail Liquor (on & off sale) and for Randall & Kathryn Madsen; Saloon #2; 415 S. “A” Ave; Package & Retail Liquor (on & off sale) and for Steve’s Superstore, Inc. – 22797 161st Ave.; Retail (on sale).  No one presented themselves to voice any objections to these licenses. The hearing adjourned at 6:06 p.m. with the regular meeting called to order immediately following. 



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

Motion by Richter second by Green to add a spiking permit to the agenda.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Motion by Richter second by Torrey to approve the November 1, 2006 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



SP#06-18; Carrie Smith; January 5, 2006

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



A memo explaining the content of the classes that Greg Hall, Meri Jo Anderson, and Tralice Ellis attended during their safety & loss training was presented to the Council.  Discussion followed on different classes that interested the Council.  The City Staff thanked the Council for sending them to these classes.



A lengthy discussion on the fee schedule for the Community Center followed.  The rental rates on the Community Center have not been raised since it was built in 1989, and the Council felt that a small increase is warranted.  Motion by Richter second by Torrey to approve the following fee schedule starting in 2007, excluding prior booked events.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried. 

*All public events, including public dances, benefits, and auctions (open to public, charge admission, hang posters)   -   $125.00

*Private Dances  (wedding receptions, anniversaries, etc.)  - $100.00

*For Profit Private Gatherings (meetings, demonstrations, etc.) - $55.00

*Private Gatherings (showers, reunions, non business related events) - $40.00

*All New Underwood Service Clubs (meeting, meals, except dances) - $40.00

*Committees appointed by the City Council, and are part of the City, are exempt, but must get approval from the City Council.



Officer Przymus reported he has been setting up radar in the mornings before school, and he also has the speed trailer out south. 

The City is receiving restitution on a sign. 

He also questioned what to do about the stray cats.  The City has traps that citizens can check out, and then these cats are taken to Rapid City. 



Randall & Kathryn Madsen - 415 S. “A” Ave; Lots 5-7; Blk 2; Org; Package & retail (on-off sale)

Randall & Kathryn Madsen - 525 S. “A” Ave; Lot 12; Blk 6; Org; Package & retail (on-off sale)

Steve’s Superstore, Inc. – 22797 161st Ave.; Lot 1 of SE ¼ and Lot 2 AR Vieths Subdivision; Retail (on sale)

Officer Pryzmus reported that he has not received any complaints on these businesses.

Since no one presented themselves to voice any objections it was moved by Richter second by Torrey to approve these liquor licenses for the year 2007.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. A copy of the appraisals and what the property actually sold for at the auction were presented to the Council.
  2. Alderman Torrey reported he was paid for only one meeting in October, so he needs paid.
  3. Sewer mains have been flushed.

      4.   The geothermal was tabled.


 Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer