New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes June 13, 2018


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on May 16, 2018. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, and by teleconference Karin Shoemaker, absent Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Deputy Jones, Sgt. Harkins, Tim Hall, Dir. of Public Works, Terry Westergaard, Melanie Tish, Shari and Monte Sandal, Gary Deering, Scott Edoff, Misty Koch and guest and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.


Motion by Graham second by Shoemaker to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Motion by Gossard second by Graham to approve the May 16, 2018 minutes. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The financial reports, bill-list, monthly revenue, savings sheets and vouchers were presented. Motion by Gossard second by Graham to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.

May bills payable June 13, 2018


First Data (visa charges) –38-98; SD Unemployment Tax (1st qtr) – 111.42; City of Rapid City (April dump fees) –1673.24; Northwest Pipe (shower valve) – 365.88; Cleaner – 155.16; Meri Jo Anderson (financial consulting and mileage) –2079.48 ; USPS (box rental); - 116.00; SD Gov’t HR (membership fee) – 25.00; Mayor - 361.75; Shawn Huss (lifeguard cert.) – 1130.00; IRS- EFTPS (SS & FWT) – 193.94; WREA (Service) –1720.10; Golden West Telephone (May service) –291.32; NU Post (publishing) –271.90; SD State Treasurer (May Sales Tax) – 380.99; MasterCard (pool supplies, oil, blades, ink cartridges, etc.) –1771.96; Ramkota (rooms for Code Enforcement) – 380.00; Darrel Smith (refund of building permit) – 25.00; Menards (pool repair) – 251.98; BJ’s (soda) – 4.98; Sam’s Club (ink cartridge) – 69.98; Ace (flowers, pool parts, paint, brushes) – 133.13; Dept. of Revenue (alcohol license app. Fee) – 450.00; SDML (debit/credit workshop) – 25.00; Allstate Peterbilt (Garbage truck repairs) – 97.67; MARC (concrete) – 42.90; City of Rapid City (May dump fees) – 2309.26; Pool and Spa Center ( skimmer basket, chemicals, 1200 V tester) – 454.35; New Underwood School (library donation) – 1000.00; New Underwood School (City share of basketball court) – 2644.80; A-1 Mechanical (pool skimmer repair) – 254.50; Coca-Cola (soda and co2) – 548.00; McGas (propane for CH) – 126.26; SD Fed. Property (tools) – 6.00 TOTAL: $19510.93


71 Construction (EZ street, delivery) – 6530.40; Good Year (roller tire) – 14.95 TOTAL: $6545.35


Haley Larkin (bal. of meter dep.) – 90.90 TOTAL: $90.90


WREA (Service) – 888.00; WRT (radium removal fee) – 2199.38; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Hawkins (chemical) - 1014.00; Dakota Supply Group (turbine meter, etc.) – 1041.55; Fastenal (screws) – 4.58 TOTAL: $5172.51


Salaries: Finance Office –4652.91; Public Works – 5639.17; SDRS (retirement plan) – 1022.40; Aflac (ins.) –114.66; IRS-EFTPS (SS & FWT) –2469.42; HPSD –1100.06; WREA (service) –102.03; Continental Research Corp (Bacto-dose) – 529.82; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; TOTAL: $15655.47


During the fundraiser June 21, 2018 there will be open swim at noon until dusk, a BBQ starting at 5:30 and a movie at dusk. A couple of local news stations would like to do a story covering the fundraiser.
There have been issues with people wanting to wear street clothes in the pool. All lifeguards will be enforcing proper swim attire as street clothes are hard on the filter system.
Water Aerobics are going well; there have been up to 8 people in attendance. Contact Melanie Tish or Amber Beer for the aerobics schedule.
Lifeguard skill training will be held June 14, 2018 after regular swim hours.
Jr Lifeguard/basic CPR course is being offered for individuals 11-14 for a 4 week course on Thursdays starting June 28, 2018 at 6:30pm.
The swim lessons schedule is on www.
Kevin Bloom has been contacted about what can be done about the slippery floor


Deputy Jones presented the written monthly report. He also reported that there have been calls’ concerning dogs running loose in town, as this is against city ordinance he will be issuing citations for this.


An issue had arisen regarding transgender restroom/changing room use. It was discussed with the family and resolved amicably. Mayor Trullinger asked the Council if they would like to address this for further issues and it was decided they will deal with it on a case by case basis.


Gary Deering with the Stock Growers Assoc. proposed holding a street dance open to the public June 30, 2018. Wristbands will be worn by those that are of legal age to consume alcohol and the live band will not play past midnight. Moved by Gossard second by Shoemaker to approve the closure of A Ave. from Oak St. to Pine St. starting at 3 p.m. on June 30, 2018 to all but emergency vehicles, and to allow open container in this area. Aye all. Motion carried.


City personnel were told the water was again on at 111 N. C Ave., the residents were watering their lawn. Mayor Trullinger and Mr. Hall found that the pipe had been cut beneath where the cap and padlock that had been installed when previously shut off. They turned the water off again. An occupant of this residence addressed the Council stating that they didn’t believe they owed the amount due for overage of water used last year also that checks that were given to the City were all sent back. They also stated that the City personnel were trespassing when they turned the water off and this is not allowed according to Title 10, under injunction 10.64.4. When finished speaking the resident left. Mayor Trullinger clarified that the checks were sent back because they were marked “paid in full” and the Council had said that only payment in full would be accepted as all attempts at making a payment plan had failed. Letters were sent with the returned checks informing them of that. The Council then said that the City personnel were not trespassing as it is allowed by a permanent easement and City Ordinance to maintain the City’s utilities.


Mayor Trullinger administered the Oath of Office to the appointed City Attorney, Terry Westergaard.

BP#18-11; Dan Hall at 16056 229th St; house, garage and shop. Moved by Graham second by Shoemaker to approve this building permit as it meets all setbacks. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP#18-12; William Paradis at 108 S. C Ave, an 8x10 addition to the north side of the home. As this addition meets all setbacks it was moved by Gossard second by Graham to approve this building permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP#18-13; George Seiler at 411 Janklow a 12x16 deck. Moved by Gossard second by Graham to approve this permit as it meets all setbacks. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP#18-14; Tony Ascrizzi at 505 S. B Ave., a car port. Moved by Gossard to allow this with a variance as the setup of the property prevents meeting setback requirements, second by Graham to approve pending payment. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP#18-15; Ellen Clifford at 315 S. Bailey; car port and an 8x10 shed. Moved by Gossard second by Graham to approve this permit pending payment as it meets all setbacks. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Traffic Control Ordinance #18-03; Snow and Ice Removal Policy; to include all of Madison and define the “L” received its first reading. Moved by Graham second by Shoemaker to approve the first reading. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Article II Section VII, Ordinance #18-04; an ordinance to set the future Mayor’s pay and benefits received its first reading. Moved by Graham second by Shoemaker to approve the first reading. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Zoning Ordinance # 18-05 received its first reading. This is an ordinance to remove Subsection E, permit requirements from Section XIII, Mobile Home Parks. Moved by Graham second by Gossard to approve the first reading. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Annual Budget Training is in Rapid City on July 12, 2018. Shoemaker and Gossard will decide if this is something they want to participate in by the June 29th deadline.
Volunteers for the pool this year will be Melanie Tish, Amber Beer, Kevin Tish, Brad Beer, Kooper Gossard, Cylee Kissack, Karin Shoemaker, Ethan Tussing, and Mercedes Winegar.
A resident was sent a letter of abatement concerning their yard, they have cleaned it up.

The SDCL change to liquor laws was discussed and as there has been no push to allow sales of alcohol on Christmas Day the council decided not to change the current ordinance.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

(Seal) Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer