New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes December 7, 2005




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on December 7, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Larry Graham, and LeeAnn Schumacher.   Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Asst. Fin. Officer Teresa Gossard, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Asst. Dir. Public Works Jack Trullinger, Officer Przymus, Lt. Weber, Chuck Boydston, and George Bills.



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



Mr. Charles Boydston is now using City water, since his wells have decreased production.  He only gets pressure when the pump is on and so the water flow is not satisfactory.  Adding rings to the water storage, putting the old tower up to the north, putting in booster pumps, putting in a cistern, and replacing 4 inch mains were discussed.  The Council agreed they will look at all the options and try to find a more long term solution.  The 1988 water agreement with Chuck Boydston was discussed throughout.

The 1988 agreement applies to the existing ranch site and Mr. Boydston agreed to renegotiate the contract for clarity i.e. allowable hook ups and to whom the reduced rate applies.



Motion by Dahlquist second by Schumacher to approve the November 16, 2005 minutes and the November 28, 2005 minutes. Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                   

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

November bills payable December 7, 2005                                                                           

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 5052.73; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 1171.31 & (dep. slips) – 18.30; SD Retirement – 429.92; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 142.96; WREA (service) –849.03;  Golden West (service) –  169.88; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1845.70; DakotaCare (ins) – 396.29; Janice Jensen (CC Oct. & Nov.) – 164.00;  Bev Taylor (CC Oct. & Nov.) – 164.00;  NU Post (Publishing) – 110.62; Steve's (fuel) – 182.29; Elan (paint, computer, distributor parts, cc supplies) – 1739.01; CNH Capital (BH payment) - 958.66;  Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 576.97; Pro Machine (rebuild eng. – dist) -1570.00; Inland Truck (clutch – dist) – 205.26; Whisler Bearing (snow plow parts) – 50.32;  Summit Signs (signs) – 175.00; Dakota Business Center (copier repair) – 106.00; Dues: SDML – 663.42 SD Assn. of Code Enforcement – 40.00 SD Human Resources Assn. – 25.00 SD Gov’t. FO Assn. – 40.00 Munc. Str. Maint. Assn. – 35.00.  TOTAL: $16863.37.  

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 1833.68; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 559.16; SD Retirement – 304.67; WREA (service) – 551.08; DakotaCare (ins.) – 1070.17;  Grimms Pump (parts) – 16.20; Hawkins, Inc (chemicals) – 799.60.  TOTAL – $5134.56.

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 626.44; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 171.54; SD Retirement – 104.86; WREA (service) – 38.53; – (omni site) – 56.00; Clark Printing (envelopes) – 245.70; Cellular One (service) – 80.19. TOTAL –  $1323.26.



Officer Przymus presented his written monthly report. Officer Przymus called on the I-90 interstate sign’s placement and was told that was the location the County felt was best. He also reported that the owner of the mobile home on “C” Ave. who had their roof blow off has been offered gifts of another mobile home from two different individuals in the State.

 Lt. Weber would like a different office location for the Sheriff’s Dept. here in New Underwood, more accessible and private. The Council will consider solution to this problem. 

Lt. Weber and Officer Przymus feel the flex schedule is working well.

Officer Przymus has youth who needs to do 10 hour of Community Service.  He will get together with the Dir. of Public Works on projects for this youth.  



A few of the citizens have stopped to see the drawings and express their opinions on building a new City Hall.  The Mayor and Council would still like to have a public meeting to get ideas from the citizenry.  Lt. Webber said the Sheriff’s Dept. has a projector we could borrow for the power point presentation.  A date for this meeting will be set up after the first of the year.  The Finance Officer obtained a sample specification package from the City of Rapid City for a post frame structure.



  1. The cost figures on fencing to the west of the dump were tabled.
  2. Thank you to the Printz family donating the bales for the manger scene at the Community Center.
  3. Santa’s visit.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.



(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer