New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes February 5, 2015



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on February 5, 2015.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Public Works Jeff Hoffman, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



Motion by K. Trullinger second by Buchtel to approve the agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Holloway second by Graham to approve the January 21, February 3, & 4, 2015 minutes.   Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented.  Motion by Trullinger second by Holloway to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.   

January bills payable February 5, 2015

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Tim Raba Repair (autocar) – 210.00; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 100.55; NU Post - .09; IRS (SS & FWT) – 176.50; Elan (shop, phone, virus scan) – 1459.34; Philip Bale (snow removal) – 90.00; SD Unemployment Ins (unemployment ins) – 32.20; Bev Taylor (reimburse for CC blinds) – 239.97; WREA (Service) – 1864.54;  Golden West  (Service) – 292.06; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1339.89; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel)- 504.79; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 394.77; NU Post (publishing) – 343.31; BJs (fuel) – 425.43; ATT (phone) – 75.64; Whistler Bearing (bobcat parts) – 112.00;  Ace Hardware (autocar parts) – 15.46; Protech Computors (transfer files) – 250.00; A & B Welding (oxygen) - 34.07; ; Ace Steel (backhoe parts – 303.64;  Fastenal (shop supplies) – 156.64; Jenner Equipment (bobcat springs) – 246.66; SD Fed. Prop (CC supplies) – 40.00; Avenet (service package) – 375.00; Berniece Arney (salary) – 34.79. TOTAL: $9479.09

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

First National Bank (SRF pay) – 1693.16; WREA (Service) – 950.15; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Mid Continent (testing) – 108.00; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00.  TOTAL: $4688.81


Finance Office – 3149.02; Public Works – 6314.82;  IRS (SS & FWT) – 1535.95; SD Retirement (Jan.) – 548.13; Wellmark (health ins) – 1228.74; WREA (service) – 78.33; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; MARC (lft sta cleaner) – 408.40.  TOTAL: $13288.39



Jeff Hoffman reported:

. First Rate Escavate has finished the concrete crushing at the dump. They will start lining the lagoons with the rip rap as time allows.  The Mayor reported that the concrete wasn’t as broken down as he would like.

. Ground Storage Building. Overhead door hung and motor works on door opener. When it is time to cut out the hole in the wall to the west Councilor Graham has a reciprocating saw that public works can borrow.  Lance Graham located a place where he can order the new skylights, and is trying to get a quote from them. A quote from Paul’s Electric to do the electrical work for the building is $400.00.   

. The Radium removal plant is working fine.

. First Rate Escavate is down at the dump crushing the concrete this week and should have completed by next week.



The Council thanked Mr. Hoffman for taking such good care of Public Works Dept. in the absence of a Director. The Mayor reported the classified ad is in the SDML magazine and went in all the newspapers across the state.  Rural Water will pass the word that we need a certified man.  The Mayor also got names for some certified people in our area that contract.



The Mayor explained the rural water can camera our sewer lines to see if they have cracks or breaks and need relined. Rural waters quote was $250.00 mobilization fee and $250.00 a block. The Mayor also contacted Hydro Klean, a company who also does this, but they clean the lines prior to taking the camera down. The Council requested he get quotes from them also and report back to the Council.



Ordinance Number 15-01 received its second reading. 




BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2015 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality: 602/432.56/436 (lagoon lining) – $15,000.00.  Means of finance: 2nd penny. 101/430/436 Equipment capitol outlay – $21,000.00. Means of finance: undesignated funds from 2014.



                                                                                    Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor




Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


First reading:  January 21, 2015

Second reading:  February 5, 2015

Publish Date:  February 11, 2015

Effective Date:  March 2. 2015

Moved by Graham second by Buchtel to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 15-01.  Roll call vote.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.









  1. The finance officer presented the yearly comparisons. The Council likes these reports because they are very useful.

  2. Municipal Government Day in Pierre February 3 & 4. The Mayor reported on the Senate session and Councilor Graham reported on the House session.

  3. The Mayor presented the written monthly report from Law Enforcement for the month.

  4. The draft version of the Governor’s highway funding bill.

  5. Local Board of Equalization is the third Monday in March (March 19, 2015).


    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:43 p.m.



    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer