New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes of November 5, 2014




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on November 5, 2014.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, Deputy McPherson, Sgt. Randy Harkins, Marvin Rask, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



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



Moved by Holloway second by K. Trullinger to approve the October 15, 2014 minutes.   Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

October bills payable November 5, 2014

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Council – 969.67;  Cleaners – 188.55; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 103.20; IRS (SS & FWT) – 380.05; Mileage – 161.20; SD Unemployment Ins (3rd qtr) – 107.07;  McGas (fuel GT & propane) – 731.42; Cardmember Services (phone toner, motel rooms, tools, phone, CC supplies) – 1641.44; Linda Graham (center piece) – 100.00; Bev Taylor (CC supplies) – 16.58; WREA (Service) – 319.28;  Golden West  (Service) – 290.30; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1751.12; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel)- 87.02; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 294.30; NU Post (publishing) – 390.53; Keiffer Sanitation (tote dumps) – 320.00; ATT (phone) – 127.21; Penn. Co. Sheriff (contract) – 10712.00; SD Work Comp Fund (ins) – 3119.00; Pool & Spa (service pool) – 456.37; Earth works (winterize park sprinkler) – 65.00; Amsterdam (calenders) – 178.13; Fastenal (park supplies) – 17.12; Ace Hardware (park supplies) – 11.56; Johnson Machine (shop supplies) – 105.94. TOTAL: $23005.89


Sheehan Mack (repair distributor) – 1439.71; Mark Phillips Trucking (hauling chips) – 325.89. TOTAL: $1765.60

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

Jessey Bale (read meters) – 332.50; WREA (Service) – 795.59; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Mid Continent (testing) - 544.00; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1342.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00.  TOTAL: $4952.09


Salaries – 10501.52; IRS (SS & FWT) – 3088.54; SD Retirement (Oct.) – 1430.07; Wellmark (health ins) – 1427.31; WREA (service) – 65.73; One Call (locates) – 27.30; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; MARC (Lft. Sta. Cleaner) – 194.23; Elan (sewer jet parts) – 799.13. 

TOTAL: $17558.83.



Wood chips moved to the dump; Sewer jet clutch repaired; Culvert on W. Elm installed.




The city purchased 265 tons of gravel from the Cresent pit for $1.00 a ton, and had Stacy Madsen truck it to the city bulk plant.



The City dump will be closed on the first and third Saturdays for the season.  Users may still pick up a key during regular business hours at city hall or the public works shop.



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  Sargent Randy Harkins, was introduced and will be the new Sargent for the contract deputies.



New Underwood will be hosting the Black Hill Mayors at a luncheon in New Underwood on November 20, 2014. The New Underwood City Council and Staff are invited to attend.



The Mayor handed out the draft amendment to the nuisance ordinance dealing with potentially dangerous animals.  This draft was based on Rapid City’s current ordinance.  The Council will look over and make suggestions by Wednesday.  The first reading will be at the November 19th meeting.



The Council agreed that Prairie Hills Transit should attend a City Council meeting to explain the benefits of having a transit system in New Underwood.  Representatives from Good Samaritan and Pennington County Housing will be invited to attend.



BJ’s Country Stores; 16098 Hwy 1416; renewal PL-4766 & RL-5885

Moes; 415 S. “A” Ave; renewal PL4547 & RL-5660

Kim Karp; 520 S. “A” Ave; renewal RL-5755

Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to approve the renewal of these licenses. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



BP#14-24; Todd Himrich; 111 S. Madison; Move chicken coop

The Mayor explained that this coop was put in before passage of the nuisance ordinance banning chickens.  Motion by Graham second by K. Trullinger to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#14-25; NU School; 317 S. Madison; addition

Moved by Buchtel second by Graham to approve this permit and waive the fees.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#14-26; Bob Pace; 610 S. “A” Ave; addition

Motion by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve this permit for a 30 X 36 foot addition as long as it does not extend out further than existing adjacent structures on Main Street.  Aye:  Buchtel, Holloway, K. Trullinger.  Abstain: Graham.  Motion carried.  The Council suggested the land be surveyed and the Mayor will research railroad right of way rules.





  1. The SDML is sending the finance officer to Washington DC to attend the National League of cities conference in March.

  2. First Rate Excavate, Inc. will begin crushing the concrete at the dump at the end of December.

  1. The 2015 Insurance proposal was tabled.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer