New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes July 6, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on July 6, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Laurie Holloway, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger.  Absent:  Teresa Gossard.  Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Tim Hall, Dir. of Public Works, Deputy McPherson, Randy Madsen, Melanie Tish, Amber Beer, Mike Holloway, and Dianne Trullinger.



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


Moved by Holloway second by Shoemaker to approve the June 15, 2016 minutes as presented with the following correction: it should say building permit #16-10.   Aye: all. Motion carried. 

FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented. Motion by Shoemaker second by Holloway to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.   The Council was also presented with the preliminary 2017 Budget.

June bills payable July 6, 2016

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1239.06 Finance Office – 3375.90 Public Works – 4960.14 Swim Pool – 6185.45 Cleaners – 148.23; Mileage Finance Office – 154.28; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 49.55; IRS (SS & FWT) – 4253.08; Wellmark (health ins) – 922.82; SDRS (June) – 795.42; WREA (Service) –1619.65; Golden West  (Service) –288.97; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1671.47; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 381.11; ATT (phone) – 121.00; SDML (elected officials & budget training) – 350.00; NU School (library) – 1000.00; Sams Club (toner & SP Concessions & dues) – 846.44; Kieffer Sanitation (dump roll off) – 160.00;  Menard’s (shop & CC) – 285.02; Ace Hardware (shop) – 14.76; BJ’s (tea) – 23.47; Coca Cola (SP) – 66.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals & labor) – 272.96; Chris Supply (breaker) – 7.99; DSG (hose) – 22.26; Mastercard (SP, toner) – 542.12; Black Hills Chemical (CC) – 58.32; Midcontinent (SP Tests) – 17.00; Harveys Lockshop (keys) – 8.59; SD Federal Property (roller, shop) – 907.00; McGas (CH) – 151.60; Racicky Plumbing (SP) – 18.92; Penn Co. Emergency Mgt (siren) – 1075.00; Whisler Bearing (hose) – 41.84; Sanitation Products (GT) – 106.03; A & B welding (acetylene) – 58.65; Browns (carb overhaul kit) – 202.24; Knights Welding (u-bolts) – 45.00; Armstrong Extinguishers (service) – 150.00; Ace Steel (rod) – 7.66. TOTAL: $32605.00


McPherson (refund) -20.19

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 1079.79; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; Hawkins (chemicals) – 686.08; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Northwest Pipe (connectors) – 388.60.  TOTAL: $4283.22


WREA (service) – 98.83; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $123.83 


  • Benita Tax Service mobile home has been moved. Later in the meeting a business owner expressed concerns about the mess still on this property, and would like it removed by rally time. A letter of abatement will be sent to the PR of the estate to get the remaining abandoned items removed. If it is not done the City will have to clean it up and bill the estate.

  • Roller has been purchased.

  • Hired Mason Hall for a couple of weeks to help with chip seal, since no one applied for the one opening we have left for summer help. Mike Holloway took the permanent position as maintenance man.

  • Distributor on new blue truck.

  • They will start to chip seal on Monday.



The Mayor asked the Council for guidance on how they wanted budget overages at the pool handled. Several possibilities were discussed with input from the pool managers Tish & Beer that included cutting opening hours, reducing guards, closing on Saturdays.  Everyone finally agreed that it would be best to have opening hours from noon to five Monday thru Saturday. Getting volunteers to help paint the pool next year was also discussed.



Revised Garbage Ordinance Number 16-02 received its first reading. Motion by Shoemaker second by K. Trullinger to approve the first reading. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



Special License #16-05; Moes Bar & Grill; July 30, 2016; Community Center; 4-H Rodeo Dance. (This is if it is rained out otherwise they will remain on the street.) They also requested closing street on “A” Ave. from Oak to Pine and open container for 4-H Rodeo Street dance July 30.There is to be access for emergency vehicles and residents who live in this area and wrist bands used. After discussion, with concerns being expressed about traffic flow after the rodeo, it was moved by Shoemaker second by Holloway to approve this license, street closure, and open container from 5 p.m. to midnight. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



SP#16-04; Pamela Edoff; August 20, 2016; Community Center.

Motion by Holloway second by Shoemaker to approve this permit. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



BP#16-11; Shannon Bintliff; 103 S. “B” Ave; garage

     #16-12; Bill Tines; 308 S. “B” Ave; concrete pad

     #16-13; Jacob Jobgen; 205 S. “C” Ave; Move on Mobile Home

     #16-14; Dakota Baptist Convention; 16104 Hwy 1416; addition             

Motion by Holloway second by K. Trullinger to approve BP#16-11,12,14. Aye: all.  Motion carried. Motion by Shoemaker second by Holloway to approve BP#16-13. Aye: all.  Motion carried.


  1. Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.

  2. The Finance Officer and Councilor Holloway attended the 2016 Budget Training today in RC and gave a report on what was covered.

  3. Elected Official Workshop July 20, 2016.


    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:03 P.M.



    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer