New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes October 6, 2020


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on October 6, 2020. Present were: Mayor Teresa Gossard, Council members: Larry Graham, Tera Hockenbary, Tara Richter and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Director, Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Sgt. Harkins, Deputy Jones, Ronnie Racicky, Kristi Lemke and Serena Rice. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gossard with the Pledge of Allegiance following.


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


Moved by Graham second by K. Trullinger to approve the minutes for September 15, 2020. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The bill-list, savings sheet, monthly revenues and vouchers were presented. Moved by Richter seconded by K. Trullinger to approve the financial reports and the following warrants. Aye: all. Motion carried.

September bills payable October 6, 2020


First Data (card fees) – 59.38; First Interstate (NSF) - 8.00; Salaries: Mayor – 411.75; Finance Office – 2931.42; Public Works – 5481.24; Cleaners – 71.54; Council (mileage) - 378.35; City of Rapid City (August garbage) - 331.58; 1st Interstate Bank (safety deposit box rent) - 25.00; Mastercard (August payment correction) - 377.68; SDRS (retirement) – 1090.60; IRS EFTPS (SS & FWT) – 3360.79; HPSD – 2318.92; Aflac (ins.) – 114.66; Kieffer (September roll off) – 160.00; Sam’s Club – 214.89; WREA (Service) – 1940.34; Golden West (telephone) – 299.50; SD State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 276.70; Pennington County Courant (publishing fees) – 158.75; MasterCard (stamps/reverse Webroot/gas) – 482.47; Meri Jo Anderson (consulting fees) – 460.00; City of Rapid City (Sept. dump fees) – 2059.69; SD Fed Prop Agency (2011 Ford) – 19750.00; Pennington County Sheriff (3rd Quarter) - 12732.00; Car Quest (Fuel Filter/Oil) -41.27; Snyder Industries (8-300 gallon totes/lids) - 2658.33; MARC (disinfectant/wasp spray) - 278.09; Central Square (Asyst annual fees) - 236.78; SD Dept of Revenue (Registration 2011 Ford) - 21.20; Ace Hardware (shop supplies) - 15.03; Knecht’s (deadbolt/rivet/drill bit) - 51.89; A-1 Mechanical (winterize pool) - 517.50 TOTAL $59315.34


WREA (Service) –159.53; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2275.88; Central Square (Asyst annual fees) - 236.78; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1188.48; BJ’s (meter supplies) – 3.29; Midcontinent (water testing) - 36.00; Racicky Plumbing (supplies for meters) - 367.28; Interstate Battery (battery for Well 2) - 35.50; Liquid engineering (cleaning the water storage tank) - 2795.00; Pool & Spa Center (chlorine) - 11.10 TOTAL $7133.84


Chase Phillips (deposit refund) - 50.00; Bryce Rushia (deposit refund) - 50.00–TOTAL: $100.00


WREA (service) –721.12; Central Square (Asyst) - 236.78 Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; Core & Main (sewer pipe for Cecilia Lane/Malsom) - 1219.95 TOTAL: $2202.85


They will be flushing hydrants this week.
The running boards for the 2011 Ford have been ordered.

Deputy Jones presented the monthly report.
The bad element that had been causing problems locally has been evicted.
Two dogs attacked and killed a dog in a resident’s yard and it would have been considered self-defense if the resident had taken lethal action against the vicious animals.
He reiterated that dogs that are running at large will be taken to the pound.
There was a rattlesnake found under a garbage can off of A Ave., please be aware that they are in town this time of the year also.


The meeting went into recess at 6:13 for a possible emergency phone call for a council member and reconvened at 6:15.


Mayor Gossard thanked Council President Graham for conducting the meeting last time as she was ill.
The Viewfield Wranglers plan to hold a couple of food drives for the Food Pantry at City Hall before the holiday season.
Ken Charfauros with Wall Meats will be doing a presentation for the Council at the next meeting on October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Feeding SD will be delivering the boxes of food on the first Friday of every month beginning at 9:30 a.m. starting November 6, 2020 at the east end of Sunny Haven, please help to spread the word to anyone that has a need.
Mayor Gossard stated that it is against the City Ordinance’s to let dogs run at large.

Supplemental Budget Ordinance #20-06 received its second reading.

BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2020 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality: (Special Revenue) -200/212/430.01 (Asphalt) – $19,500.00; Means of finance: assigned funds from 2019 and 2018.

Teresa Gossard, Mayor


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer

First Reading: September 15, 2020

Second Reading: October 6, 2020

Publish date: October 15, 2020

Effective Date: November 4, 2020

Motion by Graham seconded by Hockenbary to approve the second reading of Ordinance #20-06. Roll call vote. Aye: Graham, Hockenbary, Richter and Trullinger. Nay: none. Motion carried.


The PayPal option to pay bills online is now functioning, it can be found at at the top of the page under the View and Pay Bills tab. It is user friendly and residents are encouraged to go there to sign up to view and/or pay their water, sewer and garbage bills.


Motion by K. Trullinger, seconded by Richter to approve Building Permit #20-27 for Clayton Lemke for a 10’ x 20’ concrete pad at 301 A Ave. and Building Permit #20-28 for Katherine Bruce at 501 E. Pine for a fence by the property line. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Motion by Graham seconded by Hockenbary to approve Special License #20-15 and for Moe’s Bar and Grill for a Wedding dance on November 21, 2020 and Special License #20-16 for a Junior Miss Rodeo Fundraiser on October 24, 2020 both at the Community Center. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Motion by Hockenbary seconded by Richter to approve Spiking Permit #20-07 for Cristina Robles on November 13, 2020 for a candle pouring class. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Motion by Hockenbary seconded by Richter to approve the first reading of Supplemental Budget Ordinance #20-07. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Being no further business Mayor Gossard adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer