New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes January 21, 2015



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on January 21, 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, Deputy McPherson, Jon Madsen, 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 K.Trullinger second by Buchtel to approve the January 7, 2015 minutes.   Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



Jeff Hoffman reported:

  • They got cutting edge to move snow away from the curb put on backhoe.
  • Ground Storage Building. Overhead door should be done this week or next week.  Awaiting a quote from Lance Graham on skylights.
  • Christmas Lights are down and need revamped.
  • First Rate Escavate is down at the dump crushing the concrete this week and should have completed by next week.



Deputy McPherson reported that his vehicle is unit 51, and when he is unavailable there will be substitute deputies, with their own units.

The Douglas/New Underwood CORE program (freshman impact) is April 9th. This program is currently in three different states and 29 school districts. Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to donate $200.00 to the CORE program as done in previous years. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Public Works burned the dump, and the Mayor and public works feel that the current pit needs to be filled in and a new pit dug.  After discussion it was moved by Graham second by Holloway to contract Larry Gossard to fill in the old pit and dig a new pit directly east of current pit, on property we leased from Bev Taylor.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Mayor sent a letter to residents on “C” and “D” Ave informing them that it is against City ordinance for dogs to run at large and / or continually bark bringing disturbance to their neighbors, and that dogs need to be licensed within the city of New Underwood.  City Licenses are sold at City Hall are good for two years and cost $3.00.










The Council went over the quote from Jenner on a new bobcat with  the same specifications as our current bobcat.

Resolution Number 15-02 was introduced.





WHEREAS it was determined by the City Council for the City of New Underwood that there is a need to provide the maintenance Dept. with a newer Bobcat, and


WHEREAS a quote was received from Jenner Equipment that is acceptable and under the bid limit requirements, and


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the New Underwood City Council authorizes the Mayor and/or Finance Officer’s signatures on any paperwork necessary to order and purchase a new Bobcat for $24,900.00, the Council will trade in the old bobcat and the price will be $15,800.00. 


(Seal)                                                                                     Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor


Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


Motion by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve Resolution Number 15-02.  Roll call vote.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Ordinance Number 15-01 received its first reading.  This ordinance supplements the budget for the bobcat purchase and moves the funds from last year for the concrete crushing at the dump to this years budget.  Moved by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve the first reading of Ordinance Number 15-01.



  1. The finance officer presented the governmental funds sheets.

  2. Got cutting edge on backhoe.

  3. Ground Storage Building. Overhead door should be done this week or next week. Awaiting a quote from Lance Graham on skylights.

  4. Municipal Government Day in Pierre February 3 & 4. The Council changed the first meeting in February to Thursday February 5.

  5. The Mayor is getting with the Deputy to solve a signed complaint on dogs barking continually in one neighborhood.

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

    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.



    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer