New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes June 1, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on June 1, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Laurie Holloway, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger.  Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Tim Hall, Dir. of Public Works, Sgt. Harkins, Mike Holloway, Mary Reyes, and Dianne Trullinger.



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



Moved by Holloway second by Trullinger to approve the May 18, 2016, minutes as presented.  Aye: all. Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

May bills payable June 1, 2016

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 34.13; IRS (SS & FWT) – 176.50; Dept. of Revenue (malt bev. Lice) – 475.00; WREA (Service) – 1606.61; Golden West  (Service) – 294.26; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2516.35; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 301.31; NU Post (publishing) – 815.37; ATT (phone) – 120.36; SD Human Resources (reg. fee) – 50.00; SD Govt Finance Officer’s Assn (reg. fees) – 150.00; Penn. Co. Treasurer (distress warrant) – 208.93; Sams Club (toner & food for Mayors Meeting) – 250.81; Shawn Huss (lifeguard lessons) – 525.00; Kieffer Sanitation (dump roll off) – 480.00;  Menard’s (tarp, nails, batteries, clamp; fauce) – 322.92; Ace Hardware (broom, brushes, & acid SP) – 72.43; Interstate Batteries (CC) – 129.60; BJ’s (Mayors Meeting & Kindergarten celebration) – 73.36;  Coca Cola (SP) – 676.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals & labor) – 408.16; Chris Supply (light) – 6.95; DSG (park) – 71.99; Moyle (fuel) – 2140.92; Mastercard (SP, CC, shop) – 345.39; NU Post Office (box rent) – 110.00; Warne Chemical (park) – 659.00. TOTAL: $13383.10

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

 Salaries - Finance Office – 3375.90; Public Works – 4287.31; Wellmark (health ins) – 922.82; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2585.16; SD Retirement (Apr.) – 1052.66; First National Bank (SRF loan) – 1693.16; WREA (Service) – 850.60; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; SD Rural Water (expo) – 40.00; Hawkins (chemicals) – 954.20;  Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; DENR (drinking water fee) – 220.00.  TOTAL: $18110.56


WREA (service) – 117.76; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $142.76



  • Hired two summer workers Riley Shull and Mike Holloway. Still looking for one permanent position.

  • Working on distributor.


    Gossard Dirtwork has completed the reconstruction project on North “C” Ave. and once the bills are received the city will bill the property owners for their culverts.



    Sup. Bud. Ordinance Number 16-01 received its second reading.





    BE IT ORDAINED by the New Underwood City Council that the following amounts be appropriated to the 2016 budget to meet the obligations of the municipality: 101/420/421.5 (Siren) – $1075.00; 101/419.2/425 (Furnace repair & roof repair) – 5500.00; 101/450/452.1 (Housing Study) – 2500.00; 200/212/430.1 (Asphalt) – 5000.00. Means of finance: undesignated funds from 2015.


    (seal)                                                                            Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor



    Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


    First Reading: May 18, 2016

    Second Reading: June 1, 2016

    Publish date: June 9, 2016

    Effective Date: June 29, 2016


    Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to approve the second reading. Aye: Gossard, Holloway, Shoemaker, and K. Trullinger. Nay: none. Motion carried.



    Special License #16-04; Moes Bar & Grill; June 2, 2016; The Hall; 412 S. “A” Ave.

    Since there were no objections at the hearing is was moved by Holloway second by Shoemaker to approve this license and waive the fee since it is for the SDML meeting and the City would have to pay it. Aye: all. Motion carried.



    BP#16-09; Mary Reyes; 104 S. “D” Ave. fence & porch. Motion by Gossard second by Shoemaker to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.



    Letters will be sent to property owners who have not mowed their lawns as complaints come in. If they do not mow the City will mow the property and bill them.



  1. Bev Taylor is back cleaning the community center.

  2. SDML meeting in NU Thursday

  3. Human Resource School and Finance Officer’s School is next week in Spearfish.

  4. Sgt. Harkins went over the monthly report from law enforcement with the council.

  5. 2016 Budget Training July 6, 2016.

  6. Elected Official Workshop July 20, 2016.


    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:30 P.M.



    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer