New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes October 2, 2006


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on October 2, 2006 at 6:06 p.m.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, and John Torrey.  Absent:  Tyler Richter.  Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Public Works staff: Rob Goodman and Mike Holloway, Kris Kroll, & Cris Allen.   

Moved by Torrey second by Green to approve the agenda.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

Motion by Dahlquist second by Torrey to approve the September 20, 2006 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 

FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                  
The Finance Officer presented the financial reports, bill-list and vouchers.  Questions & answers on some of the vouchers followed.  Motion by Green second by Dahlquist to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  
September bills payable October 2, 2006       
Salaries – 3815.44; FWB (checks) – 50.40; Wiege Sanitation (Park RR) -135.20;  Meri Jo Anderson (mileage3rd qtr) – 220.00; SDML (conference) – 150.00;  First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 992.49; SD Retirement – 491.32; State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 196.98; WREA (service) – 462.85;  Golden West (service) – 224.63; Rapid City Landfill (dump fees) – 1525.15; Dakota Care (ins) – 1962.88; NU Post (Publishing) – 245.23; Steve's (fuel) – 227.86; ELAN (Shop, CC supplies)  – 391.24; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) – 780.37; Janice Jensen (CC) – 88.00; Bev Taylor (CC) – 80.00; Jenner Equip (BH & BC parts) – 90.52; Dianne Trullinger (CH Cleaning 4 months) – 196.00; Mid Continent (SP tests) – 64.00; Dakota Business Center (office) – 286.50.  TOTAL: $12677.06
WATER FUND        
Salaries – 1984.27; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 635.61; SD Retirement – 326.21; WREA (service) – 629.29; Elan (shop supplies) – 240.99; Northwest Pipe Fittings (supplies) – 235.19; Clark Printing (water books) – 267.50; Hawkins Water Treatment (chemicals) – 1016.40; (alarms) – 56.00; Racicky Plumbing (supplies) – 107.19. TOTAL – $5498.65. 
SEWER FUND        
Salaries – 1065.98; First Western Bank (SS & FWT) – 259.96; SD Retirement – 174.24; WREA (service) – 40.77; Alltel Wireless (cell phones) – 114.42. TOTAL –  $1655.37.
Kristi Bay (refund) – 29.52.  TOTAL:  $29.52.

Please donate your empty toner cartridges to City Hall.  The City will use these cartridges to get a free ream of paper for each cartridge.  (Thanks to all the citizens who have donated so far.)

The Mayor reported on the meeting with Dennis Johnson on the geothermal at the Community Center.  The equipment will cost less than $10,000.00 and there were several different ideas on how to proceed.  The geothermal, according to WREA, should pay for itself within seven years and does qualify for a heat meter.  The Mayor will speak to
Buzz Johnson about drilling two wells near the Community Center area and bring a proposal back to the Council.

Cris Allen, representing the Community Center Committee, reported to the Council that the dance lessons have been a success, and requested the use of the Community Center on Friday mornings for the rest of the year for these lessons.  Councilman Torrey questioned how much money the teacher was making, wages of the volunteers on the Community Center Committee (volunteers are not paid), and how much the Community Center Committee would pay for the use of the Center?  Since the Community Center Committee is part of the City and this project is for the good of the young people it was moved by Dahlquist second by Green to grant the use of the Community Center, at no charge, on Friday mornings through the end of the year.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.
Ms. Allen also reported that the Legion & a couple of businesses have given money to sponsor additional girls in the dance classes, she will be contacting parents to let them know about these scholarships.
The City and the Community Center Committee thanked the school for the use of the lunchroom last Friday for the dance lessons when there was a scheduling conflict.

BP#06-40; Janet Paulson; 112 Janklow Ave; fence
Motion by Torrey second by Green to approve building permit 06-40.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.
Councilman Torrey questioned whether his neighbor needed a permit for a storage shed. 
1. The Crosswalks & no parking at the school are painted and the signs are on order.        
2. One person called to voice disapproval of the early morning hour his meter was read.  This objection will be noted in the water book and he will not be inconvenienced next year. 
3. The drainage project on west 1416 has been delayed due to the rains.  The Public Works Staff will continue to work on it as time allows. 
4. The Mayor reported on the first Centennial meeting and some of the projects suggested.  They will meet again on October 11, 2006. 
5. City Hall renovation tabled.
6. The SDML state conference is this week in Spearfish. 

 Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:02 p.m.

(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer