New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes August 7, 2013




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center on August 7, 2013.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, Kathy Trullinger, and Joe Whitney. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, Deputy McPherson, Harry & Kim Jensen, Ronnie Racicky, Dianne Trullinger, and Cris Anderson.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



A public hearing on the 2014 budget started at 5:30.  The hearing adjourned at 6:07 p.m.

A public hearing was held for the on off sale malt beverage & SD wine license from Rumor Has It; Harold Jensen; 16092 Hwy 1416. No one presented themselves to voice any objections to this license. The hearings adjourned at 6:13 p.m. with the regular meeting immediately following.



Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve the amended agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Whitney second by Buchtel to approve the July 17, 2013 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

July bills payable August 7, 2013

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Finance Office – 2919.54; Public Works – 4735.49; Swim Pool – 4419.30; Mileage – 193.14;  Kieffer Sanitation (roll off fee) – 480.00; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 56.84; Deluxe cks – 120.15; IRS (SS & FWT) – 3414.39; Dept. of Revenue (malt beverage license) – 175.00; Wellmark (health ins) – 1390.62; Sam’s Club (concessions) – 491.04; Cardmember Services (SP shop phone office) – 764.81; SD Unemployment Ins – 214.34; SD Retirement (July) – 940.48; WREA (Service) – 1599.77;  Golden West  (Service) – 319.03; RC Landfill (dump fee) – 2405.64; Penn. Co. Hwy (fuel) – 813.00; State of SD (sales tax) – 295.33; Steve’s (fuel) – 848.63; NU Post (publishing) – 277.51; Johnson Machine (GT) – 240.60; Pool & Spa (parts) – 1144.73; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 155.00; Ace Steel (tubing) – 72.62; A & B Welding (welding rod) – 93.51; Knechts (brushes) – 11.98; Brown’s (repairs) – 130.09; Beesley Law Office (legal) – 317.50; Penn. Co. Sheriff (3rd qtr) – 10355.75; Midcontinent Testing (SP0 – 17.00; Tim Raba (chipper repair) – 27.50; Pierre Best Western (rooms for elected officials workshop) – 249.98. TOTAL: $40052.06


SJ Madsen (hauling chips) – 152.90; Hills Material (oil) – 8834.71; Pete Lien (chips) –

1372.67. Total: $10360.28


Randy Ellis (dep. Refund) – 50.00

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 1164.46; Hawkins (chemicals) – 680.00; Midcontinent (water tests) – 54.00; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $3833.96


WREA (service) – 59.73; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $82.73.



Mr. Bale reported The WRT calibration is done and transducers installed at radium removal plant; “B” & “C” Ave left to chip seal, lift station has not plugged this week; overhead door at north shop being installed by staff; they will look into company out of Sioux Falls who rewinds motors.  



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report. Three citations have been issued for the graffiti on 1416 & “A” Ave.



The Council agreed that Adult swim is for adults only. Discussion on when to close the pool, may be when school starts. The staff will find out after the pool closes where any leaks are, may even hire pool and spa to locate problems and give estimates on.



Mayor reported on correspondence: garbage in yard, cutting trees, mowing, dog running at large.  Malt Beverage License next meeting. Annual Conference October 8-11 in Aberdeen.



The on-off sale malt beverage & SD Wine license from Harold Jensen – Rumor Has It;  16092 Hwy. 1416 was presented to the council for consideration.  Motion by Holloway second by K. Trullinger to approve this license, since no objections were presented at the hearing, and to waive the fee on the special license that was issued to the Legion.  Roll call vote. Aye:  Buchtel, Holloway, K. Trullinger, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



A request for water and sewer availability was received from Albert Crosbie for a lot located at 208 S. “D” Ave. Motion by Holloway second by Whitney to approve this request pending payment of the $500.00 for both water and sewer.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Ron Racicky requested the use of the Community Center for September 2 for the Labor Day steam burger feed; back yard of City Hall for horseshoes; and to close “A” Ave from Oak to Elm from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and to allow open container from Oak to Elm and the horse pits in the back yard at City Hall, and the park.  Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to grant these requests.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. (The park equipment in the back yard of City Hall will be moved to the public works shop to await their placement in the park after landscaping done.)




BP#13-21; Jessica Schauer; 212 S. “D” Ave.; move off

Moved by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve this permit. Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP#13-22; Rumor Has It; 16092 Hwy 1416; fence & sign

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



The resignation from Ward One Councilor Whitney was presented to the Council. He is moving out of the area and can no longer serve on the Council. Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to accept his resignation with regret. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



After discussion it was moved by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to appoint Larry Graham to fill the vacancy in ward one until the next election in April of 2014, if he is willing to accept. Roll call vote.  Aye: Buchtel, Holloway, and K. Trullinger. Nay: none.    Motion carried. (If he declines notices will be posted.)


Other items discussed:

1. Councilors Buchtel & K. Trullinger attended the elected officials workshop in Pierre. They reported that it was very informative and heard useful information.

2.  Removal of graffiti.

3.  Water classes tomorrow for Bale and Beesley.

4.  The Finance Officer has been appointed by the Secretary of State to the election emergency procedure task force, with the first meeting being Friday.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.



(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer