New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes December 2, 2015


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on December 2, 2015.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, Kathy Trullinger and Rikka Buchtel. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Tim Hall, Public Works Supervisor, Deputy McPherson, Sgt. Harkins, Randy Madsen, and Dianne Trullinger.



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



Moved by K. Trullinger second by Buchtel to approve the November 18, 2015 as presented.   Aye: all. Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

November bills payable December 2, 2015

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries –Mayor & Council – 361.75; Cleaners - ; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 50.52; IRS (SS & FWT) – 176.50; WREA (Service) – 1474.63; Golden West  (Service) – 291.81; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1770.00 ; SD State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 290.06; NU Post (publishing) – 107.22; ATT (phone) – 119.88; Summit Signs (handicap signs) – 67.50; BJ’s (fuel) – 68.87; McGas (fuel)- 97.46 (propane) – 115.50; Menards (tape) – 19.45; Fastenal (supplies) 26.44; Carefree Lawn & Sprinkler (winterize) – 105.00; Best Western Ramkota (Conference rooms) – 255.00; Harveys Lock shop (Lock & keys) – 15.09; Moyle Petroleum (gas & diesel) – 2362.57; City of RC (landfill permit) – 25.00; SDML (reg fee) – 300.00; State Flag Acct. (flags) – 234.70. TOTAL: $8334.95

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

Tim Hall (mileage) – 115.00; WREA (Service) – 831.13; DENR (certification test) – 10.00; WRT (radium removal chg) – 2065.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; SD Rural Water (membership) – 380.00.  TOTAL: $3426.63


Salaries – Finance – 3193.36; Public Works – 3651.66; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2265.86; SD Retirement (Nov) – 939.84; Wellmark (health ins) – 1384.23;  WREA (service) – 80.95; DENR (wastewater permit) – 50.00; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; Mastercard (office, shop) – 150.43.  TOTAL: $11741.33



  • The mobile home at 517 S. “A” Ave is ready to be moved.
  • Snow removal equipment is working fine, just had a little problem with the Autocar starting.
  • The new chlorine pump has been purchased.
  • Mr. Hall passed another certification and has one left to take in two weeks, and then he will be a class one water and sewer provider.
  • The Christmas lights are up and the trees are ready for the festival of trees in the Community Center.


The Mayor, Councilor Graham, and the Finance Officer met with Steven Griesert, who is conducting the Housing Needs Study for the City, to discuss the community and viable directions for growth.



Kim Taylor of Taylor Drilling has ordered the parts we need to repair the north well. Mr. Hall discussed with the Council the theory that we are getting high voltage surges; a new filter option that would stop the electrical flow, so surges would not affect the pump; crack in head; WREA input. Councilor Graham will speak with Mr. Gossard to see if Viewfield Water System has experienced this type of surges. The repairs will be turned over to the insurance company.



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  There has been an uptake on citations and warnings.



Motion by K. Trullinger second by Graham to combine the 2016 election with the school on April 12, 2016 and to appoint Tara Richter, Jim McKee, and Kay McKee to the 2016 election board.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Jerry Krambeck, SD Public Assurance Alliance, prepared a quote for the liability & property coverage for the City for 2016. Moved by Graham second by Buchtel to approve the 2016 Insurance proposal with the SD Public Assurance Alliance.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. The City will retain Black Hills Agency as there agent.



BP#15-26; Laurie Holloway; 513 S. “B” Ave; Storage Shed

Moved by K. Trullinger second by Graham to approve this permit.  Aye: Buchtel, Graham, Trullinger. Abstain: Holloway.  Motion carried.



  1. The Mayor sent out a bill for curb stop repairs and since she had not had proper notification she will pay half the bill.

  2. North “C” Ave. Project tabled.

  3. Public Notice published on liquor license transfer.

  4. Corner Bar wine license tabled.



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



    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer