New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes of June 6, 2012





A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on June 6, 2012.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, and Sheila White. Absent: Joe Whitney. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Of Public Works John Bale, Cris  Allen, Karen Julius, Janelle with Fisk Engineering, Rory Pischer, Tony Ascrizzi, Ralph & Mary Ann Trople, Arlen Carmichael, Jon & Irene Madsen, and Lt. Craig Wood. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



A hearing for retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine licenses & for Steve’s General Store and The Hall was held at 6:00 p.m. No one presented themselves to object to these renewals, he adjourned the hearing at 6:05 p.m.

Immediately following a hearing was held on Special Liquor License for Moe’s #12-02, August 18th dance at the rodeo grounds. A citizen in the audience stated he felt liquor should not be allowed at the rodeo grounds and that it should be limited to only beer. The Council questioned how the special licenses work and were told that SDCL now allow liquor license holders to operate in more than one location for special events.  The hearing adjourned at 6:10 p.m.



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



Moved by Buchtel second by White to approve the May 16, 2012 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

May bills payable June 6, 2012

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 371.75; Finance Officer – 4253.23; Public Works – 6864.91; Wellmark (Ins) – 1303.71; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 28.23; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 157.66; Kristi Lemke (cc clean) – 70.00; Elan (office, cc, shop) – 420.08; NU School (library) – 1000.00; IRS – EFTPS (May) – 3069.86; SD Govt. FOA (reg. fee) – 175.00; Govt. FOA (reg. fee school) – 289.00; SD Retirement (May) – 1387.77;  WREA (Service) –1311.34;  Golden West  (Service) –323.32; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2436.70; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 237.45; Steve’s (fuel) – 442.61; NU Post (publishing) – 576.77; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel) – 311.64;  Ace Hardware (parts) – 29.94; Johnson Machine parts & supplies) – 14.49; Inland Truck Parts (parts) – 11.00; McWrench Services (oxygen) – 32.04; Hefty Seed (weed killer) – 33.95; Attorney Chris Beesley (legal fees) – 989.10; DSG (parts for pool) – 247.44; Pool & Spa (skimmer & lubricant pool) – 240.64; Knecht Home Center (pool paint) – 40.94; Tines Construction (Community Center sidewalk) – 11174.10; Knights Welding (cap for pool) – 25.00; NU Postmaster – 100.00; Sam’s Club (office) – 50.37; Dakota Business Center (office) – 21.25.  TOTAL: $38041.29


71 Construction (cold mix) – 6525.60

WATER FUND                                                                                             

DENR (future use permit & drinking water fee) – 295.00; WREA (Service) – 945.44; WRT (monthly radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00;  Hawkins (chemicals) – 1137.02;  Midwest Boring (South water main) – 1652.40; AT & T (service) – 119.21; HD Waterworks (pipe) – 4546.18; Jenner (rock picker) – 200.00.  TOTAL: $10830.75


WREA (service) – 54.57; Elan (lft. Sta. pump) – 3001.98;  Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $3079.55



Mr. Bale reported the staff has been mowing, bell & flag pole back & lights on at CC, bladed drainage on “A” Ave., sidewalk at CC & CH done, pool security cameras installed and working, totes, culvert & ditch on “C” Ave. and Elm, handicap ramp taken out by Bank.

The prices for the 16 foot doors at the ground storage building are $1,376.00, insulated is $1,924.00, with the electric hoist costing $662.00.  After discussion it was moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to purchase the non-insulated door & electric hoist in the amount of $2,038.00 using the budget reserve fund in public works.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  The car chase through New Underwood Saturday night started east of Box Elder on 1416 and ended after several twists and turns and downed fences on the bridge at Wasta. 

Lt. Craig Wood was introduced and is new to this position, but not to the Sheriff’s Dept., where he has worked 15 years.



The aquatic director reported the pool will open on June 9th as scheduled.  After the usual stumbling blocks ie: back order of parts and flushed hydrants producing a pool full of brown water, everything is up and running. Ms. Allen tested the applicants and the staff has been hired.



The Mayor thanked Ruth Ekern for the flowers at the City Hall and Community Center. The city will close on the purchase of the lots on main street on June 18, 2012.

The mayor will attend a private reception at the Governor’s mansion in Pierre for the unveiling of the bronze statue of Governor Miller to be placed along the SD Trail of Governors.

Water Tower ad in SDML magazine.

The abatement of the mobile home nuisance is being handled by the mobile home park owners.

Thanks to the school janitors for stripping the community center floor and waxing, the Council agreed it looks very nice.

The park report will be the first meeting in July.


The regular June 20th meeting will be held on June 27th and first meeting in July will be on the 11th.



Ordinance Number 12-09 received its second reading.  Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to table the second reading until the June 27th meeting.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Mayor opened a public forum so the Council could obtain citizen input on the consideration of creating a business license. Both sides of the issue were discussed by the citizens in attendance.  The Mayor expressed his desire for the city to grow and would like to use the zoning ordinance to regulate businesses.  The Council will consider the issue on licensing businesses at the July 11 meeting.



Resolution Number 12-06 was introduced.




WHEREAS a plat of Lots 2 through 13 of Block A of Matz Subdivision and Dedicated Rights-of-way (formerly all of Block A of Matz Subdivision) located in the S ½ SW ¼  of Section 30, Township 2 North, Range 11 East of the Black Hills Meridian, New Underwood, Pennington County, South Dakota, was submitted for the purpose of examination and approval by the governing body, and


WHEREAS it appears that said plat conforms with the system of streets and alleys of the existing plat of said City and additions thereto, and that all municipal taxes and special assessments have been fully paid and that the plat of said lots had been executed according to law, and


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the plat of Lots 2 through 13 of Block A of Matz Subdivision and Dedicated Rights-of-way (formerly all of Block A of Matz Subdivision) located in the S ½ SW ¼  of Section 30, Township 2 North, Range 11 East of the Black Hills Meridian, New Underwood, Pennington County, South Dakota, be and the same is hereby approved and the Finance Officer of New Underwood is hereby authorized to endorse on such plat a copy of the resolution and certify as to its correctness.


Dated this 6th day of June, 2012

                                                                                                  Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor



Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer                                                   


Moved by Buchtel second by White to accept Resolution Number 12-06 pending submission of the mylar.  Roll call vote. Aye:  Buchtel, Holloway, and White.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



Steve’s Superstore Inc.; 16098 Hwy 1416; Lots 1 & 2 AR Vieths Subdivision SE ¼ SE ¼; Sec. 30; T2NR11E BHM; retail on-off sale malt beverage and SD Farm Wine.

The Hall; Cris Allen; 412 S. “A” Ave; Block 1, Lots 3,4,5, Sec. 31, Original Twn, T2N R11E BHM; retail on-off sale malt beverage & SD Farm Wine.

Since no objections were received at the public hearing it was moved by Buchtel second by White to approve the renewal of these licenses the 2012-2013 licensing period.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



SL#12-02; Moes; Aug. 18; Rodeo Grounds; Ranch Rodeo

Moved by Buchtel second by White to approve this special license.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



BP#12-09; Rory Pischer; 208 S. “D” Ave; move on mobile home.  Mr. Pischer explained that he is putting on new siding and a new roof on this double wide.  After discussion, it was moved by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve this permit only if the roof and siding are put on within 30 days from today, and water and sewer will not be turned on until after the completion of the roof and siding. Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#12-10; Rod English; 321 “B” Ave; second story emergency exit. A variance was also needed on the set-backs from Oak street.  Motion by White second by Holloway to deny this permit since no special circumstances to grant a variance as defined by the ordinance exists.  Aye: all. Motion carried.

BP#12-11; W.J. Vanneman; 16000 Hwy 1416; basement & transported home. Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#12-12; Rod & Karen Julius; 211 W. Elm; carport. Motion by Holloway second by White to approve this permit and side variance allowed by Mr. Ascrizzi. Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#12-13; Sara & Colin Hansen; 205 Oak; brick siding.  Motion by Buchtel second by White to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP #12-14; Sabrina Schmidt; 418 S. “C” Ave; fence.  This permit was tabled since they did not turn it back in.

BP#12-15; Tristin Lehmann; 306 S. “A” Ave; raise section roof and remove a window and change a window.  Motion by Buchtel second by White to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer