New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes May 19, 2010

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A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on May 19, 2010.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Rikka Buchtel, Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, and Joe Whitney.   Also present: Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Deputy McPherson, Duane Anderson, Breana Schrempp, John Torrey, and Rory Pischer. 



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




Moved by Dahlquist second by Green to approve the May 5, 2010 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



SP#10-03l Breana Schrempp; June 12, 2010

Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve this spiking permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Mayor White administered the oath of office to Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson.



The Dir. of Public Works presented his written report.  The staff has been working on the  radiological removal system, cleaning dump, repairing water breaks, water samples, clean  tire disposal, draining & cleaning swimming pool, mowing. 

The lift station needs a generator for emergencies, so it can continue to pump effectively.  Mr. G. Hall reported he had found a 7 KW generator with 10 hours on it for $1200.00.   Motion by Whitney second by Dahlquist to purchase this generator.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Dahlquist, Green, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried. This generator will be put on a trailer.  The lift station will be wired for easy transition.



An alarm will be installed at well #2 to warn when the bag filter is pressurizing.  Pressure reducers need to be installed.  The landscaping & dirt work still need to be done at well #2.  Rad tests will be sent in again next week.

Motion by Dahlquist second by Whitney to approve change order #4 for added plumbing materials in the amount of $3,770.00.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Dahlquist, Green, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to approve the draw done request of SECO in the amount of $29,983.50.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Buchtel, Dahlquist, Green, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.







The Mayor reported that the meeting with the Sheriff’s Dept. will be next week.

Complaints were received on minors driving fast.  Deputy McPherson encouraged citizens to ID the driver, get description of the vehicle, and license plate number and he can issue citation.

The Tri-County program was completed and successful.



A motion was made last week on the fireworks, but since it was not on the agenda 24 hours prior to the meeting, it could not legally be acted upon.  Motion by Dahlquist second by Green to approve the Lions Club fireworks display September 5, 2010 pending permission from the Fire Chief regarding fire danger levels.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

The Lions Club also plans on selling fireworks, as per City ordinance, June 27th through the 5th of July.  They will obtain a transient merchant license from the City.



The Mayor thanked Councilman Dahlquist for being the MC, in her absence, for the kindergarten celebration.  Councilman Dahlquist reported that the event was fun and the children were well behaved.



Councilmen Buchtel and Whitney reported on the elected official’s workshop.  They gained a lot of knowledge in how municipal government works and look forward to attending next year.



Duane Anderson, representing Pennington County Highway, requested an estimate on what it would cost to get City water out to their lot south of the City at the intersection of 161st street and 229th street.  Discussion followed on the best route to take, size of pipe, cost sharing, boring, permits needed and terms of the south waterline user agreement.  Councilmen Buchtel, Dahlquist, Green, and Whitney all expressed interest in working with another taxing entity in trying to help accomplish their goals and the City’s.  This subject was tabled until more information from the questions raised is obtained.


Other items discussed:

1.      Pool should be filled tomorrow and open memorial week-end.

2.      Waste oil is still accepted.

3.      Dump road useable.

4.      Councilman Green would like to investigate what can be done about Golden West laying fiber and not leaving room for City utility pipe lines. 

5.      The application to get on the State water plan for the secondary line was submitted in March.



Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:12 p.m.





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer