New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes March 1, 2017


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center on March 1, 2017. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Deputy Jones, Clerk Ione Wolf, Rod & Delores Crosbie, Shirley Printz, Steve Swanson, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.


Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Schumacher second by K. Trullinger to approve the February 15, 2016 minutes as presented.  Aye: all. Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

February bills payable March 1, 2017

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1977.13; Cleaners – 142.22; IRS (SS & FWT) – 383.66; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 31.24; SDML (reg fee) – 20.00; Emergency Comm. Network (code red) – 1500.00; CORE (donation) 200.00; WREA (Service) – 1795.23; Golden West  (Service) – 293.28; RC Landfill (dump fees) –; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 365.15; NU Post (publishing) – 158.78; Pro Tech (computer repair) – 550.00; BH Chemical (CC) – 17.98; Mastercard (rooms for Leg. Day & shop supplies) – 733.31; Moyle Petroleum (gas, diesel) – 1656.44; Ace Steel (culvert band) – 17.69; Pennington Title (O& E report 513 S. “A” Ave) – 159.75; SDMSMA (reg fee) – 100.00; Keiffer Sanitation (roll off dump) – 160.00. TOTAL: $10261.86

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 743.73;WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; Hawkins (chemicals) – 344.08; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; DENR (certificate renewals) – 12.00; Mastercard (shop & office supplies) – 424.00 .  TOTAL: $18862.79


Salaries –Finance Office – 3551.00 Public Works – 4267.06; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2635.44; SDRS (Feb) – 1068.48; HPSD (health ins) – 1626.12; WREA (service) – 84.30; DENR (certificate renewals) -12.00; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $13169.40



The Finance Officer presented the 2016 annual report to the Council. Motion by Graham  second by K. Trullinger to approve the 2016 annual report, publish in the legal newspaper and forward it to the state Dept. of Legislative Audit.  Aye: all. Nay: none.  Motion carried. (See below)



Deputy Jones presented the written monthly report.




Roxy Thompson requested a donation for the post prom. Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to approve a donation of $100.00 for the post prom. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Motion by Gossard second by Schumacher to change the first meeting in April to Tuesday April 4, 2016 at 7:00, since the SDML district meeting is on April 5, 2016.



The Mayor requested that the discussion be narrowed to mobile homes coming into mobile home parks, and fine tuning the current ordinance on what restrictions and guidelines they will need. Discussion followed with input from the audience. The comments covered: Year restrictions, physically inspecting all mobile homes prior to permit approval, leaving pictures required in the ordinance, but request all four sides, need to be cognizant of increasing and tax base by improving the appearance of the City, minimum of 14 feet wide, and adopting a check list that would need to be met: no bare wood, skirting comprised of same material all way around, undamaged roof & siding, entry condition, all doors & windows intact and working. Two of the Council will prepare the check list and present at the next meeting.



The proposed amendment to Nuisance Ordinance Article VII Section A. was presented by Councilor Graham. (*Note: underlines are additions, strikethroughs are deletions)

18. Notice of Violation. Whenever an authorized representative of the City finds that a nuisance exists within the City, the representative can either have the nuisance abated immediately or have the City send a notice of violation to the person creating, permitting, or maintaining such nuisance. Note: Within Mobile Home Parks, the mobile home park owner (Owner of the Mobile Home Court) will also receive the abatement notice and any violations and fines that the tenant receives will also apply to the mobile home park owner, who will pay the fines plus any costs and attorney’s fees against the property, if they do not pay the accumulated costs, it will be added to their property taxes by special assessment. 

Discussion on the pros and cons followed with the council agreeing they will have the first reading of this ordinance at the next meeting.



#17-01; Daene Boomsma; 109 S. “C” Ave; move on mobile home.

The Mayor had inspected the mobile homes today and recommended disapproving this permit due to the condition of the siding (wood rot). Motion by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to deny this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

#17-02; Daene Boomsma; 201 S. “C” Ave; move on mobile home.

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



Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to go into executive session at 8:05 p.m. as per SDCL 1-25-2 (3) Communication with attorney. Aye: all.  Motion carried.

The Mayor adjourned the executive session at 8:55 p.m. and reconvened to regular session.




Resolution Number 17-04 was introduced.




WHEREAS the New Underwood City Council recognizes the need to continue to expand the tax base of the City by productive and constructive means,


WHEREAS the New Underwood City Council already passed resolution number 16-05 authorizing the purchase price of $30,000.00, and


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mayor Jack W. Trullinger is hereby authorized to execute any and all documents necessary on behalf of the City of New Underwood to purchase the land and buildings located at 513,515,517 S. “A” Avenue New Underwood, South Dakota, and more particularly described as follows:


Lots 7, 8, 9, & 10 Block 5 Original Town of New Underwood Section 31 in Township 2 North of Range 11 East of the Black Hills Meridian in the City of New Underwood, Pennington County, South Dakota.



Dated March 1, 2017


                                                                        Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor





Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


Motion by Gossard second by Trullinger to adopt Resolution Number 17-04. Roll call vote:  Gossard, Graham, Shoemaker, and K. Trullinger.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



  1. Voter Registration Notice presented deadline is March 27.
  2. Local Board of Equalization starts Monday March 20th with appointments starting at 3:00 p.m.
  3. City Christmas Party March 23.
  4. SDML District meeting April 5 in Hot Springs.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 9:05 P.M.



(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer