New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes December 6, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on December 6, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Laurie Holloway, Karin Shoemaker and Kathy Trullinger.  Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Dir. of Public Works Tim Hall, Mike Holloway, Deputy McPherson, and Dianne Trullinger.


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



Moved by Holloway second by K. Trullinger to approve the November 16, 2016 minutes as presented.   Aye: all. Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

November bills payable December 6, 2016

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; CC cleaning & supplies - 121.14; Void ck#3920 – (-115.19); Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 55.82; (SS & FWT) – 192.11; SDML (2017dues) – 801.72; SD Gvt. FO Assn (dues) – 70.00; SD Human Resource (dues) – 25.00; SD Str. Maintenance (dues) – 35.00; Michael Long (refund BP) – 37.00; McGas Propane (CH) – 100.50; WREA (Service) –1565.43; Golden West  (Service) –290.40; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1814.25; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 380.09; NU Post (publishing) – 126.76; BJ’s (Mayors Luncheon) – 35.01; Fastenal (hardware) – 92.63;  West River International (autocar part) – 69.90; JP Cooke (pet tags) – 40.57; Kieffer Sanitation (dump roll off) – 160.00; Menards (shop supplies) – 47.84; Godfrey Brake (strobe lo-pro) -  92.56; Carefree Lawn (winterize Park) – 85.00; Mastercard (shop & office supplies, Mayors meeting) – 247.24. TOTAL: $6732.53


Nick Stetson (refund deposit) – 12.80. TOTAL: $12.80

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

Salaries –Finance Office – 3375.90 Public Works – 4052.74; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2365.90; HPSD (health ins) – 1626.12; SDRS (Oct) – 1010.88; Tim Hall (reimburse rubber gloves) – 12.30; WREA (Service) – 647.10; Mastercard (laptop) – 769.65; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; Hawkins (chemicals) – 467.41; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; ProTech (repair networking) – 500.00 .  TOTAL: $16956.75


WREA (service) – 75.94; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; Johnson Machine (alternator) – 38.99. TOTAL: $139.93



A list of mobile homes, year, date, address was presented to the Council. After a lengthy discussion the Mayor requested the Council consider the requirements they would like to see for mobile home standards for the February 15 meeting.



Mr. Hall is checking on a phone, text, email, twitter, etc. system to notify citizens when garbage pick up is delayed due to winds, water breaks, and other emergencies. This will be discussed further at the next meeting.






WHEREAS the City of New Underwood must transfer monies from the contingency

              To cover costs incurred to date in the 2016 budget, and 


WHEREAS this transfer must be made by resolution as required by SDCL 9-21-6.1,



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the New Underwood City Council that the          following monies be transferred from contingency fund to (Legislative)   101/410/427  – $1100.00;  (Financial) 101/414/411 -$1300.00; 414/412 – $1300.00; (Public Works) 101/430/411 – $500.00; 430/412 – $1000.00; 430/454.1 – $1200.00; 430/454.3 – $900.00; (Swim Pool) 101/454/412 - $1000.00; (Water Adm) 601/433.5/411 – $3000.00 to cover cost incurred that were not budgeted for.                                


Dated this 6th day of December, 2016




Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

                                                                                            Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor


Motion by Shoemaker second by Holloway to approve this resolution. Roll call vote. Aye: Gossard, Holloway, Shoemaker, and K. Trullinger. Nay: none.  Motion carried.



Councilor Holloway presented her resignation from the Council as they are moving out of the city limits thanking all for letting her represent them. Motion by Shoemaker second by K. Trullinger to accept this resignation.  Aye: all.  Nay: none.  Motion carried. 

Councilor Gossard, acting as Council President, will ask the people who have expressed interest the last couple of weeks.




  1. Christmas lights will be put up this week.
  2. Mr. Holloway moved out of City limits.
  3. The Mayor Challenge raising monies for cancer will start in February.



Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:50 P.M.



(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer