New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes August 3, 2016



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on August 3, 2016. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Laurie Holloway, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger.  Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer, Tim Hall, Dir. of Public Works, Sgt. Harkins, Randy Madsen, Ronnie Racicky, Marvin Rask, Mike Holloway, and Dianne Trullinger.


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



Moved by K. Trullinger second by Shoemaker to approve the July 20, 2016 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 Gossard to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  

July bills payable August 3, 2016

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor– 361.75 Finance Office – 3375.90 Public Works – 5430.28 Swim Pool – 4130.16 Cleaners – 387.00; Mileage Council – 574.56 PW – 318.60; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 53.42; SD Unemployment Ins – 111.88; Bev Taylor (CC supplies) – 27.36; IRS (SS & FWT) – 3698.55; Wellmark (health ins) – 1845.64; SDRS (July) – 890.32; WREA (Service) –1602.22; Golden West  (Service) –289.92; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1790.65; SD State Treasurer  (Sales Tax) – 327.25; Penn. Co. Sheriff (3rd) – 11732.25; Adams (hydraulic lines) – 69.09; Sams Club (SP Concessions & dues) – 540.39; Kieffer Sanitation (dump roll off) – 480.00;  Menard’s (shop) – 22.67; Sheehan Mac (parts) – 649.69; Holiday Inn Spearfish (FO School) – 305.85; Coca Cola (SP) – 69.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals & labor) – 576.30; Gossard Dirtwork (N. “C” Ave) – 25,312.91; Fastenal (bushing) – 11.11; Mastercard (SP, toner) – 550.32; West River International (parts) – 32.01; Midcontinent (SP Tests) – 51.00; Jenner Equip (hydraulic fluid) – 70.99; Pierre Ramkota (elected officials workshop) – 509.95. TOTAL: $66198.99


McGas (propane distributor) -59.40; Lee Phillips Trucking (hauling chips) – 2082.00; Pete Lien & Sons (chips) – 5291.76; Hills Material (oil for chips) – 8271.00. TOTAL: $15704.16


Rapid City Regional Hospital (TH) -2653.22. TOTAL $2653.22

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 1458.32; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2103.75; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1542.06; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; MidContinent Testing (water tests) – 57.00; First National Bank (Rad Removal SRF loan) – 1693.16 .  TOTAL: $6879.29


WREA (service) – 84.56; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00. TOTAL: $109.56 



  • Chip Sealing is going well and they will try to be done in the next week or so. Council commended them on the fine job they are doing. The Council authorized public works to purchase more signs, so that roads can be closed during chip sealing.



The written monthly report was presented. Street dance went well except for the rain.


2017 Budget Ordinance Number 16-03 received its first reading. Motion by Shoemaker second by K. Trullinger to approve the first reading. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



The Mayor thanked Randy Madsen & Tyler Richter for the machine and manpower in helping to clean up the property at 513 S. “A” Ave. He also thanked all the volunteers, including city staff volunteers, who helped get this project done without additional cost to the estate. Mr. Randy Madsen has volunteered to mow the lot, which the Council then thanked him for.



Motion by Gossard second by Holloway to grant these requests:

       The street be closed and open container be allowed on Labor Day Week-end Sunday September 4 and Monday September 5, 2016 on “A” Ave from Elm to Oak St. and Pine St from “A” Ave to “B” Ave during the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the open container and street closure from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      The use of the Community Center for Sunday September 5 for the Labor Day steamburger feed and the back yard of City Hall for horseshoes and electrical from Public Works Shop & cement pad for music and announcing.

Aye: all. Motion carried.

*Please note the Labor Day Celebration will be on Sunday instead of Monday.



A citizen requested having a bee hive in their back yard to pollenate their garden. After much discussion the Council, which included individuals rights, not wanting a bee hive next door, and liability issues, they amended their ordinance defining mammals, reptiles, insects, birds, or amphibian pets as animals and animals are not allowed to run at large. (This does not apply to commercial aparies, who are licensed through the State.) Whereupon Ordinance Number 16-04 received its first reading.  Motion by Holloway second by K. Trullinger to approve the first reading.  Roll call vote. Aye: Gossard, Shoemaker.  Motion carried.



SP#16-05; Meri Jo Anderson; November 5, 2016; Community Center.

Motion by Holloway second by Gossard to approve this permit. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



BP#16-15; Monty Sandal; 415 S. “A” Ave - Shed & 116 N. “A” Ave – Shed

Moved by Holloway second by Shoemaker to approve this permit. Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#16-16; Chad Tussing; 212 S. Janklow; fence      

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



  1. Sami Jo pool was closed Monday & Tuesday while chemicals were being adjusted.
  2. Abatement was sent to property owner whose sewer is flowing out from under mobile home and water has been shut off.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:40 P.M.



(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer