New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes October 2, 2009

                                                        MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on October 2, 2009.  Present were: Mayor Benita R. White, Councilmember’s: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger.   Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, and Diane Trullinger. 



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




Moved by Dahlquist second by Trullinger to approve the September 22, 2009 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

September bills payable October 2, 2009

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 1462.35; Wellmark (ins.) 508.33; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 4.47;  First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 297.49; WREA (Service) – 869.91 Golden West Service) –278.01; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 260.75; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 2346.35; ELAN (toner, CC, trees, fans,shop, & supplies) – 1374.08; NU Post (publishing) – 141.98; Steve’s (fuel) – 392.03; Penn. Co. Hwy. (fuel) 304.46; Kristi Lemke (clean CC) – 160.00; Midcontinent Testing (SP) – 68.00; Pool & Spa (Chemicals & supplies) – 378.90; Sam’s Club (Fuel & concessions & vacumn) – 275.06; Jenner Equip (bobcat harness) – 170.58; Godfrey Brake (GT repair) – 381.63; Game Time (swing parts) – 757.90; Western Tree Service (tree removal) – 775.00; DSG (CC toilet seats) – 175.00; Nat’l Ass’n. of State Agencies (surplus Prop. Dues) – 39.00; Pete Lien & Sons (sand for park) – 50.75; SDML (conference reg. fee) – 100.00; SD Unemployment Ins. (3rd qtr) – 85.51 .  TOTAL: $11657.54.


Elan (patch material) – 313.79; Steve’s (fuel) – 313.61; FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44; McGas (oil truck propane) – 70.57; J & J Asphalt (asphalt) – 715.19; Hills Material Co. (chips) – 2252.89.  TOTAL:  $5544.49

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3583.26; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1036.54; SD Retirement (Sept)  – 533.25; WREA (Service) – 507.13; Wellmark (Ins) – 1524.99; Elan (stamps) – 70.00; Omni-site (alarms) – 40.00; Alltell (service) – 117.20; One Call system (JJA) – 8.80; Cetec Engineering (radium project) – 1085.36; HD Waterworks (pipe) – 387.00.  TOTAL: $8893.53.

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3468.71; FWB (SS & FWT) – 1016.00; SD Retirement (Sept) – 515.97; WREA (service)– 58.77; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm)  – 40.00. TOTAL: $5099.45





Motion by Torrey second by Trullinger to authorize the Finance Officer to publish the bid notice as presented.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Dahlquist, Green, Torrey, and Trullinger.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



The Mayor reported the old trees were removed and the new ones planted Saturday.  The Mayor and Council thanked the staff, volunteers, Ruth Ekern, and the Boy Scouts for all their help with this project.  The grant paperwork will be filled out and sent in.


Other items discussed:

1.      Public Works staff is working on chip seal, sewer jetting, and flushing hydrants.

2.      Barricade on Orin & Pine.  The property owner requested this barricade not be removed or moved, he would like it to remain where it is.

3.      Dog problem.  The Dir. of Public Works will contact the humane society to see if animals can be dropped off, or it this must go through the Sheriff’s Dept.

4.      Outages of street lights will be reported.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer