New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes December 20, 2006




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on December 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were: Mayor Benita White, Councilmembers: Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, Tyler Richter, and John Torrey.  Also present: The Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Rob & Angel Goodman, Mike Holloway, Don Warren, and Al Ackerman.    



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



Motion by Torrey second by Green to approve the December 6, 2006 minutes as presented with the following inserted under employee incentive.  Alderman Torrey asked why there are five permanent employees?  Alderman Dahlquist stated this has been discussed at previous meetings, since we originally decided to hire two men for the public works department to replace the one who had to resign due to health problems.  Due to the last worker’s health problems, projects were about a year behind schedule and it was determined that there was enough work to keep two maintenance men busy.  This was discussed thoroughly at the Budget hearings and money was put in the 2007 budget for this.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                  

The Finance Officer presented the monthly governmental funds reports.



Don Warren & Al Ackerman, representing the Legion, thanked the City for the use of the meeting room over the years.  They requested the City think of them when they move to the new location.  The Mayor explained that a meeting room for the Legion and the other clubs who meet here have been part of the planning and in our thoughts.  They again thanked the Council for helping them out and letting them continue to use the facilities.



Reminder that starting in January the City Council will meet on the first & third Tuesdays. 



Discussion followed on the mobile home park ordinance.  The Mayor will contact the Park involved and clarify the Councils position on this concern.



The Council then sat as the appraisal board for the old Gossard Station.  They appraised the property at $25,000.00.    Motion by Dahlquist second by Torrey to advertise the property for sealed bids to be opened at the January 16, 2007 meeting.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.






The 2007 insurance proposal was presented to the Council.  The Dir. of Public Works wanted the new booster pumps added to the insurance policy.  Moved by Torrey second by Richter to approve the insurance policy as presented by Black Hills Agency in the amount of $12,958.00 and add the booster pumps.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Community Center Committee requested the use of the Community Center for dance lessons on Friday mornings through May.  Motion by Richter second by Green to approve this request.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  Mayor White reported there will be a recital here in January and the Council should try to attend.



There are two spots on the east side of the Community Center where grills were put too close to the wall and melted the inside of the wall.  A quote for this repair will be obtained in January.  Discussion on pouring a pad, away from the building, for grilling,   followed.   Alderman Richter stated he could pour a 12 x 12 cement pad for $432.00.  Mr. Hall will get cost estimates of renting the tools, the concrete delivery, etc. but feels that the City could not do the job below this price.

Steve Brandsted donated an electric scrubber to the City for use in the Community Center. The Mayor and Council thanked him for this donation.



BP06-44; Bill Gillian; deck & enclose garage for family room.

Motion by Torrey second by Richter to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer