New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes December 15, 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 December 15, 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, Cris Allen, and Diane Trullinger. 



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




Moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve the December 2, 2009 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The governmental funds sheets were presented.  The Finance Officer thanked the Council for staying within their budget, stating that this is the first year that she can remember not having to transfer from contingency or write a supplemental budget ordinance.



Motion by Trullinger second by Dahlquist to approve the domain name ( billing for one year in the amount of $55.00.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Motion by Trullinger second by Green to open a checking account for the radiological treatment project.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.  The Mayor and Council agreed this is not really required by state law, since the Finance Officer is in charge of the monies and the separation of funds with a countersignature of the Mayor, but must be a new policy with the new bank taking over.



Moved by Trullinger second by Torrey that the City purchase a new chemical pump at well #2 for approximately $700.00.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Mayor reported on the preconstruction meeting with SECO which had in attendance:  herself, Finance Officer, Cetec, DENR, Black Hills Council, and SECO.  The closing papers on the SRF loan have been signed.  WRT’s preconstruction meeting is yet to be held.   



Motion by Trullinger second by Torrey that the public works staff put the guard rails on the four bridges according to code and with whatever material the Dir. of Public Works feels will work.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Other items discussed:

1.      A couple of the Council felt that the City Hall should be locked when the Finance Officer leaves to go get the mail or goes to the post office.  This will be done and a sign put on the door.

2.      Snow removal.

3.      The Mayor gave the Council a list of projects since 2000 that the City had accomplished. 

4.      The second meeting in January will start at 5:30 pm to have a planning meeting to set up the 5 year prioritization list.  A new back hoe will be discussed at this time.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer