New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes May 4, 2021

MINUTES OF THE NEW UNDERWOOD CITY COUNCIL



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on May 4, 2021. Present were: Mayor Teresa Hall, Council members: Larry Graham, Tara Richter, Tera Hockenbary and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Director of Public Works Tim Hall, Sgt. Harkins, Amy Caringi and Keith Karp. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance following.

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing was held for Special License #21-12 for Moe’s Bar and Grill at the Rodeo Grounds on August 7, 2021. Having no comments heard, Mayor Hall closed the hearing at 6:02 p.m.



AGENDA

Motion by Richter second by K. Trullinger to approve the agenda with the addition of the malt beverage license renewals. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



MINUTES

Moved by Richter second by K. Trullinger to approve the minutes for April 20, 2021 with a correction to the number of planter boxes to five not six. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST

The vouchers, bill-list, savings sheet, monthly revenues and savings sheets were presented. Motion by K. Trullinger seconded by Hockenbary to approve the financial reports and the following warrants. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.

April bills payable May 4, 2021

GENERAL FUND

First Data (card fees) – 70.85; Salaries: Mayor – 411.75; Council – 969.66; Finance Office – 3130.24; Public Works – 4766.02; Cleaners – 72.58; SDRS (retirement) - 1123.36; Aflac (insurance) - 114.66; HPSD (health ins.) – 2395.44; IRS-EFTPS (SS-FWT) – 2879.28; City of Rapid City (April dump fee) - 1686.81; WREA (April Service) – 1866.33; Central Square (Annual fee) - 155.93; Golden West (phone/internet) – 301.48; SD State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 379.40; Pennington County Courant (publishing fees) – 351.90; Meri Jo Anderon (consulting fee) – 276.00; Mastercard (stamps, office supplies) – 204.61; SD of Labor (reemployment) – 35.80; Kieffer San.(April roll off) - 640.00; SD Federal Property (tools/shop) - 276.00; Pool & Spa Center (Chlorine Test Kit) – 12.10; Penn. County Sheriff (2nd Quarter) - 12987.00; SDML Human Resource Assoc. (school) - 100.00; SDML Finance Officer (school) - 150.00; SD State Treasurer (2020 sales tax) – 374.65; Sam’s Club (ink) – 89.25 TOTAL $35821.10



SPECIAL REVENUE FUND

Simon Materials (parking lot gravel) - 564.43; Halls Grinding (haul white goods and gravel) – 420.00 TOTAL: $984.43



METER FUND

Josh Shoemaker (meter deposit) – 50.00 TOTAL: $50.00



WATER FUND

WREA (April Service) – 778.40; WRT (Base treatment) – 2314.13; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Dakota Pump & Control (Aquavar Transducers) - 40.00; Core & Main (water meter parts) -988.85; Midcontinent Testing Lab (Water testing for 1st Qtr. 2021) - 60.00; Advanced Engineering & Environmental (10% of water/sewer study) - 841.50; SD One Call (message fees) - 11.55; US Bank (SRF) – 1693.16 TOTAL: $6752.59



SEWER FUND

WREA (April service) - 109.93; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; Advanced Eng & Environmental (10% of water/sewer study) - 841.50 TOTAL: $976.43



DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

Clean up weekend resulted in a lot of stuff being received at the dump.
The dump will be open on the first and the third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to noon throughout the summer, weather permitting.
The SDARWS Expo in Rapid City was very informative. Mr. Hall may have a lead on a used aerator for the lagoon.
Large dumpsters will begin to be provided in the alleys for multiple family usage. The brown totes will be removed. This may prove difficult in the winter months as alleys will have to be plowed but it should decrease the amount of garbage and lost trash cans around town on windy days. Please contact City Hall if you will need special arrangements made.
LAW ENFORCEMENT

Sgt. Harkins presented the monthly report. He also said Deputy Jones had asked him to reiterate that dogs must not be allowed to run loose or the owners will be ticketed.



RESOLUTION 21-03

Resolution #21-03 was read by Mayor Hall.

RESOLUTION NUMBER 21-03

CITY of NEW UNDERWOOD

AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION

INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONTRACT FOR THE SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE



WHEREAS, the City of New Underwood is authorized by the State of SD to reaffirm their membership in a local government risk pool known as the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance, and



WHEREAS, the City of New Underwood includes the contract in its entirety in this Resolution (SDPAA 1/1/21) and,



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of New Underwood hereby designates the Mayor and/or Finance Officer to act as signatory on the intergovernmental contract with the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance including all other documentation and to provide such additional information as may be required by the State of South Dakota.



Dated this 4th day of May, 2021.



Teresa M. Hall, Mayor

(SEAL)



Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer



Motion by K. Trullinger second by Richter to approve Resolution #21-03. Roll call vote. Aye: Graham, Hockenbary, Richter and K. Richter. Nay: none. Motion carried.



LIONS CLUB

Motion by K. Trullinger second by Richter to allow the installation for the public planter boxes in the gravel area to the east of the Community Center along the cable at the north end of the park on a trial basis with city staff maintaining the boxes. Aye: Hockenbary, Richter and K. Trullinger. Abstaining: Graham. Motion carried. Councilor Graham asks that if anyone sees that the water there is running without supervision, please turn it off as only the minimum will be paid for. Volunteers are welcome to sign up to cover the cost of the months following those that Mayor Hall and Councilor Graham volunteered to cover.



BUILDING PERMITS

Motion by K. Trullinger second by Graham to approve an extension for Building Permit #20-28 for Katherine Bruce at 501 E. Pine for a fence. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



Motion by Graham second by Richter to approve Building Permit #21-11 for George Langendorfer at 16042 Highway 1416 for a 12’ x 20’ storage barn as it meets all setbacks. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



SPECIAL LICENSES

Motion by Graham second by Hockenbary to approve Building Permit #21-09 for the Stock Growers street dance, and to approve the closure of A Ave. from Oak St. to Pine St. with open container in that area on June 26, 2021 from 3 p.m. to midnight. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



Motion by Hockenbary second by K. Trullinger to approve SL #21-10 for Moe’s Bar and Grill at the Community Center for a wedding on July 17, 2021. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



Motion by K. Trullinger second by Richter to approve Special License #20-11 for a street dance after the rodeo on July 24, 2021 and to approve the closure of A Ave. from Oak St. to Pine St. with open container in that area on July 24, 2021 from 3 p.m. to midnight. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



Motion by Graham second by Richter to approve Special License #20-12 at the Rodeo grounds for a wedding on August 7, 2021. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE RENEWALS

It was moved by Hockenbary second by K. Trullinger to approve the renewal of Harry’s Hideaway, Harold Jensen at 16092 Highway 1416, The Hall, Tim Hall at 412 S. A Ave. and The Corner Bar, Serena Rice and Wendy Philipsen at 524 S. A Ave.; Uniform Alcoholic Beverage License; Malt Beverage and SD Farm Wine Licenses. Aye: all. Nay: none. Motion carried.



OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED:

Local businesses are encouraged to police their areas for garbage that may have originated at their place of business.
Councilor Hockenbary stated there were quite a few nails in the ground and street at the Community Center and many tables were left dirty after an event on April 24th, 2021. City staff will remind renters of their responsibilities when the events are over.
Being no further business Mayor Hall adjourned the meeting at 6: 23 p.m.



(Seal)



Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer