New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes August 6, 2008





A public hearing was held on the 2009 Budget at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Center on August 6, 2008. The Finance Officer presented the preliminary figures from input received from the Mayor, Council and Dir. of Public Works.  The budget was gone over line item by line item with input and questions from those in attendance.  The first reading of the budget Ordinance will be August 20th.  The hearing adjourned at 5:10 p.m.   


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held after the budget hearing at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center.  Present were: Councilmembers: Michael Green, Tyler Richter, John Torrey, and Jack Trullinger.  Also present:  Fin. Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Public Works Greg Hall, Tralice Ellis, Cris Allen, Deputy McPherson, and Carol Jensen.  Absent:  Mayor White.  The meeting was called to order by Council President Green.



A public hearing was held from 6:00 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. on rezoning the back half of FMG Feed (the elevator property).  A request was received from George Stone that this property be rezoned agricultural instead of commercial.  No one presented themselves to voice objections to this rezoning.



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



Moved by Torrey second by Richter to approve the July 16, 2008 minutes with the following items being added to other items discussed:  5. The insurance check for $13,275.00 was received on the well damage.  6.  The City will request Rapid City lower liability on the bleachers contract from 2 million to 1 million.  7.  The staff will be meeting with 6th district on the CDBG grant.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.   


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                  

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

July bills payable August 6, 2008

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries – 8664.99; Cristina Allen (mileage) – 135.00; McGas Propane (contract propane) – 4500.00; Steves General Store (fuel) – 1140.58; City of Rapid City (bleacher rent & dep) – 750.00; Tines Construction (concrete work) – 23,702.00; NU Post Office (centennial post cards) – 165.22;  Sam’s Club (concessions) – 713.74; First Western Bank ( SS, FWT) – 1902.69; SD Retirement (July) – 500.96; WREA (Service) – 1374.30; Golden West (Service) – 276.93; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 201.60; RC Landfill (Dump Fees) – 2161.87; Dakota Care ( Insurance) – 2117.60; Penn. Co. Hwy Dept. (Fuel Usage) – 314.69; ELAN (SP – shop supplies, estimates, flags, office supplies) – 595.95; New Underwood Post (Publishing) – 244.29; SD Fed. Property (compactor plate) – 25.00; Pete Lein & Sons (gravel) – 367.18; Adams Machine (blade repair) – 233.91; JJ Engraving (metals for Olympics) – 263.00; Pool & Spa (chemicals) – 332.19; Penn. Co. Sheriff (3rd qtr contract) – 9059.75; Unique Signs (City Hall) – 666.00; American Red Cross (training materials) – 45.00; Dakota Business Center (office supplies) – 65.76; Jenner Equip (parts) – 65.72; Midcontinent (pool tests) – 64.00; First Data (credit card terminal & set up) – 600.00; Pioneer Review (ad in Profit) 450.00.  TOTAL: $61699.92.


FWB (loan payment PWB) – 1878.44.  TOTAL:  $1878.44

WATER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3870.57; Tralice Ellis (mileage) – 550.00; Greg Hall (mileage) – 150.00; Liquid Engineering (clean water tank) – 3018.40;  FWB (SS & FWT) – 1011.89; SD Retirement (July) – 534.25; WREA (Service)– 751.37; Elan (motel) – 149.31; Midcontinent (tests) - 759.00; Omni Site (alarms) – 40.00; Hawkins (chemicals) – 1266.00.  TOTAL: $12100.79. 

SEWER FUND                                                                                             

Salaries – 3770.87; FWB (SS & FWT) – 993.88; SD Retirement ( July) – 518.14; WREA (Service) – 64.62; Industrial Electric (check pump) – 75.00; Alltel (Service) – 120.36.   TOTAL: $5542.87.


Andrew Borah (deposit refund) -50.00.  TOTAL:  $50.00



The cost of the credit card terminal and set up is $600.00.  This terminal will be used during the centennial celebration and throughout the year for water, sewer, and garbage bills.  After discussion it was moved by Richter second by Trullinger to purchase this terminal.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report. The Council requested that the deputy patrol the alleys more often, continue with the flex hours, and keep an eye out for unlicensed 4 wheelers and motorcycles that are being ridden on City Streets.  Deputy McPherson requested the Council call him when these violations and nuisances are occurring.  Deputy McPherson said if people are caught on an unlicensed 4 wheeler or motorcycle citations will be issued.



Cris Allen reported there was another night visitor at the pool. 

The Council instructed that during the centennial celebration the concession stand should have plenty of ice cream and let the other supplies dwindle down.  A new concession worker was hired. 

1st annual Olympics was a huge success. 

She is still requesting the Council think about installing geothermal heating at the pool.



Tralice Ellis reported that the tent will be set up the Tuesday prior to Labor Day. 

The schedule and prices of souvenirs will be on the website @ for the public’s information. 

A new radio package from KBHB was received. The Council again agreed they did not want to purchase advertising on the radio. 

Discussion on open container followed.  Motion by Richter second by Trullinger to allow open container on Main Street from the post office to Elm Street and on Pine off of Main Street to the alleys and the open container areas will be roped off to make it plain where open container is allowed.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



Motion by Trullinger second by Richter to contract I90 Remodel not to exceed $2600.00 to supply and install these doors, hinges, and thresholds.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Resolution Number 08-08 was introduced.




BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of New Underwood that the east 240 foot of Tract C less E234, Warehouse Lots, Section 31, T2N, R11E, BHM, New Underwood, South Dakota, be zoned agricultural and the zoning map be amended to reflect this change.


Dated August 6, 2008


(seal)                                                                                 Benita R. White, Mayor


Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


Motion by Richter second by Trullinger to approve resolution number 08-08.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Green, Richter, Torrey, and Trullinger.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



The Council tabled resolution number 08-09 until they can read the attorney generals opinion and the entire wording in initiative measure #10.



BP#08-20; Tyler Richter; 108 S. “C”; Addition

It was moved by Trullinger second by Torrey to approve this building permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. Nuisance Ordinance tabled.    
  2. Tralice Ellis has switched from full time to part time.
  3. Chip sealing. Oil price the same as last year, but chips went up.


Being no further business the Council President Green adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.



(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer