New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes September 20, 2006




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held on September 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,  Public Works staff: Rob Goodman and Mike Holloway,  Jack Trullinger, Evonnne Schumacher, & Dr. Ertz.      



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



Motion by Richter second by Green to approve the September 6, 2006 minutes with the following corrections:  DakotaCare is to be under water fund instead of sewer fund and strike contact after McGas.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILLIST                                                                                  

The Finance Officer presented the governmental funds reports. 



SP#06-14; Evonne Schumacher; Oct. 7, 2006

Motion by Richter second by Green to approve SP#06-14.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Due to the S.D. Municipal League Convention being Oct. 4, 5, & 6th, it was moved by Richter second by Dahlquist to change the City meeting to Monday October 2, 2006.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Dr. Ertz requested the bonfire at the corner of Oak and “A” Ave.  Sept. 25, 2006.  Motion by Richter second by Green to grant this request as long as it is okay with the fire chief.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.



The Outhouses at the park could not be pumped out since there was too much household garbage dumped in them.  Motion by Richter second by Dahlquist that the outhouses be tore down and the holes filled in.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



The 2007 budget ordinance number 06-08 received its second reading.                                                              


                 (see attachment at bottom of page)





Motion by Richter second by Dahlquist to approve the second reading of Ordinance Number 06-08.  Aye:  Dahlquist, Green, and Richter.  Nay:  Torrey.    Motion carried.  Councilman Torrey stated he voted nay for the same reasons as last time.  The Mayor explained that the budget is a guideline and just because money is budgeted we do not spend it frivolously, we try to be conservative and manage the money wisely.



Ordinance #06-09 received its second reading.  Discussion on the Council Salary Ordinance followed and expanded into budgeting.  No motions were made on the second reading of Ordinance #06-09, so the Council salary ordinance remains as it was passed in 2005. 



BP#06-37; NU School; 300 E. Ash; addition

                 (requests variance on set backs)

     06-38; Glenn Goodman; 308 S. “B” Ave; Garage

     06-39; Jacqueline Myers; 407 S. “B” Ave; garage

Discussion on the school addition followed,  Dr. Ertz  explained that this addition is in the future, and the school was looking for affordable options and working out any obstacles in advance.  The Council discussed the possibility of blocking off or vacating Ash Street.  The Mayor requested citizen input before anything is finalized.  Please call your Mayor or Aldermen or City Hall with your opinion.  The need to have no parking implemented on the corner of Ash & Madison (southeast corner of the school) was discussed.  The Public Works staff will paint no parking 30’ on Madison and 15’ on Ash and pedestrian cross walks in the middle of the block on Ash street and on the southeast corner of the school across Madison.  The Council thanked Dr. Ertz for keeping the lines of communication open. 

Motion by Torrey second by Richter to approve BP#06-38 & 39.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 

Councilman Torrey questioned whether he needed a permit for new siding and windows.



Resolution Number 06-03 was introduced. 




BE IT RESOLVED by the New Underwood City Council that the following property be declared surplus to be sold:


1.  Bushhog Post Hole Digger


Dated September 20, 2006

(seal)                                                                                Benita R. White, Mayor

Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer


Moved by Richter second by Dahlquist to approve resolution number 06-03.  Roll call vote.  Aye:  Dahlquist, Green, Richter, and Torrey.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

The Council then sat as the board of appraisal and appraised this surplus property. 



Ambulance Chief, Jack Trullinger, requested the use of the Community Center on October 22, 2006 for a meeting.  Motion by Richter second by Torrey to grant this request.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



  1. The public works staff will be reading meters over the next ten days, they will carry pepper spray, so please keep you’re your pets contained. 
  2. Councilman Torrey requested the secondary channel located east of his property be mowed. 
  3. The addendum with the Crosbie Property has been signed.  The new possession date is Nov. 1, 2006. 
  4. The Mayor reminded people who use the Community Center with the fee waived should leave it like they found it - clean.
  5. Anyone can donate their empty toner cartridges to City Hall.


 Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m.



(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer