New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes September 15, 2010

                                                        MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on September 15, 2010.  Present were: Mayor White; Councilors: Rikka Buchtel, Jackie Dahlquist, Michael Green, and Joe Whitney.   Also present were: Dir. of Public Works Greg Hall, Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Cris Allen, Dean & Sabrina Schmidt, Connie Arnesen, Tralice Ellis, John Bale, Deputy McPherson, and Kelly Bessette.



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




Moved by Dahlquist second by Whitney to approve the September 1, 2010 minutes with the following corrections: under sewer fund add Elan (motel for wastewater school) – 307.96 and under Banking Services strike the sentence “A lengthy discussion followed that included the best interest rates, home town bank, and a lack of willingness to provide prompt service during an emergency”. Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The Finance Officer explained that the Liquor License transfer from R.K’s to Moe’s Bar & Grill will only be in Montgomery Sandal’s name, dropping Shari Ness’s name, since the sales tax license and the liquor license must match exactly.



The finance officer reported that First Interstate Bank matched Black Hill’s Credit Union’s interest of 1.65%.  She explained that the interest for one year on this $100,000.00 CD would be $371.00, but if we paid off the balance of the loan we have on the public works shop in the amount of $54,505.85, we would save $1,183.00 in interest money we are paying out for that same one year period. The actual savings over the life of the loan will be over $2,000.00.  Moved by Green second by Dahlquist to pay off the loan on the public works shop, instead of purchasing the $100,000.00 CD, and revisit the purchase of a smaller CD.  Roll call vote. Aye:  Buchtel, Dahlquist, Green, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



Dir. of Public Works presented his written report.  Public Works staff has winterized the Sami Jo Pool, street sweeping, garbage, reading monthly meters, signage, pulling lift station pump, and reset alarms.

They are taking the back portion off the old City Hall and will put it behind the public works shop. 

They will be tearing down the old City Hall, it is gutted now.  They will try to salvage the tin to surplus.



The Council did not feel it necessary to not amend the animal ordinance and would like input from the mobile home park owners prior to making any changes to the ordinance.



The Aquatic Director reported the season is done and it was a very successful year. She reported on a list of things that need to be done prior to opening next year.  She will get with public works to go over the repairs and additions that need to be done.  Top on the list will be the security system and replacing the sand in the sand filter.



Kelly Bessette had requested being rezoned agricultural.  This request could not be granted since it does not meet the guidelines of the ordinance.



Budget Ordinance Number 10-07 received its second reading.


Motion by Whitney second by Dahlquist to approve the second reading.   Roll call vote. Aye:  Buchtel, Dahlquist, Green, and Whitney.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.



BP#10-17; David Flint; 103 S. “C” Ave; addition

Motion by Green second by Whitney to approve permit #10-17.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

The Council looked over the Travis Madsen permit, which will be on the agenda next meeting.                                                                    


Other items discussed:

1.      Liquor Ordinance tabled.

2.      Connie Arnesen addressed the Council about First Interstate banking services.

3.      Safety Benefits inspection will be October 12, 2010.

4.      Deputy McPherson will be attending DARE school next month.

5.      Pricing on grinding down the concrete in front of the Community Center will be obtained with actual replacement of the concrete to be done in the future.

6.      Tralice Ellis spoke to the Council about putting in a handicap ramp by the bank and post office.  She will obtain more information and bring it back to the Council.

7.      Sabrina Schmidt requested putting snow fence in City right of way. The Council stated it could not be put on City right of way, but she can put it on her property, and she does not need a permit.


Being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer

                ORDINANCE NUMBER 10-07      
                             2011 BUDGET      
Be it ordained by the City of New Underwood that the following sums are appropriated to meet   
the obligations of the municipality for the year 2011:        
101 General Fund        
 410 General Government                  $116,250.00  
 420 Public Safety     $39,489.00  
 429 Flood Control       $1,000.00  
 430 Public Works     $63,350.00  
 432.3  Solid Waste     $60,750.00  
 450  Cultural & Recreation    $25,950.00  
                  455  Library                                       $1,000.00  
 456 Community Center      $9,350.00  
TOTAL GENERAL FUND                    $317,139.00  
200 Special Revenue     
 419.2 Gen. Govt. Bldg.                    $22,600.00               
 430 Public Works       $21,000.00  
 433 Water         $7,500.00  
TOTAL SPECIAL REVENUE       $51,100.00  
432 TOTAL SEWER       $70,800.00  
433 TOTAL WATER      $451,250.00  
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENSE      $890,289.00  
101 General Fund        
 310 Taxes     $201,127.00  
 320 License & Permits         $5,800.00  
 330 State & County Shared       $21,250.00  
 340 Solid Waste        $57,400.00  
 360 Miscellaneous        $63,100.00  
 370 Trust & Agency           $2,200.00  
 212 Special Revenue Fund        $52,112.00  
TOTAL GENERAL REVENUE       $402,989.00  
381 WATER        $430,300.00  
382 SEWER          $57,000.00  
TOTAL MEANS OF FINANCE       $890,289.00  
The County Auditor is hereby authorized and instructed to spread the following taxes upon the        
property in said City of New Underwood, South Dakota:        
Tax Dollars required to finance budget:        
General Fund      $145,000.00  
REAL TAX LEVY REQUEST     $145,000.00  
Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer    Benita R White, Mayor  
First Reading September 1,2010        
Second Reading September 15, 2010        
Publish Date:  September 23, 2010         
Effective Date:  October 13, 2010