New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes September 17, 2014

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A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on September 17, 2014. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, and Laurie Holloway. Absent: Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. of Public Works John Bale, and Dianne Trullinger.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve the September 3, 2014 minutes as presented, with the following correction: Trullinger not Holloway will be attending conference. Aye: all.  Motion carried. 



  • Three broken meters replaced.

  • Park posts and cable up.

  • Root control put down sewer mains and they will sewer jet in two weeks.

  • One of the Jake brakes signs must be moved off the County posts.

  • Starting on alleys and shooting grades.



    The Council will review the draft and bring input to the next meeting for the code of conduct policy.



    The pool has been drained and the bathrooms and concession stand have been winterized by public works. Pool and Spa will be here Tuesday to repair the drain and winterize the pool. The Finance Officer presented the yearly comparisons of revenue verses expenditure for the pool.



    Putting the equipment up at the park by volunteers will be done on September 27th. More volunteers are needed. The playground equipment will be moved to the park for set up prior to the working day. A list of items that will be needed was written up and will be ready for the work to begin. Motion by Graham that Buchtel have all footings poured and ready. This motion died for lack of a second!

    A complaint was received that the sod is turning yellow at the park in some areas, and that the mower needs sharpened.



    The Council looked over the rough estimates of crushing current concrete at the dump versus just purchasing the rip rap. The cost to crush highway concrete we have was $14,950.00, which does not include removal of the rebar and mesh. The estimated cost of the rip rap with trucking was $52,265.14. After more discussion on how to proceed it was moved by Holloway second by Graham to go forward having the concrete crushed from old highway currently at the dump. Roll call vote. Aye: Buchtel, Graham, Holloway. Nay: none. Motion carried. A supplemental budget ordinance will be drawn up for the next meeting.



    The Good Samaritan Center has offered to donate a popcorn machine to the Community Center. Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to accept this donation to the Community Center. Aye: all. Motion carried. The Council thanked them for this generous donation.



    Special License #14-04; Moes; October 25, 2014 at Community Center

    This license was withdrawn..



    BP#14-21; Breana Luna; 508 S. “B” Ave; fence

    This permit meets all set-backs, but will placed on the agenda for the next meeting, since there was no time for the twenty-four hour notice to be met.

    A citizen on Madison will be notified by public works that they need a permit and another will be notified of concerns on the depths of the post holes.



  1. The finance officer presented the monthly governmental funds sheets.

  2. The Council agreed during the day elected officials workshops work better.

  1. Carol Jensen donated two large pipe wrenches to the City. The Mayor and Council thanked her for this great donation.
  2. Correspondence on the extra dumps for garbage has been sent to two businesses.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:10 p.m.


(Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer