New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes April 14, 2020


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on April 14, 2020. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, Tara Richter and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Director, Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Tim Hall, Director of Public Works, Tera Hockenbary, Monte and Shari Sandal, Dan Hall and Serena Rice. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger with the Pledge of Allegiance following.


Motion by K. Trullinger second by Gossard to approve the agenda. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Moved by Graham second by Richter to approve the April 1, 2020 minutes with the following corrections: change Interstate Battery to Mastercard for $29.20. Aye: all. Motion carried.


One of the geothermal unit’s compressor has been replaced at the Community Center, it is hoped that it will start working better.
The storage building overhead door repairs will require a laser level to complete.
Temp Tech has been contacted and will be here on Wednesday to determine what it will take to install the Omni-Site 4G update.

A letter was sent informing a household that they are in violation of the Garbage Ordinance by not checking a key out from City Hall when they utilize the Restricted Use Site and that the Penalty Clause will be enforced if they continue to do so.


As $40,000.00 had been approved for Community Center repair and maintenance in the budget the flooring for the Community Center has been ordered at a cost of $21,375.00 for the materials and it will cost $12,000.00 for labor. The flooring material and color was picked by Mayor Trullinger, it has a commercial warranty of 10 years and is guaranteed to stand up to roller skating and will not expand or contract with the change in temperatures. The cracks and imperfections in the existing floor will be repaired and leveled and the new floor will be glued down on top of it. The Community Center will remain closed until the flooring is installed which should take approximately 3 weeks.
Door sweeps on the outside doors will be installed to prevent unwanted animals and insects from entering at those points.


It was moved by Gossard seconded by K. Trullinger to approve the extension for Building Permit #19-22; removal of cabins at 206 Ash Street. Aye: all. Motion carried.


After a great conversation between the Council and members of the audience it was moved by Gossard seconded by Graham to not extend the closure requirement for all non-essential businesses, the City Park and the Basketball Court while cautioning the business owners and residents to be aware of and follow all CDC regulations. Roll call vote. Aye: Gossard, Richter, K. Trullinger and Graham. Motion carried.


Golden West plans to install free wi-fi at the Community Center for use during this emergency.


The Spring Clean Up Day is scheduled for April 25-26, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weather permitting. Motion by Gossard seconded by Richter to allow each household to dispose of a maximum of 4 tires during those times. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The pet clinic is postponed indefinitely due to the Corona Virus. Residents are highly encouraged to go to a Veterinary Clinic to get the required treatments before their expiration date in order to get a City pet tag and/or renewal.


It was moved by Gossard seconded by K. Trullinger to approve the first reading of Supplemental Budget Ordinance #20-03 in the amount of $3,000 to replace the closure strips and vent boots on the roof and to replace the gutters at City Hall as it was agreed City buildings should be maintained. Aye: all. Motion carried. It was moved by Graham seconded by Gossard to accept the proposal from Rushmore Companies for the gutter replacement and snow guard installation. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Governmental fund sheets were presented.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:40 p.m.


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer