New Underwood, South Dakota

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Minutes December 4, 2013

                                                                                                   MINUTES OF THE



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on December 4, 2013.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Deputy McPherson, Sgt. Hislip, and Dianne Trullinger.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



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



Moved by Graham second by Holloway to approve the November 20, 2013 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented.  Motion by Buchtel second by Graham to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.  

October bills payable December 4, 2013

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Finance Office – 2919.54; Public Works – 4350.14; Wellmark (health ins) – 2307.60; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2877.32; SD Retirement (Nov) – 1272.66; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 66.63; Vermeer (chipper rental & knives) – 3468.62; Tines Construction (snow removal) – 400.00; Cardmember Services (convention rooms, stamps, phone, bulbs) – 1211.87; SDRS (adm. fee) – 45.00; Wall Health Services (Hepatitus B & physical) – 55.00; WREA (Service) – 1463.81;  Golden West  (Service) – 286.05; RC Landfill (dump fee) – 1482.67; Penn. Co. Hwy (fuel) – 619.24; State of SD (sales tax) – 316.23; Steve’s (fuel) – 134.37; NU Post (publishing) – 61.08; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 96.00; Traci Mack (cc clean) – 42.00; McGas (fuel) – 579.89 (propane) – 197.08; SDML (dues) – 623.41; SD FO Assn (dues) – 70.00; SD Human Resources (dues) – 25.00; .  TOTAL: $25332.96

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

Chris Beesley (vac. & sick) – 800.00; WREA (Service) – 738.53; Hawkins (chemicals) – 722.61; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00; SD Rural Water Systems (dues) – 380.00.  TOTAL: $4576.64


Cardmember services (lft sta parts) – 129.95; Chris Beesley (vac. & sick) – 800.00; WREA (service) – 95.61; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $1048.56.



The Mayor reported that public works has been cleaning up branches, temporary help is Mike Wolf, Mr. Bale is still on the two hours a day restriction.  Councilman Graham wanted to remind the staff to make sure they keep the garbage truck greased, as recommended by the company. 

Mr. Bale requested hiring the installation of the ground storage building door.  The Council felt the staff can get this installed in house, since they have time during the winter months.



Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.



The Mayor and finance officer went to the FEMA Applicant Briefing in Lead on November 25, 2013, and submitted the necessary paperwork for Disaster #4155 and federal assistance. The information received during the two hour briefing was very informative. 

A FEMA kick off meeting was held on December 3 at City Hall with two project specialists and the PAC leader from FEMA.  Since we have the majority of the clean-up was completed within 30 day we will be reimbursed 85%.  All paperwork they requested and copies of time and equipment used was categorized and given to them.



Motion by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to combine the 2014 election with the school and to appoint Tara Richter, Jim McKee, and Kay McKee to the 2014 election board.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



SL#13-08; Moes; December 31, 2013; community center.

Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve this license.  Aye:  Buchtel, Graham, Holloway, and K. Trullinger. Motion carried. The Council noted that if anyone under 21 is in attendance wrist band must be used and no open container outside of the building.



Ordinance Number 13-07 received its first reading. This amendment to the salary ordinance is to clarify that the Mayor is not paid $50.00 for training and planning meetings, like the Council is.  Mayor Trullinger feels the salary the Mayor receives includes all duties needed to lead the City, which includes various meetings throughout the month.



BP #13-29; Bob Pace; 103 W. Elm; commercial building.

Motion by Buchtel second by K. Trullinger to approve pending set-backs being met.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.
Motion by Buchtel second by Graham to approve location change on Joy permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to table the water expansion until north users attend. Aye: all.  Motion carried.

  2. Girth and bowl licking.

  3. Rib dinner Feb. 5 with the legislators in Pierre.

  4. Removing stop sign on Pine Street will be put on Dec. 18 agenda.

  5. Community Center Committee.

  6. Master Street Plan

  7. Transfer of Liquor Licenses.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.


(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer