New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes February 6, 2019


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on February 6, 2019. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, Karin Shoemaker, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Director, Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Deputy Jeff Jones, Ronnie Racicky, Ava Krebsbach and by telephone Serena Rice. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.


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


Moved by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to approve the January 16, 2019 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.


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

January bills payable February 6, 2019


First Data (visa charges) –60.80; First Data (maintenance fee) – 19.83; Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Cleaner – 191.62; SD Dept. of Labor (unemployment ins.) – 31.76; IRS EFTPS (SS & FWT correction) –15.30; City of Rapid City (Dec. Dump fees) – 1591.82; SDML (Leg. Rib dinner) – 240.00; Regional Health Home (medical) – 202.90; Golden West (Dec. phone svc.) – 291.28; WREA (Service) – 2165.50; SD State Treasurer (Jan. Sales Tax) – 387.94; Pennington County Courant (publishing fees) – 170.71; McGas (propane CH) – 213.41; MasterCard (deposit slips,W-2’s) – 97.54; Pennington Co. Sheriff (first quarter) – 12361.25; Carquest (PS fluid, oil) – 84.95; Tim Raba Repair (auto car repairs) – 60.00; Menards (shop sup., light bulbs, thermostat) – 186.86; OnSolve (CodeRED annual fee) - 1500.00; Meri Jo Anderson (consulting fees) – 713.00; Godfrey Brake Service (exhaust cap) – 16.20; Black Hills Chemical (supplies for CC) – 31.03; A&B Welding (blade) – 11.61; McGas (furnace work) – 71.50; Golden West (Jan. phone svc.) – 295.16; City of Rapid City (Jan. dump fee) – 1854.37 TOTAL: $ 23025.19


WREA (Service) – 795.26; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2199.38; Mid Continent (quarterly water test) – 285.00; Hawkins, Inc. (water treatment chemicals) – 820.75; SD One Call (location fees) – 12.84; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; Pool and Spa Center (water treatment chemicals) – 31.30; Rapid City Journal (water permit publication) – 67.69; Finance Office –4639.77; Public Works – 6816.40; SDRS (retirement plan) – 1588.02; EFTPS-IRS ( SS-FWT) – 4059.23; HPSD – 1650.09; Aflac (ins.) – 114.66; TOTAL: $23105.39


WREA (service) – 100.96; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00 TOTAL: $125.96


Wes Wileman (meter deposit refund) – 150.00 TOTAL: $150.00


Deputy Jones presented his written monthly report. There was 1 non-warrant arrest and 2 warrant arrests made this last month along with many warnings, motorist assists, and extra patrols.


One letter was sent to a resident requiring either licensing or covering a vehicle on their property.

The water tank that was in the building at the north end of town has been paid for and removed.

No Smoking within 20 feet of the entrance to the Community Center entrance is to be added to the Community Center Agreement and a line will be painted on the concrete sidewalk to show that distance. The Council did not feel it was necessary to add an Ordinance to enforce this as most people are willing to be courteous to others.


Mayor Trullinger introduced and read Resolution #19-02;


WHEREAS the New Underwood City Council recognizes the need to communicate matters of public interest and concerns to its citizens in a timely fashion, and

WHEREAS CodeRED Emergency Notifications Systems allows municipalities to generate high speed notifications to citizens via an internet-hosted software application, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the New Underwood City Council that a service agreement be renewed yearly at the Council’s discretion with Emergency Communications Network (CodeRED).

Dated February 6, 2019


Jack W. Trullinger, Mayor


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer

Motion by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to approve Resolution #19-02. Roll call vote. Aye: Gossard, Graham, Shoemaker, K. Trullinger. Nay: none.


SL #19-02; Moe’s Bar and Grill; February 23, 2019; Hefty Feed and Seed; Supper; motion by Gossard second by Shoemaker to approve SL #19-02. Aye: all. Motion carried.

SL # 19-03; Moe’s Bar and Grill; September 21, 2019; Wedding Reception; motion by Gossard second by K. Trullinger to approve SL #19-03. Aye: all. Motion carried.


The Director of Public Works was clearing snow at the time of the meeting.

The American Legion rented the Community Center for the Super Bowl to raise money in hopes of being able to purchase new flags and did not raise enough money to cover the cost of the rent. The rent for the American Legion was not reduced due to the fact that the Council would also have to give others a reduced rate.

The Council would like to again reach out to the residents of New Underwood to let them know they can go to to sign up to receive notifications via CodeRED from the City concerning issues with City services provided such as garbage collection, water problems, etc. They can also call City Hall at 754-6777 to provide a phone number and name they would like to have added for these notifications.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:16 p.m.


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer