New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes December 7, 2011





A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:05 p.m. in the Community Center on December 7, 2011.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Laurie Holloway, John Torrey and Joe Whitney. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, Dir. Of Public Works John Bale, Capt. Brubakken,  Cris Allen, Jim & Kathy Harbert, Dianne Trullinger, Rhonda Torrey, Del Beck, and Montgomery Sandal. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



Councilman Torrey requested the Council remove the November 23 minutes from the agenda.  Motion by Torrey second by Whitney to amend the agenda to read November 23 notes and approve the amended agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Buchtel second by Torrey to approve the November 23, 2011 notes.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. Motion by Buchtel second by Whitney to approve the November 28 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.  Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to amend this motion to read to approve the November 23, 2011 minutes as presented with the following correction: correct the second legal description in the minutes under resolution number 11-11 to read SW ¼ NE1/4 of section 31.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

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

November bills payable December 7, 2011

GENERAL FUND                                                                                        

Salaries - Council – 371.75; Finance Officer – 2709.72; Public Works – 3539.11; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 56.86; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 252.85; Elan (motel rooms, shop supplies) – 1467.41; Sam’s Club (fuel, laptop, warranty, toner, relish tray) – 717.47; Wellmark – 1362.48; IRS – EFTPS (Nov) – 1990.90; SD Retirement (nov) – 862.54; WREA (Service) –1388.53; Golden West  (Service) –295.50; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 1982.78; SD State Treasurer  ( Sales Tax) – 237.90; Steve’s (fuel) – 526.06; NU Post (publishing) –99.74; Penn. Co. Highway (fuel) – 150.70;  SDML (due) – 644.18; McWrench (tires) – 590.94; SD Govt. Fin. Off. Ass’n. (dues) – 70.00; SD Human Resources Ass’n (dues) – 25.00; SD Municipal Str. Maintenance Ass’n (dues) – 35.00; SD Attorney’s Ass’n (dues) – 20.00; Myron (calenders) – 153.93; Ace Hardware ( tape, thermostat, batteries, filter, keys, faucet) – 154.30; Johnson Machine ( filter & parts) – 509.32; Titan (gas cap) – 19.37; Interstate battery (battery BC) – 80.00; Ace Steel ( culvert & band) – 198.72; Time, Tool, and Equip (rent jackhammer) – 90.09; Casey Peterson & Associates (bal. on audit) – 1000.00; Elan (rooms, fuel, oil) – 828.99 .  TOTAL: $22432.14.

WATER FUND                                                                                             

WREA (Service) – 547.24; AT & T (service) – 91.70; Hawkins (chemical & parts) – 678.54; Elan (camera & stamps) – 372.66; WRT (monthly radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00;  HD Waterworks (Pipe)  – 725.36; Grimm’s (gasket) – 3.15;  SD Association of Rural Water (dues) – 370.00.  TOTAL: $4724.15


DENR (test) – 10.00; WREA (service) – 59.61; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $92.61



Mr. Bale reported they have put up the Christmas lights, Matz water main, they will grade the east flood ditch before spring, citizen with sewer line problem. 



Captain Brubakken presented Deputy McPherson’s written monthly report.  Discussion on coverage during Labor Day celebration and hours of coverage.



After a lengthy discussion Mayor Trullinger read the city ordinance on council pay which states the Alderman will be paid $50.00 per day for pre-approved meetings, and since the November 23 meeting was preapproved the two aldermen that attended the meeting will be paid.



The council went over Section B of the nuisance ordinance and after some changes from the Council they advised the Finance Officer to forward the ordinance on to the city attorney.



11-24; Moe’s; 415 S. “A” Ave; Screened, Enclosed attached addition

Motion by Whitney second by Torrey to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



The council requested more information on what surrounding communities have.  The finance officer will get this information to them.  This ordinance has also been forwarded to the city attorney.


Other items discussed:

  1. Ione Wolf and Meri Jo Anderson attended the election workshop today and it was very informative.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m.





(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer