New Underwood, South Dakota

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

January 8,2014




A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on January 8, 2014.  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, and Dianne Trullinger.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger.



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



Moved by K. Trullinger second by Graham to approve the December 18, 2013 minutes as presented.  Aye: all.  Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                   

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

December bills payable December 31, 2013

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Mayor & Council – 1100.55; Finance Office – 4405.38; Public Works – 3992.77; Wellmark (health ins) – 504.27; IRS (SS & FWT) – 2877.32; SD Retirement (Dec) – 1021.66; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 57.70; NSF (ck) – 150.00; First Interstate Bank (safety dep. Box) – 25.00; SD Unemployment Ins.  – 114.14; Cardmember Services (toner, phone, clendars, fuel, cables) – 1096.79; Wall Health Services (Hepatitus B & physical) – 55.00; WREA (Service) – 1966.72;  Golden West  (Service) – 329.01; RC Landfill (dump fee) – 1662.03; Penn. Co. Hwy (fuel) – 330.63; State of SD (sales tax) – 321.43; NU Post (publishing) – 203.68; Bev Taylor (CC clean & supplies) – 226.00; McGas (fuel) – 357.39 (propane) – 313.92; Dianne Trullinger (4th qtr. Cleaning) – 144.00; BH Chemical (CC) – 107.08; Titan Macahinery (Bobcat filters) – 304.17; Jenner Equip (bobcat stand) – 120.56; Dakota Business Center (supplies) – 232.58; Johnson Machine (filters & rod) – 409.80.  TOTAL: $22429.58

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

WREA (Service) – 884.22; WRT (radium removal charge) – 1912.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $2819.72


WREA (service) – 95.61; DENR (waste water fee) – 50.00; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 23.00.  TOTAL: $168.61.



The Mayor reported that the sander is broke and being rebuilt. A-1 had to come down to sewer jet, since the sewer jetter would not start.  The sewer jetter has now been repaired. The roller packer’s axle is broken and will be taken off and fixed. Shut offs were this week and the books are looking much better than at the end of last year.





Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.  He also had a stalker complaint brought to him. DARE starts tomorrow. The CORE program for New Underwood is May 8. The CORE program for the Hills is being sponsored by Crazy Horse.



Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to table the disaster payment from FEMA.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Moved by Buchtel second by Holloway to table the master street plan until the Council has gone over the paper work sent to them by Scott Engineering. Aye: all. Motion carried.



SP#13-09; Tiffany Robertson; January 12, 2014 community center.

Motion by Buchtel second by Graham to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



1. Amend garbage ordinance to state that totes are the responsibility of citizen. Contact Sturgis & Spearfish.

2. Municipal Government Day in Pierre Feb. 4 & 5.

3. Petitions for Mayor and Council petitions can be picked up at City Hall and circulation may begin on January 31, 2014.

4. Community Center Committee will be appointed the next meeting.

5. Personnel issue.


Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:43 p.m.




(Seal)  Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer