New Underwood, South Dakota

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

Minutes July 3, 2019


A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on July 3, 2019. Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Councilmembers: Teresa Gossard, Larry Graham, and telephonically Karin Shoemaker. Absent: Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Public Works Director Tim Hall, Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer, Sergeant Harkins, Deputy Jones, Melanie Tish, Cylee Kissack and Serena Rice. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Trullinger with the Pledge of Allegiance following.


A Public Hearing was held concerning the Special License for The Corner Bar at the Rodeo Grounds on July 15th and 29th, 2019. As there were no objections or comments this meeting was adjourned at 6:04 p.m.


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


Moved by Gossard second by Graham to approve the June 19, 2019 minutes as presented. Aye: all. Motion carried.


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

June bills payable July 3, 2019


First Data (fees) – 53.25; Salaries – Mayor – 361.75; Council – 646.44; Cleaner –58.22; Lifeguards – 3136.06; New Underwood School (library donation) – 1000.00; Action Mechanical (thermostat, clean unit) – 224.56; City of Rapid City (Dump fees) –1981.81; SDML (D/C workshop, Budget training) – 100.00; Golden West ( phone svc.) – 294.83; WREA (Service) –1749.70; SD State Treasurer (Sales Tax) –368.23; Pennington County Courant (publishing) – 190.63; Meri Jo Anderson (consulting fee) – 1104.00; EFTPS (SS- FWT) – 1100.79; Menards (supplies, paint for CC, p/s fluid) – 383.55; BJ’s Store (kindergarten supplies, oil) – 29.22; Mastercard (stamps, tire, phones, concessions) – 1094.15; Fastenal (pool rack parts) – 158.36; Kieffer (roll off) – 320.00; Sam’s Club (concessions, supplies, office supp. membership fee) – 1503.55; Frank Joy (refund BP fee) – 25.00; Marine Rescue (lifeguard tops, sunscreen whistles) – 535.50; Coca-Cola (soda for pool) – 245.00; Ramkota Hotel ( FO school) – 576.00; Great Western Tire (backhoe tire) – 390.95; North Central International (clamp) – 8.84; SD Federal Property (gloves pliers vice grips, sockets, file) – 41.75; Summit Fire Protection (annual fire extinguisher inspection) – 94.00; Ace Hardware (pool drain plugs) – 9.38; Godfrey Brake Service (rain cap for GT) – 17.01; Brown’s Small Engine Repair (float for weed eater) – 6.84; Car Quest (headlight & brake fluid) – 39.00; Pool and Spa Center (pool chemicals) – 458.89 TOTAL: $18307.26


71 Soil & Stone (EZ Street) – 4881.80; Lee Phillips Trucking (hauling EZ Street) – 1519.98; Car Quest (fluid and distributor parts) – 92.10 TOTAL: $6493.88


Crum Electric (voided check) - (-168.48); WREA (Service) –1049.98; Nate Madsen (refund of water bill credit) – 8.51; DENR (water fee) – 220.00; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2237.63; Hawkins, Inc. (water treatment chemicals) – 367.75; DSG (gaskets) – 215.00; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00 TOTAL: $3955.39


WREA (service) – 230.12; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00; Finance Office – 3093.18; Public Works – 6570.08; SDRS (retirement plan) – 1164.94; EFTPS-IRS ( SS-FWT) – 3180.41; HPSD – 1650.09; Aflac (ins.) – 114.66; Fastenal – 27.39 TOTAL: $16055.87


Nate Madsen (meter deposit refund) – 50.00 TOTAL: $50.00


The fundraiser will be held on July 25 this year with matching funds from Modern Woodmen.
27 kids participated in the swim lessons during the first session.
The evening session has 20 kids scheduled.
Missionaries from Tennessee planned on holding a city wide pool party with pizza and games, but with the rain it will be moved to the Community Center after the Council meeting.
The pool heater is in and the pool temperature was raised 10 degrees in one day. The auto controls are not installed yet so it is being run manually. They are very pleased with the results of the heater.


They are in the process of applying EZ Street to the streets.
He sprayed for mosquitoes again on Tuesday morning.
The flood ditch was mowed last Saturday as there was rain forecasted for all this week.
They hope to begin chip sealing in two weeks.


Deputy Jones presented the written monthly report. He said the street dance went well with no incidents.


The Council and Mayor discussed the different aspects of the system. It was agreed they would like to invite Justin Huntley back to go over it with them in person at the next meeting.


The Mayor requested the Council to consider what they would like to charge residents when the City has to mow for them. Currently there is a base price of $100.00 but with the size of some yards that have had to be mowed he feels there should be a price difference. This will be discussed further at the next meeting.


BP #19-06; Todd Sandman; 510 Bailey St.; 5’x16’ deck. It was moved by Gossard second by Shoemaker to approve this building permit as there are no issues with setbacks etc. Aye: all. Motion carried.


Residents are encouraged to keep up with the mowing in the summer as this all helps to keep the mosquito population down.

Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:21 p.m.


Kristi Pritzkau, Finance Officer