A couple of years ago the South Dakota legislature made a change in the law regarding the sale and discharging of fireworks. As well as near July fourth, fireworks now can be sold beginning December twenty-eighth and extending through January first.
Our Hot Springs city ordinances, however, do not allow the sale or possession, of fireworks, except the period from June 27 through July 4 of each year. Our ordinance only allows for the discharge of fireworks from July 2 through July 4 as well.
Please remember that although fireworks can be purchased close to New Year’s Eve, they are not permitted in the city of Hot Springs, by ordinance.
The ordinance also says a public display of fireworks is allowed with a written permit, and approval of the city council, so our normal July 4th - and now our New Year’s Eve displays - are legal and allowed by ordinance.
We will have a fireworks display the evening of December 31 near the Mueller Center, so plan to take it in. Just remember that other discharge of fireworks is not allowed in the city limits.
For Hot Springs city residents who want to dispose of downed branches and tree limbs, the city is opening up the city landfill for any citizen who wants to haul in their debris. If you don’t have a truck or trailer, the City recommends you gather your branches and limbs as close to the street as possible as City employees will be working on clean-up starting today, October 7, 2013. The city landfill is located on the south side of the Highway 18 bypass. Thank you everyone for your cooperation and assistance as we begin clean-up.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The ceremony will take place at 11 am MDT.
The ceremony will be held on the campus of the current Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs (2500 Minnekahta Avenue).
Planned speakers for the ceremony include Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Larry Zimmerman.
The new facility incorporates the latest in nursing home construction design and staffing concepts and will have 100 residential rooms (52 skilled and 48 individual living). This two-story facility will have eight neighborhoods/households arranged around administrative and support amenities in the center.
For information on the services provided at this location or on the groundbreaking ceremony, please call 605-773-8242.