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City of Hot Springs Hiring for Maintenance Operator III

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The City of Hot Springs is seeking applications for our City Maintenance Operator III position. This skilled position performs a variety of duties as described in the attached job description. This position has a full benefit package, more information available upon request. Starting wage depends on experience-ranges from $13.52-$16.90. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Hot Springs is an equal opportunity employer.

Maintenance Operator III Job Description Sheet

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2020 Quorum Notice for 1-27-20 - Public Works Mtg

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This is to serve as notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs City Council may be in attendance at a meeting of the Public Works Committee. They will discuss the City brush pile. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 303 N. River St. Hot Springs, SD, on Tuesday the 28th of January beginning at 1:00PM.

DATED this 27th day of January, 2020

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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Evans Plunge, Library & Mueller Center to Be Closed Starting March 24

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UPDATE 3/30/2020:

The Hot Sprinsg Public Library had intended to offer curbside services and pickup during this time of closure, but as of Monday, March 30, 2020, the Public Library will not be able to do so. We apologize for any inconvenience.


The City of Hot Springs will be closing all City of Hot Springs facilities with the potential to have gatherings of 10 or more people, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, and until further notice, in accordance with Governor Noem's statewide instructions today.

This will include Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, The Mueller Civic Center and the Public Library. Recreation activities and classes have been suspended indefinitely or until such time as these restrictions are removed by direction of the Governor’s Office.

The Public Meetings regarding the suspended sidewalk that were scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm  at the Mueller Civic Center, have been cancelled. However, the City is currently working to establish an online meeting option that the public will be able to view, join and participate in. Expect additional details to be posted on both our website,, and our Facebook page,, the near future.

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City passes Resolution 2020-17 amending Ordinance 1212 - COVID-19

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The City of Hot Springs passed Resolution 2020-17 at the June 1, 2020 City Council meeting. Effectively, the Resolution adopts support of the guidelines as laid out in Governor Kristi Noem's "Back to Normal" plan, while extending the expiration of the ordinance to August 31 to allow changes to continue to be made if needed. Below is the text of the resolution:



WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs, pursuant to SDCL §9-19-3 may amend and revise ordinances as may be necessary; and

WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs previously adopted Ordinance 1212 as an emergency response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance NO. 1212 specifically states that while Ordinance 1212 is in effect, it may be amended, suspended, reinstated, or repealed by a resolution of the Hot Springs City Council; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 2020-12 declared South Dakota to be in a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, The community of Hot Springs consistently joins together in times of crisis, with the objective to confront, with compassion, the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak upon our community; and

WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Hot Springs resolves to align with the Governors ‘back to normal’ plan

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOT SPRINGS, that Ordinance 1212, An emergency ordinance to address a public health crisis by implementing certain measures which have been deemed necessary to slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) be amended to;

  1. Support the Governors South Dakota ‘Back to Normal’ plan dated 4/28/20 and located on the website
  2. Remove the requirements of paragraphs 1-9 of Ordinance 1212 and subsequent Resolution 2020-15
  3. Extend the effective date in paragraph 10 until August 31, 2020


Dated this 1st day of June 2020



                                                                                                                George Kotti, Mayor                      




Misty Summers-Walton Finance Officer         

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Reminder to Citizens: Complete Your Census

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If you haven't completed your 2020 Census form yet, now is the time to do it!  By the end of next week, ALL South Dakotans will have received their Census form either in the mail (which happened back in March/April) or hand delivered to the homes of those with post office boxes (over the past 2-3 weeks).

Go online, call or mail in your form.  It's simple, quick and important for your community.  Make sure to remember to use the unique code on your letter/form when you go online or call in - this is specific to your home address.

Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV to complete yours!


A Census Infogram is included below for your interest.

2020 Census Infogram (PDF)

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