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NOTICE: November Public Works Meeting Rescheduled to December 1

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The Public Works Meeting previously scheduled for 1:00pm, November 24, 2020, at City Hall has been rescheduled and moved to 1:00PM, December 1, 2020, at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs.

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Reminder: City Snow Removal Policy

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Snow removal will start after the storm has ended unless conditions warrant earlier removal. Sanding will be up to the discretion of the driver and the City. City streets will be cleared to the curb or as close as possible.


The snow plows will make two (2) to three (3) passes on a street, driving lanes first. For proper snow removal and snow melt runoff, any and all obstructions must be removed from the city street prior to the beginning of snow removal.


Main Streets: Snow 2” or less will be removed from Chicago Street, North River Street and University Avenue only


High Use Routes: Snow 2” to 4” will be removed from Main Streets and the High Use Routes which include: Minnekahta Avenue, 23rd Street, Canton Avenue from 23rd to Evanston, Evanston to 6th Street, 6th Street from Detroit to Indianapolis, Galveston Avenue from 6th Street to the Truck Bypass, 14th Street from Galveston Avenue to Canton Avenue, Summit Road, Happy Hollow, 19th and 20th Streets from Truck Bypass to University and 5th Street, Clubhouse Drive, Meadowlark Drive from Clubhouse Drive to Hwy. 71


Hills: Streets that contain a noticeable grade


Snow 4” or more will be removed in order of: Main Streets, High Use Routes, Hills, and then all remaining streets.


Snow fall totals that result in a large windrow will be removed from the curb or pushed to corners and piled on Chicago, Jennings, from Chicago to North River, and North River only after all streets are cleared.


It is the responsibility of the City to clear the streets and in the process, driveways and cars will be blocked. It will not be the responsibility of the City to clear them. We will not and cannot clear driveways or any private property. We will not return if a car is moved after the streets are cleared.


We ask that all cars, trailers, campers, boats, etc. be removed from the streets to lessen the chance of personal property damage and to help us do a better job of snow removal.


As a reminder, City Ordinance, Title VII: Traffic Code, Chapter 70 section 70.09 (D) prohibits snow removed from driveways or parking lots from being deposited onto any public sidewalk or street, except where expressly permitted by the Street Superintendent, so please do not pile snow into these areas.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

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Request For Proposal: City of Hot Springs Armory Property

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RFP: City of Hot Springs - Armory Property

The City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, will accept proposals from qualified developers and builders for a PLANNED development in Hot Springs on the Armory Property located at the corner of 11 St. and Evanston Ave., and immediately West of Butler Park. Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and are to be submitted to: John Gregory, City Administrator, 303 N. River Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747.  Please email City Administrator for .pdf version of RFP for Armory Property. Respondent will submit 4 copies of proposal of no more than 10 pages front and back for the consideration by City Council in a sealed envelope with the words ‘RFP Armory Property’ written on it.

Acceptable development proposal options may include: Workforce Housing, Single-family Residential or Alternate-Use and shall meet ALL of the requirements and proposal standards as presented in the RFP. The City will open sealed bids at the City Council meeting Nov. 16th. Responsible RFP Proposals will be reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission for recommendation of approval for City Council consideration at the Dec. 7th meeting. The City will notify the satisfactory RFP Respondent (if available) on or before December 21st and begin the arrangements for property transfer. 

Hot Springs City Administrator
John Gregory

Email:  hscityadministrator@hs-sd.org

Related Documents

RFP Armory Property Public Notice (PDF)
RFP Armory Property Development (PDF)
RFP Armory Property Appendices (PDF)

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Jennings Avenue Bridge Work Notice - October 5-7, 2020

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Jennings Avenue Bridge at Junction with Highway 385
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation says bridge work will take place on the Jennings Avenue Bridge in Hot Springs today, Oct. 5, and on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.
It will be necessary to stop traffic with flaggers on Highway 385 (River Street and Jennings Avenue) while girders are being set on the Jennings Avenue Bridge.
The work will cause temporary delays while girders are being removed from the truck and placed on the bridge.
For complete road construction information, visit https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/ or dial 511.

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City Looking For Wesch-Oak Building Preservation Input

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The City of Hot Springs, SD is seeking parties who are interested in the preservation of the Wesch-Oak Building located at 717 N. River St. This historical building was constructed in 1893 and is a vital part of Hot Springs' sandstone history. Due to neglect by owners, the building is in a dangerous condition and is need of stabilization and insurability by April 2021. Previous engineering assessments of the building and bidder requirements and expectations are available for review by appointment. Interested parties should contact City Administrator John Gregory at hscityadministrator@hs-sd.org or 605-745-3135 no later than Friday Oct. 23rd.

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Hot Springs Mayor Proclaims August 31 International Overdose Awareness Day

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Hot Springs Mayor Bob Nelson read the below proclamation at the 8/17/20 council meeting. Local citizen and advocate Cheryl Lathrop was present at the meeting and invited city staff to show support by wearing purple on August 31, 2020. The City would encourage all residents of Hot Springs to consider wearing purple on that date to show support of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Office of the Mayor
Hot Springs, South Dakota
Proclamation

“International Overdose Awareness Day”

WHEREAS: International Overdose Awareness Day is committed to providing a platform to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose; and
WHEREAS: International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable; and
WHEREAS: Drug overdose knows no limits. It does not recognize victims’ race, religion, social economic status, or family ties. Anyone can battle drug addiction and face a possible overdose, but recognizing overdose warning signs enables and empowers families and friends to prevent overdose-related death by call for help; and
WHEREAS: The State of South Dakota is proactively running a campaign against drugs. The “Meth. We’re on it” campaign also includes a hotline for those seeking resources to call or text; and
WHEREAS: Members of the community and organizations associated with drug abuse prevention and aid will work to remove the stigma associated with overdose-related deaths and reinforce the belief that no one should feel shame or disgrace due to an overdose-related death of a love one.
Now, therefore, I, Robert Nelson, Mayor of Hot Springs, South Dakota do hereby proclaim August 31st, 2020, as International Overdose Awareness Day in Hot Springs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord two thousand and twenty.

Robert Nelson, Mayor
Attest: Misty Summers-Walton Finance Officer

Overdose Awareness Proclamation (PDF)

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Public Service Notice: 2020 Census Door Knocking Begins August 11th

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South Dakota officially begins Non-Response Follow Up (door knocking) for the 2020 Census on August 11, 2020.  All households that have yet to respond to the 2020 Census will be visited.  


There is still time to respond to the 2020 Census prior to a Census taker coming to your door.

online:  www.2020census.gov

phone:  844-330-2020

or mail in your form

What To Expect

Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods.

Census takers are hired from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census. If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language.

If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond onlineby phone or by mail.

If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response.

How Can You Verify That Someone Is a Census Taker?

If someone visits your home this year to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.

Census takers may also deliver a paper questionnaire by hanging it on the front door in a water-resistant plastic bag.

If you still have questions about their identity, you can contact your regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

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Notice of Real Estate Auction

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The former Community Action Building lot on North River Street, near City Hall, is scheduled to be auctioned off by the Fall River County Sheriff’s Office, at the Fall River County Courthouse steps at 10:00am on August 6, 2020. Below is the legal announcement as published by the Sheriff's Office in the Fall River County Herald-Star.

 

Notice of Real Estate Sale
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SS
COUNTY OF FALL RIVER ) Seventh Judicial Circuit
City of Hot Springs
303 North River Street 23CIV13-000073-01
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Plaintiffs
vs.
Hot Springs Citizens for Progress
c/o Robert Johnson
25529 W. Nancy Ln PMB #201
Buckeye, AZ 85326-2161
Defendants,
___________________________
A Judgment on default having been filed on 12th day of July, 2016 by the 7th Judicial Circuit Court, Fall River County and a Writ of Execution having been filed on the 11th day of February, 2020 by the 7th Judicial Circuit Court, Fall River County in the action entitled City of Hot Springs vs Hot Springs Citizens for Progress, Civ. 23CIV13-000073-01 which Writ of Execution directed a property sale on the following described real property in Fall River County, South Dakota:
The S ½ of Lot 5, Block 22, Original Town, addition to the City of Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota
Notice is hereby given for the purpose of realizing the sum of $78,871.96 plus any costs or interest accrued. The above described property will be sold subject to redemption as provided by law as one parcel of land at public auction subject to the lien for unpaid real estate taxes and assessments of Fall River County and easements and restrictions of record, to the highest bidder for cash or certified check within 5 business days of the sale, by the sheriff of Fall River County, at the front door of the Fall River County Courthouse in Hot Springs, South Dakota at the hour of 10:00 a.m. on the 6th day of August, 2020.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 30th day of June, 2020.
/s/Robert J. Evans, Sheriff
Fall River County, South Dakota
Fall River County Sheriff’s Office
906 N. River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747
605-745-4444
Published four times at the total approximate cost of $108.10
Published: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020

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Public Service Reminder: Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks

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Reminder: Motorists must YIELD to pedestrians in crosswalks.

City staff has observed near misses at the crosswalk right outside City Hall. The City of Hot Springs would like to remind residents and visitors alike that motorists must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Several intersections have reminder signs, but this state law applies to all crosswalks in town, including those without the reminder signs.

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2020 Quorum Notice for 7-25-20 - Polynesian Dance and Singing Performance

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NOTICE OF QUORUM


This is to serve as notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs City Council may be in attendance at the Polynesian Dance and Singing performance on July 25th beginning at 7PM. The performance will be held at Centennial Park in Hot Springs, SD.


DATED this 23rd day of July, 2020


Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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City passes 2020-18 Resolution Declaring Results of Annual Municipal Election

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Resolution No. 2020-18


            RESOLUTION DECLARING RESULTS OF ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.


            BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, that at the annual municipal election duly called and held in the City on June 2, 2020 the results were as follows:

  

            Mayor:  having no opposition at the municipal election for the vacant office, Bob Nelson is hereby declared elected to the office of Mayor for a term of two years


            Alderman, Ward 1: having no opposition at the municipal election Larry Pratt is hereby declared elected to the office of Ward One Alderman for a term of two years


            Alderman, Ward 2:  having no opposition at the municipal election Bill Lukens is hereby declared elected to the office of Ward Two Alderman for a term of two years


            Alderman, Ward 3: having no opposition at the municipal election Johnny R. Huddleston is hereby declared elected to the office of Ward Three Alderman for a term of two years


Alderman, Ward 3: having no opposition at the municipal election Wes Grimes is hereby declared elected to the office of Ward Three Alderman for a term of one year


            Alderman, Ward 4: having received a majority of all votes cast for the office Caitlin Turner is hereby declared elected to the office of Ward Four Alderman for a term of two years.

           


            Dated this 8th day of June, 2020



Approved:



                                                                                   

George Kotti, Mayor    

                                                                                                                                  

                                    

Attest:

                       

 

                                                                                                                            

Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer 

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2020 Quorum Notice for 6-9-20 - Public Works Mtg

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NOTICE OF QUORUM


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. The meeting will be held at The Mueller Civic Center at 801 S. 6th St. Hot Springs, SD, on Tuesday the 9th of June beginning at 1:00PM.


DATED this 2nd day of June, 2020


Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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2020 Quorum Notice for 6-2-20 - Police Support March

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NOTICE OF QUORUM


This is to serve as notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs City Council may be in attendance at a planned gathering and march in support of the Hot Springs Police Department. The gathering will begin in Centennial Park on Tuesday the 2nd of June beginning at 8:00AM.


DATED this 1st day of June, 2020


Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

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June 1, 2020 City Council Meeting Call-In Details

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The City Council will meet at 7pm on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs, SD, for a normal city council meeting. This meeting will be open to the public at the Mueller Civic Center with required 6 feet of separation in seating, but call-in details are available as well below for those who wish to view the meeting online, and the meeting will also be streamed to the City of Hot Springs Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofhotspringssouthdakota).

City of Hot Springs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June 1, 2020 Hot Springs City Council Meeting
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May 18, 2020 City Council Meeting Call-In Details

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The City Council will meet at 7pm on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs, SD, for a normal city council meeting. This meeting will be open to the public at the Mueller Civic Center with required 6 feet of separation in seating, but call-in details are available as well below for those who wish to view the meeting online, and the meeting will also be streamed to the City of Hot Springs Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofhotspringssouthdakota).

City of Hot Springs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: May 18 Regular City Council Meeting
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May 4, 2020 City Council Meeting Call-In Details

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The City Council will meet at 7pm on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs, SD, for a normal city council meeting. This meeting will be open to the public at the Mueller Civic Center with required 6 feet of separation in seating, but call-in details are available as well below for those who wish to view the meeting online, and the meeting will also be streamed to the City of Hot Springs Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofhotspringssouthdakota).

 

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Topic: May 4, 2020 City Council Meeting
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City passes resolution amending Ordinance 1212 - COVID-19

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At the special city council meeting held on Monday, April 27, 2020, the Hot Springs City Council passed Resolution 2020-15, amending Ordinance 1212.

Below is the text of the resolution along with a link to download a PDF copy. 

Link: 2020-15 First Resolution amending Ordinance 1212-COVID-19

RESOLUTION 2020-15


THE FIRST RESOLUTION AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1212, AS PART OF THE CITY OF HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS


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 Executive Order 2020-12, specifically paragraphs 11 and 12 and will revise Ordinance 1212 paragraphs 1-5.


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 as follows;


  1. At 6:00 am, April 28, 2020, all restaurants, food courts, coffee houses, bars, breweries, clubs, cafes and other similar places of public accommodation offering food and beverages for on-site consumption, including any alcohol licensees with on-sale privileges, may open to on-site/on-sale patrons. They shall suspend or modify business practices as recommended by CDC guidance when ten (10) or more people, to include employees, are in an enclosed space where physical separation of at least six feet is not possible. These businesses shall consider offering business models that do not involve public gatherings including take-out, delivery, curb-side service, drive-thru, off-site service, social distancing models, or other innovative business practices that do not involve public gatherings in an enclosed space. Any business continuing to operate in order to provide off-site service shall implement procedures to ensure social distancing and operate in compliance with federal and state health guidance in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  2. At 6:00 am, April 28, 2020, all churches, recreational facilities, public pools, health clubs, athletic facilities and theaters, including movie theaters and music or entertainment venues shall suspend or modify their business practices as recommended by CDC guidance when ten (10) or more people, to include employees, are in an enclosed space where physical separation of at least six feet is not possible. Consumption of food or beverages in conjunction with the operation and under the conditions of paragraph #1 is allowed.


  1. At 6:00 am, April 28, 2020, all cigar bars, vaping lounges or other similar businesses that allow for on-site consumption shall suspend or modify their business practices as recommended by CDC guidance when ten (10) or more people, to include employees, are in an enclosed space where physical separation of at least six feet is not possible. Consumption of products in conjunction with the operation and under the conditions of paragraph #1 is allowed.


  1. At 6:00 am, April 28, 2020, all arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities shall suspend or modify their business practices as recommended by CDC guidance when ten (10) or more people, to include employees, are in an enclosed space where physical separation of at least six feet is not possible. Consumption of food or beverages in conjunction with the operation and under the conditions of paragraph #1 is allowed.


  1. At 6:00 am, April 28, 2020, all other retail and service businesses shall suspend or modify their business practices as recommended by CDC guidance when ten (10) or more people, to include employees, are in an enclosed space where physical separation of at least six feet is not possible. Consumption of food or beverages in conjunction with the operation and under the conditions of paragraph #1 is allowed.


BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that, pursuant to SDCL §9-19-13, this resolution is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and welfare of the City shall become effective immediately upon passage.

     

Dated this 27th day of April 2020

                                                                                    Approved:


                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                    George Kotti, Mayor              

                                                                                   

Attest:


                                                                                                                                               

Misty Summers-Walton Finance Officer         

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Special City Council Meeting - April 27, 2020

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There will be a special City Council Meeting, Monday 04/27/2020 6 pm, at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th St., to amend Ordinance 1212 by Resolution to allow on-site gatherings of ten or less persons, including employees, providing that 6-feet social distancing is maintained.

Call-In Details are listed below, and the meeting will be open to the public.

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Topic: Special Council Meeting - April 27, 2020
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