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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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