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City makes revisions to implement recycling

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 24th, 2013

HURON — Revisions to the city’s solid waste ordinance are under way as work progresses toward implementation of voluntary, single-stream recycling in June.

City Attorney Gerry Kaufman briefed the City Commission on Monday on new sections to accommodate the recycling program, but at the same time explained how outdated language elsewhere in the ordinance is being updated.

Last week, the board awarded contracts for the recycling containers and for a collection truck.

All eligible recyclables are to be placed in the container with collection once a week. The city is asking residents not to set their containers out on the boulevard or in the alley for collection until they are at least one-third full for cost efficiency.

Commissioners will consider a resolution next week setting the monthly fee for recycling at $2.25 per single-family household. Apartment owners will be deciding how they want to participate in the program.

Commissioners also:

• Approved a request to allow a newly constructed fence at 930 Idaho Ave. S.E. to remain at the east property line rather than be moved to meet a five-foot setback requirement. Property owners Robert and Cheryl LaFortune agreed to sign a waiver releasing the city of any liability should the fence be damaged by city equipment.

The LaFortunes built the new fence where an old one was located, not knowing about the required five-foot setback from the alley property line.

• Approved a variance request to allow the Farmers Education and Cooperative Union of America, or South Dakota Farmers Union, to construct an apartment within its large bus barn garage for interns due to a shortage of housing in town and due to the fact that most landlords want a one-year lease signed.

The apartments will be for temporary staff or summer interns only.

• Approved a variance request from James Valley Housing to place governor’s homes at 1279 Fourth St. S.W. and 382 Mellette Ave. S.W. that are closer to property lines than allowed.

• Set May 6 as the public hearing date to transfer a 2013 retail on-sale liquor license from Omega Properties Inc., doing business as the Tailgate, to Gunsmoke Group LLC, also at the Tailgate.

• Approved requests to consume alcoholic beverages at the Campus Center for upcoming events. Terry Regnier made the request for May 4 and Toni Clarey did so for Sept. 7.

• Approved a raffle request from the Huron Area Baseball Association that will be conducted during the turkey races on May 17.

• Approved a parade route request by Tim Kendziorski for the Vintage Airstream Club to go from Memorial Park to the state fairgrounds for the organization’s international rally.

• Approved requests from the Beadle County chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America to use the old trap range for the ninth annual Step Outside event on June 15 and for Hunt Safe classes in May, August and September.

• Accepted the resignation of Joshua Haeder from the Huron Planning Commission.

• Approved the canvass of the city election. Paul Aylward defeated Kerwin Haeder to become the next mayor, while Gary Harrington defeated Dick Freske to fill Haeder’s seat as a new city commissioner.

For the complete article see the 04-23-2013 issue.

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