City plans for WinterFest Saturday

Commissioner Mark Robish

HURON — Commissioner Mark Robish used public forum time during Monday’s Huron City Commission meeting to invite Huron residents to attend this weekend’s WinterFest.

WinterFest will be held at the Nordby Exhibit Hall Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a number of family activities available along with a chili competition. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Commissioners opened Monday evening’s meeting as the city board of adjustment to review a variance request filed by Jenna Teveldal. Teveldal had filed the variance in order to begin providing microblading at Therapeutic Bodyworks.

The state terms microblading within the regulations that are applied to tattoos, so a variance was required.

Commissioners requested first to be educated on what microblading was, and then asked about Teveldal’s inspection requirements for the procedure to be offered. After those questions were answered, the commission unanimously approved the variance.

Mayor Gary Harrington issued a proclamation declaring that Jan. 24-28 was Cornerstones Career Learning Center Week.

Mayor Harrington stated that he recently received an outline of upcoming offerings from Cornerstone and was overwhelmed by the positive effect that the center is having on the Huron community.

Commissioners approved bid openings for the 2022 crushing of stockpiled concrete and asphalt and the bid opening for 2022 asphalt crack sealing, with both bid openings to take place on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Parks & Recreation director Chad Shroeder discussed the 2022 tree removal bid. He highlighted changes in the bid proposal due to a recent concern about removing one tree with the previous tree removal contract requiring four trees before a contractor could be utilized. The contract is also set to begin immediately as previous contracts did not take into effect tree removal during winter season.

This was approved for bid opening on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.

Police Chief Kevin Van Diepen presented the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Joint Powers Agreement to the commission for amendment as Lincoln County desired to join in the statewide agreement, requiring an amendment and new signatures. This was approved.

Commissioners also:
• Approved a raffle for Beadle County Humane Society on March 20 at Huron Elks/Fire Pit Pizza.
• Added Cooper Johnson, Cyndy Walsh, and Monty Benally to the 2022 certified payroll with wage adjustments.
• Approved wage adjustment for Bryan Gamber.
• Approved promotion of Leslie Brondsema to Children’s Librarian position.
• Approved termination of Ervin Huber and Jerome Rotert, effective 12-1-21.
• Approved Second Reading of Ordinance 2234-30-241 regarding supplemental appropriation for 2021.

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