City approves design contract for second part of Dakota Avenue project

By Benjamin Chase of the Plainsman
Posted 6/25/24

Notes from June 24 Huron City Commission meeting

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City approves design contract for second part of Dakota Avenue project


HURON — The Huron City Commission heard from city engineer Brett Runge on Monday regarding a design and limited construction administration services agreement with DGR Engineering. The contract was for the Dakota Ave. project from 9th St. S. to 21st St. S.

Runge explained that the second phase of the project will begin in 2026. “We estimate costs over $2 million for this,” Runge explained. “So, the $219 thousand for administrative services is a little over ten percent, but it’s right in the range that we want.”

The total contract is set to not exceed $219,501. This was approved.

The commission also approved payment of wetland mitigation credits to Ducks Unlimited Inc. due to wetland that was affected by the Fourth Street Reconstruction project. The total cost for this was $78,120 and it was approved.

City planner Barry Cranston presented a release of covenant to the commission for property on Arrowbee Court that tied a lot with a garage to another lot. The owner of the neighboring lot has purchased both properties and intends to tie the garage lot to his current lot. This was approved, with the condition that the declaration tying the garage lot to the other property would be filed.

The commission approved a police services agreement with the Karen Association for a concert on July 6 and a soccer tournament on July 7. The tournament will take place at the soccer fields with the concert to be held at the Huron Events Center.

Human Resources Manager Shanna Sterrett presented the commission with a request for proposal for a local broker for employee benefits to be sent out. The proposals will need to be filed with the city before July 11. This was approved.

Commissioners also:

• Approved a raffle for the Beadle County Sportsmen’s Club at Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 7th and Lawnridge Ave. NE, on October 26.
• Approved two part-time hires for golf maintenance and parks and recreation.

The solid waste and recycling pick up for July 4 was announced as taking place on July 3. Residents that typically have a Thursday pickup are encouraged to have their bins out on Tuesday night as trucks will not be rerouted on Wednesday.