Commission accepts State's Attorney's retirement notice

By Benjamin Chase of the Plainsman
Posted 5/29/24

Notes from May 28 Beadle County Commission meeting

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Commission accepts State's Attorney's retirement notice


HURON — On a day when the Beadle County Commission spent much of the meeting in executive session with county department heads regarding the upcoming budget, the final item on the agenda will lead to some significant changes for Beadle County in the near future.

The commission approved the hire of Alyssa Horn as Deputy State’s Attorney, effective June 1.

They also accepted the retirement of State’s Attorney Michael Moore, effective June 30, and approved posting the open position.

Moore informed the commission that Doug Kludt would be resigning from his position as coordinator of the county’s indigent attorney program. He also informed the commission that he would be overseeing the upcoming homicide trial and due to a conflict, Horn would not be moving forward with the trial upon his retirement, so Dan Nelson was approved to provide prosecution services during the trial.

Horn is the sole approved candidate for the state’s attorney race in Beadle County on the November ballot.

The meeting opened with highway supervisor Jason Fritzsche meeting with the commission. He reported that bridge work is moving quickly in the county with two structures completed and two more that will be completed soon.

The commission approved a payment to Asphalt Paving and Materials Company for $1,133,416.27 for work done this spring in the county. A construction agreement between Graves Construction Company, Inc. and the county to replace a bridge in Lake Byron Township with a box culvert was approved.

The commission met as the Beadle County board of adjustment to review a conditional use permit filed by Joshua Wieting to design and sell drone trailers on his property in Lake Byron Township. This was approved.

The next Beadle County Commission meeting will be June 6 at 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse in order to canvass the June 4 primary election.