County commission approves variance, moving permit

By Benjamin Chase of the Plainsman
Posted 4/10/24

Notes from April 9 Beadle County Commission meeting

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County commission approves variance, moving permit


HURON – The Beadle County Commission approved two variances as part of the regular meeting on Tuesday morning.

Acting as the county board of adjustment, the commission approved a moving permit for Jeff Kjelden to place a 10x12 shed onto his property.

The second item on the board of adjustment agenda for the day was a variance request from Eden White, looking to build on property in the city of Wolsey. The structure would not meet current setbacks, however. The city of Wolsey approved the variance, and after encouraging the business that would go into the building, the commission approved the variance.

The meeting opened with highway superintendent Jason Fritzsche. He explained that two bridges would be removed from the national bridge inventory due to structural changes. He also presented bids for a bridge replacement north of Lake Byron and explained that once the project is completed, the bridge would be turned over to the township as it would no longer meet the specifications for a county bridge.

Fritzsche also mentioned an upcoming job on 405th Ave. in May that will require the closure of the road for “a couple days” as long as the weather cooperates. Fritzsche and the commission discussed how to best notify affected residents of the closure.

The commission also met as the county board of equalization to hear an appeal from a resident in Morningside on taxes. After the director of equalization and the affected parties both presented arguments, the decision was made to have a member of the equalization office view the property with the owners to determine potential adjustments to the value. The commission chose to complete all annual equalization work when the appeal is heard again on April 30.

Commissioners also:
• Approved the hiring of Aung Thein for a jailer position.
• Approved staff travel request for training.
• Approved a supplemental budget related to the SAKI grant.

• Approved a plat.

The commission adjourned the public meeting to hold an executive session regarding staffing.

The next Beadle County Commission meeting is Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse.