HURON – The first notable item on Monday night’s Huron City Commission meeting was a proclamation from Huron Mayor Gary Harrington declaring June 2022 Amateur Radio Month in the city.
As part of the presentation, Harrington noted that the Huron Amateur Radio Club celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. He received a pen after the presentation of the proclamation by club members.
Commissioners then acted as a city council of adjustment to hear a waiver request filed by Michael Rosemore regarding his business at 467 Dakota Ave S. He was applying to operate a sales and repair business at that location, but code of the city does not authorize this use in an area zoned B-2.
City planner Barry Cranston explained that previous businesses that had operated there were grandfathered when sales restrictions were placed on the B-2 designation. The hearing reviewer had recommended approval with restrictions to allow visibility around corners. With no public comment, the waiver was approved.
Commissioners also received a presentation on the city’s new website from Chad Borgan, the city’s IT administrator. Borgan explained that the new site would be huronsd.gov and would focus specifically on city government actions, allowing the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau to use the huronsd.com site. Borgan demonstrated the layout of the new site and answered the committee’s questions about House separation while ensuring that someone looking for information from the city wouldn’t be frustrated trying to find that information.
Police Chief Kevin VanDiepen presented commissioners with the possibility of using US Marshal Service funds to conduct sex offender compliance checks in Huron and outlying Beadle County. It was approved.
The commissioners also:
• Set June 6 as the date for the public hearing to consider transferring a 2021-2022 retail liquor license and non-retail liquor license from Wayne Goethel, Hurst’s Corner, 201 Dakota Ave S, to Goethel Inc, DBA Hurst’s Corner, 201 Dakota Avenue S.
• Approval of a parade permit filed by Huron Area Antique Power for June 17th.
• Approved the hiring of Ethan Hofer as lifeguard.
• Approval of the increase in rank and step for Garret Welch following the obtaining of the Water/Wastewater Class II certification.
• Fired Drew McLean from the position of volunteer firefighter.
• Approved the promotion of Jay Winter to the rank of Fire Lieutenant.
• Approved the transfer of Kristina Johnson from lifeguard to dealerships.
• Approved the transfer of Madison Perry from concessions to lifeguard.
• Approved a salary correction for Jamee Kattner.
City offices will be closed and there will be no commission meeting next Monday, May 30, due to Memorial Day.
Commissioner Rich Bragg read the following statement from the Department of Solid Waste:
The Department of Solid Waste rubble site will be closed Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30, Memorial Day weekend.
Monday garbage, recycling and grass collection will be on Wednesday, June 1st. Don’t forget to take the containers out the night before. Drivers start all routes at 6 a.m. and trucks will not be re-routed.
If you have any questions, please call 605-353-8542.