--BRUCE CITY LEGALS—

 

 

CITY ELECTIONS

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY  

MUNICIPALITY OF BRUCE

 

The following offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term or due to the resignation of office of the elective officer:

 

            WARD 1---Councilmember-1-year term  

                               Councilmember-2-year term  

              

            WARD 2---Councilmember-1-year term  

                               

            WARD 3---Councilmember-2-year term  

 

            MAYOR---1-year term  

 

                                

 Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on January 28, 2022, and petitions may be filed in the office of the finance officer located at 507 Jay Street between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. central time not later than the 25th day of February 2022 or mailed by registered mail not later than the 25th day of February 2022, at 5:00 p.m. central time.

 

 

Rinda Ribstein

Finance Officer

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 "Sent in January Billings"

HAPPY 2022 TO YOU ALL!!  

  • Enclosed is a magnet from Cook’s Wastepaper for 2022
  • There will be NO increase for Sewer and Garbage rates for 2022
  • Landlords will be responsible for payment of City utilities. 
  • Building permits are required for anything $500 or more “before” you start.
  • To make it easier for you or to avoid late fees—with ANY FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, you can have your city bill on auto pay/direct payment. Pick up a form to fill out at the City Office, or it can be mailed out to you.
  • Code Enforcement has been active this past year.
  • All dog tags will need to be purchased by January 31st. $10 if not fixed and $5 if they are. Included is a form, so you may get them by mail if you are unable to stop in at the City Office. Proof of Rabie vaccination needed.
  • Reminder- Rich is out early to remove snow, please keep your vehicles OFF the street so he can do his job quickly and safely.
  • STAY SAFE-BE WELL

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 Just a few things to share-

  • Please follow the Cities leash law. Summertime there are many out for walks, kids playing, biking, walking their dog on a leash, etc. People should be able to walk on the streets/sidewalks without fearing of an unleashed dog.  
  • If you have undrivable, unlicensed vehicles please make arrangements to have them removed. Remove items of no value, this includes items on vacant lots, think of your neighbor.

  


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      AS OF JULY 14, 2020 BRUCE CITY COUNCIL HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTH DAKOTA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TO HIRE DAVE MILLER AS THE CITIES CODE ENFORCER.  HE WILL DO A COMPLETE AND INDEPENDENT INSPECTION OF THE COMMUNITY TO IDENTIFY CODE VIOLATIONS THAT RELATE TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ISSUES. THESE ISSUES INCLUDE THE PROPER MAINTENANCE OF BUILDING EXTERIORS (COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL) MAINTENANCE OF YARD AREAS (JUNK, DEBRIS, GARBAGE, UNLICENSED/INOPERABLE VEHICLES, ETC.) AND SAFETY ISSUES IN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL (DANGEROUS BUILDINGS, CORNER VISIBILITY, SIDEWALKS, OBSTRUCTIONS, STAIRWAYS, ETC.).

Since Dave Miller has retired, Joel Johnson will be the new Code Enforcement with Bruce.  He has started his review and will be sending letters to those in violation of City Ordinances.

                                                                   

  

 

     ****MONTHLY CAMPING FEES HAVE CHANGED AS OF FEBRUARY 2020. THEY ARE NOW $300.00 PER MONTH.****                               


 

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ORDINANCE NO. 2-2020

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF CITY UTILITLY BILLS, CITY OF BRUCE, SOUTH DAKOTA.

The Ordinance No. 2-77; Article VIII; Section 3, Section 4. Shall be amended as follows:

SEC. 3 Rates for sewer and garbage utilities:  Council will review annually and may adjust the sewer and garbage rates while setting the budget. New rates will begin January 1st of the following year.

Sec. 4 Billing and Payments: All accounts shall be carried in the name of the property owner who shall apply for such service. The property owner shall pay the monthly utility fee at the office of the City Finance Officer. The monthly utility fee shall be due and payable to the Finance Office on the first day of every month and will be deemed delinquent if paid after the 10th of the month. If not paid on or before the 10th day of the month, a penalty charge will be added as listed:

  1. Penalties:
  2. Delinquent one-month penalty charge: $1.00
  3. Additional delinquent months, penalty charge: $10.00 for each delinquent month
  4. If non-payment of a delinquent utility bill results in the property having their water turned off, an additional $25.00 fee will be attached to the bill owed and must be paid prior to the water being turned back on.

Bruce City Council has the right to change by Resolution the fees and penalty amounts.

All ordinances/resolutions and parts of same in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Dated this 11 day of August 2020.

1st reading ___July 14, 2020

2nd reading __August 11, 2020

Published ___________________

Effective _ January 1, 2021

 

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ATTEST:                                                                                                Mayor

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Finance Officer