THERE IS AN OPENING FOR CITY COUNCIL IN WARD 1 AS CHARLENE ANDERSON IS MOVING OUT OF TOWN. PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY OFFICE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

Council would like to let those know, if your grass is 8” tall you are in violation of City Ordinance,  please get it mowed before Honey Days!

The city will be starting to spray for mosquitos twice a week now 7/13/2021 and property owners can help to keep the population down by keeping the lawns mowed, including vacant lots and ditches. West Nile is still a threat. Thank you.

 

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 Just a few things to share-

  • Rich has started spraying for mosquitos, he will try and do it on Thursday nights, weather permitting. If they get bad, he will do it twice a week. You can help by keeping your lawns mowed, including the ditches and boulevards. Remove any containers that may hold standing water. West Nile is a threat and we have had known cases in Bruce.
  • 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.
  • It is our 30th Honey Days (July 30th – Aug 1st) Theme: We don’t hide crazy; we parade it down the street!  “Mardi Gras style”      Enjoy your summer!!

                              

  


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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