Maintenance Supervisor Opening

The City of Bruce is accepting applications for a full time Maintenance Supervisor. Must be able to perform manual labor, which involves lifting, operate equipment and must have a valid driver’s license. Will work all departments, which include but not limited to streets, snow removal, mowing, parks, sewer, spraying mosquitos, general repairs and maintenance of equipment and city buildings. Interact with the public and elected officials. May be required to work unusual times of day, nights, or weekends. Benefits include S.D. Retirement, vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. Starting wage is $18.25 per hour, 40-hour work week. 6-month training period.  Applications may be picked up at the Bruce City Finance Office- 507 Jay Street in Bruce. Applicants will be interviewed at the July 12th council meeting, time to be determined. Applications must be returned to the Finance Office by July 7, 2022.

The City of Bruce is an “Equal opportunity Employer”.

Call 605-627-5323 for more information.

 

 

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            SPRING/SUMMERTIME!! The City of Bruce wants to remind citizens of some of the Ordinance’s that the Council will be enforcing. Council will also be working on updating the Ordinances – Procedures—Fines. Those that are in violation of City Ordinances will be addressed. 

            Public Nuisances- Abandoned Property- accumulating or allowing to accumulate deteriorated, wrecked, or derelict property in unusable condition, having no value other than nominal scrap or junk value. Shall include but not limited to deteriorated, wrecked, inoperative or partially dismantled motor vehicles, trailers, boats, machinery, refrigerators, washing machines, plumbing fixtures, furniture, and any other similar articles in such condition.

                With the threat of West Nile, it is important to keep your lawns, including vacant lots mowed, as the city will do its part by spraying for mosquitos. The city will be spraying once a week to start and may make it twice a week if necessary. Permitting weeds and grasses to grow to maturity of 8 inches will be declared a public nuisance, and subject to a fine. Keep yards free of debris that could hold water that may be a breeding place for mosquitos.

                Dogs Running at Large Prohibited- No owner of any animal shall permit such animal to run at large in the City. No animal shall be off the premises of its owner unless restrained upon a leash or accompanied by its owner or a member of the owner’s immediate family. Remember, people like to be out and about in the summer, please keep your dogs contained.

                All dogs shall be licensed, and owners shall show proof of rabies vaccination before a license is given. Licenses are due yearly and should be purchased by January 31st of each year.

                Building Permits Required- “Amended Highlights” a building permit shall be obtained from the City of Bruce prior to any of the following purposes:

  1. Occupancy and use of a building hereafter constructed, enlarged, relocated, reconstructed, or altered with a value above $500.00.
  2. Any building to be moved onto or taken off any City lot.
  3. Any fence being installed.
  4. Any concrete work with a value above $500.00.
  5. New Fees are: $0.00-$500.00 --$0.00; $500.00-$1,000.00-- $10.00; $1,001.00 or greater--$10.00 plus an additional $1.00 per $1,000.00.

There are citizen complaint forms at the City Office should you want to bring an issue to the Councils      attention. They ask that you do sign the complaint for any action to be taken.

  The Fire Dept. would like to inform you that they will blow the siren constantly if there is a threat of severe weather and you need to seek shelter. The Bruce Community Club has designated the basement at their building (former Methodist Church) as the “Weather Shelter” for Bruce. If there is threatening weather and you have nowhere to seek shelter, PLEASE come to the BCC, they will be equipped for emergencies. They will stop the siren when the NWS gives all clear.

Code Enforcement was active last year and will be again this year. Spring Cleanup dates are set for 4-30-2022.

What a great time to get rid of your branches, unusable items that a cluttering up your house and/or yards for FREE!

 

HONEY DAYS WILL BE THE LAST WEEKEND IN JULY.  29TH-31st  

 

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC

The City of Bruce is continuing its work for the best interests of all the people and businesses in our community. The City has once again hired an independent contractor to make inspections in our community to identify violations of the ordinances as they relate to property maintenance.  These violations may include illegal vehicles, unlicensed and inoperable, being stored in the open areas of properties; rubbish, garbage and waste lying in yard areas; vacant and dilapidated buildings; buildings that require repairs such as windows, missing paint, or shingles; Vegetation overgrowth; issues that involve the safety and well-being of our citizens. These efforts are meant to protect the health and safety of all families and businesses in our community. They are also meant to protect property values and to encourage new families and businesses to choose Bruce as their place to call home.

 

If you have something that you feel may be a violation of the above maintenance issues, please take this opportunity to correct these issues immediately. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Together we can work to beautify and maintain our vibrant community.

 Sincerely,

 City of Bruce


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NOW HIRING The City of Bruce will be taking applications for Part-Time Summer help. The applicant will be assisting the City Maintenance person when he needs help. Possible dates are June 1st- August 1st and the hours will be a minimum of 20 hours a week with possibly more. Pay will be $13.00 an hour and the applicant must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license. You may stop in at the Bruce City Office, Monday-Thursday between 7:30 and 4:00 to pick up an application. Closing Date: April 1, 2022


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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.

                                                                   

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     ****DAILY CAMPING FEES HAVE CHANGED, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY WILL STAY THE SAME AS OF JANUARY 2022. THEY ARE NOW $25 PER NIGHT; $120 PER WEEK; $300 PER MONTH.****                               


 

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 CAMPGROUND IS FULL FOR HONEY DAYS!! 2022