City approves rubble site fee reduction for demolition project


HURON — A Huron company’s request for a reduced rate for entrance to the rubble site after the demolition of a building along Highway 14 on the east side of the city has been granted by the City Commission.
At the recommendation of Solid Waste Superintendent Dale Fortin, commissioners on Monday agreed to charge Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. half the regular rubble rate, which is $15 per ton instead of the normal $30 per ton.
Company President Michael Bartholow said in a letter to the board that after 67 years in the current shop, the business is building a new shop and office complex.
The Diesel Services and Best Buy Auto building to the west of Asphalt Paving & Materials is being demolished to make way for the new shop, and Diesel Services will move into the existing Asphalt Paving & Materials building.
Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. will be responsible for burying the rubble.
Fortin said the city is asking that the company place the rubble in a specific location and that they pack and cover it to meet city specifications. Clay material will be excavated on site and used for the cover material as required by the state.
“By building this new shop, we are demonstrating our commitment to the Huron community, and feel that it will clean up our area, making a more pleasing entrance to Huron from the east,” Bartholow wrote in his letter.
Commissioners also:
• Proclaimed this as Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Dakota Week.
• Approved the regular full-time status of Glenda Maxted as children’s librarian on completion of her probationary period.
• Hired lifeguards and golf maintenance employees as well as a Project Skills employee for the parks and recreation department.
• Approved a special event on-sale alcoholic beverage license filed by the Scoreboard Bar & Grill for May 19 for the turkey races.
• Approved a request for alcoholic beverage consumption in a public area from Josi Morente Cahus for a party at Ravine Lake east shelter.
• Purchased a street sweeper from Sanitation Products Inc. of Sioux Falls for $209,124 off of a contract provided by the National Joint Power Alliance.
• Approved a recommendation to approve the Confined Space Written Program as part of the city’s safety manual.

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