Two recognized by city for service

PHOTO BY BEN CHASE/PLAINSMAN Huron Mayor Paul Aylward presents proclamations to Shawn Martin, left, and Roger Larsen, for their years of service in the media. Shawn Martin Day was Tuesday, and Roger Larsen Day will be Saturday.

HURON — Huron City Commissioners met Monday evening, opening with recognition of two community members moving to new roles after long periods of service  in the media.
Mayor Paul Aylward recognized Shawn Martin for his years with Performance Radio with a declaration of Nov. 25, 2019, as “Shawn Martin Day” in Huron. Shawn will be moving to a role as the executive director of the Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation.
The second community member recognized was the Plainsman’s own Roger Larsen, who will be retiring after 44 years with the paper. Aylward read the proclamation that Nov. 30, 2019, would be recognized as Roger Larsen Day in Huron.
Commissioners also:
• Approved permit for alcoholic beverage consumption in a public area filed by Silvia Arevalo for a family event on Nov. 28 at the Nordby Exhibit Hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
• Renewed the lease for Blue, Wheeler, and Banks, including adjustments due to expansion of the space, with adjusted amount to be paid in one lump sum of $18,433.20 and ongoing lease payment beginning in February 2020 of $2,505.25.
• Approved city health insurance plans with Avera for 2020.
•  Approved  title change and pay increase for Bob Hentzi from Water - Sewer Treatment Uncertified to Water - Sewer Treatment Certified I after passing Waste Water Treatment Class I and Water Treatment Class I certifications.
• Approved payment to Olson Construction for $130,492.05 for Water Main Replacement.
• Approved payment to Flatland Concrete Inc. for $107,258.20 for City Hall west parking lot.
• Approved payment to August Winter and Sons Inc for $24,600 for anaerobic lagoon covers.
• Renewed the Joint Funding Agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey for the streamflow gaging station on the James River at a cost of $1,470.
• Reviewed a hiring incentive program for the Huron Police Department, tabled for further review/discussion at the next meeting.
• Approved additional $5,000 beyond budgeted $40,000 for purchase of rubber tire roller for street department.
City Finance Director Paullyn Carey reported that the online auction of city surplus items brought in over $60,000 in net income for the city.
City offices will be closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Commissioners reviewed the Solid Waste Department holiday schedule:
The Solid Waste Department Rubble Site will be closed Thursday through Saturday in observance of Thanksgiving and Baler Building repairs.
Thursday’s and Friday’s garbage and recycling will be collected on Wednesday. Please have your containers out Tuesday night as the trucks will not be rerouted.
If you have any questions, please call 353-8542.

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