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Many neighborhoods have decided that they would like to have a paved street. The City does not pay for the improvements; however, it will provide many of the services needed to reduce the costs to adjacent landowners. The neighborhood must circulate a petition to adjacent landowners to find out who is interested in paying for the improvements. The petition must contain consent from property owners' with 50% or more of the property abutting a street, or the owners of 75% of the property abutting an alley before submitting the petition. If more than one block is requested the petition needs 50% of the TOTAL front footage. The petition shall be turned in to the Finance Officer when completed. The City Engineering Department will survey, design, and bid on the project. The landowners are responsible for the payment. Payment can be made with one lump sum payment or amortized over 10 years. For residential areas, the payment is approximately $60 per front foot. The City Standards for residential are 6 to 8 inches gravel, and 3 inches asphalt (greater thickness for commercial or industrial areas).
The City budgets for Curb and Gutter replacement annually. The landowners may call the City Engineer's office to have their curb put on the replacement list. The City Engineer will inspect the site and determine whether replacement is necessary. All sites are prioritized and the amount replaced is determined by budget. If tree roots cause the curb and gutter to lift, the landowner must remove the tree prior to curb replacement.
There is not an ordinance that directly deals with a property owner's rights in this situation. It is recommended that the property owners try to work out a mutually beneficial solution between them. Normally a drainage swale can be created on the property between the homes to direct the drainage to the street or backyard and away from structures. If a solution cannot be worked out to the satisfaction of the property owners, and one property owner feels that they are being damaged by the other property owner, it is a civil matter, which may require appropriate legal counsel to resolve the matter.
The Mayor determines when and where street lights are installed. Additional street lights can be requested by calling 605-353-8515 or by email. Traffic signals and traffic signs are installed and maintained by the traffic department. If you notice that a street light is out or a traffic sign is down, please call 605-353-8546 with the location, and the necessary repair will be made as soon as possible.
The property owner is responsible for the repair and maintenance of sidewalks, by State Law. Any property owner, who fails to maintain their sidewalk in a safe condition is considered negligent in their duties as a property owner and is liable for injuries that may occur due to its lack of maintenance. It is further required that property owners or renters of property within the City of Huron shovel the snow from their sidewalk to allow for pedestrian passage.
The property owner is responsible for all piping and appurtenances, which are not part of the water or sewer main. Problems such as water leaks, broken or inoperable water shut-off, blockages, or freezing that occur in the service lines are the responsibility of the property owner or tenant.
There are local Engineering Firms that provide surveying services for private landowners. A list of licensed land surveyors is listed in the Yellow Pages under Surveyors--Land.
City ordinance requires pets to be licensed. Pet licenses may be obtained at the Beadle County Humane Society, 5063 Dakota Avenue S. Call them at 605-352-8955. Pet licenses require current vaccination information. Pet Ordinance
Copies of the city's budget and financial reports are available at the Finance Office, located at 239 Wisconsin Avenue SW or on the city's Finance page..
Bicycle Registration is available at the Water Billing Office, 239 Wisconsin Avenue SW. A tag is issued to place on your bike for a $1 fee (0.50 cents for a replacement tag). The registration numbers are kept on file at the Water Billing Office and at the Police Department. Bike Registration Form (PDF)
Water/Sewer/Garbage service is administered by the city. A minimum deposit of $100 and photo ID is required for all new residential customers. Applicants must be age 18 or older. Contact the Utility Billing Office, 239 Wisconsin Avenue SW by calling 605-353-8504 for further details.
Electricity and Natural Gas service is administered by NorthWestern Energy. Please contact them at 605-352-8411 for further details.
Please contact the city's Utility Billing Office at 605-353-8504 to schedule an appointment for a service technician to check the meter.
Huron has a number of historic properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Please contact the City Planner at 605-353-8500 to see if you live within the historic district.
Building permits are required for all new construction, structural changes, remodeling, fences, sheds, residing, reroofing (both commercial and residential), water heater replacement, HVAC installation, lawn sprinkler installation, etc. Please contact the city's Inspections Department for further information by calling 605-353-8512. View the Inspections and Planning page for more information.
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Building permits are required for all new construction, structural changes, remodeling, fences, sheds, residing, reroofing (both commercial and residential), water heater replacement, HVAC installation, lawn sprinkler installation, etc. Please contact the city's Inspections Department for further information at 605-353-8512.
The City of Huron recognizes that certain limited businesses are traditional and appropriate in residential areas. To find out if you need a permit to work out of your home contact the Inspection's Office at 605-353-8512 or view the city's ordinances pertaining to Home Occupation Permits.
Call the Code Enforcement Officer at 605-353-8512 to report nuisances including but not limited to unmowed grass, lack of snow removal from sidewalks, accumulation of junk/garbage, etc. Please provide the address/location of the nuisance.
Yes, minors under the age of sixteen may not be present in public spaces between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
City Ordinance 9.20.020
The Beadle County Sheriff's Office provides this service to the public. They can be contacted at 605-353-8424 for more information.
Yes, according to state statute you must have a driver's license to operate any motorized vehicle on public roadways. If the moped's engine is greater than 49cc then you will also need a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license.
If the moped's engine is 49cc or less then you do not need license plates. Mopeds with an engine larger than 49cc must have license plates.
SDCL 32-20-1SDCL 32-5-1.2
The driver of any vehicle transporting a child under the age of five or weighing less than forty pounds must use a child safety seat. If the child is over the age of five or weighs more than forty pounds a seat belt can be used. A booster seat is still recommended for proper placement of the seat belt across the child's body.
Law enforcement officers do not determine fault in a traffic accident. Their job is to investigate the incident and document any factors that contributed to the vehicle accident. Fault will be determined either by your insurance company or during a civil court proceeding.
The City of Huron will declare a snow alert when snowfall exceeds two inches.
City Ordinance 16.30.020
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Snow must be removed from sidewalks within 48 hours after any snowfall, snow, or ice accumulation.
City Ordinance 15.24.050
No, it is unlawful to discharge any fireworks inside of the city limits. It is also unlawful to possess fireworks in a public place that are not sealed in their original packaging.
City Ordinance 9.16.020
You may register at any of the following locations:
In addition, you may register to vote at locations that provide the following services:
The Huron Arena, 100 4th Street SW, has been designated as Huron's Super Precinct for residents residing within city limits.
Absentee ballots are available for any registered voter who expects to be absent on the day of the election and may be obtained through the mail or in-person; a short application will need to be completed. For Municipal elections, please contact the Finance Office at 605-353-8502 or stop by the office at 239 Wisconsin Avenue SW. For all other elections please contact the Beadle County Auditor at 605-353-8400 or stop by the auditor's office located in the Beadle County Courthouse, 450 3rd Street SW Suite 201.
Nominating Petitions for Mayor and City Commissioner positions may be obtained from the Finance Office and must be filed with the Finance Director. Nominating Petitions for School Board positions may be obtained at the School Business Office located in the Huron Arena, 150 5th Street SW. Petitions may also be found on the Secretary of State’s website.
No, sump pumps must drain outside to the storm sewer in the street.
No, sump pits should have a sump pump installed and pumped to the storm sewer out in the street, they cannot be connected to the floor drain or sanitary sewer. If you have any questions about what you can drain into the sanitary or storm sewer please contact us.
No, old outdated household cleaners should be taken to a hazardous collection site.
No, grease should be collected and taken to the Landfill for proper disposal. If poured down the drain the sewer lines will become plugged with the grease.
Yes as long as you install an oil and sand interceptor to collect the oil and sand that may be washed down the drain.
Ordinance Number 21.08.110: Owner is responsible for pipes and fixtures. The water department will not be responsible for pipes and fixtures. All owners must, at their own expense, keep their service pipe from the point of connection with the city water mains to their premises and all other apparatus in good working order and properly protected from frost and other danger. No claim shall be made against the city by reason of the breaking of any of the service pipes or apparatus or from any other damage that may result from shutting off water for repairing or any other purpose. No reduction will be made from regular rates because of leaking pipes, fixtures, or breakage.
Ordinance Number 21.08.180: Failure to repair private service line. In case of a leak in any private service line, the property owner must initiate the repair of said service line within five days after notice to repair same, said notice given by an authorized employee of the water department, and if no action is taken to repair said service line after notification by the said water department employee, the water service will either be repaired or ordered repaired by the water department, with full charges made to the property owner, or discontinue service thereto for nonpayment of repairs.