Sturgis Step Outside - Getting Youth Outside

Photo courtesy of Tim Potts. (Deputy Chris Williams) 

Photo courtesy of Tim Potts. (Deputy Chris Williams) 

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Sturgis Police, Sturgis PAL and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office joined forces at Bear Butte State Park on June 3, 2017. 

The event had over 80 participants; working with kids ages 5-17 in an effort to get them to appreciate (being outdoors) the opportunities afforded by working with mentors in several activities; archery, BB gun shoot, fishing, trapping, and animal identification. 

Nice job deputy Chris Williams and all other volunteers who participated. 



Notes from Commissioner Galen Niederwerder

Commissioner Galen Niederwerder 

Commissioner Galen Niederwerder 

The Meade County Commission held its first meeting of June on Wednesday, the 14th.

Auctioneer Bob Bertolotto appeared to give a report and a check in the amount of $7,882 for surplus items the county sold at the recent joint school/city/county auction.

We started preliminary work on the 2018 budget, but took no action.  We’ll start the heavy lifting at our next meeting.  Health insurance, as it is for every individual, company, or governmental body is going to be the hardest thing to figure out.  Meade County has a small group plan with Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield that, because of high claim history the past three years, is looking at a huge premium increase.

The engineering estimates provided by the state Department of Transportation for the Black Hawk sidewalk project came in higher than expected.  This project, you might remember, is being done through a grant administered by the DOT, which approved only so much money for the project; any additional costs above that amount have to be borne by the county.  This project was approved by the county in 2013, but because of foot-dragging by the DOT, inflation has made the project more expensive.  We approved the estimates, but are hopeful the bids will come in less.

The one bid to construct the hoop building to house sand at Piedmont was rejected.  Meade County Highway Superintendent Lincoln Shuck will be looking at a different design that hopefully will cost less.

We approved the 2017 pavement marking agreement and right-of-way certificates for the Nemo bridge project.  

We approved the special event alcoholic beverage license for the 2nd Annual Brandon Delzer Bull Riding event, which will be held June 24th.

We adjourned until our next meeting on June 28th.  God Bless Meade County.

Clerical Support - Treasurer's Office


Employment Opportunity:    Job # 17-07 Clerical Support (Treasurer's Office) 

Posting Type:    Open Announcement    

Closing Date:    Until Filled

Starting Wage:    $12.75 - $ 12.75 

Application Procedures:    Please submit a Meade County application to:                                                                      ★Human Resources/ 1300 Sherman Street Suite ▫ 212 ▫ Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Treasurer, is responsible for assisting with the Department’s major functions.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist with performing routine clerical duties, to include sorting, filing, data entry, proofreading, directing phone calls, mail contact, and customer service. 

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents shall follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Education:

  1. Ability to demonstrate good communication and organizational skills.
  2. Ability to work independently.
  3. Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.

Physical Demands:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  
  3. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  
  4. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:  

  1. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.