Our first regular meeting of 2018 was held on January 10th. The first order of business was to seat a chairman. Galen Niederwerder was elected chairman. Ted Seaman was elected vice-chairman. The salary for commissioners will remain the same as last year, with no increase.
One noticeable change; the 4H office was moved to the old Register of Deed's Office at the Courthouse. Jenny Voigt, 4-H Youth Program Advisor, also now has a part-time assistant in her office. They are looking forward to an active year in 4H.
The official newspapers for Meade County will be the Faith Independent and the Black Hills Pioneer. The Black Hills Pioneer is also the official paper of Lawrence County. They will have a reporter at every commission meeting and we are looking forward to their reports.
We will be taking applications for district 2 seat on the Weed and Pest Board. This is the area South of 34 in the South East 1/3 of the county. Please apply to our HR office.
There is a scheduling conflict with the City of Sturgis (community center) for the June 5th primary election. Please keep informed because polling places may change. The City of Sturgis is working to resolve the issue.
The role of the County Commission in the formation of a new fire and ambulance district is procedural only. Our job is to ensure all the rules are followed. It is up to the residents of the proposed area to participate in the formation.