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The Box Elder Police Department would like to extend a note of gratitude to the students of Douglas High School for the donation of new stuffies for distribution to children in the community. A sincere and tender way of giving back to the youth of tomorrow. Thank you, DHS!


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What's New in Human Resources

Each quarter staff nominates peers who go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Quarterly nominations are reviewed and excellence is recognized at our quarterly ABCD Award luncheon held at Box Elder City Hall. 1st quarter 2022 ABCD award recipients are: Chris Misselt & Justin Taylor (PD) and Forrest Legg (PW) for their outstanding service going above and beyond in their duties.

Thank each of you for your oustanding service and dedication to the City of Box Elder!


Chris Misselt

Justin Taylor

Forrest Legg

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Final Public Input meeting comprehensive plan Box Elder

Are you interested in Box Elder's long range plans? If so, don't miss the final public input meeting for the comprehensive plan at the Spring Market on May 7th. 

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WHAT’s New In the City Clerks Department:

The 2022 Local Board of Equalization met on Tuesday, March 22nd.  If you appeared before the local board and appealed your property tax assessment, your documentation has been submitted to the County.  The County will contact you for the next steps.

If you have any questions regarding the property assessment appeal process, please contact the Department of Equalization:  Pennington County 605-394-2175, Meade County 605-347-3818.

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The Box Elder Police Department would like to welcome Officer Chase Randall to the agency! 

Chase is a former US Marine who came to the windy Dakotas from the Peach State of Georgia to be closer to his family who own and operate a local roofing company- Teamwork Exteriors.

Chase enjoys target shooting and all the hiking and camping he gets to do in the beautiful black hills. "It is great to be close to family and the hills and I am really looking forward to being able to serve the Box Elder community." said Officer Randall. 

Welcome to Box Elder Officer Randall, we appreciate your service to our nation and to our local community!


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What's new in Community and Economic Development


The Liberty Center is a recreation facility planned to be completed in 2022, at a total cost of $12.6 million. It was designed by JLG Architects and construction services are being provided by Dean Kurtz Construction. The 60,000-square-foot building will provide Ellsworth Air Force Base airmen and the Box Elder community with a recreation area suited for a variety of activities, including sports and military ceremonies. It will also serve as a crucial replacement for the Pride Hangar, which is currently utilized for physical fitness activities on base.

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WHAT's New In Building Inspection:

Freedom Estates Expansion April 2022

Freedom Estates Expansion

Freedom Estates Subdivision is expanding. The next phase will have single family homes. 
This is the area between I-90 and Highway 1416, east of Liberty Boulevard.
Watch this area transform in 2022.

  

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TAX TIME! Money in, money out and prime time for Identity Theft and fraudulent IRS callers! 

BEPD would like to remind everyone to be wary of whom you distribute your personal financial and identification info, especially to unsolicited callers. If the call seems odd, it probably isn't what it seems, hang up and keep a watchful eye on all your accounts.



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Code Enforcement 8 inch vegetation reminder

Vegetation

It's spring and the grass is growing. Remember to keep vegetation less than 8 inches and to trim bushes and trees in the right of way.

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WHAT’s New In Elections:

There will not be any upcoming municipal election in the 2022 year (unless there is a vacancy created).  The City is working with other agencies on the required redistricting of Box Elder.  This is a requirement following the U.S. Census that is done every 10 years.

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May 15-21, 2022 is National EMS week. The Box Elder Police Department was presented with a special token of thanks from the Douglas Middle School's 6th Grade class of 2022! Special notes of gratitude were posted to a banner and hung in the patrol room to remind the crew of just how important they are to the little citizens of our community!

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Once again, the Finance Department completed another year of audits with no findings, making it four consecutive years of excellent audit reports. Additionally, the State Auditor has accepted the last four years of annual reports all arriving before the deadline and in precise order. Excellent job, Finance Team!

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