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WHAT's New In Wastewater:

WHAT's New In the Fleet & Vehicle Maintenance Division:

WHAT’s New In the City Clerks Department:

Sign for city clerks

The City Clerks Office has recently visited with the City of Summerset and is scheduling visits with other municipalities in the Black Hills area for networking opportunities.

The department also continues discussions with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), regional directors, and SD finance officers and municipal clerks on a formal association.  At the annual conference in October, the SDGFOA will be voting on IIMC/municipal clerks joining the SDGFOA.

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WHAT's New In Building Inspection:

More housing coming to Box Elder


In the image above of the Northern Lights area, at the end of Northern Lights Blvd., there is a new apartment complex under construction. Estimated completion within two years. 

What's New in Human Resources

Kenny Moore
Congratulations to Kenny Moore of Fleet Management for being the recipient of our “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Award for the 2nd Quarter! He was recognized by our Marketing Department for doing an outstanding job of helping all night long with the recent Community “Bike Night” Event in June.

What's New in Human Resources

Josh Sadler
City representatives from Public Works and Human Resources joined in the fun at the "Summer Car Classic" Community Event at City Hall. They hosted a Job Information Booth showcasing the available opportunities with the City and had cookies on hand to pass out as well! Pictured here is Josh Sadler, our Water/Wastewater Superintendent, ready to engage with the crowds!

WHAT’s New In Elections:

Meade County will be at the Box Elder Community Center (previously known as the Event Center) on August 30, 2022 for a run-off election.  The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call City Hall: 605-923-1404.

WHAT's New In the Police Department:

The Box Elder Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Officer John Miller from the South Dakota Police Academy today! Good work Officer Miller, your community, state and agency are proud of your hard work, sacrifice and dedication to protecting and serving the City of Box Elder. (photographed left to right: Sgt. Campbell, Officer Miller[Graduate], Sgt. Taylor, Chief Dubbs).

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WHAT's New In Parks:

WHAT's New In the Finance Department:

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!

WHAT's New In Patrol Division:

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!

WHAT's New In the Police Department Investigations Division:

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.

WHAT’s New In the Police Department Administration Division:

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!

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 the Marketing and Events Department:

Our biggest event of the year is right around the corner.  Please join us for Patriot Day on Saturday, September 10th with the parade starting at 2:30pm and the event will follow with fireworks at 8pm.  Please visit our Facebook page for more information.
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