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WHAT's New In Engineering:

The Box Elder Engineering Division in cooperation with the Pennington County is re-applying for a planning grant thru the RAISE grant program.  Last years application made it to the Secretary of Transportations desk for final review before it fell out.  We feel we have a very viable project that should get strong consideration this year.  If awarded the planning grant it will move the City one step closer to applying for the RAISE construction grant which would allow reconstruction of Radar Hill Road and the 14/16 HWY.

A project that has already under contract for this year is a water main replacement project on Radar Hill Road.  Projects that will be let for bids for 2021 include a project funded thru the SD DOT for sidewalk from the schools, the corner of Briggs and Patriot, to Ellsworth and south on Ellsworth to the Cimmarron Mall, a new water well along 150th north of 225th, and normal street maintenance projects of cracksealing, chip sealing, striping, and pot hole patching.  Several developments are preparing plans for their next phases. 

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The Engineering Department reviews new development plans for conformance with City regulations, prepares plans and specification, and administers contracts for annual maintenance projects, assists the Public Works Maintenance crews in developing and performing annual maintenance projects, assists the Planning and Zoning Department with updates to ordinances and planning documents, coordinates inspection activities with Public Works staff to ensure new developments meet City standards, and provide technical support for all City departments and City Council.


Staff working on plan for pave connector road between Creekside and Prairie View Subdivision.

Bob Kaufman-City Engineer

Bob Kaufman

City Engineer

Bob has been in the engineering field for the past forty years, in both private and public sector. Bob has been with the City of Box Elder since 2016 and comes to us with an engineering degree from the South Dakota School of Mines.

Contact Information:

(605) 923-1404