There was more to Wednesday nights Huron City Commission meeting than just an extensive public forum showing support for police chief Doug Schmitt. The National Parks Service and South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office approved Huron’s application to become a Certified Local Government…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/03/march16commission1.mp3|titles=march16commission1]
City Planner Ralph Borkowski also says the designation will help the City obtain grants for historic preservation purposes…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/03/march16commission2.mp3|titles=march16commission2]
Commissioners also approved special event on sale alcohol licenses for the Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau’s Dueling Pianos event and April Business After Hours at Performance Radio. City Engineer Mike Wever updated the Commission on the prospects for flooding on the James River…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/03/march16commission3.mp3|titles=march16commission3]
Wever says the City has begun the process of sandbagging manhole covers to keep water from flowing back into areas. The Commission also received it’s semi-annual update from Kim Kruger at the Beadle County Humane Society and approved a revised contract with the Humane Society as well.