About the Council
The City of Elk Point is governed by a mayor elected at large by the eligible voters of the community. The City Council is composed of two representatives from each of three wards, a total of six elected Council members who vote on policy directions for the City.
The Mayor and Council members are elected to two-year terms, with ward elections staggered so that three Council positions - one from each ward -- are subject to election annually.
The Mayor does not vote on Council business unless there is a tie, and the Mayor can veto a Council decision.
City Council Meetings are held on the first Monday of the Month.
Labor & Benefits - Zevenbergen, McCreary and Penfield
City Staffing, Pay Scales, Employee Classification, Retirement and Health Insurance Benefits
Codes and Policies - Buum, VonHaden and Verros
City Code Review, Standardized Operational Policies
Rates and Fees - Buum, VonHaden and Verros
Utility Rate Reviews, Other City Fees and Charges
Budget - Zevenbergen, McCreary and Penfield
City Council's Duties:
Primary Objective of Position:
To identify and discuss issues impacting the City of Elk Point, receive and consider public input, and make appropriate decisions in a manner, which encourages full and open discussion.
Responsible To: Citizens of Elk Point
Supervision Exercised: Supervises City Administrator, superintendents in charge of city employees, and city employees.
Major Areas of Responsibility
1. Assumes responsibility for accomplishing necessary research either by talking to appropriate individuals or requesting that the staff prepare appropriate research.
2. Assumes a constructive and active role in the output of the task force.
Process To Be Elected To Office: Please see attached information as prepared by the SD Municipal League.
Benefits: Councilman receives $200.00 per month salary. Council members also receive $40.00 for each special meeting he/she attends. The Mayor receives $250 per month salary.