News and Events from Around Elk Point

 

 

Our Public Works Director would like to remind our citizens to keep their weeds trimmed. Also, the trees must be not hang below 10 ft over a sidewalk or below 14 ft over the streets.

 
 



   

       Draft Comprehensive Plan 2035

  

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS 

The City of Elk Point wishes to remind you that sidewalks are to be cleared of snow and ice within twenty-four (24) hours after any snowfall or freezing rain. If snow and ice is not removed within this period, the City may do so by other means and charge the cost of removal to the property owner. Please be courteous to others and remove snow and ice promptly. The City would also like to remind you that if a snow removal alert (accumulation of 2 inches or more) is declared, please remove vehicles off the streets until the snow removal equipment is no longer operating in that area, after which normal parking may be resumed until the next declared snow removal alert. Vehicles violating this ordinance will be towed at the owner’s expense and cited. A copy of the ordinance is available on the City’s website. 

Snow & Ice Removal

Parking During Snow Removal

Ticketing & Towing Vehicles

 

If you have any questions, you may contact the Police Department at 356-2184.


 

 

 

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    The Best Towns in South Dakota for Young Families

 Elk Point #3

 The following factors were considered:

 

1. Public school rating

2.  Median home value

3.  Ongoing cost of homeownership

4.  Median income

5.  Economic growth

 

To learn more about how these towns made the list, check out the link below:

 

http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/best-towns-south-dakota-young-families/

 

 Mosquito Breeding Site Flyer

 

 Subject: Tax Credits are back for Energy Efficiency Improvements

 The Government Giveth and taketh away, AND giveth back again. 

All,

It has been brought to our attention ( by our next CSI star Mark Neu) that buried in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, passed by the last Congress at their New Year’s Eve session, was a provision to renew for 2013 the energy efficiency tax credits that had expired the end of 2011  and, to make them retroactive. 

This means that there is a federal income tax credit of up to $500 for qualifying building envelop improvements and  qualifying heating, cooling and water heating equipment, including air to air heat pumps, insulation, and windows  purchase in 2012 or 2013.  The credits are for residential property and there are a number of limitations on the eligible equipment and products.

Check out this link for more details; http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=US43F

Since the credits had expired for 2012 and are now being made available retroactively you may want to notify members who installed qualified air to air heat pumps last year of the renewed availability of the credit.

The 30% federal income tax credit for renewable energy systems such as geothermal heat pumps and wind systems did/has not changed and is available for installations thru 2016.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Tom

Tom Holt

Mgr. Member Services and Marketing
East River Electric Power Cooperative
PO Box 227, Madison, SD 57042
605.256.4536
dd 605.256.8013

 

 ELK POINT RECYCLE CENTER 

Open every Monday & Thursday

 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 

RECYCLE DROP OFF CENTER EAST OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT @ THE CORNER OF MAIN AND JACKSON STREETS

 

In an effort to reduce costs paid for tipping fees and to protect the environment the City would like to encourage everyone to recycle. The City built a shed for materials to be dropped off at no charge. You may dispose of plastics, paper and aluminum and tin cans. Labels do not have to be removed. Waste does need to be sorted. Glass and cardboard are not accepted.