News and Events from Around Elk Point
Friday, January 29, 2016
First day to circulate nominating petitions for the April 7, 2016 Municipal Election
Nominating Petitions for City Council are due by 5:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2016
1 Council Position in Ward One
1 Council Position in Ward Two &
1 Council Position in Ward Three
The Recycling Center is now accepting newspaper and cardboard
The Landfill is now operating on Winter Hours:
Open the first Saturday of the month only 9 am - 5 pm
The City of Elk Point will be doing the annual tree trimming around power lines and streets and alleys.
It is the City’s policy to substantially cut trees back from power lines and from the travel portions of the roadways so that it will not be necessary to do that work again in the near future. Annual trimming at the same locations would not be cost effective. If nearby property owners do not wish to have the area trimmed back substantially by the City, they should keep the trees and brushes trimmed back annually. This includes alleys.
The City may defray the cost of the work, including administrative costs, by special assessment against the property as set out in Section 6.0505. All trees trimmed to allow for 10 feet of clearance on sidewalks and 14 feet over City Streets.
For more information please contact:
Elk Point Public Works Department at 356-3162 or the Elk Point Police Department at 356-2184.
City Information Channel
We now have a City information channel on our local Vast Cable TV network. Tune in to channel 98 for updates on events and pertinent city announcements. Snow removal alerts, planned power outages and other important announcements will be placed on this channel. This channel also has the capability of broadcasting video feeds. This is another form of communication we want to share with our residents. Stay tuned!
Reminder: Dog licenses are available at City Hall and must be renewed annually. Please bring in shot records.
Our Public Works Director would like to
remind our citizens to keep their weeds trimmed.
Also, the trees must not hang below 10 ft over a
sidewalk or below 14 ft over the streets.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS SNOW REMINDERS
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.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Police Department
Get the Facts Before you Buy
The Best Towns in South Dakota for Young Families
Elk Point #3
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1. Public school rating
2. Median home value
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4. Median income
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Subject: Tax Credits are back for Energy Efficiency Improvements
The Government Giveth and taketh away, AND giveth back again.
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.
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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, newspaper, cardboard (corrugated/lightweight press board) and aluminum and tin cans. Please make sure to clean out plastics and tin cans. Labels do not have to be removed. Waste does need to be sorted. Glass is not accepted.