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The purchase of all burial sites in riverside cemetery is handled at the office located at the cemetery. Burial sites are $475 per space except for the area known as baby land where the purchase price is $75 dollars per lot. Cemetery staff are available to assist with the purchase of a burial site Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
There are three different charges for openings and closings of a burial site, interment of a baby $200, internment of cremations $250 and all others $475. Also. there is a $500 weekend and holiday fee. All openings and closings plus weekend and holiday fees are subject to 6.5 percent sales tax. Burials on holidays are highly discouraged.
The City of Pierre has a standard claim form that can be used for your convenience. The form must be filed with the Finance Officer, located at 2301 Patron Parkway, Pierre SD 57501.
You can access the form here or pick one up in person at the Business Office at City Hall or you may call (605)773-7407 or request a form by emailing Twila Hight.
Per SDCL 3-21-3, a person has 180 days to file written notice of their potential claim.
If the notice statute has expired since the incident occurred, more than likely your claim will be denied for failure to file timely notice/failure to comply with the notice statute.
When pursuing a claim, you should include a copy of any law enforcement investigative reports, appraisals of the property damage, estimates, or any other documentation that you intend to use to support your claim for damages. Claims can be turned in without the information and notice should not be delayed due to not having all of the documentation you wish to present.
It is each party’s responsibility to allow a reasonable amount of time for inspection of property which is asserted to have been damaged due to another. However, there is also a duty to mitigate damages relative to any incident. The answer to this question varies and should be addressed with the claims adjuster assigned to investigate your claim.
Once a claim is filed, it is submitted to the City’s Insurance Carrier and an adjuster is assigned. The assigned adjuster will investigate each claim received and make a liability determination based upon the facts and evidence presented.
If you have additional information which you feel will change or alter the adjuster’s determination, you can present the same to the adjuster. You also have the option at any time to utilize your own insurance. You may proceed with challenging your claim via small claims or circuit court as is appropriate.
The total project cost, including design, engineering, financing, construction and equipment, is estimated at $13 million.
The City of Pierre has committed to paying $10 million for the project. A private fundraising initiative is underway to achieve the additional $3 million.
Yes. Expected inflation is included in the construction cost estimate.
Yes. Increased staff needed for a larger facility will increase operational costs. However, estimates indicate that the attraction will also generate greater attendance leading to additional revenue.
The current outdoor pool has 7,915 sq. ft. of water surface area.
The proposed base project has a 4,979 sq. ft. shallow water pool plus a 5,181 sq. ft. multipurpose pool. Together, the total water surface area is 10,160 sq. ft.
Yes. The plan calls for a heated shallow water pool and a heated multipurpose pool.
The City-funded project contains eight 25-meter lanes. With private funding, those eight lanes would be extended to 50-meter lanes.
The base model includes an eight lane 25-meter multipurpose pool. Private funding is needed to extend the multipurpose pool to a 50-meter eight lane pool.
The new pool will be located in Griffin Park at the same spot as the existing outdoor pool.
Pool construction is slated to start April 2021; the new facility is scheduled to open in 2022.
With support from pool consultant, Burbach Aquatics, the design was developed by an Outdoor Pool Committee appointed by Mayor Harding.
The Pool Committee members are Becky Burke, Mike Mueller, Rachel Arbach; Heather DeBoer; Paula Huizenga; Kelsey McQuistion; Becky Spoehr; Paula Weeldreyer.
Burbach Aquatics, Inc. began business in 1978 and has been providing municipalities with professional design and consulting services for more than 40 years. The company has designed more than 600 new pools including the pools in Beresford and Vermillion.
No, this is a City of Pierre project.
The Contractors will provide a full two-year, 100% labor and materials warranty.
The current pool is scheduled to permanently close after the 2020 season; the new pool is scheduled for construction in 2021 and completion in 2022.
The City of Pierre
Fees will be established by the City at a later date.
The project has a design life of 50 years.
No. The pool is schedule to open in 2022, after the opening of the water treatment facility.
Don’t hang up. Stay on the line and answer the questions asked by the dispatcher. It is our procedure to send an officer anytime someone dials 911.
The City of Pierre's Building Department
The city's goal is voluntary compliance.
Failure to register may result in loss of utility service to an unregistered unit.
The fee for failing to meet the housing inspector or designated representative at a scheduled time and place, or failure to reschedule an inspection at least one working day prior to the scheduled time shall be:
The fee for failure to complete required repairs within the time allotted or failure to apply for or renew license shall be $200.00. Repeat violations and/or significant hazardous conditions may result in additional fees and/or forfeiture of license.
Under the proposed ordinance, annually, there is a $20 per structure fee plus a $15 per unit fee.
All non-owner occupied residential rental units will be inspected. Units will be inspected on a five-year rotation or, as needed, on a complaint basis.
Units will be inspected on a rotation, or, as needed, on a complaint basis. Until a registration system is established, it will be difficult to determine an inspection schedule.
Inspections are a mandatory component of the registration and licensing program. Inspectors will work with landlords to resolve scheduling conflicts.
An inspector will physically walk through the rental unit to make sure basic life and safety standards are being met. The inspector will complete an inspection report and provide that report to the city.
If all standards are met, a license will be issued for the unit.
If standards are not met, the city building department will provide the landlord with a list of changes needed to bring the unit into compliance.
The city of Pierre is partnering with the Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commission to complete the inspections.
The property owner or registered agent of the property needs to be present for the inspection.
Staff will work with the owner to help resolve any issues.
Fines are not assessed based on the first inspection.
If there is a code violation, the city will work with the owner on a reasonable timeframe to resolve the issue.
The city currently handles inspections based on complaints. That means the city is not aware of all currently existing bad properties.
The proposed program allows the city to take a proactive approach to prevent dangerous or unhealthy situations from becoming worse.
The City of Pierre is implementing a dwelling rental program to register, license, and inspect rental housing units. The goal is to ensure the life, health, and safety of those living in residential rental units.
All non-owner occupied residential rental units within the City of Pierre are required to be registered.
No commission action has been taken on the proposed program; the city is currently reviewing comments received about it.
An updated proposal is expected in August with a public hearing to follow in September. The timeline is subject to change.
Both are renewed annually.
Under the proposed plan, yes. $20.00 per structure plus $15.00 per unit are due anually, upon registration.
If you have a 10-unit apartment complex, the total annual cost would be $170. That breaks down to approximately $1.42 per month, per unit.
If you have a single family rental, the total annual cost would be $35. That breaks down to approximately $2.92 per month.
All non-owner occupied residential units in Pierre must be registered. Licenses will be issued to registered units that meet licensing requirements, including successful completion of scheduled unit inspection.
All rental unit must have a local contact. That means all rental units are required to have an owner or registered agent living within 50 miles of Pierre. The agent could be an owner, manager, friend, tenat, etc.
There is a level of consumer risk that is involved with rental properties. The city modeled the program from other communities that have similar programs. The city will focus on a base level of life and health inspections. Most inspections are only completed once every five years.
We can not accept any freon containing equipment unless the freon has been properly removed. Contact a local business that sells refrigerators, freezers or air conditioning units for more information on freon removal.
The treatment process would remove iron and manganese from the treated water. Here's what that means for you.
Yes. The Water Treatment Plant would remove the minerals from Pierre's water that currently differentiate Pierre's water from the water produced by the Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi systems.
All three systems supply drinking water that meets required federal and state drinking water standards. Pierre's water contains manganese that causes brown staining; water produced by Mid-Dakota and Mni Wiconi does not contain manganese. Additionally, the concentrations of calcium and magnesium are approximately 30% higher in Pierre's water supply than in the water produced by Mid-Dakota and Mni Wiconi, making Pierre's water harder than the water supplied by the other systems.
Yes. The treatment process would remove the minerals from the water that can cause water discoloration.
Over the past few decades, the well water quality has deteriorated, exhibiting increasing concentrations of minerals, hardness, and sulfate. This deteriorating water quality trend is likely to continue as the wells age.
Pierre’s water contains manganese and iron that forms dark deposits when it evaporates.
Yes. The treatment process would remove the minerals that cause staining.
No. Conversely, treated water tends to have fewer negative impacts on plumbing fixtures.
Estimates indicate residential users would pay $0.0023 more per gallon.
The increase depends directly on the amount of water used by the customer. If a commercial account uses a lot of water, its cost will be higher than that of an individual who uses a smaller quantity. Estimates indicate a Water Treatment Plant would add an average of $1 a day to a typical residential municipal water account. The rate increase would be used to pay back a 30-year loan used to build the facility, as well as ongoing maintenance and operation costs.
Water rates include a base charge and a volumetric charge (charge per unit of water used). Based on a customer using 6,000 gallons per month (8 ccf) the new single family monthly cost would be approximately $51 per month. For the same volume of water used, Mid-Dakota’s residential cost (2018) would be approximately $69 per month.
Since Mni Wiconi provides water to consecutive rural water systems and does not provide water to individual customers, Mni Wiconi does not have published comparable residential rates.
If a Water Treatment Plant is built, the existing wells could serve as a backup water source. They would still need to be exercised occasionally, but would require very little maintenance or funding.
If a Water Treatment Plant is not built, the City will need to invest between $2 and $3 million, to construct new wells and update existing wells.
Mid-Dakota's water system does not produce enough water to meet the needs of the Pierre. Expanding Mid-Dakota's production capacity would cost more than the proposed Water Treatment Plant.
Pierre's current system provides water that meets all current federal and state drinking water safety standards.
The federal Environment Protection Agency is currently reviewing its regulations. Changes to their regulations may impact Pierre's treatment process, but no regulatory changes have been identified at this time.
Treated water can flow in approximately 2 to 3 years, including approximately 1 year for design, and between 1 and 2 years for construction.
Chlorine is added to the water for disinfection. Fluoride is added to help reduce tooth decay.A phosphate chemical is added to inhibit water discoloration and inhibit corrosion.
The current average concentrations of manganese in Pierre’s current water supply is 2.5 milligrams/liter. The treated water with the proposed treatment plant would have concentrations of manganese less than 0.05 milligrams/liter.
The recommended Treatment Plant location is in the north end of Steamboat Park, just south of the approach to the Missouri River Bridge. An estimated 1 acre will be needed.
The City can use the existing wells for park irrigation. However, the water will still contain high levels of manganese which will stain sidewalks and other buildings near the site of irrigation.