Local Government

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE FROM DAKOTA DUNES CID

Effective today (April 2, 2020), all CID parks will be closed until further notice.  This includes all facilities at the Prairie Park, Meadows Park and the Dog Park.   This is being done to assist in the COVID-19 directive of limiting gatherings in public places and is consistent with what is being done in other Siouxland Communities.  Walking trails will remain open at this time.

Also, CID offices will be limitedly staffed and access to the office will be restricted to employees only.  Maintenance staff has been reduced to three teams of two employees each team is alternating days.  This is being done to maintain essential services provided by the CID including but not limited to water/sewer service, storm sewer maintenance/road maintenance and snow removal.  All maintenance staff is available on call in the event there is an emergency.  Security service will be unchanged during this time.

As I have mentioned in previous correspondence, please DO NOT flush anything down the toilet other than toilet paper.  This includes wipes (even the “flushable” ones), napkins, paper towels and Kleenex.  These items will not break down and can cause your sewer service line to back up or cause blockage in sewer mains that can lead to wider spread backups.   

For State of South Dakota updates and Governor Noem’s correspondence and guidance on the COVID-19 visit the SD Department of Health website here https://doh.sd.gov/news/coronavirus.aspx

Jeffrey D. Dooley, MBA
Manager
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District
(605)232-4211


COVID-19 Information:

Union County has declared a State of Emergency and has closed the Union County Courthouse in Elk Point to everything but essential business.  You can read the release here http://unioncountysd.org  Dakota Dunes CID personnel will remain on duty, but to protect our employees and to be consistent with current strategy, we would ask that you call ahead for appointments and leave payments in the drop box out front.    We have suspended any non-essential home visits for meter reads and change outs.  We will be here during office hours so please call if you have any questions.

SANITARY SEWER NOTICE from SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

Due to the coronavirus concerns, there has been a shortage of toilet paper on store shelves. This may cause users to look for alternative products. Please remind citizens that paper towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, flush-able wipes, and other similar items do not break down like toilet paper and can cause sanitary sewer overflows, which in turn can cause additional public health hazards.

For more information visit:

National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Toilets are not Trashcans Campaign

Thanks you and stay safe.  We will also send this out via text message.  If you want to sign up for CID text message alerts go to https://dakotadunes.com/local-government

Jeffrey D. Dooley, MBA
Manager
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District
(605)232-4211


Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District (CID), is the local governmental body and operates similar to a municipality. The CID is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, elected by the residents. The Board employs a full-time manager and staff to oversee the day-to-day operations of the CID.

The General Fund is primarily funded with local property tax dollars.

Purpose:

  • Maintain streets, parkways and boulevards
  • Storm sewer collection
  • Parks and public safety

The Union County Sheriff’s office provides police protection for Dakota Dunes. In addition, the CID provides private security.

The Enterprise Fund runs similar to a small business, primarily funded by water and sewer utility rates.

Purpose:

  • Provides treated water
  • Collects and disposes of sanitary sewer

The CID has its own water treatment and distribution systems to treat and distribute water to customers. The sanitary sewage is collected and transferred to the City of Sioux City for further treatment. For water and sanitary sewer rates, please refer to the ordinances or call the CID office at (605) 232-4211.

Mosquito Spraying at Dakota Dunes:  Please see the attached information on the chemicals used for mosquito spraying.  Biomist 3+15 ULV Mosquito Chemical

The dog park will open at 7:30 am on August 31, 2018.  Please see the rules below:

Dog Park Rules

  1.  Use the Dog Park at your own risk
  2. Owners are legally responsible for the behavior of their dog(s) at all times
  3. Dakota Dunes CID is not responsible for the actions of dogs or their owners
  4. Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the park
  5. Dog waste must be cleaned up immediately by pet owners
  6. Owners must be within dog park and supervising their dog with leash readily available
  7. Dog handlers must be at least 16 years of age
  8. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times
  9. Aggressive dogs must be removed immediately
  10. Dogs should be under voice control

Prohibited:

Human and Dog food/treats, Glass containers, Dogs in heat, Sick dogs, Aggressive dogs, Puppies (under 4 months)

Notice of Public Open House to Review Union County Flood Plain Maps

The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host an open house event to allow the public to review and comment on Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) issued on January 10, 2019, for Union County, South Dakota.

Take notice that said open house event will be held at City Hall, 504 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 pm. All members of the public are welcome. Please contact your community to determine if updated FIRMs were issued for your area.