January 21, 2021

Courthouse Closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 19th.

New Mill Levies Published

The mill levies for the 2020 taxes (payable in 2021) have been published.  For the eighth year in a row most tax districts have seen a reduction in the mill levy.  However, the reduction was smaller than it has been in recent years.

Tax District 39 (City of Edgemont) saw a 1% increase in their owner occupied mill levy and a 0.5% increase in non-owner occupied (which includes commercial). The increase was caused by an increase in the city’s portion of the mill levy.  Tax District 6 (City of Hot Springs) had 0% change to the owner occupied mill levy and a 0.3% decrease to the non-owner occupied.  This was an increase in the school mill and a decrease in the city, county and ambulance mills that canceled each other out.

For information on other tax districts please see the full list of mill levies below.

Full List of Mill Levies by Tax District

Employment – Assistant to Maintenance Supervisor

Fall River County is looking for full-time maintenance/custodians.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:  locking and unlocking assigned buildings and windows, using chemicals and supplies properly, perform cleaning and related activities, snow removal or debris or other custodial duties, like cleaning bathrooms, sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming as needed, moving and cleaning furniture, equipment, supplies and tools as needed, attending to emergencies when necessary, replace light bulbs, empty wastebaskets, trash containers, cigarette urns and ash trays.

Must be able to use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools, buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and other tools and equipment as needed, as well as safely operate all vehicles.  Other duties/skills may include attending safety and other related meetings, attention to detail, following directions, calculating and math skills, organizing and interpersonal skills.  Assisting with setup of facilities for meetings is also required.  Classes in cleaning and maintenance, CPR and first aid are helpful.

Other duties may include: tracking the fire sprinkler system and inventory, testing boiler water daily and keeping jail supplies stocked, using ladders when require in work assignments, washing walls and windows, launder cleaning rags and dust mops, clean blinds, refill restroom dispenser and strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors.  Ability to follow direction, support and enforce policies and to lift 50 pounds.

IT support/computer experience beneficial.  Wage dependent upon experience, minimum experience high school diploma.  Starting wage: $13.00-$15.00 DOE, full benefits including: vacation & sick leave, SD retirement; paid health,vision & dental insurance. Open until filled.

See employment page for application

Employment Opportunity – Truck Drive/Heavy Equipment Operator

The Fall River County Highway Department is accepting applications for a full time Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator. This job requires that the applicant possess a Class “A” C.D.L. Full benefits including: vacation and sick leave, SD retirement; paid health, vision and dental insurance. For more information call us at 605-745-5137. Application available on the county employment page or at one of the following locations: the SD Department of Labor, the Fall River County Courthouse, the Fall River County Highway Department Office. Open until filled.


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Courthouse Closed – Veterans’ Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Regular hours will resume Thursday, November 12th.

Hot Springs Schools will broadcast its Veterans Day Program on November 11 on its LiveTicket network. Due to COVID restrictions they will not be able to have the public and parents in the gym during the performance.  Approximately 260 students and staff will be presenting again this year in the district’s Case Auditorium. The performance will be recorded and available for viewing for an extended period of time.


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