Municipal officials meet in Tea
April 21. 2014 6:00AM
More than 120 municipal officials representing 27 cities gathered at the South Dakota Municipal League’s annual District 3 Meeting, held in Tea on April 10.
Yvonne Taylor, South Dakota Municipal League Executive Director, spoke about the outcome of the 2014 Legislative Session, and the effect new laws will have on South Dakota municipalities. Taylor also discussed the direction and future of the Municipal League and services offered to the municipalities.
“More and more we are seeing the need to get better information out to the citizens and legislators. Municipal government provides a vast array of services, and people need to be informed of where their tax dollars are going. This type of education can only benefit municipal government. The taxpayers would be very proud of their local government if they were fully aware of how much service a municipality provides at a relatively low cost,” Taylor said.
Becky Brunsing, SDML President for 2014 and Finance Officer for the City of Wagner, was also on hand to discuss her priorities for the current year as well as to conduct the election of District 3 officers for the upcoming year. Others in attendance were representatives of various state agencies and representatives of groups affiliated with the Municipal League.
Amy Nelson, City Manager in Yankton, was re-elected as District 3 Chair and Dawn Murphy, Finance Officer in Tea, was elected as vice chair.
In other business, those attending voted to hold the 2015 District 3 Meeting in Yankton.