Advertisement for Bids: 2018 Fort Pierre Asphalt Surface Treatment


The City of Fort Pierre in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, will receive FIRM sealed bids at the City of Fort Pierre, P.O. Box 700, 08 E 2nd Ave, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, 57532, up to 3:00 PM CT, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, to complete “2018 FORT PIERRE ASPHALT SURFACE TREATMENT” for the City of Fort Pierre, Project No. 2018-01.

Plans and Specifications are on file at the City Office at no cost.

The City of Fort Pierre reserves the right to accept or reject any or all BIDS, to waive any informality in the BID received and to accept the BID that is to the advantage of, and in the best interest of the City of Fort Pierre.

Each bid must contain a certified check, a Cashier’s check or Draft, for five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid; such check to be certified or issued by either a State or National Bank and payable to the City of Fort Pierre or in lieu thereof a Bid Bond for Ten percent (10%) of the amount of this bid, such bond to be issued by a Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and payable to the City of Fort Pierre as a guarantee that such bidder will enter into a contract with said the City of Fort Pierre, thereof in accordance with the terms of such letting and bid in case such bidder is awarded the contract. The Certified Check or other guarantee, or bid bond of the successful bidder, will be returned to him forthwith upon the execution of the contract and surety hereafter provided for. The Contractor shall also provide proof of liability insurance and workman’s compensation insurance.

Bids shall be marked “2018 FORT PIERRE ASPHALT SURFACE TREATMENT” and sealed. The City of Fort Pierre requests one (1) Original Bid and one (1) copy. Bids may be mailed to the City of Fort Pierre, P.O. Box 700, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, 57532 or hand delivered to the Office of the Finance Officer, 08 East 2nd Ave., Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532.

By order of the City of Fort Pierre City Council, dated this 20th day of February, 2018.

Roxanne Heezen, City Finance Officer

Advertisement published February 23 and March 2, 2018


Notice of Possible Use of Community Development Block Grant in and Adjacent to Flood Plains


Pursuant to Executive Order 11988, the City of Fort Pierre gives notice that they expect to utilize Community Development Block Grant funds to undertake a dilapidated structures removal project. The project will involve restoring each lot to a build-ready state which will include the removal and disposal of the houses including removal and disposal of any ancillary dilapidated buildings, clearing of necessary trees and bushes, removal and disposal of foundations, filling the foundations/basements/garage pads, erosion control, removing and capping water and sanitary sewer services, disconnecting electrical service, hazardous materials abatement, plus all necessary appurtenances.

All properties are located within Fort Pierre city boundaries in Stanley County in Sections 27, 28, 33 and 34, of Township 5N, Range 31E, of the Black Hills Meridian. Portions of the project lie in or adjacent to floodplains. The project is being undertaken to remove dilapidated structures in order to create space for future development.

The City of Fort Pierre will analyze alternatives to this proposed action, if no practical alternatives are identified, impacts of this action will be assessed, and measures to mitigate adverse impacts will be identified.

All interested parties are invited to submit their written comments to Gloria Hanson, Mayor of Fort Pierre and Environmental Certifying Officer, PO Box 700, Fort Pierre, SD 57532, no later than 15 days after the printing of this notice.

Remember it was COLD! Heating Bills VS Space Heaters

Fort Pierre Temperatures from 12/23/17-1/22/18 the time frame covered for your current utility bill:

Average temp:  12 degrees;  Average High temp:  22 degrees; Average Low Temp:  2 degrees;

From Dec 23 through January 5, the high temp was 15 degrees with 8 days seeing below 0 temps, up to 25 below!

Followed by 5 more days in January where the high temp was 3 degrees and each of those days getting below 0, up to 12 below

Do Space Heaters Help Your Heating Bill?

Do you think you can save energy by using an electric room or space heater instead of heating the whole house?

With less square footage to heat, you must be using less energy, right?  Unfortunately, this is not the case. An electric space heater is an energy hog.

Looking to save big bucks on their energy bills, some people switch off their home’s heating system and instead use space heaters to warm a few high-use rooms, but using space heaters to heat your home can cost between three to five times what it costs to heat the same space with a home furnace.

As a result, it is expensive and inefficient to have a space heater run for a significant period of time.

A blanket wrap, big sweater, and warm socks are a much better way to go.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, space heaters will cut your bills only if used to heat one room while your furnace is set at 50-60 degrees for the rest of the house.