Oct 252020
 

The city council along with volunteers hosted a second cleanup day. This time construction rubble and metal items were picked up. The limitations for the types of items that we can pick up is determined by the Marion rubble site rules. (see https://marionsd.com/rubblesite)

It was a successful day again with the use of 3 dump trucks and a tractor with a grappler claw. Thanks to all who helped and for the equipment brought.

 October 25, 2020  Posted by at 3:02 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 252020
 

Ellen Buskohl approached the city council last year with a proposal to redo the landscaping around the community center. With a lot of effort on her part and her peers, the project is showing completion. First she removed the old rock garden and battled the weeds and volunteer trees. Then with funding provided by the 125th Committee a concrete curb was laid around both the community hall and the fire hall. Then an industrial strength underlay was placed and the old rocks were washed and relaid. The hard work shows a lot of community pride and dedication to making our town a nice place to live. Thank You Ellen and your peers for your efforts and a big thanks to the 125th Committee for paying the $1700 invoice for the curb.

 October 25, 2020  Posted by at 2:51 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 232020
 

Vast is upgrading their lines to fiber optic. They will be providing Internet, TV, Phone and Automation services to our community. With this upgrade your internet speed will be considerably faster! To learn more or sign up visit http://connect.VASTbroadband.com

These little green boxes are the fiber optic enclosures. Here is a map for all of them within our town. http://www.monroesouthdakota.com/Plots/Monroe%20pdf%20fiber%20map.pdf

 October 23, 2020  Posted by at 6:40 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 222020
 

Our town has a new look. Not only have the leaves changed but so have the roads too. We finally got a long overdue resurface of most of our town roads. We have gone from a black and white look to an all red surface.

We don’t plan on letting the roads get this neglected again! Since 2016 money has been set aside for the roads and this will continue.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers over the past 5 years who worked on patching these roads and keeping the potholes to a minimum. It is my hope that this new surface will reduce the work needed in the upcoming spring months.

 October 22, 2020  Posted by at 8:46 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 202020
 

Several volunteers joined in this past Saturday for a tree and branch cleanup day. We used the city dump truck, Ben Beil’s dump truck and Gene Berg’s dump truck. Nate Buskohl loaded the trucks with his family’s tractor that had a hydraulic grabber. It was amazing to see this thing pick up an entire pine tree and drop it into a dump truck. Each truck made 3 trips to the Marion dump for unloading. Big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped.

 October 20, 2020  Posted by at 3:06 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Jul 202020
 

150 Gallon Tank

Over 6 feet tall

Electric pump is not included

Minimum bid is $100

Either email bid to dave@monroesouthdakota.com or bring sealed bid to meeting on 8/20/2020@ 8:00 PM.

 July 20, 2020  Posted by at 6:12 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on Fuel Tank
Jun 272020
 

Its hard not to notice this flower bed. It plants a memory into my head that connects to a wonderful person who has spent a lot of her time creating this scene. Thank You Donna! You are very appreciated.

 June 27, 2020  Posted by at 8:43 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Beautiful
Jul 212019
 

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The whole town lost power yesterday morning around 7 am when the storm came through.  Around 11 am half of the town had their power back on.  My house is on the side of town that is still without power today which is day 2 at 11 am.

Aside from minor inconveniences like washing clothes and cooking food; we have been okay.  The main concern has been frozen foods.  I have moved my generator to 4 different addresses.

Our main street had an interesting scenario.  The south side had power and the North side did not.  And our Christmas tree outlets are fed from the south side and the poles are on both sides.  Therefore the north side poles had power about 15 feet up.  So 2 residents and the bar tapped into the outlets for their freezers and refrigerators.  The only trick was to tape off the sensor that was designed to turn the lights on only at night.

 July 21, 2019  Posted by at 10:57 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Broken power pole