The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the municipality, shall preside at all meetings of the board and shall have general supervision over all departments and officers. In the absence or inability of a commissioner they shall temporarily take charge of the grant of any franchise or privilege are faithfully complied with and performed. They shall grant all licenses or permits, except as such are required by ordinance to be granted by the board or by some other department or officer. They shall have under their special charge the supervision of all public buildings of the municipality and of all city parks except in municipalities having a park board and the lighting of the streets, alleys and public buildings of the municipality. They shall annually and from time to time give the board information relative to the affairs of the municipality and shall recommend for its consideration such measures, as they may deem expedient.
Finance and Revenue Commissioner, Sheri Lund (2015 - present)
The commissioner of finance and revenue shall have under their supervision enforcement of all laws for the assessment and collection of taxes of every kind and collection of all revenues belonging to the municipality from whatever source the same may be derived. They shall examine into and keep the board informed as to the finances of the municipality and as to its assets and property. They shall also supervise all other departments assigned or apportioned by resolution of the governing board, adopted by a majority thereof at the first meeting of the board in May each year (9-9-24).
Public Utilities Commissioner, Bernard Zahn(2019- present)
The utilities commissioner shall have under their supervision the construction, maintenance and operation of the waterworks and sewerage departments of the municipality and all other departments assigned or apportioned by resolution of the governing board, adopted by a majority thereof at the first meeting of the board in May each year. The utilities commissioner shall see to the enforcement of all regulations with respect to that department and its revenue (9-9-23).
Public Works Commissioner, John Ganschow (2017 - present)
The commissioner of public works shall have under their supervision the streets, alleys, public grounds and improvements thereof and all public property, except as otherwise specially provided and shall maintain such in a clean and sanitary condition and the enforcement of all contracts, rules and regulations necessary to these ends and all other departments assigned or apportioned by resolution of the governing board, adopted by a majority thereof at the first meeting of the board in the month of May each year (9-9-22).
Public Safety Commissioner, DeniseMoani Nelson (2018 - present)
The public safety commissioner shall have under their supervision the enforcement of all police regulations of the municipality and general supervision of the police and fire departments and of their officers and employees and all other departments assigned or apportioned by the resolution of the governing board, adopted by a majority thereof at the first meeting of the board in the month of May each year. They shall have charge of all apparatus and personal property used by these departments. They shall also have charge of the municipal pound and supervision of the public weigher and measurer (9-9-21).
208 S. Main St. P.O. Box 277,
Worthing, SD 57077
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