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Sturgis Council meets for second January meeting

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council met for their second meeting in January Tuesday night and began with another work session that discussed the city’s transit ordinances.

Discussion topics included pedicabs, Uber, Lyft and taxis.

A pedicab is a nonmotorized three-wheel bicycle used to carry passengers for hire or similar vehicle with an electric motor that meets the requirements or characteristics of an electric-assisted bicycle.

The city may be introducing some city-transit related ordinances in the future and the work session is an opportunity for the council to discuss it in a more informal setting.

The council also approved a plat for the Southside Addition. In April of 2022, the city of Sturgis purchased the property in southwest Sturgis from Dave Richards. Sturgis Public Works Director Rick Bush says the parcel will be split into two sections. One will be 20.6 acres and the other 48.5 acres. The smaller parcel will be retained by the city and the second possibly sold to a developer.

 

Bush says it is the first step in moving forward with future planning at the site.

The council also approved another 5-year lease of Woodle Field to the Meade School District. Although the City of Sturgis owns the Woodle Field property, the Meade 46-1 School District has leased the property from the City for years. The School District also owns and maintains the various buildings and structures on the property as well as the fields. As such, both the City and the School District desire to clarify their rights and obligations concerning the Woodle Field area.

 

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