NewsJuly 05 2018

Posted by Lucy

School board considers budget, approve new hires 
 
By Angela Eves/LCH
 
   The Lyman School Board met on Wednesday, June 27 for a special meeting to discuss the 2018-19 budget, approve recommendations for filling staff vacancies, and approve late bills.  
  The board approved the following new hires: Layne Larson as High School English teacher; Cooper Garnos as High School Activities Director, Activities Bus Transportation Director, and Proctor of High School on-line classes; Kristin Hamer as assistant cook in Presho; and Allison Green as paraprofessional in Presho. The board is still actively seeking to fill the principal position in Presho. 
  The board went into executive session at 6:08 p.m. to discuss personnel and returned from executive session at 6:50 p.m. 
  The 2018-19 budget was distributed to council members for review. The council approved the preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year. There will be a budget hearing at their next board meeting on Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m. To see the preliminary budget see legals on page 9. 
  The next regular school board meeting will be held Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m.

NewsJuly 05 2018

Knee High by the 4th of July

Posted by Lucy

Knee High by the 4th of July  
 
Griffin and Raylen, Ryan and Lorlen, stand in the middle of their dad’s corn field. This old farmers’ saying knee high by the 4th of July meant that if corn had reached that height by early July that the farmer was expected to have a good crop year. By the looks of the corn field it looks like it might be a good crop.

NewsJune 27 2018

County Commissioners establish Tax Increment District Number One

Posted by Lucy

County Commissioners establish Tax Increment District Number One
 
Angela Eves/LCH 
 
   With the construction of the Dakota Mill and Grain load-out facility located east of Presho, the Lyman County commissioners have identified the need for road and bridge repairs necessary to accommodate the increasing amount of traffic near the facility. These infrastructure improvements are estimated to cost approximately $3 million. 
   Brian McGinnis, Planning and Development District III Community Development Specialist, of Yankton recently met with the board and explained the options for financing these improvements. One option would be to create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.  
   McGinnis explained that a TIF District is a way for a city or county government to finance infrastructure improvements to a particular area. The county sells bonds to finance infrastructure improvements. The money generated from the taxes of the increment value, or the difference between the value of the unimproved land and the finished property, is used to pay off the bonds. 
   All levels of local government, with the exception of the school district, continue to receive the same amount of property taxes that they have received previously until the bonds are paid in full. TIF districts do not result in the loss of property tax revenue for the entities that collect them, it merely delays the increase to them. 
   The commissioners established the boundaries of this district during their monthly board meeting held Tuesday, June 19. While the commission has not determined whether they will utilize this type of financing, establishing the district was necessary to determine land valuations and to consider the option. 
   The boundaries include the road right-of-ways and lots from 308th Avenue from SD Hwy 248 north to County Road 14, County Road 14 from east Presho city limits to 309th Avenue, and 306th Avenue from SD Hwy 248 to County Road 14. 
   These boundaries are sent to the Department of Revenue and Regulation in order to establish a base value for the land, which will be assessed based on bare agricultural land.  
   Other options for financing included an Agri-business grant, Bridge Improvement Grant, which the county is not eligible for two years, and a State Infrastructure Bank loan at zero percent interest.  
   The county will apply for the Agri-business grant in July. The Agri-business grant provides up to $600,000 with an 80/20 cost share for road improvements. 
   For more details on the meeting see County Commissioner minutes on page 9 in this week's Lyman County Herald.

NewsJune 27 2018

Puttin at the club house

Posted by Lucy

Puttin at the club house 
 
The Medicine Creek Golf Course participated in Puttin Around Presho Saturday, June 23. Ketch Ramser takes his first attempt at the golf simulator set up in the club house.
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