Ordinance 20

Board of Commissioners - Ordinance 20




BE IT ORDAINED by the Pennington County Commission that Ordinance 20 of the Ordinances of Pennington County be amended to read as follows:

Section One - Establishment

There is hereby established for Pennington County a 9-1-1 Emergency Reporting System pursuant to the provisions of SDCL Chapter 34-45.

Section Two - Definitions

Terms used in this Ordinance shall be defined in accordance with SDCL § 34-45-1 unless otherwise expressly defined herein.

Section Three – Service Area

The Pennington County 9-1-1 Emergency Reporting System service area is the geographic boundaries of Pennington County, South Dakota.

Section Four – House Number Placement

A. General Description:

All previously existing and newly assigned house numbers shall be clearly visible from the road from which the address is taken.

B: General Requirements:

1. If the length of the driveway/access way exceeds 75 feet or a physical obstruction prevents the number from being visible from the road of which the address is taken, then the house number shall be posted adjacent to the area in which the driveway/access way intersects the road.

2. If a group of homes serviced by one driveway/access way are unable to individually display their numbers in a manner that would be visible from the road due to distance or physical obstructions, all house numbers from that group of homes may be placed on one sign at the point where the primary access to those homes intersects with the main road.

3. The above-referenced homes shall, in addition to placing their house number on a group sign where the driveway/access way intersects with the road, also display their house number on the primary addressed structure, visible from the driveway/access way.

4. Mobile homes located in an organized mobile home park must display their proper lot number on the mobile home lot, visible from the driveway/access way.

5. The posted house number must be placed in such a way as to ensure its visibility year round and not be obstructed by such things as, but not limited to, snow or vegetation, to provide for emergency identification at all times.
6. Each character of the posted house number shall be a minimum of four (4) inches in height by three (3) inches in width and must be of a contrasting color to the background. 

C. Violations and Penalties:

Pursuant to the authority granted in SDCL § 7-18A-2, failure to comply with the provisions of Section Four of this ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) for each violation. Each day the violation continues shall constitute a new violation. 

Section Five - Severability and Saving Clause

If any provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid, it shall not affect any other provisions of this Ordinance that can be given proper effect without the invalid provision, and for this saving purpose, the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.

Cheryl Kandaras, Chairperson

Date: 1-9-90

Attest: Julie A. Johnson, Auditor

First Reading: December 19, 1989
Second Reading: January 9, 1990
Adopted: January 9, 1990
Published: January 18, 1990 (as part of official minutes)
Effective: February 8, 1990

Cheryl Kandaras, Chairman, Pennington County Commission

Attest: Julie Johnson

Pennington County Auditor 

First Reading of Amendment: 8-21-90
Second Reading of Amendment: 9-25-90
Adopted: 9-25-90
Published: 10-11-90

Effective Date:  10-31-90

Fred Schick, Chairman, County Board of Commissioners

First Reading: July 22, 1993
Second Reading: August 3, 1993
Published Date: August 19, 1993
Effective Date: September 8, 1993

Fred Schick

Chairman, Pennington County Commission

Attest: Julie Johnson

Pennington County Auditor

First Reading: February 1, 1994
Second Reading: February 15, 1994
Adopted Date: February 15, 1994
Publication Date: March 4, 1994
Effective Date: March 24, 1994

Approved this 19th day of April, 2016


Lyndell Petersen, Chairman                                                   

First Reading: April 5th, 2016
Second Reading: April 19th, 2016
Published Date: May 4th, 2016
Effective Date: May 24th, 2016