Hill City, South Dakota covers an area of 1.3 square miles is located in Pennington County. With a population of 1,002 in 2016, Hill City is governed by a mayor and four aldermen who serve on the Common Council. Each of the city’s wards have two aldermen, who have staggered two-year terms. The mayor is elected on an at-large basis
The Hill City Common Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at City Hall located at 243 Deerfield Road. Minutes from Hill City Common Council meetings are available city’s website.
Hill City implemented its second comprehensive plan in July 2017. The plan looks 10-20 years into the future of Hill City. It also notes previous challenges that were resolved by the city, including a revitalization of downtown, completion of the Mickelson Trail, expansion of water and sewer services, and updates to downtown sidewalks--which will be completed in 2017.
Topics to be addressed by the comprehensive plan include public restrooms along Main Street, affordable housing, a community center, recycling services, and dealing with additional highway traffic concerns.
Hill City is served by a volunteer fire department located at 359 East Main Street. Hill City also has an ambulance service which began in the 1970s with just three EMTs. Today the Hill City Ambulance Service employs 13 paid staff and owns two ambulances. The ambulance service shares its space with the volunteer fire department.
Hill City does not have a police force. Individuals seeking assistance from law enforcement should contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.