Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

September 18, 2014

Piedmont - Government & Citizenship

The town of Piedmont is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. Board term lengths are three years. The board meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. 

In addition to overseeing planning and zoning, the library, street maintenance and water issues, the trustees have a park board, which maintains and operates the town’s park. Charles “C.V.” Gardiner donated the land to benefit the children of the town and it is used to house many of the town’s social events, including fall and spring festivals.

The trustees began working with county and state transportation officials in 2014, who are implementing changes to several of the roadways near and in Piedmont. Officials plan to reconstruct I-90 Exit 44 in 2015 and have discussed changing Exit 46 as well – citing dangerous conditions because of low visibility for all the projects.

Budget

For Fiscal Year 2017, the Piedmont Board of Trustees approved a budget of $415,339 utilizing locally generated city tax revenues. The public can see the budget document at the city auditor’s office, 111 2nd Street, Piedmont, Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. Or view the budget online on the Piedmont city website.

Elections

For the city's voting history, visit Meade County's Elections Information website. The site also provides information on how to register to vote and a map of voting precincts in the county. 

A list of polling places in Meade County can be found here.  

The residents of the city of Piedmont account for some precincts within Meade County. If you’re interested in viewing the results or voter turnout of recent elections, follow each link respectively.

More Information 

The Black Hills Pioneer, based out of Spearfish, is a daily published newspaper. Established in 1876. This paper is the oldest business in West River South Dakota and the only locally owned newspaper in the territory. The Pioneer serves Piedmont and Meade County as well as Lawrence and Butte County.  

The Rapid City Journal, a daily published newspaper based out of Rapid City, also provides printed news for Piedmont. The Rapid City Journal began on January 5, 1878, as the Black Hills Journal. The Journal is the daily newspaper of Rapid City.  

Piedmont receives its televised news from KOTA and KEVN out of Rapid City.

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