October 20, 2020

Highway Department

Doug Cimpl – Highway Superintendent – [email protected]
PO Box 338
Lake Andes, SD 57356
605-487-7161 or 605-481-0164

Public Notice

PUSHING SNOW OR OTHER MATERIALS ONTO OR ACROSS HIGHWAYS FROM PRIVATE DRIVEWAYS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ACCIDENTS AND BODILY HARM, AND IS PROHIBITED

Doing so may create potential safety concerns for the traveling public and may impede the snow and ice removal process. Furthermore opening county highways before the blizzard conditions cease can cause larger drifts and delay the county from getting roads open. It also has the potential to cause damage to county snow removal equipment. This practice is a violation of Charles Mix County Ordinance 1997 punishable by a maximum of thirty (30) days in jail, or a two hundred dollar ($200) fine, or both. In addition the county may also use the remedies of a civil action and abatement as set forth in SDCL 21-10-5 through SDCL 21-10-9. Avoid penalty and liability, and cooperate towards safer highways. The life you save may be your own.

BY ORDER OF THE CHARLES MIX COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS