CITY MANAGER

The City Manager, Amanda Mack, is the City’s Chief Executive and is responsible to the City Commission for the proper administration of City business. The City Manager carries out the day-to-day responsibilities of running the entire organization. The personnel who comprise this department play a vital role for the community by acting as a link between the public and all employees. This department is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, along with a multitude of other administrative duties, including the budget development, coordination of human resources functions, and receiving many of the concerns that various citizens and groups may bring forth. The city manager reports directly to the City Commission, who is the policy-making body of the organization. The City Commission makes laws and sets policy, and it is the responsibility of the city manager to ensure these policies are carried out.

The city manager’s office prepares the agenda and commission packets for City Commission meetings. Any person who has a proposed agenda item for discussion should contact this office (987-2881) for additional information.

To contact Amanda directly, please email her at amanda.mack@cantonsd.org

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

The City Finance Department provides financial support to the entire organization, in accordance with GAAP, GASB regulations, the state laws and administrative policies established by the City Commission. The finance officer is responsible for recording minutes of City Commission meetings and keeps custody of official documents of the City Commission.

The primary responsibilities of the Finance Department include:

  • Assist with budget development
  • Administering and investing all the funds of the city, including utility funds
  • Grant and intergovernmental revenue administration
  • Implementation of financial controls
  • Receivables
  • Processing vendor payments
  • Utility payments
  • Preparing and maintaining the required accounting records
  • Banking relations
  • Risk management and loss control
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Debt service analysis and bond payments
  • Administration of special assessments
  • Payroll
  • Administration of municipal elections
  • Business and contractor licensing

PUBLIC WORKS

Department Description

The Public Works Department is tasked with overseeing seven distinct divisions. These divisions include:

  • General Government Buildings
  • Division: Streets
  • Division: Street Lights & Traffic Signal
  • Division: Snow Removal
  • Division: Street Cleaning
  • Division: Solid Waste
  • Division of Public Health / West Nile

 

Personnel
The Canton Public Works Department employs 5 year round full time employees specific to the Divisions listed in this section. Additionally, 2 part time employees work at the City’s Rubble Site and 5 seasonal full time employees work during the summer months.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Canton Police Department is a progressive agency that enforces federal, state and local laws, while either hosting or participating in numerous community service programs each year.

The Canton Police Department
Canton City Hall
210 N Dakota Street
Canton, SD

FIRE DEPARTMENT

FIRE HALL

Corner of 5th Street and Dakota Street

101 North Dakota Street

PO Box 152

Canton, SD 57013

Volunteer Fire Department (605) 764-5126

CANTON FIRE AND RESCUE OFFICERS

Kyle Lease, Chief

Trevor Ekle, 1st Assistant

Matt Stensland, 2nd Assistant

Dan Anderson, Steward (President)

Devon Chaulk, Treasurer

Scott Johnson, Secretary

RESCUE SERVICES

Russ Heggen

516 E First Street

Canton, SD

(605) 764-5405

LIBRARY

The Canton Public Library celebrated 100 years of service in October 2013! Centrally located one block north of the Lincoln County Courthouse, the library provides a large selection of books, e-books, magazines, audio and movies for people of all ages.

Canton Public Library

225 N. Broadway
Canton, SD 57013
605-987-5831

http://www.cantonpubliclib.com/

SUMMER HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PARKS & RECREATION

The City of Canton wishes to enhance the quality of life of our community by providing diverse recreational facilities, programs and services and preserving and developing our natural resources. Residents have several options for recreational endeavors. Hikers and nature-lovers can discover peaceful hiking on the scenic trails, while kayaks and canoes can enjoy the Big Sioux River. Several of our parks are equipped with picnic tables and shelters for those wishing to enjoy an afternoon picnic.

City Parks

Swimming Pool

Summer Recreation Programs

RUBBLE SITE

The rubble site is a drop off site for debris in Lincoln County. It is located east of Canton on Highway 18, across from the hospital and golf course. Please read over the rules, regulations and fees before taking any items to the site.

Rubble Site Fees 2017

Hours of Operation

Summer (April through October)

Thursday & Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Winter (November through March)

Thursday & Saturday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Free Saturday is the last Saturday of every month.  There is no load fee but charges for white goods with and without freon equipment (dehumidifiers, air conditioners, refrigerators & freezers) and tires still apply.

*Grass clippings & leaves can be brought to the City Shop (located at 9th & Lincoln) at any time.