May 28, 2022


Boards use resolutions as defined in South Dakota Law 7-18A-1 to effect an action in response to a request or directive.  Over the course of a year, the board of county commissioners can pass and enact as little as one or an unlimited number of resolutions to memorialize their decisions, requests, orders or feelings.

7-18A-1. Definition of terms. Terms used in this chapter, unless the context plainly requires otherwise, shall mean:
(1) “Board,” a board of county commissioners;
(2) “Ordinance,” a permanent legislative act of a board of county commissioners passed within the limits of its powers;
(3) “Publish,” publication in the official county newspapers;
(4) “Resolution,” any determination, decision, or direction of a board of county commissioners of a special or temporary character, made for the purpose of initiating, effecting, or carrying out its administrative duties and functions.
Source: SL 1975, ch 82, § 1.
7-18A-7. Passage of resolutions–Record of votes–Publication in minutes. A resolution may be passed after one reading. It shall be recorded at length in the minutes of the meeting at which it is passed, with a statement of the number of votes for and against the same. It shall be published in full as part of the minutes of the board.
Source: SL 1975, ch 82, § 9.

This page is devoted to the publication of those resolutions for the purpose of statutory compliance, transparency and as means to access them quickly by anyone with interest.  Questions about content should be directed to the Hand County Auditor Doug DeBoer.

Resolutions in Hand County are numbered using the year and the order within the year of the adoption.  Resolution 2020-01 would be the first possible resolution in the year 2020.


  • Resolution 2022-01 adopted 01/04/2022.  Establishes Commission Districts (post census)
  • Resolution 2022-02 adopted 01/04/2022.  Sets out the organization for 2022
  • Resolution 2022-03 adopted 01/04/2022.  Authorizes the destruction of vouchers from 2017 and older.
  • Resolution 2022-04 adopted 02/01/2022.  Declares support for the Family Crisis Center in Redfield
  • Resolution 2022-05 adopted 02/01/2022.  Appraisal of Surplus Property under $500
  • Resolution 2022-06 adopted 02/01/2022.  Appoints Arlen Gortmaker (E.M.) to be designee for Wildland Fire
  • Resolution 2022-07 adopted 02/01/2022.  Amends & Corrects Annual Budget Resolution for 2022
  • Resolution 2022-08 adopted 02/01/2022.  Establishes Election Precincts and Polling Places
  • Resolution 2022-09 adopted 03/01/2022.  Enters SD-DOT Bridge Inspection, appoints Ulteig Engineers.
  • Resolution 2022-10
  • Resolution 2022-11 adopted 03/01/2022.  Adopts the Beadle County bid from True North Steel of Huron.
  • Resolution 2022-12 adopted 04/05/2022.  Adopts a fee schedule for GIS data via the Assessor’s Office.
  • Resolution 2022-13 adopted 04/05/2022.  Authorizes the destruction of payroll records (2017 and older)
  • Resolution 2022-14 adopted 04/05/2022.  Deletes Bridge Structure 30-007-150 from National Bridge Inventory
  • Resolution 2022-15 adopted 04/05/2022.  Declares a moratorium on construction of pipelines.



  • Resolution 2020-01 adopted 2/4/2020 to show support for the Family Crisis Center of Redfield, serving Hand County.
  • Resolution 2020-02 adopted 3/3/2020 to delete bridge 30-257-40 from the SD-DOT and National Bridge Inventory.
  • Resolution 2020-03 adopted 3/3/2020 to delete bridge 30-220-19 from the SD-DOT and National Bridge Inventory.
  • Resolution 2020-04 adopted 5/5/2020 to Authorize WEB Water Development Association, Inc. authority to work.


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