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Review of Draft Hard Rock Mining Ordinance Pennington County Commission, continued

September 6, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Results – On Sept 6th,  this  review was continued indefinately.

A committee comprised of 6 people from both sides of view might be created to discuss the ordinance.


Review of Draft Hard Rock Mining Ordinance Pennington County Commission is on-going

The Pennington County Commission continued the review of the draft ordinance from July 19th to Sept 6th. Go to our  event posting on the July 19th hearing  for details.

Folks interested in testifying orally should show up at 10:30 am or perhaps a few  minutes later.  The review of the draft ordinance won’t start before 10:30 am and there are 3 items before it on agenda after 10:30.  If agenda items listed from 9-10:30 am take too long, its’ review could be further delayed. On July 19th 3 folks testified in favor of the rule, with suggestions on improvement. The review was much later in the day than expected, so some folks left as could not wait hours to testify (you can attend & testify by Zoom)




Folks were first requested by staff to send written comments to the Commission by no later than August 19th which would  give staff time to review and get into the BOC packets. Send to: pcboc@pennco.org.

Then they requested comments by August 31st if you wanted them to get in packet sent to the Commission before the weekend,  If you  missed that deadline, send comments directly to Commissioners or send late to staff. If sent to staff late, the Commission likely won’t see before the meeting.  Go to  371st page of 529 pages in the Meeting Packet:


DRA is asking for draft Ordinance to be sent back to Planning Commission -see page 386 of the meeting packet. See page 402 for Rebecca Terk’s comments


Proposed Ordinance
PHAS had an alert on this for July 19th meeting.
Pennington County Commissioners are:

Ron Rossknecht
Commission District 1
Term expires: 2022

Lloyd LaCroix, Vice Chair
Commission District 2
Term expires: 2024

Deb Hadcock
Commission District 3
Term expires: 2022


Travis Lasseter
Commission District 4
Term expires: 2024

Gary Drewes, Chair
Commission District 5
Term expires: 2022

A fairly current version of the Ordinance:
Commissioners’ Office Phone Number: 605-394-2171
Contact the Commissioners via their Contact Us link.
Pennington County, South Dakota https://www.pennco.org/commission
 Otherwise written testimony can be brought to the hearing or you can give oral testimony at the hearing.

You can attend in person – as the item is generally last on a long agenda, you can go & wait in the room.  A zoom hyperlink option is available for remote viewing   – If you want to testify remotely by Zoom, you  need to let staff know you want to testify by Zoom by 8 am on the day of the hearing.

Pennington BOC <pcboc@pennco.org>, (605) 394-2174. ext  1690, 605-394-2171
Pennington County is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Pennington County’s Board of Commissioners Meeting 9/06/22
Time: Sep 6, 2022 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 775 520 7200
Passcode: 1234
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September 6, 2022
10:30 am - 3:30 pm