County Takes Steps to Auction Old Gravel Pit

The Lake County Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday morning. Among the actions taken by the commission was the first steps in selling what’s known at the county’s “Russian Gravel Pit”. The pit is fully mined and has not been in operation for many years. 

County Administrative Officer Shelli Gust said work over the last several years to close the area as an active mine have been completed. 

The property is surrounded on all sides by land owned by the Graceville Colony. Commissioners declared the “Russian Pit” surplus, and set it to be sold at public auction on February 6th. 

Also Tuesday, the county commissioners approved a Joint Powers and Funding Agreement with the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The agreement will authorize the state to remove the bridge on 464th avenue, north of the intersection with 226th street. The strip is also located close to a small strip of land owned by the county that commissioners will likely offer for sale after the project is completed. 

The next commission meeting is scheduled for December 28th at 4pm, to conduct any end of your business. The next regular meeting will be held January 2nd.