Rapid City Council meeting Monday to discuss uses for budget surplus

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Council will convene for a special session on Monday to review potential uses for an about twenty-million dollar surplus in the city’s general fund.

According to Mayor Steve Allender, the surplus is from previously budgeted funds and COVID relief funds still unspent. Council members will hear from the City’s 12 Department Directors on potential projects the funds could go towards.

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“The Council has full authority to do what they wish within the confines of state law. So they can keep it in the bank, they can invest it, they can put it all into one thing or all into many things or just spend a portion of it,” Allender said.

Although the meeting is open to the public, it’s slated for formal presentation only – no public comment will be offered and no action will be taken by the Council. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

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