Keystone Fire Protection District to hold elections and annual meeting

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NOTICE OF KEYSTONE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
AT THE KEYSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER

Election from 5:00PM TO 6:00PM.  Meeting to follow.

Two offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the elective officers: TWO POSITIONS OPEN – TWO YEAR TERMS.

Nominations for these positions need to be filed with the secretary/treasurer no later than the 20th  day of February 2017.

In addition, a Resolution to combine the Keystone, Hayward and Hermosa Fire Districts into the Battle Creek Fire Protection District will be discussed and an informational session held.  The public is encouraged to attend.

RESOLUTION: South Dakota Codified Law 34-31A-18 states “Any rural fire protection district may elect to enter into a contract with another rural fire protection district to consolidate or cooperate for mutual fire protection and prevention purposes, or may enter into a contract with any federal, state, or local government agency for fire protection service or fire protection cooperation upon terms suitable to all concerned, and power to make such contract is hereby conferred upon such state or local government agency in addition to such powers as are otherwise provided by law”, and the Board of Directors of the Keystone Fire Protection District have determined that to adequately fund fire protection services and provide for future growth, and the Keystone Fire Protection District, the Hayward Fire Protection District, and the Hermosa Fire Protection District have common boundaries and interests. Therefore be it resolved that the Keystone Fire Protection District agrees to form the new Battle Creek Fire Protection District and transfer all assets and liabilities to the new Battle Creek Fire Protection District effective March 1st, 2017.

/s/ Vanessa Row, Secretary

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