Minutes from the 5/14/2019 City Council Meeting have been  uploaded to the Minutes page.

1. A $3.45 surcharge will be added to every water bill starting July 1 (so will first appear on the bill printed at the end of July). This is required by DENR and will cover the cost of the $178,000 water tower loan. By collecting the surcharge early, we can prepay on the loan and reduce the overall amount of interest we will owe. Water Tower construction is expected in the summer of 2020.

2. It would be a huge help to me if water bill payments and bill stubs were paper-clipped together rather than in an envelope. It takes a lot less time to remove a paperclip than it does to open and dispose of an envelope. Plus, the envelopes generate a lot of extra trash. Paper clips are available inside the drop box. Pull down on the door and a plastic box is on the left with paper clips in it.

3. Quite a few changes to the City Office hours are coming up due to the end of school and numerous Finance Officer training classes. Check the city website home page (BELOW) for those updates as they were too numerous to list on voicemail.

Congratulations to the Montrose High School Class of 2019!

Upcoming Office Closures or Updated Hours:

Wednesday, May 22: Closing at 11:15 so that I can attend a finance meeting in Sioux Falls.
Thursday, May 23: Closed for last day of school activities
Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 29: Closed 9:00-12:00; Open 1:00-3:00.

**NOTE: June Council will be held on June 4 at 6:00 pm**

The Week of June 10-14: The office will be closed so I can attend training in Pierre.

Monday, June 17: Open 9:00 - 10:00; and 1:00-3:00
Wednesday, June 19: Closed 9-12; Open 1:00-3:00
Thursday, June 20: Closed 9-12; Open 1:00-3:00

Monday, June 24: Open 9:00-10:00 and 1:00-3:00
Wednesday, June 26: Closed for training in Pierre
Thursday, June 27: Closed 9-12; Open 1:00-3:00

Thursday, July 4: Closed for holiday
Thursday, July 11: Closed

Thursday, August 1: Closed

 Reminder:  The City Office will close following the School District calendar and closures.  

City Office Walk-In Hours:
Monday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Wednesday 9:00-12:00
Thursday 9:00-12:00
City Office: 605-363-5065 
Campground:  605-480-1999
Emergency Maintenance:  605-370-1240

We are now on Facebook!


Montrose is a small South Dakota community of approximately 480 people located along the banks of the Vermillion River.  The town offers a seasonal campground and pool. The downtown offers Security State Bank, Post Office, Raggedy Ann's furniture and decor, CJ's at the Wellington restaurant, The Office Bar, and the Montrose Gas Plus convenience store.  Montrose also offers a Public School for grades K-12, as well as City Daycare, which provides preschool classes.  It is home to 3 churches: St Patrick's Catholic Church, St John's Lutheran and Montrose United Methodist.  Come visit us or check us out as a place to reside. We're just a short commute east to Sioux Falls, or west to Mitchell.


See the FAQ page for info on Emergency Text Alerts, Garbage/Recycling Pick up, etc.
NOTE:  The June City Council meeting has been moved from June 11 to June 4.

Community Events:
CHASE THE ACE at the American Legion on Monday nights until someone draws the Ace of Spades!  See the Legion's Facebook page for more information.

May 22
City Office Closing at 11:15 
for Finance Meeting in Sioux Falls
May 23
City Office Closed for last day of school activities
May 27
City Office Closed for Memorial Day
June 4, 6:00 pm
City Council 
NOTE:  Meeting moved to first Tuesday of month due to Finance Officer School
June 10-14
City Office Closed due to Training in Pierre
June 18, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
City Council and School Board Election Day
June 24-26
City Office Closed for Budget Training
July 4
City Office Closed
July 9, 6:00 pm
City Council

July 11
City Office Closed
July 23, 6:00 pm
2020 Budget Work Session

If you have an event open to the entire community of Montrose and would like to see it featured on the city website, send an email to montrose@goldenwest.net with all the details!