Meade County, South Dakota

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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Audits N
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Meade County is one of 66 counties in South Dakota. It is the largest county in South Dakota, with a land mass of over two million acres. The county seat is Sturgis, South Dakota.

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The good

  • An agenda for the most recent commissioners meeting is available for download[1] and minutes from past commissioner meetings are available as well.[2]
  • Agenda for the planning board are also online, but no meeting minutes and no other information about zoning or planning.[3]
  • County commissioners are identified and their contact information is available.[4]
  • A directory of contact information for administrative officials is available for download.[5]

The bad

  • The budget and checkbook register are not online.
  • Audits, contracts and lobbying information are not made available.
  • The Auditor is mentioned as custodian of records, but no information on how to gain access to these public documents is given.[6]
  • Taxes are not explained.
  • No information on how to obtain public records is available.

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