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January 1 – New Year’s Day – State holiday (SDCL 1-5-1)  

January 1 – The municipal fiscal year begins. (SDCL 9-21-1; See Hdbk., sec. 12.065)  

January 1 – Special assessment installments which are payable under either the Plan One or Plan Two option are due. (SDCL 9-43-103; See Hdbk., sec. 12.160)  

January 1 – The effective date of any new or amended municipal tax ordinance. The municipality must notify the Department of Revenue of the ordinance at least 90 days prior to the effective date. (SDCL 10-52-9; 10-52A-13; See Hdbk., sec. 12.260)  

First meeting of the year – A complete list of all the salaries for all officers and employees of the municipal corporation shall be published with the minutes of the first meeting following the beginning of the fiscal year or within 30 days thereafter. Added salaries of new employees and increased salaries of the old employees should be shown in the month in which they occur. A total of payroll by department shall be published monthly in the minutes. (SDCL 6-1-10; See Hdbk., sec. 5.095)  

By January 14 – If the governing body chooses an election day other than the second Tuesday of April, as provided in SDCL 9-13, that Election Day must be established by January 14 of the election year. (SDCL 9-13-1; See Hdbk., sec. 7.050)  

By January 15 – The secretary of revenue shall apportion the money in the local government highway and bridge fund. (SDCL 32-11-35; See Hdbk., sec. 12.255(6))  

Between January 15 and 30 – Publication of the notices of vacancies of the municipal election to be held in April is required to be published in the official newspaper once each week for two consecutive weeks between January 15th and 30th. This notice shall identify the vacancies to be filled and the time and place for filing nominating petitions. (SDCL 9-13-6; See Hdbk., sec. 7.650) Follow the Municipal Election Calendar for all election deadlines.  

Third Monday of January – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – State holiday (SDCL 1-5-1)  

Utility board – Is required to make an annual report of its operations upon thirty days notice at the end of the fiscal year. (SDCL 9-39-29; See Hdbk., sec. 12.080)

Newspaper designation – The official newspaper must be designated annually or for a period of time specified by the governing body, but not to be less than twelve months. (SDCL 9-12-6)  

Boundary changes – Municipalities must notify the Department of Revenue of any resolution or amendment enacted which changes the boundaries of the municipality. Notification shall be in written form, shall contain a copy of the resolution or amendment, and may be sent by electronic means or registered mail. Municipalities shall also provide any changes and additions to streets and addresses. (SDCL 10-52-13; See Hdbk., sec. 14.172)

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