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Posted on: July 20, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Road Closures Update

Contact: Matt Bartley Street Dept. Superintendent 125 7th Ave. Brookings, SD 57006 (605) 692-2016 mbartley@cityofbrookings.org July 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROAD CLOSURES UPDATE The following roads will remain closed due to water over the ...Read on...
Posted on: July 20, 2018

BROOKINGS REGIONAL LANDFILL EXTENDED HOURS – JULY 23 - 24

The Brookings Regional Landfill will be open from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 for residents to dispose of debris due to the recent inundation of rain. The last day of free dumping of debris at the Landfill will be Saturda...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

PARKS & FACILITIES UPDATE

Current status of the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Facilities that were affected by the storm on Thursday, July 19:

  • Southbrook Softball Complex – The facility is closed until further notice. For safety reasons the public is asked t...
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Posted on: July 19, 2018

UPDATE - DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINS, PLEASE LIMIT WATER USE THROUGH THE WEEKEND

Brookings Municipal Utilities asks for your continued cooperation and patience as we deal with the impact of yesterday’s unprecedented rain event. We ask the public to continue limiting activities that impact the generation of wastewater through...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

FREE DISPOSAL OF DEBRIS AT LANDFILL UNTIL JULY 27, 2018

Until Friday, July 27, 2018, residents may dispose debris related to the recent inundation of rain at the Brookings Regional Landfill free of charge. Residents are asked to deliver all material to the Landfill and notify the attendant.

Residents who cannot...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

FISHBACK SOCCER COMPLEX CLOSED JULY 19-22

The City of Brookings received an unexpected rainfall of anywhere from 7 to 9 inches on July 19. Many roadways and parks have been closed due to flooding. Fishback Soccer Complex has multiple areas within the ten-soccer field complex that have standing wa...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

INTERSECTION AND PARK CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING

Due to the recent heavy rainfall, several intersections in Brookings are closed and barricaded for safety due to flooding. Please do not go around the barricades at the closed intersections. Barricades will be removed once it is safe to travel through the...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

CONSTRUCTION WORK BEGINS ON 6TH AVENUE SOUTH – VIADUCT DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The City has started construction work on the 6th Avenue South Viaduct Drainage Improvement Project. The project area is 6th Avenue South between 1st Street South and 2nd Street as shown on the map below. The project was designed by Banner Associates and ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

BEDC awarded $91,025 grant for commercial kitchen / food entrepreneur program

Brookings, S.D. July 12, 2018  Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

CITY ASPHALT PAVING PROJECT UPDATE

Construction has begun on the City of Brookings asphalt paving project. The contractor for the project is Bowes Construction, Inc. and the project includes milling off the top layer of asphalt and paving an asphalt overlay over the milled area. The contra...

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Posted on: July 21, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #18

MISCONCEPTION - A person's disability defines who they are as an individual.

FACT - People often label individuals with a disability according to their condition or limitations. It is common in our daily lives to hear references such as “the dis...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #17

MISCONCEPTION - The ADA Laws are rigid and require businesses to spend a lot of money to make their facilities accessible.

FACT - This one is actually true! Two studies, one conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the 1940's and a current study...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #16

MISCONCEPTION - The ADA Laws are rigid and require businesses to spend a lot of money to make their facilities accessible.

FACT - The ADA is based on common sense, only asking for accommodations when they are readily available. Most accommodations can be ...Read on...
Posted on: July 18, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #15

MISCONCEPTION - Cognitively impaired persons cannot understand work directions, work independently or take reprimands appropriately.

FACT - Complex tasks can be learned but may need to be broken down. In general, people with cognitive impairments have les...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #14

MISCONCEPTION - Deaf people cannot speak.

FACT - Deafness does not affect the vocal cords, although it can affect a person's ability to hear and monitor the sounds they make. Some people who are deaf make a conscious choice not to use their voice while ot...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #13

MISCONCEPTION - People with disabilities need to be protected from failing.

FACT - People with disabilities have a right to participate in the full range of human experiences, including success and failure. Employers, family, friends, and community member...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #12

MISCONCEPTION - People with disabilities are inspirational, courageous, and brave for being able to overcome their disability.

FACT - People with disabilities are simply carrying on normal activities of living when they drive to work, go grocery shopping...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #11

MISCONCEPTION - Disabilities are always visible.

FACT - Many people have invisible disabilities. Examples of invisible disabilities include learning disabilities, various medical disabilities, mental impairments and disorders, etc. Also, you may n...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #10

MISCONCEPTION - There is nothing I can do for someone with mental health needs.

FACT - You can do a lot, starting with the way you act and how you speak. You can nurture an environment that builds on people’s strengths and promotes go...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #9

MISCONCEPTION - People who have developmental disabilities who do not live at home live in institutions.

FACT - People with disabilities live in all sorts of settings: In their own apartments or houses, alone or with roommates, in group homes or o...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #8

MISCONCEPTION - If a person appears to have a disability you should always help them.

FACT - Ask the person first, as they may just go about doing things in a different way and not really need assistance. Do the right thing by first asking if some...Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #7

MISCONCEPTION - Disability is a personal tragedy and deserves our pity.

FACT - Disability is often viewed as an unending burden. People with disabilities are often viewed as tragic figures whom society should pity. Disability does not mean a poor ...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #6

MISCONCEPTION - When there are several qualified applicants for a job and one has a disability, the ADA requires the employer to hire that person.

FACT - An employer is always free to hire the applicant of its choosing as long as the decision is ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2018

LETTERS OF INTEREST: Affordable Housing Development Opportunity

The City of Brookings (the “City”) is seeking letters of interest by those developers, organizations, and individuals who may wish to pursue an affordable housing development opportunity in Brookings near the future intersection of 15t...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #5

MISCONCEPTION - You should not use the terms “look,” “see,” or “blind” when talking with a person with a visual impairment.

FACT - It is ok to use these terms as they come up in general convers...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #4

MISCONCEPTION - All people with hearing impairments can read lips.FACT - Only about 15–25% of what we say is actually visible on the lips. Therefore, someone with a hearing impairment relies on other cues such as facial expressions, bo...Read on...

Posted on: July 4, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #3

MISCONCEPTION - Considerable expense is necessary to accommodate workers with disabilities.

FACT - Most workers with disabilities require no special accommodations and the cost for those who do is minimal or much lower than many employers believe.&nb...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #2

MISCONCEPTION - Employees with disabilities have a higher absentee rate than employees without disabilities.FACT - Studies by firms such as DuPont show that employees with disabilities are not absent any more than employees without disabilities. In fact,...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2018

MISCONCEPTION #1

Misconception - Wheelchair users are paralyzed and, therefore, are confined to their chairs. FACT - Some people can walk, but their strength may be limited so they use a wheelchair to enable them to travel longer distances. Some people who use wheelchai...Read on...
Posted on: June 26, 2018

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The City of Brookings has a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission effective immediately to fill an unexpired term through January 1, 2019. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to allow the city to engage in a comprehensive prog...

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Application
Posted on: June 26, 2018

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL

The City of Brookings has a vacancy on the Sustainability Council effective immediately to fill an unexpired term through January 1, 2019.  The purpose of the Sustainability Council is to investigate, propose, educate, communicate, and advocate i...

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Application
Posted on: May 21, 2018

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON 8TH STREET & 20TH AVENUE

The City has started construction work on the 8th Street and 20th Avenue Drainage Improvement Project. The project area is on 20th Avenue, from the north side of the Village Square Mall entrance, to 8th Street, near the Village Square Mall northe...

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Map
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Beyond Connections announces 2018 events

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host four different events in 2018. Beyond Connections is a workforce development program of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) created to bring people together to welcome new residen...

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