Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Public Works Department
Since construction on our new Public Works building was completed in the fall of 2015, we have been able to settle into our new home and get our house in order. It has been business as usual for this department but not without the challenges of keeping our equipment in operating order. Our staff has done an excellent job thus far in achieving a number of our goals, currently we are in the final stages of spreading gravel on the roads throughout the community. You have also probably noticed some excavation going on around the bridge north of the school. This is in preparation for the annual spring melt run off that drains into the Assiniboine River.
We are also able to provide some tire repair service along with some small engine tune up and repairs. We are not able to do any thing major as far as vehicle repairs go for safety reasons. Our new water trucks have proven to be very cost effective over the last year of service, as we have had zero down time in our regular hours of operation.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and congratulations to “Super Dave” Tacan and his maintenance crew for the exceptional job they did, keeping our veterans’ park and community buildings looking very respectable. Thank You Very Much!
We also have a new initiative in the works titled “Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Waste Management”. It’s a plan to develop a waste and recycling plan for our community. The ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for a land fill in our community and clean up the old sites where they used to be and restore the land to its original condition. We will keep you informed on this matter and all other developments as we will be looking for input from the community on the waste management plan.
Public Works Staff:
Water Truck South route – Kip Tacan
Heavy equipment operator – Lance Mancheese
PW-Building Maintenance – George Blacksmith
Solid waste/water treatment plant – Dwayne Whitecloud
Water Truck North route – Donald Whitecloud
Water treatment plant – Dennis Taylor
Sanitation Truck Driver – Rollie Bunn
Supervisor – Dean Mini