Town of Langford

JOB OPENING: UTILITY OPERATOR

UTILITY OPERATOR:  Langford, SD – Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: operating a variety of equipment, including heavy equipment; maintenance of water meters, pumps, pipelines, water and sewer mains as necessary; monitoring the city’s electrical system; maintenance and cleaning of streets; mowing and maintenance of parks and other city-owned properties, maintenance of city-owned building and the city’s rubble site; manual labor as needed; and other related duties.  Applicant must be in possession of the following certifications/licenses or able to obtain within 2 years of start date of employment: Water Distribution Class 1, Wastewater Collection Class 1; Wastewater Treatment Class 1 or Stabilization Pond Class 1; Restricted Use Pesticide License. Applicant must have a lifting capacity of 75 lbs. Full benefit package included. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Applications are available at the Finance Office, 306 Main St., Langford, SD 57454, (605-493-6610). Resumes may be mailed to P.O. Box 191, Langford, SD 57454, or emailed to townoflangford@venturecomm.net. Applications accepted until position is filled. The City of Langford is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

CITY CLEAN UP DAYS

“City Clean Up” Days in Langford will be June 1st-4th, 2021.

Residents may place unwanted items at the curb. The City will collect the items for disposal.

No Tires – No Batteries

No Used or Waste Oil

No Concrete or Construction Debris

No Hazardous Materials

CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY

We will NOT accept refrigerators, air conditioners or freezers unless the freon has been removed and tagged.

BASKETBALL COURT LIGHTS

There is a new way to turn on the lights at the Basketball Court. The green button turns the lights on and the red button turns them off. They are on a timer so they will turn off automatically after 30 minutes.

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Mosquito season will be upon us before we know it. Many residents will start to notice large mosquitoes as the days and evenings start to warm up. Get ready for a massive flush as soon as the weather warms up. While the City crew will be out checking the water ponds for newly hatched wrigglers and applying larvicide to prevent the larvae from becoming flying mosquitoes, everyone can help with the control measures.

  • Check your yard for standing water.
  • Pour out that coffee can, unused snow sled, wheelbarrow, any container holding water. If the water can not be eliminated, come to the City Shop to get some BTI Dunks. They are free and will last for up to 30 days or until the water dries up. The Dunks are completely safe for all birds, pets, etc., they only prevent the wrigglers in the water from becoming flying mosquitoes.
  • Another area you can help with is to keep your yard trimmed up, brush removed and use a barrier type spray such as Tempo, Talstar, or Demon. These insecticides are available from our local dealers at a nominal cost. While these sprays are quite safe and easy to use and have a residual effect, they to need to be reapplied after each rain. Please read the label to become familiar with the application rates and any cautionary statements. The use of a separate 2-3 gal sprayer for mosquito control is advised so as not to use a sprayer containing left over weed killer on your lilacs or flower garden.

This is a community wide effort to reduce our mosquito problem. We’re all in this together to prevent the spread of the West Nile Virus.

PET LICENSES

If you have not yet licensed your pets, please stop in to the Finance Office to do so. Pet licenses are $5 each and you must show proof of rabies vaccination.

YARDS

Please keep the grass mowed in your yard, and keep control of weeds.  If your grass is ten inches (10”) or taller, the Town will cut it at the rate established by the Board of Trustees (minimum of $100 per mowing event).  This will be charged to the appropriate party (owner / land-lord / renter).  It is your responsibility to make sure there is not standing water that will attract mosquitoes.

SNOW REMOVAL

Residents are reminded that vehicles, trailers, campers, etc. must be off the road for their own protection and to allow snow plows to adequately remove snow from streets. One time warning, 2nd occurrence will result in a fine.