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The Aberdeen Aquatic Center is typically open Late May/Early June through Mid August.
For current year opening day information check the Aquatic Center Website at http://aberdeen.sd.us/364/Aberdeen-Aquatic-Center
Summer employment applications are being accepted now! Positions include lifeguards, cashiers, concession operators, and maintenance. All Aberdeen Aquatic Center lifeguards are American Red Cross certified in lifeguard training. If you are interested in becoming lifeguard certified, please contact Travis Lemer at (605) 626-7015 to discuss training and employment opportunities. To apply for any position at the Aberdeen Aquatic Center, print and fill out an application from the following link:
In Wee/Pre Discovery, the children stay with the same teacher all day. Each teacher will take the children through a variety of activities related to the week’s theme.
In Discovery, the children rotate between teachers for different activities related to the week’s theme.
Morning sessions meet 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon). Afternoon sessions meet 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Because of limited staffing time, children should be dropped off no more than 15 minutes early for the sessions and no later than 15 minutes after the session ends.
Yes, for the Wee/Pre Discovery Children. Due to the layout of the building and safety factors, we would like parents/adults to come into the building to pick up.
Yes. Each week revolves around a particular theme. There may be painting, music, and games, but there are variations on the approach to the projects.
No. Discovery and Wee / Pre-Discovery meet only Mondays through Thursdays while classes are in session.
Children must have reached the minimum age of 3 by May 1 and must be able to use the toilet unassisted. The child may use pull-ups, however, in case of an accident, a parent will be notified to pick up the child.
Children should come dressed to get messy. Some of the project materials might stain clothing. On particularly sunny days, it might be a good idea to wear sunscreen. Children should wear shoes to play in, tennis shoes or closed toed sandals with heel strap (no flip flops).
For the 2020 Discovery Sessions, Guests will not be allowed due to smaller class sizes.
Please call ahead to ask permission. If there is room in the session, generally the visitor may attend.
* There is a $5.00 fee for the visiting child per day.
Before we allow a child to leave unattended from the program, we will need a signed permission slip from the parent or guardian.
For 2020 snacks will not be allowed in any ARCC Programs. Water may be sent in a resealable container that is clearly marked with the child’s name.
For Discovery age children, no. Children between the first grade and sixth grades usually can hold out for three hours without a snack. For children in Pre/Wee Discovery it would be best to send a small healthy snack, in a well-marked bag/container. Drinks must be in a resealable container, and well-marked with the child’s name.
*Snacks must be free of peanuts, or tree nuts, for the safety of other students.
For exact guidelines, please visit Transportation Security Administration website
The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC) offers classes to the public in a variety of the Arts. Classes in Visual Arts, Music, Dance,Social Dance, Literary, Cultural Arts, and Culinary Arts in addition to Leisure and Special Interest classes such as Dog Obedience, Financial Planning, Exercise, Language classes, Gardening classes, Computer/Technology classes and more.
We offer a reduced fee for passes and recreation programs to youth 17 years of age and younger that are under qualified low income families. Personal income is verified by the South Dakota Department of Labor. Youth who are eligible to participate in the program may sign up for any department activity, class, or season pass at a 70% discount. For more information, contact the Aberdeen PArks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 605-626-7015.
If a class is cancelled due to insufficient registrants, participants are given the opportunity to transfer to another class of equal value or recieve a full refund.
If a registrant requests a refund from an activity that has not been cancelled by the Department, the class fee may be transferred to a credit for another class or activity. If the participant requests a cash refund instead of a credit, a $5.00 per person per activity fee will be deducted from the full refund.
There is a small waiting area across from the Information Desk. We do not provide supervision for waiitng children. It is suggested that if the wait is longer than 15 minutes, the parent should remain with the student. Under no circumstances are minors permitted to roam the building unattended.
We are always looking for top quality instructors to offer unique courses! We choose class offerings based on participants’ interests and space availability. If you have a special talent, skill or knowledge that you would like to share with others in a class or workshop format, please contact the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center at 605-626-7081.
The City of Aberdeen uses the following codes (codes may include modifications for local amendments):
For traffic tickets, there will be a date on the bottom of your ticket. You should go to magistrate court on that date and enter a plea of "not guilty." A trial will be set for another date.
To contest a parking ticket, fill out a Ticket Review Form. If you submit the form before your fine is due, you will not incur any late fees.
A Ticket Review Form may also be used for traffic tickets and other violations of city ordinances. However, please be advised that tickets are rarely dismissed.
It is further required that property owners or renters of property within the City of Aberdeen shovel the snow from their sidewalk to allow for pedestrian passage. If ice and snow build up, the property owner must make every effort to clear that snow and use salt, sand, or other materials to prevent it from becoming slippery.
A list of licensed contractors is available from the Engineering or Public Works departments at (605) 626-7010. Visual Example of Service Line
Normally, a drainage swale can be created on the property between the homes to direct the drainage to the street or backyard and away from structures. If a solution cannot be worked out to the satisfaction of the property owners, and one property owner feels they are being damaged by the other property owner, it is a civil matter, which may require appropriate legal counsel to resolve the matter.
Copies of the city’s budget and financial reports are available at the Finance Office, located at 123 South Lincoln Street; on the city’s website; and at the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library, located at 215 4th Avenue SE.
A Knox Box, known officially as the KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System is a small, wall-mounted safe that holds building keys for firefighters and EMTs to retrieve in emergencies. Local fire companies can hold master keys to all such boxes in their response area so they can quickly enter a building without having to force entry, or find individual keys held in deposit at the station.
Property owners interested in purchasing trees for the boulevard are asked to pick up a free planting permit and acceptable tree list from the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department office, located at 225 Third Avenue Southeast or online at http://aberdeen.sd.us/249/Forestry-Technical-Services. Once the trees are purchased by the owner and the permit is approved, the Forestry Division will pick up the trees and plant them at no charge to the property owner.
Yes, riding carts are available for rental.
Cart: $9.00 for 9 holes/per person
Cart: $15.50 for 18 holes/per person
Pull Cart: $5.00 per day.
Golf lessons are offered by our PGA Professional Staff. Lessons are by appointment. Both individual and group lessons are available.
Free 15 minute lessons that are individualized for each golfer and what they need help with. Lessons start at 6:00 p.m. on May 3, 17 & 31, June 7 & 21, July 5, and August 2, 2018.
Contact the golf shop at 626-7092 for more information.
Groups of five will be allowed with the approval of golf shop staff.
Citizens of Aberdeen and Brown County can apply for a free library card at the Information desk at the library. Patrons from outside Brown County can obtain a card for a small fee.
For more information on applying for a library card, please call the library at (605) 626-7097.
The library has desktop computers available for public use. Computers are available on first come, first serve basis. A library card in not required to use the desktop computers and there is no charge for the service.
The library has a limited number of laptops and iPads available for check out for in library use only for patrons 18 years and older. Present a valid ID and a library card in good standing at the information desk to check one out.
For more information, call the library at (605) 626-7097.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the public library is not offering computer classes.
Current hours are Mondays through Thursdays 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Saturday and Sundays 12:00 PM (noon) to 4:00 PM.
A successful mosquito management program should include the following:
Yes. It is a petty offense for any person under 18 years of age or younger to be at any public place when not accompanied by the minor’s parent or guardian or an adult designated by the minor’s parent or guardian between: (1) The hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, except on Fridays and Saturdays. (2) The hours of 11:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day on Fridays and Saturdays.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The cost is $2 for the life of the bike.
Registration fees are $7 per year for an un-fixed pet and $3 per year for a fixed pet. There is a $55 fine for an unregistered dog or cat.
Block party requests must be made at a City Commission meeting, which are held every Monday night at City Hall, located at 123 South Lincoln Street. Please call the city auditor’s office at (605) 626-7023 to be placed on the agenda. You can also fill out a Street Use Request Form on our website under "Forms" or also available at the Police Department.
To request a copy of a police report, please first fill out and submit the Public Record Request Form to the Records Office which is available on our website under "Forms" or at our office. The Records Office will forward your request for reports to the City Attorney for approval for release. No reports can be released for any open and active cases. If your case involves a current arrest or was recently sent to the State’s Attorney’s Office, you may need to contact the State’s Attorney’s Office at (605) 626-7130. To obtain a copy of a vehicle accident report, please call Accident Records at (605) 626-7995. If you have questions regarding release of records, you may call the Records Office at (605) 626-7060.
Fingerprinting is done at the Aberdeen Police Department Records Division by appointment for City Day Care providers: 114 2nd Ave. SE Aberdeen, SD 57401. Please call (605) 626-7995 for an appointment. Fingerprinting for shoplifting violations and for children’s safety and identification is also available. All other fingerprinting such as for employment purposes is done at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office: 22 Court St. SE Aberdeen, SD 57401, (605) 626-7100.
For presentations on the Northern State University campus, please call (605) 626-2474. For all other presentations, please call (605) 626-7000.
To report someone for not clearing their sidewalk, please call code enforcement at 626-7017.
Commercial Areas: It is unlawful for the owner of any commercial real property to blade or shovel snow from their real property into any street or public ground.
Exception: Property owners in Zone 1 with a zero setback from the sidewalk may shovel or blade snow from the abutting sidewalk into the street prior to the completion of Zone 1 snow removal operations.
To report someone unlawfully blowing, shoveling, or blading snow into the street, please call dispatch at 626-7911.
Maps and schedules for street sweeping are available at the Police Department and at the Public Works Department. You may also contact the Public Works Department at 626-7010, or call the Parking Division during office hours at 626-7053. Street sweeping normally begins toward the end of April and continues until the end date is officially announced. Streets per area are swept once per week on the same day according to the schedule. Street sweeping is now done between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please clear the streets for street sweeping so the sweepers can properly clean the streets.
The property owner is responsible for the water service line, including the curb stop. The curb stop is a valve located on your service line, and it serves as a safe guard to shut your water service off during emergencies or maintenance needs. Property owners now have an opportunity to purchase Service line warranty coverage for their Water and/or Sewer Service lines. North American Warranty, Inc. was selected to work with City residents for this option. To learn more about the water line or sewer line warranty programs or to enroll, simply call 1-844-257-8795, Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm to speak with them directly. In addition, residents may also visit www.SLWofA.com for additional information.
Contractors who would like to apply for the use of a City owned fire hydrant meter to supply water for large construction projects may submit the “Hydrant Meter Request Form” by fax (605-626-7014), email (email@example.com) or in person at the Public Works Office. Once the application has been approved the $500.00 cash or check deposit must be paid before the hydrant meter is installed by Utility Personnel. For more information regarding hydrant meter use contact Public Works 605-626-7011.
Remove and throw away lids, then rinse all plastic bottles, steel and aluminum cans, and place directly in your blue recycling bin. These materials do not need to be kept separate. They are sorted during collection. All papers can be placed in paper sacks and positioned so the material will not blow out. Put the blue bin curbside on your scheduled trash pick-up day by 7:00 am. Recyclables will not be picked up in the alleys.
Fill your bin and put excess recycling in labeled boxes or a labeled container of your choosing, behind your bin. Make sure your blue bin is easy to see from both directions on your street. The collection crews know you have recycling to pick up when they see your blue bin.
Labels do not have to be removed from any recyclables. All recyclables need to be rinsed and lid free.
If you have a large quantity of recyclable materials or are not currently on a collection route, you may drop items off at the recycling center, located at: 1520 Brown County 19 N in Aberdeen. Recycling center is open 8-4 Monday thru Friday, 8-noon on Saturday, and closed Sundays. For more information, please contact Dependable Sanitation at (605) 225-9316.
Visit our Crime Prevention pages for more information.
Please note: a restraining order does not allow an officer to arrest if violated.
Safe Harbor310 South Kline St.Aberdeen, SD 57401Ph: (605) 226-1212
To obtain a stalking protection order, please pick up paperwork at the clerk of court's office at 101 First Avenue Southeast. For more information, please call the office at (605) 626-2451.
The dues are $30 for the calendar year. The age limit is 50 and over.
The Senior Meals program is a federally funded program for those 60 years of age and over who have regular diet needs. Meals are served at several sites in the community and the Aberdeen Area Senior Center is one of them. Meals are also home-delivered by volunteers. The cost is based on the client’s ability to pay.
Both programs deliver meals Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
Clerk of CourtsBrown County Courthouse101 First Ave. SEAberdeen, SD 57401
A request must be made at least one day prior to your initial court date.
Parking DivisionAberdeen Police Department114 2nd Ave. SEAberdeen, SD 57401(605) 626-7053
Please have your vehicle license number and vehicle description available.
If the vehicle needs to be towed from the impound, you must make and pay for the towing arrangements.