Window rule receives positive feedback

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Vermillion Building Official Farrel Christensen said the city has received several positive comments from local contractors about the ordinances concerning egress windows in rental properties. Christensen spoke about the issue during the Vermillion City Council’s regular meeting Monday night. “(The contractors) supported the idea of the … Read Article

Officials struggle with aging safety center repairs

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The HVAC system in Vermillion’s Public Safety Center is be too old for permanent repairs, which may result in the police station being relocated some time in the next decade. Police Chief Matt Betzen discussed the possibility with the Vermillion City Council at the council’s regular … Read Article

Governor, officials discuss blizzard relief at SDPB

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard answers a question posed by Stephanie Rissler, moderator of the SDPB program “South Dakota Focus,” during a special taping of the program Monday in Vermillion. 
(Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Gov. Dennis Daugaard and several state officials traveled to Vermillion Monday, Oct. 14 for a special taping of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting program “South Dakota Focus.” The program, taped in the SDPB studios located in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the University of South … Read Article

Authorities investigating alleged rape on USD campus

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The city police are investigating an alleged rape that took place more than a week ago at Coyote Village on the University of South Dakota campus. The incident is alleged to have taken place between two students on Sunday, Oct. 6. Police Chief Matt Betzen told … Read Article

City’s comprehensive plan may involve VCDC

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The City of Vermillion’s Comprehensive Plan may incorporate the Chamber-proposed community-wide strategic plan. During a meeting held last Monday afternoon, Assistant City Manager Andy Colvin said the two plans would be independent of each other, but would also use many of the same basic elements. “The … Read Article

Howe requests city involvement in strategic planning

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net With the Vermillion NOW! Initiative drawing to a close, the director of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Center (VCDC) wants to enact a strategic plan to ensure growth continues. Steve Howe made a presentation to the Vermillion City Council last Monday afternoon asking for city … Read Article

Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 116 Market Street, Suite 103 Vermillion, SD 57069 (605) 624-5571 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com www.vermillionchamber.com Chamber Business: VCDC Staffing Changes: Maureen Cashin, our Visitor and Tourism Coordinator since the summer of 2010, recently departed from the VCDC and relocated to the Quad Cities … Read Article