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Chamber Advocate 6/25/21

City Council Updates

City Council is briefed on public transit: SAM OnDemand

The City Planning Department provided an update on the SAM OnDemand pilot project. SAM OnDemand is an innovation pilot project that came out of the Sioux Falls Transit Core Team process. SAM will run on Saturdays and possibly on weekday evenings. To learn more about SAM OnDemand click here.

City Council is briefed on Tomar Sports Park and Tennis Complex

The executive director of the Sioux Falls Tennis Association, Lydia Healy, provided a briefing on Play It Forward, a campaign led by the Sioux Falls Tennis Association. The plan includes having 12 tennis courts in one location at Tomar Park. To learn more about the Play It Forward Campaign and mission click here.


Notice from Dept. of Social Services

The Department of Social Services intends to amend rules to add a definition for telehealth. The general authority for these rules, as cited by the department, is SDCL 1-36-25, 27A-5-1, and 34-20A-27. A public hearing will be held July 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. CT at the DSS Building, Pheasant Conference Room, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Interested parties may also attend by calling (844) 833-2681 and using conference code 0094258#.

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained without charge from Teresa Schulte, Department of Social Services, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103. The rules are also available online at

Comments may be sent to Teresa Schulte, Administrative Rules, Department of Social Services, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103. Material sent by mail must reach the department by July 19, 2021, to be considered. This hearing is being held in a physically accessible location. Persons with special needs for which the department can make arrangements may call (605) 367-5444, extension 1000309 at least 48 hours before the public hearing.