Bismark Lake/ Spearfish Canyon Land Exchange Presentation Disallows Citizen Comments

Matt Snyder Custer State Park Superintendent speaking to the Custer City Council Monday evening February 6, 2017 about the Bismark Lake/ Spearfish Canyon Land Exchange.

By Herb Ryan
February 6, 2017

The definition of full a house in the Custer City Chamber would be 30 people in chairs and people standing against the walls and in the hallway. So Apples and Oranges, 30 people give or take were treated to the backsides of Custer State Park Superintendent Matt Snyder and Katie Ceroll Director of Division of Parks and Recreation for the state of South Dakota. Ceroll and Snyder were the presenters for fifteen minute powerpoint presentation that did little to stir passion one way or the other. They both addressed the council with  obvious body language that conveyed exclusion to the citizens in attendance causing some citizens to become agitated.

The group “Just Say No” had posted on their website tonight, ” The standing-room-only crowd at Custer City Council tonight was full of energy and ready to make their views known to State Parks Director Katie Ceroll and Matt Snyder, and the City Council. In fact, the Just Say No! Committee had time scheduled on the Council agenda to do just that. For reasons that remain unclear, time was not allotted for public comments or questions.

The next public meeting will be sometime in May at an undisclosed location.

You can comment, get updates and view the Master Plan here :Master Planning Efforts for Proposed Spearfish Canyon State Park and Bismark Lake


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