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City of Winner
Electric Department

Curt Haakinson

Electrical Superintendent

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2024 Rates

Effective January 1st, 2024 readings:

Residential meter charge: $20.77

Residential energy charge: $0.1115

Multiple Dwellings meter charge: $20.77

Multiple Dwellings energy charge (per kWh): $.1115

Small commercial meter charge (under 25 KW): $27.69

Small commercial energy charge (under 25 KW): $.1135

Large commercial meter charge (over 25 KW): $46.86

Large commercial energy charge (over 25 KW): $0.0516

Large commercial demand charge (over 25 KW): $13.73

Security Lights: $7.54

To report outages:

Call City Hall at 605-842-2606 Option 0 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM.

After hours: call the Police Department at 605-842-3324
Tree Information

92.30 TREE PLANTING RESPONSIBILITY.
   (A)   The city is herein responsible for tree planting in all city parks and established control of street tree planting on boulevards. Private planting of trees is not subject to city control but the city encourages desirable species and planting practices.
   (B)   No person shall plant or set out any tree or plant on a boulevard or in a public place without first procuring permission from the Council. The applicant shall state the number of trees or plants to be planted or set out; the location and variety of each tree or plant; and such other information as the city shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination of whether permission shall be granted.
   (C)   The city shall grant permission for the planting of a tree or plant on a boulevard or in a public place when it is found that the proposed planting conforms with the area involved.
(Prior Code, § 10.02.01) (Ord. 533, passed - -; Ord. 731, passed - -) Penalty, see § 92.99


§ 92.31 LOCATION OF TREES.
   No street trees, except small trees, may be planted under or within ten feet of overhead utility wires. No trees shall be planted over or within five feet of any underground water, sewer or other service lines.
(Prior Code, § 10.02.02) (Ord. 533, passed - -; Ord. 731, passed - -) Penalty, see § 92.99
§ 92.32 TRIMMING TREE BRANCHES.
   (A)   Any tree overhanging any street or right-of-way within the city shall have the branches trimmed so that any such branches shall not block or otherwise inhibit street and sidewalk traffic and signs controlling said traffic.
   (B)   All large established trees shall be trimmed in such a manner so as to allow ten feet clearance over sidewalks and 12 feet clearance over all streets; provided, however, that trees along principal traffic thoroughfares shall be trimmed so as to allow clearance of at least 16 feet.
   (C)   The city shall have the right to prune any tree or shrub on private property that obstructs the view of any street, intersection, street lighting or visibility of any traffic-control device or sign or interferes with the delivery of electrical services by overhead power lines or causes danger to public safety or private or public property through transmission of electric power by overhead distribution lines.
(Prior Code, § 10.02.03) (Ord. 533, passed - -; Ord. 731, passed - -; Ord. 777, passed - -)


§ 92.33 DEAD OR DAMAGED TREES AND THE PRUNING OF TREES.
   (A)   The city shall have the right to prune and remove trees, plants and shrubs within the access of all streets, alleys, avenues and lane rights-of-way as may be necessary to ensure public safety and to prevent any injury to sewers, electric power lines, water lines or other public improvements.
   (B)   The city shall have the right to cause the removal of any dead or diseased tree on private property within the city. The city will notify in writing the owners of the real estate where such trees are located and removal shall be done by said owners at their own expense within 60 days after the date of service of notice by registered or certified letter. In the event of failure of owners to comply with such provisions, the city shall have the authority to remove such trees or contract for the removal of such trees and charge the cost of removal of such trees to the owners of the property by special assessment on the property tax notice. The city also may require the removal of dead branches from trees that are partially dead in the same manner as set out above.
   (C)   If after giving notice, as set out above, the owner of real estate where a dead or partially dead tree is located fails to remove the trees or the dead part of a partially dead tree within 60 days, then the owner of said real estate shall be in violation of this subchapter.
   (D)   If any owner of real estate fails to remove a dead or partially dead tree, as set out in this subchapter within 60 days and the city elects to remove said dead tree or partially dead tree or contract for the removal of the same, it shall be unlawful for any person to prevent, delay or interfere with the city removal of said dead tree or partially dead tree.
   (E)   Any trees located upon real estate owned by any person which real estate is subject to an easement by the city for street, sewer or other public improvements, shall be liable under the provisions of this subchapter for the removal of any dead tree or partially dead tree and it shall not be the responsibility of the city to remove said tree or partially dead tree, unless the trees are located upon real estate owned by the city.
(Prior Code, § 10.02.04) (Ord. 654, passed - -; Ord. 731, passed - -) Penalty, see § 91.99


§ 92.34 INTERFERENCE OF TREES.
   If at any time the trees, now or hereinafter, planted upon the parking of any street in the city shall interfere with the electric light poles and wires and the telephone poles and wires, said trees may be trimmed or removed under the direction of the City Superintendent.
(Prior Code, § 10.02.05) (Ord. 654, passed - -; Ord. 731, passed - -)
§ 92.99 PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person violating any provision of this chapter, for which no other penalty is provided, shall be subject to the penalty provisions of § 10.99.
   (B)   Any person who violates § 92.17 shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor and shall be fined pursuant to § 10.99.
(Prior Code, § 10.01.17)
   (C)   Any person who violates § 92.18 shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor and shall be fined pursuant to § 10.99.
(Prior Code, § 10.01.18)
(Ord. 854, passed - -)

Frequently 
Asked 
Questions

There are tree branches in my powerline, who do I call?

Call City Hall at 605-842-2606

Option 5 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. After hours, you can call the police department at 605-842-3324.

Who do I call about a low hanging power line?

Call City Hall at 605-842-2606

Option 5 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. After hours, you can call the police department at 605-842-3324.

Who do I call about locating utility lines on my property?

Always call before digging to check for the location of electric, water, sewer, or TV/phone lines. The number to call is 1-800-781-7474 or 811 (SD One Call). 

Who do I contact about installing a security light? What does it cost?

The city installs security lights at no charge if the pole and wire are there. 

If poles need to be set or wire run, the charge is time and material including truck rental to do the work. These costs are available at the City Finance Office.

The City provides the fixture, the electricity to operate the light and all repairs for $7.42/month (Effective 01/01/2023). This is added to your monthly electric bill. 

Who do I notify if I have a streetlight or security light that is not working correctly?

Call City Hall at 605-842-2606

Option 5 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. After hours, you can call the police department at 605-842-3324.

I have a question about my electric bill, who do I call?

Call City Hall at 605-842-2606 Option 1 and ask for the Utility Clerk in charge of Utility Billing. 

How close to powerlines can I plant trees?

No street trees, except small trees, may be planted under or within ten feet of overhead utility wires. No trees shall be planted over or within five feet of any underground water, sewer or other service lines.
(Prior Code, § 10.02.02) (Ord. 533, passed - -; Ord. 731, passed - -) Penalty, see § 92.99

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