• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

FAQ List

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Should the City of Yankton purchase Water from B-Y Water?

  • Why not build the new plant expansion at another location?

  • Why doesn’t the City move the water treatment plant out of Riverside Park / riverfront area?

  • What is a collector well?

  • Why not build the new plant at Paddle Wheel Point?

  • What is critical demand?

  • Why design for peak usage?

  • What is our current and future demand?

  • What is the current treatment capacity?

  • What are the major factors driving this project?

  • Are different size / color roll carts available?

  • Is recycling mandatory and am I required to participate?

  • Will my private hauler offer single stream collection?

  • Am I able to drop off recyclables at the transfer station and recycling collection trailer?

  • Do I have to store the carts inside?

  • Where are my garbage and recyclables are picked up?

  • How often will the carts be collected?

  • B-Y Water Committee Members

  • Outside Agency Committee Members

  • What information should I have ready when reporting a fire

  • What should I do in case of a fire?

  • What is the most common cause of fires?

  • How long does it take for a fire engine to get to a fire or medical emergency after 911 has been called?

  • What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy?

  • What is the best place for a smoke detector?

  • Why does a fireman punch a hole in the roof of a house when it is on fire?

  • Is Yankton’s Fire Department a volunteer or career department?

  • Does the city provide fire protection outside of city limits?

  • How many calls does the fire department receive a year?

  • A dog bit my child, what should I do?

  • I think there is a skunk under my porch, what should I do?

  • Why does the City operate a pound? Are pets available for adoption?

  • What is the charge to adopt a pet?

  • How do I find out what animals are available for adoption?

  • How much does it cost to license an animal?

  • I am new in town, what are the city's pet ordinances?

  • Who is Yankton’s City Manager?

  • What are the City Manager’s job responsibilities?

  • Where is the City Manager’s Office located?

  • How can I contact the City Manager or make an appointment?

  • Why do we have a City Manager, if we have a City Commission?

  • What is the City Manager’s relationship with the City Commission?

  • Does the City Manager attend the City Commission meetings?

  • When does the City Commission meet?

  • I would like to comment on an agenda item or raise an issue for the City Commission’s consideration, what do I need to do?

  • How does the City formulate its budget each year?

  • How many people work in the City Manager’s Office?

  • I just moved to Yankton, how do I set up my water, garbage and sewer services?

  • When will my recyclables be picked up?

  • I want to recycle, how do I get started?

  • When will the City pick up my garbage?

  • When is the Finance Department open?

  • When does the City Commission adopt its yearly budget?

  • Who is the Finance Director?

  • How many people does the City employ?

  • When are City elections held?

  • I want to open up a restaurant in Yankton, how do I obtain a license?

  • Does the airport still offer commercial airline services?

  • How many pilots use Yankton’s airport?

  • Who do I call to rent a plane?

  • Who do I contact if I am interested in obtaining a pilots license?

  • I am a new pilot in town, are there any aviation clubs in the area?

  • Who do I call if I have a question or concern about the airport?

  • I plan to fly into Yankton soon, who do I contact to get the weather conditions and other necessary information for landing a plane?

  • Who do I call to rent a hangar?

  • Who do I call if I want to build a hangar?

  • I am flying to Yankton for the day to visit family, do you have a courtesy car I can use?

  • Do you provide water services for those who reside in the county?

  • What is the pH level of our water?

  • How much water do Yankton residents consume each day?

  • Is our water system safe in the post-9/11 world?

  • Why is my water cloudy?

  • How can I obtain information on recreation programs for kids?

  • Are there any recreation programs for adults?

  • What are the Summit Activities Center pool hours?

  • Can I allow my dog to run off-leash in a City park?

  • How many parks are there in Yankton?

  • What is the cost of reserving a shelter at a City park?

  • What is the cost for reserving the Dakota Territorial Capitol building?

  • What is the cost to join an activity?

  • Can I register online?

  • How much does a Summit Activities Center membership cost?

  • Is the Department of Parks and Recreation associated with Lewis and Clark Lake?

  • How much has the Department of Parks and Recreation grown in the past decade?

  • How do you work with special interest groups like baseball or volleyball players?

  • Where are job openings posted?

  • Where do I go to pick up an application?

  • I am applying for a job at the Library, do I bring my resume back to Personnel or do I give it to the Library?

  • Can I submit my resume to be kept on file?

  • How long does it take before I know if I got the job?

  • How do I obtain a restraining order?

  • How do I get a copy of a police report?

  • How do I start a neighborhood watch program?

  • Where do I file a complaint?

  • How do I find information about Registered Sex Offenders?

  • How do I contact the Police Department for non-emergency calls?

  • How big is the department?

  • Where is the Department of Public Services located?

  • Has the City of Yankton adopted building codes?

  • Does the City of Yankton require building permits for new structures or alterations and additions to existing structures?

  • Can I be cited for overgrown vegetation/grass?

  • Who do I contact if I have a weed or nuisance complaint?

  • Is it illegal to park in my yard or on my lawn?

  • How do I find out if I need a permit to landscape my yard?

  • How do I find out if I need a permit to construct a fence?

  • If I want to complain about a construction or nuisance issue, what information do I need to provide to City officials?

  • Do I need a permit for a sign?

  • Does the City of Yankton license contractors?

  • What are the setback requirements in my neighborhood?

  • Do I need a permit to place a storage shed in my backyard?

  • I am not sure if I live within the city limits or not, how do I find out?

  • Does the City spray for mosquitoes?

  • Do I need a permit to run a daycare?

  • My neighbor has four dogs, is there some regulation that dictates how many dogs can be on a residential site?

  • I want to add a garage in my backyard; may I connect it to my house?

  • How are off-street parking requirements determined?

  • Do indoor parking stalls count towards the off-street parking requirements defined in city ordinance?

  • City crews did not pick up my garbage/recyclables. Who should I call to let them know they missed my house?

  • When do I need a permit for working in the public right-of-way?

  • If I live on a gravel street, what do I have to do to get the street paved?

  • If my water or sewer service line is broken in the street, is it my responsibility to repair it?

  • I live in an area where the City is making street and utility improvements. The water main has been installed but the construction workers have not done anything with it for the past three days, what is going on?

  • I am concerned about traffic speeding through my neighborhood; can the City install a speed limit sign or lower the speed limit?

  • Who do I call with questions on a street construction problem?

  • Who do I call to report a pothole?

  • Who do I call to report a traffic light problem?

  • Where do I report damaged cement/sidewalk?

  • When will the snow plows clear my streets?

  • When will the street sweeper clean my street?

  • Where does the wastewater go after it has been treated?

  • Is releasing wastewater into the Missouri River harmful to the environment?

  • How many gallons of wastewater does the city treat each day?

  • How much did the new Wastewater facilities cost?

  • Do you use chemicals in treating wastewater that are harmful to the environment?

  • How many items does the library contain?

  • Is the library available for use as a meeting place?

  • Is there Internet access at the library?

  • What is the policy for a lost item?

  • How long can I keep my books and other materials?

  • Once I check out items, how can I renew them?

  • Can I access the library from my home?

  • Does the library have any video equipment?

  • How do I apply for a building permit?

  • How do I place my roll carts for collection?

  • When is a building permit required?