FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County Highway Department was given a safety award at last month’s annual South Dakota Association of County Officials Conference. Highway Superintendent Leo Sullivan and department employees were honored for their efforts to make their workplace safe-and in general-for protecting county assets. To be eligible for the bronze level safety award, the department must complete at least eleven specific tasks. Sullivan says the award is given for compliance with loss control and safety measures.
The Stanley County Highway Department maintains more than 550 miles of road. Sullivan says the ongoing drought is contributing to rough conditions and lots of dust on some county roads. He says the gravel tends to deteriorate more quickly in times when there is little moisture.
Sullivan has served as the department superintendent for ten years. The SDACO held its annual conference in Sioux Falls on September 18. Also honored at the event was Stanley County Auditor Karen Sharp, who received a certificate for maintaining her continuing education credits. The Stanley County Commissioners noted the awardees at last week’s meeting.
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