SPEARFISH, SD – Anyone wishing to get email or text notifications about City news, calendar items, meeting agendas, or bid postings can sign up through the Notify Me option on the City’s website. This tool is one more way to keep citizens updated on information ranging from holiday closures or changes to garbage collection schedules to City events and more!
The Notify Me link is visible on the main page, under “Quick Links” at the bottom of the website, or available on the specific portions of the website available through the option. People, once they create an account, may sign up for:
- Agendas from City commissions/boards
- Board of Adjustment
- City Council
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Legal, Finance, Public Safety Committee
- Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Advisory Board
- Planning Commission
- Public Works Committee
- Alerts from the Rec Center
- Bid Postings
- Calendar items
- News items
At any time, people may change their subscriptions or change how they receive their subscriptions (email or text message). News and Calendar items include an array of information from City events to changes to services (such as garbage routes/schedules or City closures), construction updates, reminders of services, etc.
The City website also allows users to subscribe to iCalendar, which allows users to import internet calendars and/or events into their personal calendar applications, so they may choose to import a single event or subscribe to the entire calendar to have theirs automatically update their calendar as events are added to the website. The City website includes the Library Calendar, Main Calendar, and Rec and Aquatics Center Calendar, which have various City events and meetings posted on them.
Users also have the option to sign up for emergency alerts from the City at https://www.cityofspearfish.com/632/Emergency-Alerts by clicking the green “Sign up” button.
The City uses CivicReady, an electronic mass communication tool, to communicate during an emergency, like a severe weather event. The City encourages citizens to sign up for CivicReady to receive alerts, and updates will also be posted on the City’s website. In addition, the City utilizes Facebook, email, local media, and other communications tools readily available to communicate updates.