8am to 4pm
Finance Department Staff
Assistant Finance Officer
The Finance Department, located in the Administration Building at City Hall, consists of three employees who manage and perform all essential functions for the City of Summerset. The Finance Office is the hub of everything that happens in our community. Permitting and licensing, utility billing and customer accounts, collection of taxes, accounts payable, elections and general customer service are all conducted through the City's Finance Department.
Utility Billing of wastewater, and solid waste involves setting up accounts, billing, collection and maintaining approximately 3,000 customers. All billings are processed internally and mailed on approximately the 1st of each month with a due date of the 20th of the month. Our payment options include: two payment dropboxes (one located at City Hall and the other located at the entrance to Sun Valley Estates), mailing utility payments to City Hall, in person at the administration office, the City's website offers a convenient link to make payments online via credit or debit card and also the option for automatic bank draft of payments. We encourage utility customers to use the automatic bank draft for payment of your utility bill. Please sign up in the Finance Office or download and complete our ACH form and return it to the Finance Office.
All Payments for Utilities, accounts receivable, sales tax, property tax, grants, special assessment and various other departmental revenues are received into the Finance Department for accounting purposes.
Accounts Payable processes all vendor invoices for City departments, submitting a schedule of bills to be approved for payment by the City Commission on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Upon Commission approval, checks are signed and released the following Friday.
Data Processing computerizes many operations including utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting, inventory and fixed asset tracking and all accounting records.
Records Management collects, organizes and maintains all official City records such as Commission and board meeting minutes, resolutions, ordinances, grants, and bond documents.
Financial Management preparation and the reporting of the annual budgeted and actual receipts and expenses recorded and tracked with various reports generated for the City Commission and departments. Fund investing, establishing reserve funds, and repaying municipal bonds, are required by South Dakota Codified Law and are also an aspect of financial management.