Trenching Board

The purpose of the Trenching Board is to protect the public health, safety, welfare, and to guard against unsafe, unstable, or short-lived product or services related to installation sewer collection systems, water distribution systems, and to excavating in the public right-of-way. The Board also insures new or small volume contractors are able to obtain a license without hardship.


Membership is comprised of one of each of the following: a registered professional engineer engaged in consulting business within the City, an employee of a nongovernmental utility company other than telecommunications having underground utilities within the City, representatives of 2 licensed contractors, and a representative from the telecommunications industry.



The Board is authorized to adopt the rules and regulations as shall become necessary with the approval of the Council. The Board shall notify all license holders of the proposed rules and regulations within 30 days prior to the delivery of the rules and regulations to the Council.


Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from October-April (when necessary) at 7:00 a.m. at the C/SAC Building.


Daniel Earley - Term Expires - December 2024
Chris Robinson - Term Expires - December 2024
Doug Wilson - Term Expires - December 2025
Doug McIntosh - Term Expires - December 2025
Kristofer James - Term Expires - December 2025
Dale Tech - Public Works Director - By Position


Dale Tech, Director
Department of Public Works
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
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