The City Administrator is housed at City Hall, located at 1511 Broadway. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is closed during the noon hour. The full-time and part-time Administrative Assistants are also housed at City Hall.
City Hall Staff
Kayla Logan is the City’s full-time Administrative Assistant. Kayla has worked for the City of Dakota City since November 2017. She was promoted to the full-time position in July 2018. She is the utility billing clerk, the accounts payable clerk, prepares the weekly deposit, updates cemetery records, and assists the City Administrator with day-to-day activities. 2019 Graduate of Leadership Dakota County
Jacey Rasmussen is the City’s part-time Administrative Assistant. Jacey has been with the City since March 2019. She assists office staff with day-to-day office activities.
Mike Newcomb is the City’s part-time Code Enforcement Official. He has been in this position since May 2019. This staff member reviews property maintenance issues in Dakota City and works under the direction of the City Administrator.
Economic Development and Housing
The City Administrator is the point of contact for all economic development and housing related questions. For questions about available sites or to schedule a site visit, please contact Alyssa Silhacek at 402-987-3448.
As home to the largest Tyson Fresh Meats plant, Dakota City welcomes industrial development. The City’s heavy industrial park, known as the Roth Industrial Park, consists of 600 acres of shovel-ready property. The Roth Industrial Park has access to rail, expedited permitting, and availability of tax increment financing.
Dakota Crossings is a light industrial park that was completed in 2015. Lots are still available for purchase and development. The subdivision does include covenants, which can be viewed here.
The City has seen an increase in new housing construction in the last five years. To date, there are limited lots available and few houses for sale within Corporate Limits. Future planning efforts will focus on developing an area south of City Limits for housing.
Planning and Zoning
The City Administrator is also the City’s chief zoning official. For questions about zoning, please refer to the City’s zoning map or contact Alyssa Silhacek directly. The City’s zoning regulations are also available on Municode.
Rezoning requests must also be submitted to City Hall. A copy of the application is available here. Rezoning requests must include a non-refundable filing fee of $100.00 for existing subdivisions or $225.00 for unplatted tracts at the time the petition is filed. Rezoning petitions are subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Board and approval by the City Council. The process from the time a petition is filed may take 6-10 weeks to complete.
Lot split applications must also be submitted to City Hall and are also submit to approval by the Planning and Zoning Board and the City Council. Download the lot split procedure here. A $25 fee is required at the time of the application. The application also requires that a survey and site drawing be submitted with the application. A lot split application is available here.
Conditional use permits or variance permits may be issued in special circumstances. Property owners interested in requesting a temporary or long-term deviation from zoning requirements should review the matter with the City Administrator prior to completing an application.
In October 2019, the City began regulating outdoor storage containers. These temporary units will only be allowed if the property owner has obtained a conditional use permit from the City. The permit is valid for six months. Any subsequent renewals are subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Board and approval from the City Council.
Building permits must also be submitted to City Hall. Permits require approval from both the City’s zoning official and the City’s building inspector. The City contracts with the City of South Sioux City for building inspection services. For questions about building code requirements, please contact Joe Conley at 402-494-7529 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To request an application, please contact City Hall.
Those seeking new construction or addition projects must adhere to the City’s setback requirements. Setbacks consist of the following: 15 feet from the front of your property (starting from the lot line) to the structure’s overhang and 6 feet on all other sides. Please note that locating property pins to find the lot line is the responsibility of the property owner. City Staff are not responsible for locating property pins.
Please note that the City reviews and inspects fence, sign, sidewalk, and driveway permits in house. South Sioux City does not inspect or review these applications. Questions about these permits should be directed to City Hall staff only.
Dakota City Sales Tax
As of January 1, 2019, Dakota City’s sales tax rate is 6.0%. The City’s sales tax rate will increase to 6.5% on April 1, 2019. The City’s two local option sales and use taxes are used for debt service for the Dakota City Fire Station and for critical infrastructure improvement projects (fire hydrants, catch basins, street panels).