Petitioners must remain outside the Brown County Office

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- At Tuesday’s Brown County Commission, the commissioners discuss whether petitioners can be allowed to their petitions inside the Brown County Offices during the fall & winter months.

Brown County Commissioner Duane Sutton talks about those petitioning outside on the sidewalk is something he hasn’t seen often.

Sutton wanted to emphasize that the commission are not looking to take sides on any specific issues.

Brown County Deputy State’s Attorney Ross Aldentaler discuss how the offices were willing to allow petitioners to do it indoors.

Aldentaler emphasize that the commission can’t take sides on any particular issues.

District 3 Representative Brandei Schaefbauer talks about the group petitioning are supposedly non-partisan, but only presenting one side of the story.

District 3 Senator Al Novstrup also reminds the commission to remain neutral.

Novstrup also wanted the commission to apply setbacks to the doors similar to what they did with setbacks for CO2 pipelines.

The Brown County Commission agreed that petitioners must remain outdoors and no closer that ten feet from the doors.  They will allow them to go inside to warmup and to use the restrooms.