Finance Department

The City Finance Department provides financial support to the entire organization, in accordance with GAAP, GASB regulations, the state laws and administrative policies established by the City Commission. The finance officer is responsible for recording minutes of City Commission meetings and keeps custody of official documents of the City Commission.

The primary responsibilities of the Finance Department include:

  • Assist with budget development

  • Administering and investing all the funds of the city, including utility funds

  • Grant and intergovernmental revenue administration

  • Implementation of financial controls

  • Receivables

  • Processing vendor payments

  • Utility payments

  • Preparing and maintaining the required accounting records

  • Banking relations

  • Risk management and loss control

  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports

  • Debt service analysis and bond payments

  • Administration of special assessments

  • Payroll

  • Administration of municipal elections

  • Business and contractor licensing

Kyle Cwach

Kyle Cwach

Finance Officer

Tiffany VanDeKieft

Tiffany VanDeKieft

Assistant Finance Officer

Alicia Riniker

Alicia Riniker

Administrative Coordinator

Shari O'Connor

Shari O'Connor

Utility Billing Clerk

Public Works

Department Description

The Public Works Department is tasked with overseeing seven distinct divisions. These divisions include:

  • General Government Buildings

  • Division: Streets

  • Division: Street Lights & Traffic Signal

  • Division: Snow Removal

  • Division: Street Cleaning

  • Division: Solid Waste

  • Division of Public Health / West Nile

The Canton Public Works Department employs 8 year round full time employees specific to the Divisions listed in this section. Additionally, 1 part time employee works at the City’s Rubble Site and 5 seasonal full time employees work during the summer months.

Chris Krogmann

Chris Krogmann

Director of Public Works

Kory McNicholas

Kory McNicholas

Street Maintenance

Dennis Ballinger

Dennis Ballinger

Maintenance Foreman

William Winter

William Winter

Utilities Operator

Ryan Vandemore

Ryan Vandemore

Street Maintenance

Dalton Nelson

Dalton Nelson

Parks Maintenance

Police Department

The Canton Police Department is a progressive agency that enforces federal, state and local laws, while either hosting or participating in numerous community service programs each year.

The Canton Police Department
312 E 5th Street
Canton, SD

Troy Swenson

Troy Swenson

Police Chief

Ryan Bates

Ryan Bates

Police Officer

Korben Leegaard

Korben Leegaard

Police Sergeant

Dan Brady

Dan Brady

Police Officer

Hunter Ray

Hunter Ray

Police Officer

Fire Department


Corner of 5th Street and Dakota Street

101 North Dakota Street
PO Box 152
Canton, SD 57013

Volunteer Fire Department (605) 764-5126


Chief – Nate Laubach

1st Assistant – Devon Chaulk

2nd Assistant – Shawn Kitrell

Steward – Matt Manley

Treasurer – Dan Painter

Secretary – Colton Laubach


The Canton Public Library celebrated 100 years of service in October 2013! Centrally located one block north of the Lincoln County Courthouse, the library provides a large selection of books, e-books, magazines, audio and movies for people of all ages.

Canton Public Library

225 N. Broadway
Canton, SD 57013

Canton Public Library Website


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tracey Zylstra

Tracey Zylstra

Library Director

Tiana McKinney

Tiana McKinney

Library Assistant

Parks & Recreation

The City of Canton wishes to enhance the quality of life of our community by providing diverse recreational facilities, programs and services and preserving and developing our natural resources. Residents have several options for recreational endeavors. Hikers and nature-lovers can discover peaceful hiking on the scenic trails, while kayaks and canoes can enjoy the Big Sioux River. Several of our parks are equipped with picnic tables and shelters for those wishing to enjoy an afternoon picnic.

Rubble Site

(605) 987-5563

403 South Hiawatha Drive

Canton, SD 57013


Note: All prices include 6.5% State and City Sales Tax


Resident (proof required)

Non-Resident & Commercial




Pickups & 2-wheel Trailers (single axle)



Dump Box trucks & 4 or more-wheel Trailers



Large Trucks (single or tandem axle)



Semi- Trucks



Special Items

Resident (proof required)

Non-Resident & Commercial

Water Heater, Softener, Washer, Dryer, Stove, Dishwasher, Humidifier



White goods with or without freon equipment – Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Freezers




GATE OPENING  – $200 per hour plus load fees.
Only available on Tuesday’s from 10:00AM to 5:00PM during Summer Hours

RESOURCE RECOVERY – $20 per item
Items taken from the Rubble Site cannot be stored outside of buildings in City limits

SCAVENGING, defined as uncontrolled and unauthorized removal of waste materials from the Rubble Site, is prohibited

CONTRACTORS bringing in 5 or more semi-loads (or the equivalent of) must push debris over the end of the bank

ANYONE DISPOSING OF PROHIBITED MATERIALS  at the Rubble Site are in violation of the regulations as set forth by the City of Canton and the South Dakota DANR. The City shall impose a fine of $500.00 for anyone found guilty of such violation. The City of Canton may charge patrons of the Rubble Site any and all costs associated with the patron’s failure to follow the facilities rules and procedures.

All items are subject to change without notice due to State DANR and United States EPA laws and regulations.

Subject to change at any time

·         Asbestos

·         Paper

·         Cardboard

·         Plastic

·         Household Garbage

·         Dead Animals or Animal Waste

·         Electronics – including, but not limited to; desktop and laptop computers, monitors, main frame computers, battery backup uninterruptible power supplies, printers, scanners, copy machines, fax machines, microwave, television, video cassette recorders, laser disc players, digital video disc players, stereo receivers, cell phones, pagers, personal digital assistants, video games, calculators, small MP3 players, CD players, cassette players, radios, walkie-talkies, and digital cameras

·         Upholstered Furniture

·         Vinyl

·         Carpet

·         Linoleum

·         Burn Barrels or Ash

·         Oil, Oil Filters & their Containers

·         Anti-Freeze & their Containers

·         Chemicals & their containers

·         Mattress & Box spring

·         Railroad Tiles

·         Car Bodies

·         Decomposing corn, soybeans, or other crops

·         Paints and their containers (unless cans are opened, and the contents are completely dried)

·         Tires


Subject to change at any time

Please separate into designated dumping area – ALL LOADS MUST BE SECURED (TARPED OR TIED)

  • GRASS & LEAVES: Items must be removed from plastic bags or other containers and bags may not be left at the Rubble Site. Garden waste and small weeds may be disposed of in this area. No branches, paper or other debris may be mixed in this area.

  • SHINGLES: Shingles (available only to shingles removed in City limits) , fiberglass, tarpaper, foam insulations and PVC

  • TIN: Roofing tin, rainspouts, metal cabinets, steel chair frames, rods, etc. Any wood must be removed.

  • WIRE FENCING: Wire fencing only, no wood allowed

  • WHITE GOODS: Water heater, water softener, washer, dryer, stove, dishwasher, humidifier

  • FREON APPLIANCES: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers, and any other appliances that were manufactured with freon

  • RECYCLED WOOD: Trees, large branches & bushes – wood without and wire, metal, or non-wood debris

  • CONCRETE & DIRT: Concrete, dirt, rock, gravel, and brick

  • ASPHALT: Asphalt

  • CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS: Plaster, sheetrock, & lumber


Subject to Change at any time

Summer- April through October

  • Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday: Closed

  • Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00pm

  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 2nd & Last Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (All other Saturdays, CLOSED)

  • Sunday: Closed


Winter- November through March

  • Monday: Closed

  • Tuesday: Closed

  • Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Thursday: Closed

  • Friday: Closed

  • Last Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (All other Saturdays CLOSED)

  • Sunday: Closed

Mike Kimball

Mike Kimball

Rubble Site Attendant