City of McLaughlin, SD

Box 169, McLaughlin, SD
January 23rd, 2012
January 23, 2012
To Whom It May Concern,

My name in Arnold Schott; I am currently serving as Mayor for the City of McLaughlin. I have also been a City Councilman for many years and have had the privilege of knowing and working with Helms and Associates during those years.

Helms and Associates have been providing engineering services for the City of McLaughlin for over 30 years; they have worked with us on various airport, street and water and sewer projects in those 30 years.

Currently they are assisting us with several major projects involving our community.

At our airport, we currently have a major capitol improvement project underway involving a complete runway overlay. Helms and Associates have helped us secure design and bids and the project will be completed this summer. Helms and Associates also work with us to keep our 5 year Capitol Improvement Plan up to date.

Helms and Associates are currently working on an extensive water and sewer project for the City of McLaughlin. They have helped us secure the design and funding for the 7 million dollar venture which involves new water mains, water wells, and a new water tower along with new sewer mains, manholes, lift station and lagoon repairs. We are scheduled to bid these projects sometime this spring with work to commence sometime this summer.

I can not say enough good things about the working relationship we have had with Helms and Associates, they have always been willing to attend council meetings to keep the City council and myself well informed and involved with every aspect of these projects. Their integrity and knowledge is what keeps the City of McLaughlin from looking somewhere else for engineering services.

Please feel free to contact me of anyone at City Hall if you need to discuss any other issues.


Arnold Schott, Mayor