SOUTH DAKOTA — The Davison County Commission decided to spend money to save money. During Tuesday’s regular meeting of the five-person board, Director of Physical Plants Mark Ruml proposed a plan that would save the county an estimate of $6,872.50 annually on utility costs. Ruml’s plan, which was unanimously approved by the commission, would replace the existing lighting at the Davison County Public Safety Building, the office of the Davison County Fairgrounds, each floor of the Davison County Courthouse and within the maintenance shop at the county’s north office. The plan comes with a pricetag of $21,778, as estimated by T K Electric, but the county would save $8,617 using rebates from NorthWestern Energy. With the rebates, the proposal would cost the county $13,161, meaning the county would recoup its cost in under two years by shifting to the new lighting. Read more via The Daily Republic.