Where is the city going with snowgates?

Director Huber throws a lot of snow at our faces about snowgates: (FF: 48:00)

I first want to share an email exchange I had with city officials on Monday;

ME: Mark (Cotter – CC Huether),

Can I get a copy of the snowgates presentation today before you present it to the council tomorrow in the informational?

Dean Borchardt: Scott, Thank you for your interest in the snow gate topic.  Public Works will be presenting directly from the memo which was previously sent to the Council and is currently posted on the City website.  We will highlight this information, discuss our future plans, and proceed directly into Councilor’s questions.  If you have any questions following the informational meeting, please let us know.

ME: So you are not going to present any test results?

DEAN: Scott, We are planning to share what we learned that can be added to our data sets.

ME: So will you be sharing test data that is not included on the city’s website currently?

NO RESPONSE after that.

I will say this, the city is just farting around on snowgates. The city council and mayor will never approve these to be used city wide. Never.

I personally think the only way snow gates will ever happen in Sioux Falls is if it is put on the ballot. While that can be messy and time consuming the nice part about an initiative is that CITIZENS get to write the ordinance, not the city.

Community activist, Theresa Stehly talked at public input Tuesday about how wonderful snow gates are (FF: 5:45)




#1 Pathloss on 08.22.12 at 4:05 pm

A vote may not work either. They’re arrogant and don’t like being told what to do. They’d continue to stall and there’d be no action. With Home Rule, the mayor can override everything. Best to make it a reelection topic teamed with all other Huether irregularities.

#2 cr on 08.22.12 at 4:16 pm

Response to Previous Commentator:

The Mayor Cannot Override a Public Vote!!!

#3 Angry Guy on 08.22.12 at 4:44 pm

Response to previous well intended commentator: Your retort cannot override the broken record mentality of PG.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 08.22.12 at 9:53 pm

Thanks CR for beating me to the punch. And AG, thanks for pointing out the obvious.

#5 Keytag on 08.23.12 at 12:26 pm

It seems the unused funds from budgeted snow removal last winter would have gone a long way to the purchase of snow gates.

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