We were told that they were going to put on clinics for poor kids (because you know, those kids are flocking towards the sport. Soccer? What’s that?) But all we have seen so far is reduced hours, and a blockaded parking lot when major events are happening at the Sanford Sports Complex;

SHEELS IcePlex and Huether Family Match Pointe Presentations by Joe Zueger, Ice Sports Association; and Bill Townsend, Sioux Falls Tennis Association

Love how this presentation was buried in the Public Services. I suggest the councilors on this committee ask for the money back, no, demand it back, before the presentation is even given, and send them on their way.

Whether you are for or against giving public money to any special interest sport group, is a debate for another day. What is ludicrous is that tax dollars were given towards a building that a sitting mayor puts his name on. It’s extremely unethical and should have never happened.

4 Thoughts on “Are we finally going to hear what our $500K investment in the Huether Tennis center got us?

  1. Enough of shape places and legacy of mmm on September 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm said:

    Huethers need to refund the gift if they were not true to their word. Like Hillary said a basket of deplorables

  2. The D@ily Spin on September 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm said:

    Is there any project where Huether uses budget for citizens benefit? We have Denny Dome but can’t afford tickets. Huether Tennis but can’t come in or even park there. The Midco Waterpark built on federal land that’s reserved for private swim teams and without veterans therapy as promised. Soon, an executive offices building for city employees who (mostly) live out of town. There’s a luxury hotel with 5 star restaurant planned for the golf course. When he’s governor, we’ll buy him a Lear jet and 8,000 acre ranch. He should grow his hair, paint it blond, and do a wave like Trump. Then we’ll make him president. Anything to put some distance between he and South Dakota.

  3. The D@ily Spin on September 12, 2016 at 11:47 am said:

    There was an ‘Activities’ brochure in the mail this weekend. There’s a little something about Huether tennis. No mention that it’s private. Gives an address and the fact that it’s at/near Sanford Sports Complex. Brochure gives indoor pool details and rates. Didn’t seem high prices to me. What I noticed is prominent Parks & Rec logos. Little city reference. If Parks has become this independent, why not spin it off from city government? Then, Huether’s unprofitable recreation projects would be separate. Bonds would become Parks debt. The Pavillion could be theirs. End result is only Parks goes bankrupt while the city remains solvent.

  4. The D@ily Spin on September 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm said:

    Trash, tree trimming, and animal shelter are privatized. Why not the EC, Pavillion, Pools, and Water? Without these money sinkholes, somebody might want to run for mayor. They’d have to operate from a real profit and loss perspective, write off debt, and PAY SALES TAX. At least a third of city employees could be laid off but offered jobs at PR Inc. Retirement benefits would be forfeited.

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