Falls Park Safety Recommendations

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If you read the report above (click on link) you will see they are recommending building viewing areas with railings. While I like the recommendations, I will will await the questions from the city council.

BTW, why did it take a new mayor before we moved forward with this? You don’t have to answer that question



8 comments ↓

#1 Ljl on 06.18.18 at 2:37 pm

I like it. So far I’m pleasantly surprised with our new mayor

#2 l3wis on 06.18.18 at 2:48 pm

Yeah, isn’t it funny, only 1 month into his term and he is tackling problems Former Mayor Bucktooth & Bowlcut ignored for 8 years.

#3 D@ily Spin on 06.18.18 at 6:33 pm

Something must be done. This council is fresh with ideas. Nine deaths in as many years is an issue. Whatever they decide upon is welcome. You’re right, safety wasn’t what Huether was known for. When the Denty was built, for his ego, he had the crane extended to full height. It encroached 72’ into navigable approach into the airport. I sent and email to the city attorney and it became half height full time thereafter. I saved them from paying a 250K fine. Yet, when I sued and won in state court they wouldn’t reimburse my 40K in legal expenses.

#4 Rachel on 06.18.18 at 7:45 pm

If being willing to throw up some
Signs at Falls Park is a reflection of Paul’s success, maybe an re-evaluation is needed.

#5 Matthew Paulson on 06.18.18 at 9:10 pm

Seems like a pretty reasonable and cost-effective proposal to mitigate the most dangerous areas of the park.

#6 nerdberger on 06.19.18 at 6:22 am

You can build railings and buildings for crowd control. But don’t lose site of the fact that the river is over burdened with industrial pollution and is treated with agents that can cause foaming. I wouldn’t point fingers at established employers but if the foam issue is properly addressed before another capital expense is inked a better plan is what I have in mind.

#7 i12doit on 06.20.18 at 7:22 am

Rescue devices make sense. Hooked poles and flotation rings at the very least. City pools have them.
We should not be concerned with some Fireperson or Police Officer’s ego here wanting to play hero 5 minutes after the fact, we are talking about saving lives. When someone falls in, people WILL do their duty as proven in the past and sometimes with fatal consequences. At least give them the tools needed when they take that action. If not, the blood is on the City’s hands. Stop the mumbo jumbo. Get the gear in order and in place! It is better to have something and not need it, than to need it and not have it. The City should be licking their Sideras wounds instead of acting like the public is incompetent when it comes to saving children from dangerous situations.

#8 JKC on 06.20.18 at 2:25 pm

Issues like input and Falls safety are non partisan issues. Conservatives and liberals alike can understand why we need public input to be a part of our government and a common sense approach to how we present the Falls to the public; but in so recognizing these facts, let us not forget that our Mayor is the next John Thune and for many that should be of great concern, because we should not be in the business of promoting an articulate and attractive spokesman for the mere 1%.

#TrustButVerify

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