Sioux Falls City Council Agenda • June 11, 2019

Council Informational Meeting • 4 PM

We have a lot of great presentations, but no supporting documents yet;

• Daycare registration

• Emerald Ash Bore (still waiting for my stump to be ground)

• City Council Budget Update

Regular Council Meeting • 7 PM

Just to warn you, the newly elected council chair, Selberg will be running the meeting. Which is interesting, especially since there is some controversial stuff on the agenda (we will get to that).

Item #6, Approval of Contracts/Agreements. $22 Million for main pump station replacement. Seems appropriate on a ‘consent’ agenda.

Item #7, Change Order, another $119K for the failed HVAC system at the City Center. Still wondering who is paying for this F’ck Up?

Item #16, 1st Reading. Ordinance, E-Bicycle changes. It seems, and maybe I am wrong, that the city is going to allow any kind of E-Bikes on the trails. Waiting for more details.

Item #17, 1st Reading, Ordinance, so I guess the city is trying to play a little game of ignoring state law by requiring pawn shop owners to collect serial numbers of ALL merchandise, not just guns. In an essence not calling them ‘gun dealers’ anymore but just peddlers of merchandise, which includes guns. I guess this has infuriated the gun nut chucklers and they have been bombarding the mayor’s office with commentary. They don’t like it that he is going against his neo-con, 2nd amendment base. But I never thought he was that. I have always felt he was just another marketing guru like the last guy, and could care less about those philosophies, he cares more about money. It will be interesting to see who shows up Tuesday night to debate this ordinance. I think I will watch from home 🙂 I suggested the city do the same thing with an ordinance that charge residents a fine if they have guns stolen from an unlocked car, but instead of saying ‘guns’ use the word ‘weapons’.

Item #18, Resolution to have diagonal parking at 9th and Main. I guess a compromise was negotiated on Friday.

Item #19, Resolution to increase taxes on cable service. This will likely pass since the RS5 would never miss an opportunity to raise your taxes. Ever.

Item #20, Resolution, the infamous ‘Boulevard Tax’. Residents who live on the McKennan Park 21st Boulevard pay extra in frontage fees to have the city maintain the center boulevard. So why can’t we just raise everyone’s frontage fees just a few cents to help pay for project trim?

Item #21, Resolution, We are beginning one of the most expensive infrastructure projects in the history of our city. Something that should have been started 4-5 years ago, but Bowlcut & Bucktooth needed to build his palaces of pleasure which have turned into palaces of pain.

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8 comments ↓

#1 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.09.19 at 3:52 pm

The City grinded my neighbor’s trumps, I mean stumps, the other day.

#2 Lemming on 06.09.19 at 8:33 pm

Some great observations this week Detroit! The HVAC should be on the vendors. Unbelievable that a brand new building has these kind of issues.

EBikes – Let um’ ride! I ride the trail and as long as people pass on the left, I don’t really care how fast they are going or if they are pedal assist or full Ebike? Who cares!

Pawns – No shock that the gun-nuts do not want their serial numbers traced. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, stolen guns happen every weekend. Why wouldn’t we want serial numbers traced? Then again? Why do you need an AR-15 to go deer hunting?

Cable tax – no shock there. Any tax we ever get NEVER goes away

Lastly – the bouldevard tax. Sorry, the crappy area I live in doesn’t have flower laden boulevards. Why should I pay for yours!! I say tax the rich folk that get the pretty ‘city maintained’ floral streets

#3 Blasphemo on 06.10.19 at 10:56 am

Item #6. Wait a minute. $22 million? That’s about how much the entire Midco Aquatic Center cost to construct. That was given considerably more consideration than a consent agenda item. WTF?

#4 anonymous on 06.10.19 at 1:09 pm

I support the City trimming its own trees in all boulevards across the City.

I do NOT support increasing frontage fees for everyone to get this accomplished.

21st Street Boulevard from 7th Avenue to Phillips Avenue:

underground sprinklers (which BTW also water the street)

multiple flower beds stretching for 7 blocks **(planted and maintained by the City)

trees planted and maintained by the City

grass mowed and maintained by a lawn service hired by the City

special historic replicas of lamp posts

These are the reasons the homeowners along the 21st Street boulevard are charged a higher frontage fee than the rest of us. I doubt you would find many of them complaining. It is probably the most beautiful street in town.

#5 Rags on 06.10.19 at 1:57 pm

Item #16 is not about allowing class II and and class III e-bikes on the trails. It is putting a definition of those two classes of e-bikes in the ordinance.

#6 l3wis on 06.10.19 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Rags for clarifying.

#7 Rags on 06.10.19 at 9:58 pm

You’re welcome. I got nervous when I saw it was on the agenda. So I looked it up.

#8 Erica on 06.11.19 at 12:53 am

Lemming, you have never even fired an AR-15 HAVE you? *smdfh*

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