Sioux Falls City Council Agenda, June 4, 2019

City Council Informational, 4 PM (6/4/2019)

Internal Audit report of the Zoo & an Executive Session.

Regular City Council Meeting, 7 PM (6/4/2019)

Item #15, Applications, Arc of Dreams dedication party moved to July 24th. I hope they have a few bones left over from the $2.6 million dollar ego expenditure for crackers and cheese at the party.

Item #40, 1st Reading, Ordinance, Leine’s isn’t popular anymore, we have to go back to the old standby of Coors Light. Yeah, this is some of the stupid crap the city council has to endure. Speaking of stupidity, I guess more and more people are turned off by the ax throwing venues. Besides the obvious that they are trendy and expensive, the number one complaint is ‘They are noisy’ and not in a good way like dance music or live rock bands . . . thump . . . thump . . . thump. I went into the one next to Book COOP about a month ago, and I lasted about 2 minutes before I left. Sioux Falls, we need more poetry readings and less axe throwing. Now if West Mall can get on the Coors Light Express.

Item #41, 1st Reading, Ordinance, Cable Tax increase. This should be an interesting discussion. But no worries, the RS5 will make sure your taxes go up!

Items #42-43, Resolution, So this is interesting that we are going into OVS agreements with this telecoms BEFORE the tax increase has been approved. HMMM.

Item #46, Resolution, Approving more diagonal parking on Main. I find it curious there was NO informational on this.

Planning Commission Meeting, 6 PM (6/5/2019)

Item #2, Consent Agenda, items C & E, Looks as though Councilor Erickson is looking to change a couple of nice McKennan Park residences into another Air BNB properties. I hear her and her husband have been snagging up properties around the hospitals for short term rentals to temp nurses and other hospital staff. The question is if Erickson is using her position on the council as a way to help the people she serves or herself? I talked to a person who lived a couple houses away from one of the properties and they had no idea that it would become an Air BNB. I find it a little curious also that the Planning Department put these on the consent agenda instead of the regular agenda to make sure this goes under the radar of the public when there is clear conflicts.

Item #5B, new restaurant on North Minnesota Ave.

Item #5C. my new favorite restaurant, Abelardos is seeking a beer and wine license. I find it interesting the property is still owned by Jim’s Burgers. Someone needs to figure out ‘curb appeal’ because the weed fest they have going on outside isn’t drawing in the customers. The food however is fantastic!

Item #5D. Garbage handlers being possibly denied a new parking lot.

Item #5E, St. Francis House to change plans.

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7 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 06.03.19 at 9:52 am

The AirBNB thing is a drain on lodging taxes and introduces ‘Animal House’ parties in quiet neighborhoods. It’s impossible to restrict. However, police calls to AirBNB sites deserve a special $500 ticket to the property owner. Also, there seems to be a likelihood of neighborhood class actions addressing peace and property value repercussions.

#2 Ax Throwing on 06.03.19 at 10:38 am

Isn’t it a PR nightmare that The Banquet/Avera have spent the past several months involved in AX THROWING!!????

Whose bright idea was this!?

#3 ? on 06.03.19 at 11:53 am

will a member of the planning comm pull item #2 from the consent agenda?

will, vernon brown, neighbor to councilor erickson’s 1303 S phillips ave property oppose having a short term rental across the street from his home?

#4 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.03.19 at 5:32 pm

I still have high hopes that an ax bar will open in Sturgis. They could put it next to a gun range bar and grill.

Ax bars are like taking bars with dart games to an extreme. It’s kind of like building a bunker ramp.

As far as AirBNBs, well, you can only have three rummage sales a year here in River City, and they have to be a week apart, too, so the solution is to allow AirBNBs to rent only three times a year… Oh, and a week apart…#TheInternetsDestroyedOurMalls&NowOurNeighborhoods

#5 A "Fleet Street" farmer on 06.03.19 at 7:45 pm

“I hope they have a few bones left over from the $2.6 million dollar ego expenditure for crackers and cheese at the party.”

It’s my understanding that HyVee can cater a self-adoration cheese platter for such events, too….”Have you tried my cheese, yet?”

#6 scott on 06.03.19 at 8:22 pm

badlands pawn would still be open, if chuck brennan had the foresight to add ax throwing.

#7 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.04.19 at 1:13 am

All Chuck would have had to do was keep the gun range open during concerts. Then they could have opened the concert series with Disturb and Night Ranger.

I have only two great fears in life. One, is trying to explain the Badlands Pawn Shop business model to my grandchildren someday; and the second one, is trying to explain to my grandchildren some day how and why Trump won……#GrandpaDidUVote4Trump?

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