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May 5th, 2013 — Sanford Hospital
Graphic: www.startribune.com (click to enlarge)
While we sit around in Sux Falls and have fairy plum dreams about Sanford, REAL journalists, at REAL newspapers, write REAL stories about Sanford;
Swanson, whose office regulates charitable hospitals and other nonprofits, called the naming rights deals and sports investments a concern.
“The extraneous spending by Sanford Health seems inconsistent with a charitable hospital’s mission of delivering high-quality patient care at the lowest cost,” she said.
April 15th, 2013 — Sanford Hospital
Okay, this story is a few days old, but interesting.
T. Denny Sanford amassed his fortune by selling last-ditch credit cards to consumers with bad credit.
The philanthropist who has poured millions into Sanford Health is known in banking circles for the billions he made with his South Dakota companies First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, one of the largest subprime credit card operations in the country.
Now, as Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson looks into merger talks between Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services, some are asking whether Sanford’s background should be part of the debate.
“When I saw that Lori Swanson wanted to open this up, I knew this would come up right away,” said Doug Cummings, director of East River Legal Services in Sioux Falls.
When contacted about Sanford’s business career, Swanson declined to comment.
March 3rd, 2013 — Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, snow removal, Snowgates
Sell advertising on snowgates!
September 24th, 2012 — Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls
(Photo, Guest Poster)
I will commend Sanford for one thing, constructing a sports facility without spending millions of taxpayer dollars.
August 5th, 2012 — Event Center, Sanford Hospital, SF City Council, Sioux Falls
Sanford Rezoning and Elementary School Closures, are on the agenda for the upcoming Board of Historic Preservation meeting.
The meeting is Wednesday, August 8th at 4:00, First Floor Commission Room, City Hall.
I watched the Sanford rezoning issue being addressed at the last Planning Commission meeting. Many residents voiced concerns, one of the main concerns was building flat parking instead of a parking ramp. It is blatantly obvious why Sanford builds flat parking lots, they are easy to tear up when they are expanding. While I agree the residents have a good gripe about it, this is just a good business decision by Sanford. But what amazes me is how PC member Jessie (Pins) Schmidt told the one resident suggesting parking ramps that it wasn’t their job to give Sanford an opinion on how they use the land just if they were using the land properly. Huh? The resident told her that it was THEIR job to suggest to Sanford that they submit other plans, or deny the request. We all know this comes down to money. Sanford has it, these homeowners do not. Planning Commission recommends approval. Go figure.
There is also a plan to record and televise the council’s working session on Wednesday in which they will discuss the Events Center. This is unusual because they have never televised these meetings.
Mayor’s Event Center Staff Presentation by Darrin Smith, Director of Community Development/Public Parking
August 2nd, 2012 — Event Center, Sanford Hospital, SF City Council, Sioux Falls
July 4th, 2012 — Sanford Hospital, SF City Council, Sioux Falls
So I stumbled upon item #42 at the city council meeting Tuesday night. They were amending the Sanford Sports Complex Development to include a full service restaurant (Document: snford). I was told this was coming, but am curious why this wasn’t included in the original plans. And of course, councilor Entenman excused himself from the vote without explaining why (as usual). He sits on the Sanford board of directors. Kenny Anderson asked if Sanford was going to sell the property to a private company for the restaurant. Director Cooper did not have an answer but the Sanford rep came up to answer the question. His response (paraphrasing), “Not sure, this area is still developing.”
So let me get this straight, you are asking for an amendment to have a full-service restaurant in the development, BUT you are not sure what that restaurant will be . . . yeah, sure, you betcha.
C. SUBAREA A.
It is the intent of Subarea A to be a planned medical/sports complex area including
the support services for the complex.
1. USES PERMITTED. A building or premises shall be permitted to be used for the
Day Care Center
Commercial Parking Lot or Parking Ramp
On-Sale Alcohol Establishment
June 29th, 2012 — Sanford Hospital
After watching this Stormland TV story, I couldn’t help noticing that something was missing. Can you guess what it was? NO MENTION OF PUBLIC MONEY potentially being funneled into these projects. Not even a peep or an inkling.
No mention of the money the city already gave Jr. Football (they have yet to contribute all of what they promised). No mention of the millions in TIF money Sanford is getting for this complex. No mention of the money the mayor is promising Ice Hockey and the Tennis association.
Notta. Nuthin. Zilch.
Sanford will walk away with all the credit while the taxpayers get left holding the bag of burning dog poo.
And people say our local media isn’t puppets for the city. LMAO!
May 22nd, 2012 — Sanford Hospital, SF City Council, Sioux Falls
COMPLETE DOCUMENT: sanford-TIF
Pay close attention to this map that shows where the improvements will occur.
Historically the city has not utilized a TIF to pay for infrastructure costs associated solely with private development (i.e. it doesn’t clearly meet the definition of being public). With this TIF however that isn’t the case. The very southwest corner of the development is very private in nature and will include retail and commercial development. What is the true need for the TIF to cover the costs of this infrastructure and how is this retail / commercial development any different than those elsewhere throughout the City?
By allowing this the City has truly set a precedent for developer requests in the future.
Utilizing this incentive when it is clearly needed is a good thing for the city and the parties involved. By utilizing it for a project that does not need it – it then becomes an entitlement. That is a slippery slope to go down and jeopardizes the relationship the City has built in the past with the County and School District (other taxing entities that are impacted by the TIF being established).
What is missing is the development agreement between the City and Sanford for the reimbursement of the increment identified in the plan. The Economic Development department may not have the document completed yet. It may not be completed yet because of the several negotiations that have to be held yet.
This document will outline who is paid for what and when.
Let’s estimate there is $9M in increment with approximately $500K coming in annually.
• Should Sanford be paid for what they have done first or should the City be paid for the project they have completed?
• Can that be split so that both get something without one having to wait 5 years before seeing anything?
• Given the fact that the NEED was not justified, one would think that the City could be reimbursed first for the work that will be completed to the Sports Complex.
This has been a point of contention with the project, maybe that is why the document hasn’t been completed yet. It will be a public document so we will wait and see.
May 15th, 2012 — Sanford Hospital
Maybe not, but it looks like they are trying;
Since Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, S.D., merged with Fargo’s MeritCare in 2009, the organization has built itself into the largest nonprofit rural health care system in the country, with facilities spread across North Dakota, South Dakota, parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska, and a market population of 2 million people.