Sioux Falls City Councilor Pat Starr on KSOO today

Pat will appear on 1140 AM on VPU between 4-5 PM today to discuss the Glory House land transfer. He may also touch on the fact the mayor is lying when it comes to informing him about this resolution.



8 comments ↓

#1 Theresa stehly on 01.30.17 at 5:15 pm

Councilor Starr did a wonderful job defending the merits of this action.Some points that I appreciated:
1. Dr. Giebink donated this property to be used for the betterment of Sioux Falls residents.
2. The City paid $100,000 for the property.
3. This property is already properly zoned for housing for people with a criminal record..it is a challenge to find places for these people to live.
4. The property can either be gifted or sold for 90% of the appraised valve.
5. This is an opportunity to do something that will benefit the entire community. We already help other nonprofit organizations.
6. There is a clause attached to the agreement that will not allow the Glory House to sell the land or use it for profit.
7. The process has been open and transparent.( I can attest to the truth of this).
Thanks for your leadership on this councilor Starr!!!

#2 anonymous on 01.30.17 at 8:15 pm

How does this property factor in to the future expansion of 49th Street?

#3 l3wis on 01.30.17 at 10:16 pm

I see the Ice Plex peeps weigh in and agree the city shouldn’t be in the land speculation business;

http://www.keloland.com/news/article/news/a-disagreement-about-ice-rec-center-between-city-and-ice-sports-association

#4 Peter B KURTH on 01.31.17 at 12:47 pm

What is your connection to the Glory House? Why did you make the proposal? In my math it is much more $$$ than the appraisal price of 500,000. As a valuable city asset it would have to be replaced at 500K+++. Acquire replacement property, current resume prop is approx 2.5K+ × 2.4=600,000 for a total of 1 600,000 . If the city council approves this then this amount should also be approved at the same time to pay for replacement costs of this facility.
You consider yourself a fiscal watchdog? Are other non profits who provide similar services to be gifted, in proportion to the size to number of clients that they serve to the same ratio as this gift to the Glory Hse.
Again I would like to know your connections to the Glory House .
Please don’t personalize this because I support their mission just not as generously as you and the city council.
Maybe your spending to much time at Wiley’s?

#5 Peter B KURTH on 01.31.17 at 12:51 pm

What would you else would you expect Theresa Sthely to say? My Comments to Pat Starr could also be directed to her!

#6 Peter B KURTH on 01.31.17 at 12:57 pm

Your count down clock is very novel. Just another indicator your feelings and inability to work with him! Every issue before the city council seems to be personalized Him against me , ( you and your conrades) more you agenda then the good of the city!!

#7 Enough of shape places and mmm on 01.31.17 at 1:24 pm

Well if idiot mmm doesn’t want to give to glory house maybe the council will ask for the half million back on the damn tennis building. I cannot understand a council letting him get by with such deception and corruption. I thought there was to be a benefit to taxpayers for the tennis bs

#8 scott on 01.31.17 at 2:38 pm

is mmm posting here again?