As I posted about in April, Watertown ($23 million) builds an entire fitness and pool complex for less than Sioux Falls built just an indoor pool.
IMAGE: David Lias/Vermillion Plain Talk
Vermillion built a $4 million dollar outdoor pool this spring much larger than Drake Springs.
The little sleepy prairie town of Mobridge just built an outdoor pool for $3.4 million* (City of Mobridge), much larger than Drake Springs.
So why is it that Mobridge, Watertown and Vermillion can build bigger, cheaper facilities than Sioux Falls?
Take into account that Drake Springs cost $4.7 Million, 10 years ago! Or that Sioux Falls has easier access to materials and contractors!
Look at the $115 million dollar Denty that we continue to pour millions into for upgrades.
It makes you wonder if some of the city projects, like the administration building, are inside bids and deals? the numbers just don’t add up folks.