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.

5 Thoughts on “Are Sioux Falls taxpayers getting bilked on pool construction expenses?

  1. indestructable jenkins on August 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm said:

    bet your sweet bippy bag skimming ripoffs involved
    aint gnna say how to solve it
    thats where the grim details kick in

    iaal obg

  2. The D@ily Spin on August 27, 2017 at 9:36 am said:

    This tells me how corrupt Sioux Falls city hall has become. It’s a city where political leaders become millionaires from kickbacks, bribes, and obvious fraud. There’s no bid process for construction contracts. They’re awarded before voter and council approval. Then, it’s CMAR where a contractor inflates cost and adds in a guaranteed profit. The process is unethical if not criminal.

  3. The D@ily Spin on August 27, 2017 at 9:42 am said:

    When people from the most corrupt city and state (Chicago, Illinois) leave there to anywhere but here, there’s obvious evidence of a serious problem. A recent Argus Letter to the Editor from a Chicago native is proof.

  4. The Guy from Guernsey on August 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm said:

    It is crystal clear: city leaders in Watertown, Vermillion and Mobridge have brought elements of business acumen to their respective municipal governments. [snicker, snicker, snicker]

  5. Titleist on August 28, 2017 at 11:51 pm said:

    Those are some good ideas that we could incorporate as we expand the footprint of the PUBLIC POOLS in SF.

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