Get out of the weeds for the golf contract

Councilor Selberg had this to say about the golf RFP;

“I think we need to get back to the facts. I think we are about three miles off in the weeds in some of this stuff, right now, ” says Selberg.

I hope there isn’t any weeds growing at the golf course. Tom Walsh had this to say about the RFP and contract;

“They’re looking at spending $375,000 a year in leasing of equipment, besides what they do up front,” Walsh said. “It’s not right for our taxpayers. If I were a taxpayer that didn’t play golf, I’d really be upset.”

Tom, this is S.O.P. from the Huether administration. Just look at the Huether tennis center. What did taxpayers get from our $500K investment in that building? Not a F’ing thing! Heck, we can’t even use the parking lot for overflow.

I have been hearing the council will probably approve the contract with Landscapes Unlimited, but not because it is the right thing to do, but that certain people in leadership and with the administration have been threatening the council with false threats of being sued by LU if they don’t approve. If that is the case, 1) Who told LU that this was a done deal before it got council approval, and 2) if that is the case, why even have the council approve these contracts?

*Walsh also talks about a meeting he had with the mayor a few weeks ago, and the mayor admitted he pretty much gets what he wants, and the only fight he has lost in 7-1/2 years is the Archives Building (he opposed that because he hates history). Well he better start getting used to losing, because I think the strikes are going to start adding up here real soon.



5 comments ↓

#1 DerekD on 12.24.17 at 4:03 pm

I thought with the RFP process, they had the right to not select any RFP throughout the process for any reason. If the council hasn’t approved the contract, I assume that means no binding agreement had been entered into.

This whole deal has become a shit show. It doesn’t matter to me who gets the contract, as I’ll still rarely golf the city courses. Selfishly, if GreatLife got it, it would probably balance out traffic a bit more. I just hope the best deal for taxpayers is selected.

#2 scott on 12.24.17 at 6:19 pm

if the city can be sued for the council not approving a contract, what is the point of having them approve it?

#3 CommonSenseSD on 12.25.17 at 7:11 pm

Jansa really nailed it here – http://www.argusleader.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/12/25/voice-give-local-golf-company-chance/108917356/

#4 The D@ily Spin on 12.25.17 at 9:48 pm

I just hope Kiley and Erickson vote for LU. It should guarantee they’ll not get re-elected. We desperately need an honest mayor and 4 new councilors in this election.

#5 DerekD on 12.26.17 at 10:08 pm

Wish granted @DailySpin

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