City to hold bake sale to help fund notepads and pens

The city announced this today;

The City said because of Falls Park’s popularity, a loss control consultant contracted by the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA) evaluates the park with a risk manager annually.

These reports, which were done orally, were completed in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

I called Central Services Director Sue QuanBeckBabbaling and asked why NO one with the city’s risk department, fire department, police department or parks department didn’t take notes during these ‘ORAL’ reviews.

She replied, “I know, kind of embarrassing isn’t it? To tell you the truth, the city just forgets to budget for pens and notepads each year for staff. That is why this year we are offering a solution by having a bake sale at city hall to fund these necessary office items.”

I wondered with all the other ‘expensive’ things the city spends it’s budget on, how such a oversight could happen. Tracy Turncoat the city’s finance director said this,

“Well, I thought we had the budget shortfall handled once we implemented the rule that city employees must bring their own bathroom tissue to work and making it SOP for SFPD officers to do their duty at McDonalds. But it just couldn’t shore up the shortfall enough.”

He did however tell me that they will see some cost savings once the notepads can be donated, “We will be spending less on chalk in the engineering department.”

Just when you think your city is doing fine financially, the little things rear their heads.

The sale will occur this Friday from 9 AM-4 PM, and for an extra dollar per cupcake the mayor will personally lick the frosting off the top.*

*Sorry, no refunds if you have a gag reflex.



5 comments ↓

#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.13.18 at 12:10 am

I would only expect an actual bake sale under the leadership of a fundamentalist mayor, however.

#2 D@ily Spin on 04.13.18 at 9:09 am

It’s city transparency. There’s writing materials but they’re invisible.

#3 scott on 04.13.18 at 2:12 pm

if he’s dutch and from iowa, he’s reformed.

#4 D@ily Spin on 04.13.18 at 6:05 pm

A church-like bake sale would be more responsible than the way the city budget is managed.

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.14.18 at 5:24 pm

It is always sad when one goes from being reformed to merely a part of a mafia.