Sioux Falls City Council Agenda, August 20, 2019

City Council 2020 (2nd) Budget Hearing, 2:30 PM

Budget presentations on Finance department, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Transit, and City Attorney’s office.

City Council Regular Meeting, 7 PM

Item #7, Approval of Contracts, City hires a company to refurbish the waterslides at Terrace Park. I don’t have a concern about the price, I just wanted to commend the city’s purchasing department for their well thought out selection process. It must have been hard to find a company to do this. The name of the contractor? The Slide Experts 🙂

Another $50K going to the Bunker Ramp legal problems. But you know folks, it will be great someday.

Item #30-31, The new liquor supermarket, Williquors is asking for a beer & wine license for a VL casino bar (apparently that will be attached to the store)

Item #39, 2nd Reading, The city council will take a final stab at the casino ordinance that will allow Sioux Falls casinos to create imaginary lines between establishments. I think they are opening a can of worms.

Item #47, Council takes another leap at their legislative priorities.

Item #50, Appointment of peeps to citizen boards. Mayor TenHaken appointed two new members to the Parks Board. One lives in the northeast part of the city and the other in the central part, so that is good.

EVENTS CENTER BOOK CLUB MEETING (Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 AM, Convention Center).

I think they will make their final recommendations.

Calendar Coming


#1 Excited about the Greenland Homestead Act on 08.17.19 at 11:17 am

For routine car accidents the police should make an “imaginary line” around it known as the “NO ‘Fxxk-off’ Zone.” If you cross it, you should be warned that you will be questioned or “contained.”

As far as the “someday” hope, well, hope is eternal and someday the high speed trains will arrive, too. Oh, and don’t forget about the 19 story skyscraper by the Wells Fargo building and Trader Joe’s as well… (“What about Dillard’s?”….”That’s quite the Halloween store there.”)

#2 A finalist for Chief of Culture on 08.17.19 at 11:30 am

Greenland would be a great place for the Trump presidential library and museum. It’s isolated, distant, mostly white, and in an other world, and closer to Russia too…..(“Yah, but I don’t think they have a McDonald’s, however.”)

#3 Erica on 08.18.19 at 12:40 am

The amount of video lottery locations around this city is already an absurd amount. The city should not be approving any more vl licenses. They should be creating a vl addiction center with the new rehab center going up on 69th.

#4 l3wis on 08.18.19 at 11:39 am

An Anon commenter sent this to me;

Can’t wait to hear what Paul TenHaken’s $197,000 h.s. graduate has to say about Transit.

#5 An inspiring future governor of Greenland on 08.18.19 at 12:55 pm

I heard that grad “is an excellent driver,” if you catch my drift. No wonder he is into transit.

#6 D@ily Spin on 08.18.19 at 1:27 pm

Kinda a mundane council meeting.
Greenland was named by an entrepreneur developer in the hopes people would think it’s green paradise. I’m fact it’s ice and rock. Similarly, Sioux Falls is named for a small rapids instead of ‘Toxic Stream’.

#7 Opening Spring 2020: Dillard's in Greenland! on 08.18.19 at 4:25 pm

Perhaps, Greenland could use additional facades with a mural on its south end?

Personally, I think a want of Greenland is merely Trump’s Nordic strategy in play. Next, he’ll go for Norway. We know he loves that country ……#SwedenBeware! …..#ShxthxleCountriesNeedNotApply

#8 Erica on 08.19.19 at 12:44 am

Why does someone always seem to bring up Trump into local issues that have NOTHING to do with him…at all? How about focus on the local Govt reps who are the problem of what goes on here in our city?

#9 anonymous on 08.19.19 at 12:08 pm

Erica, we have plenty of problems in ‘our little city on the prairie’.

It’s a diversion tactic.

#10 EC Task Force Recommendations To Be Announced on 08.19.19 at 1:19 pm

Paul TenHaken has already mentioned consultants, architects, etc. will have to be hired. Therefore, there will be NO price tags attached to the EC Task Force’s recommendations to be announced Wednesday.

One of their recommendations is to demolish the Arena. It does not take a consultant to put a price tag on this.

Mayor, you already know what that number is. Be upfront, Wednesday, and have your task force announce this dollar amount.

And, BTW, isn’t suggesting that consultants be hired, putting the cart before the horse?

There, first needs to be a public vote on this potential multi-million dollar taxpayer-funded project (demolition of the Arena, expansion of Convention Center, and future of the SF Baseball Stadium).

#11 Our Mayor thinks Trump deserves a "B" on 08.19.19 at 3:22 pm

Because many of these local leaders are Trump enablers, and when you recognize that, then you begin understand why things in this town are as they are.

It ain’t no “diversion tactic” either. Rather, its all one in the same. When you have a current mayor who wants to give Trump a “B,” then you know where the problem is locally or nationally.

I also think that the theatre of the absurd coming out of Washington right now is “extremely” analogous to bunker ramps, no Dillard’s, a $27 million vacant lot next to the railyards, bad siding, potholes, Sanfordization, and low wages here in our fine town.

In fact, the local leaders are more than enablers, they are one in the same with Trump. And if you like Trump, but not what is going on in this town, then it is probably because Trump’s racism isn’t being promoted as well from city hall right now as it is being done from the White House…… Which also proves why local farmers are not hating on Trump right now as much as they should, or would with any other Republican president with a similar trade/ag policy, its because they like the race card he is playing and so do people who try to make a distinction between Trump and local politics.

#12 Bob on 08.20.19 at 1:03 pm

Here’s to hoping Scott doesn’t show up to public input looking like Aunt Jemima again!

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