Sioux Falls City Council Agenda, MONDAY, August 5, 2019

Please note that the council meetings are on Monday next week, I believe it is National Night Out on Tuesday, so the council wanted to attend some neighborhood events per request of Councilor Stehly.

City Council 2020 (1st) Budget Hearing, 3 PM

Mayor’s Budget Presentation and also presentations on Finance, HR, Innovation and Entertainment taxes.

City Council Regular Meeting, 7 PM

Item #6, Approval of Contracts, 10-17 are park land acquisitions, I’m assuming these are the properties the city is buying due to flooding. We are paying $250K for a bookmobile, I wonder if the County is sharing the cost since Siouxland library is jointly funded. I also wonder if we got any Federal grants? Another $47K to the Pavilion for unknown interior projects. City to pay nearly $600K to remove snow from city owned properties to a private contractor – Huh?

Item #32, Lloyd Companies will be transferring a retail liquor license to their tenant, Severance Brewery. This will be interesting because it will be the only brewpub in Sioux Falls to have a liquor license. I have been to several brewpubs across the country and have NEVER been in one with a liquor license.

Item #47, a resolution to expand the city’s jurisdiction and development areas. I don’t know much about this, so it will be interesting to hear.



#1 TAXPAYER on 08.03.19 at 7:09 pm

City to pay nearly $600K to remove snow from city owned properties to a private contractor – Huh?


#2 D@ily Spin on 08.04.19 at 5:08 pm

Flood plain land should be condemned and acquired for a fraction of inflated appraised value. Bookmobile is a good idea for schools not near a library on the poor side of town. Pavilion may need funds for maintenance. 600k for snow removal? There’s snow plows and blowers. Why not have city workers for this task? Item 47 is annexation, plain and simple. People outside city limits must fight this. They live where they do because they’re aware of waste and corruption at city hall.

#3 Blasphemo on 08.05.19 at 9:54 am

City pays outside contractors tens of thousands (if not more) annually for cutting grass and washing windows, too. Heaven forbid a city employee climbs an extension ladder to wash the outside of a second story window.

#4 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 08.05.19 at 1:03 pm

Middlemen are the inertia of capitalism. It’s like hiring your relative so they can have a job.

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