I kind of figured the yearly permit records had to end pretty soon, but I never figured we would be down this much;
Building permits in the city of Sioux Falls are almost $100 million less in valuation than they were through the first three quarters of 2018.
Maybe it has to do with NO major public projects, something I have felt for a long time should be separated from the commercial and housing permit valuations.
Not sure, the information is a little hazy from the city;
Parking citation payment options are as follows:
â€¢ At any Sioux Falls First PREMIER Bank location
There are other options included, but one wonders what the bank is charging to provide this service? Yes, we will be saving money (mostly because NO one is using the boxes) but should we be allowing a portion of the parking fees to go to a third party? I doubt FP is collecting the fees out of the goodness of their hearts. That extra money would sure come in handy to buy school supplies, or something of that nature 🙂
IS FIRST PREMIER ‘SOFTLY’ CAMPAIGNING FOR JENSEN?
This is an interesting online ad;Â
Maybe this is the reason they had to force the last Denty manager out before the merger;
SMG, the company that manages the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, has announced it’s merging with Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (AEG) to form a new standalone management company.
It will be interesting to see how SMG explains to the city the merger and the change of contract. You wonder how long the city knew? You also have to wonder if this qualifies as a legal ‘breech’ of contract? Should the city look for a new management company, maybe one that actually books shows and brings some revenue in for taxpayers so we don’t have to pay a majority of the bond/mortgage out of 2nd Penny CIP road & infrastructure funds.
Tenhaken’s interview with BARFrage yesterday had it’s moments, but when Paul said that the new universal city brand will make it easier for him to select what pin to wear to what event, I had to laugh. I wonder if it will also help him to decide what trucker hat to wear depending on the natural disaster that has occurred?
So the city is citing state law for why they shouldn’t be sued;
In its motion to dismiss, the attorneys representing the city argued that officials responsible for park safety did not breach their duty to the public, noting that municipalities must be proven to have acted in willful or wanton misconduct to be held liable for injuries sustained on public recreational land, according to South Dakota law.
I would agree that people need to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their children when at Falls Park or any park, but also agree with this point;
According to depositions of city officials reviewed by the Argus Leader, the city took additional safety measures following two other drownings in 2013 in the same area where Zaiger drowned.
The city added warning signs and anchors in rock walls to assist with rescue efforts after the 2013 drownings, but did not view foam buildup as a safety hazard to the public at the time. Since Zaiger’s death, foam buildup has been established as a public safety issue by the city, according to court records.
So on one hand the city is citing state law to slip under the radar, but implemented safety measures in the area where the toddler perished. So which is it? Are people responsible for their own safety? Or is the city?
I don’t think this will be dismissed and I have a feeling the parent’s will get a settlement when the dust clears.