Minnehaha County Commission and Sioux Falls City Council Joint meeting over a Barn on a dirt road

You gotta love it when Councilor Kiley’s strategy of telling half the story gets shot down. He often tells only partially what is going on to support his argument. Last night he tried to compare a wedding barn facility in rural Minnehaha County on a dirt township road to wedding barns annexed into the city limits. The problem is he left out the part they were annexed in the city limits. He also did this a few weeks ago when he tried to accuse councilor Starr of saying firefighters stand around too much. Starr did say that, but he wasn’t referring to fighting fires he was talking about mutual aid with calls of service for ambulance. In the past they had to wait for our rinky dink ambulance service to show up before administering care, now they are allowed to assist before they arrive eliminating them ‘standing around’ on ambulance calls. Kiley has been pulling his ‘half the truth’ arguments so long, he just can’t resist, unfortunately for him he failed last night and the rezone was approved. He probably told friends and colleagues after the meeting that he still prevailed because some of the votes were the same as his 🙂

Also the FAA told the private airport folks no dice. I knew they would, it’s just too close to other residential areas and as Greg Jamison pointed out the FAA says it would cause flight pattern issues with the main Sioux Falls airport. I guess those poor rich folks will still have to drive the whole 3 miles in their Range Rovers to Tea Town. I feel so bad for them . . . maybe we should start a Go Fund me for a valet service?

I also made some comments on agenda item #5 and some other ones about panhandling and TIFs during public input. I have been throwing around the idea of taking panhandlers to the neighborhoods our elected officials live in and let them ask for money there. That would be fun to watch.



3 comments ↓

#1 Mike Lee Zitterich on 08.26.21 at 1:20 pm

The County did put the “City Staff” in their place didnt they. I would not blame the mayor or council on this one, this is clearly the CITY STAFF attempting to collect revenues where they have clearly no jurisdiction. Like a few members of the county said, this could have been deferred back to the individual governing bodies for more public discussion. I would say, NO – the land owner/property holder has the legal authority to NOT pay the Platt Fees. The city cannot legally hold them to the fees until they come into the city limits. They have no representation on the Council.

Greg Neitzert was correct, the city could simply hold ‘fees’ on file, for the time the property owner annexes their sub-division into the city limits.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 08.26.21 at 3:15 pm

What about a GoFundMe valet service to get the panhandlers into the better neighborhoods? Else, let’s print some pamphlets to educate the panhandlers about the opportunities that on-demand busing offers.

#3 Mike Lee Zitterich on 08.27.21 at 11:07 am

Most likely not a very good move to attempt to enforce upon the motor vehicle drivers to stop them from funding the panhandlers, I mean, right or wrong, let the people be, and let the drivers enjoy donating their incomes to help these lonely folks along our streets.