UPDATE: Midco Aquatic Center already replacing sidewalks and pavement

UPDATE: It seems the main reason the concrete had to be replaced at the MIDCO is because a snow melt system that was put in has destroyed the concrete. I guess the city doesn’t own shovels and ice melt?

So not only did the system destroy the concrete, it is going to cost taxpayers $60,000 to remove the system.

Another city project poorly planned and implemented and when things go to pot, the citizens have to fix it.

I faintly remember seeing this on the consent agenda recently, but just assumed it was some minor sidewalk repairs. It appears after only being around for 6 years a bunch of the sidewalk, curb and gutter and pavement needs replaced. First it was the windows now this. Concrete actually gets stronger the older it gets so if this was cracking or getting that bad it means the initial mix they used was sub standard and poured improperly.

Can’t wait to see the price tag when we have to start replacing the siding on the Denty.

(pics sent to me from South DaCola foot soldier)


#1 Blasphemo on 09.22.22 at 4:21 pm

I wonder if the cost of this premature EXTERIOR pavement/landscaping repair is included in their projected $750,000+ operating deficit…due in large part to substantial costs for maintaining the INTERIOR of an enclosed aquatic facility? Do the original contractors who apparently messed up this concrete work get blacklisted by the COSF for future contracts?

#2 D@ily Spin on 09.22.22 at 7:55 pm

When Strong Mayor manages projects it happens under budget and ahead of schedule. However, there’s no inspections and it crumbles soon after. This mayor is not responsible but he’ll get blamed.

#3 Huether's Ghost on 09.23.22 at 7:38 am

The nightmare of My Man Mike will haunt the city budgets fro many years to come. His boom mentality has created future budget deficits all in the name of ego satisfaction and financial gains. The rush to build on borrowed money is now causing the city to borrow more money to perform basic services. ElevenHaken is another authoritarian who has decided to follow the example set in motion by his predecessor by secretly controlling all narratives and springing more expensive projects on the taxpayers. The North Harrisburg taxpayers are getting what they wanted with playthings for the kids and the tax bills forcing them to limit what they can do with their McMansions.
Uncontrolled boomtown finally go boom.

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.23.22 at 12:05 pm

They should have left the cement as is and merely turned it all into a new challenging skateboard park. Smart politicos save face. Perhaps, a kick flip or a hard flip could be the beginnings of a belly flop.