Sometimes you have to peruse the city council’s consent agenda a few times before you catch stuff (Item #6).

Sub-Item #14, Great Plains Zoo Master Plan; Agreement for professional services, CLR Design, $80K (as pointed out to me, non-profit’s subsidized by the city usually pay for their own master plans, at least the Washington Pavilion Management Company has in the past for theirs. What is even more troubling about asking city coffers to pay for this is the new the partnership the Zoo has with the Butterfly house. Is the city gearing up to becoming a bigger owner in the Zoo’s capital? I’m all for long range masterplans, but instead of a study on penguins and butterflies maybe the city council needs to have a masterplan for the long term growth of the city.)

Sub-Item #22, Indian Mound Retaining Wall Rehabilitation – Bank Stabilization – Evaluation and Preliminary Design; Agreement for professional services, Infrastructure Design Group, Inc., $52K

UPDATE: This is a different retaining wall closer to the bike trail by the Country Club.

4 Thoughts on “UPDATE: Sioux Falls City Council Consent Agenda includes expenditures for the Zoo and Indian Mound retaining wall

  1. Archie Bunkerramp on March 7, 2023 at 1:51 pm said:

    If we can build a Bunker Ramp, then why can’t we build a retaining wall? #BunkerWall

    “Indian Mound Retaining Wall Rehabilitation”: That’s definitely a mouth full. But, if they eventually cut costs on this plan, then will it be known as the Indian Mound Retaining Wall Rehabilitation Scope Reduction Plan? #IMRWRSRP4Short

  2. D@ily Spin on March 7, 2023 at 5:32 pm said:

    ‘Native American Mound Retaining Wall Rehabilitation Scope Reduction Plan Bank Stabilization Evaluation’. Say it 3 times fast. NAMRWRSRPBSE, the acronym doesn’t help. Or maybe hereafter known as ‘Fix the Wall’.

    When the city uses a lot of embellishment, it’s gonna cost more than fixing potholes.

  3. Myrtice on March 8, 2023 at 9:31 am said:

    Just another selfie spot for the mayor to pose for an upcoming election.

  4. Steve on March 8, 2023 at 5:56 pm said:

    Eagerly awaiting Mike’s dissertation on this. I mean, I won’t read it, but still.

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