Councilors skeptical $500K will fix potholes faster
Ordinance to add dollars to street maintenance budget adopted
Sioux Falls Public Works anticipates it’ll fill twice as many potholes on city streets in 2023, and councilors say the allocated dollars to perform that work won’t be enough.
That’s why the City Council Tuesday night voted 7-1 to put an additional $500,000 in City Hall’s street maintenance budget in hopes of bolstering its ability to fill an anticipated 3,700 potholes throughout the year.
In contrast, the city fixed 1,900 potholes last year. And with fewer dollars built in for those repairs in this year’s budget, Councilors Curt Soehl and Sarah Cole asked their colleagues to sign off on the $500,000 supplement.
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