Sioux Falls will run out of money for streets by September
Heavy snowfall earlier in the year precedes request for $7M more in Public Works budget
Mayor Paul TenHaken needs at least another $5 million to keep the city of Sioux Falls' streets and highway budget from running dry before year’s end.
That’s the driver behind a request from the Sioux Falls Finance Department for a supplemental appropriation to the 2023 city budget, particularly the bucket that funds repair, maintenance and snow removal.
The fund, originally set at $10.1 million, is on pace to be entirely depleted within a couple months, Sioux Falls Finance Director Shawn Pritchett told city councilors during their Tuesday evening meeting.
“Based on current patterns and maintenance, we’d run out of money by September of this year,” he said before requesting a total of $7 million in additional dollars for the fund.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial