Zombie Walk planned for Oct. 16: Council agrees to centralized route



The Tea City Council met Sept. 20 and heard from organizers of the Tea Zombie Walk and Cruise.

Jason Brockberg, Tea Zombie Walk organizer, said they are planning a walk for Oct. 16 from 5-6 p.m. The Sioux Falls Zombie Walk was cancelled for this year and Brockberg was getting encouragement from those organizers to host one in Tea a year earlier than he had planned.

The council and police chief Jessica Quigley addressed the proposed route and offered a more centralized route. All parties agreed to the centralized route that starts with registration at Sky Lounge and parking in the Athletic Complex. Then the route goes along the bike trail and through the Athletic Complex before coming up Main then a loop around the steakhouse before coming back to the Athletic Complex.

Following the Zombie Walk, there will be a Tea Cruise that will follow the route the Tea Cruise has set up with the city from previous cruises.

The cost to participate is $10 per participant and all proceeds will go toward the Tea Veterans Memorial.

The council held a public hearing for a conditional use permit for an on/off sale alcoholic beverage establishment for Rivals, LLC in the mixed use commercial building, owned by John Schwartzle, at 1500 N. Main Avenue. The proposed use by Rivals, LLC is a casino. The proposed location is 350 feet from a church, which is a closer than the 500-foot setback in ordinance. The council approved the CUP for a malt beverage license on a 4-1 vote. The business will still have to have a public hearing for the actual license.

Toby Morris with Colliers Securities LLC presented information on a second tax increment finance district. The council approved the resolution to adopt the tax increment plan for tax incremental district number two and developer’s agreement. Morris noted the TIF would not affect the school’s general fund. The TIF is for Bakker Landing and is geared toward sales tax.

They approved the annexation of Ennis Lund’s property at 27096 Kerslake Place in Kerslake Addition.

Ben Scholtz with HDR presented an amendment to the scope and fees for the regionalization wastewater lift station and force main project. The project has changed from an underground pump station to an above ground building for the pump station. The change gives city employees easier access to the pump station. The change increases the project by $99,275.

The council approved the building site plan for Peters Storage in lot 3, Southwest Industrial Park. The 5,500-square-foot building will be used by the landowner for antique and camper storage.

They also approved plats for lot 23, block 2 in Heritage Addition, lot 1, block 8 in Bakker Landing Addition, lots 3 and 4 in Southwest Industrial Park and lots 1-8, block 2 in Pinnacle Addition.

The council approved the pay apps for the Tea Law Enforcement Center from Visions Construction Group for $40,950 and $55,278.51 from Hulstein Excavating for street and utilities improvements in the Hagedorn Industrial Park.

They approved the change order for the 85th Street water storage tank in the amount of $408.16 to Southeastern Electric to get power to the site.

The council approved the second reading of the 2022 appropriations ordinance.

The council adjourned at 8:39 p.m.