Fuchs shares city project updateJeff Fuchs, city administrator, reported on some of the projects the city has recently completed or will be completed this year to Rotary members at their recent meeting.
Jeff Fuchs, city administrator, reported on some of the projects the city has recently completed or will be completed this year to Rotary members at their recent meeting.
The City Building Inspector’s Office is now shared by Darrell Wollon and Gary Klundt. Wollon has been and will continue in the city assessor’s office and also handle zoning issues. Klundt will be responsible for the plumbing, mechanical and building inspections. Combining this position will save the city from $80,000 to $90,000, which can be used to cover other needed or new expenses. Fuchs said the City Council and staff are pleased with the change.
Fuchs said the parking lots next to the railroad tracks in downtown Jamestown were completed. The quiet zone was completed and has been a welcome addition to the downtown and surrounding areas, he said. Other projects include the East Business Loop, new bailer equipment, water treatment plant and main sewer lift station north. The Civic Center restroom, lighting and a new fire system have also been completed.
The new project is a water tower on the south side of Jamestown, sewer rehab and replacement of lift stations No. 8, 9 and 10 which are in the northwest and northeast part of Jamestown. Those projects are scheduled for completion in fall 2013. Bids were awarded for a rubber cover at the water treatment plant as well as replacing a pipeline that brings wastewater from Cavendish. Fuchs said those lines are more than 16 years old. Other future projects in the city’s strategic plan include a new shooting range for law enforcement and a new south side fire station especially with the growth in the south part of Jamestown. These are challenging goals, but are needed as the community grows, Fuchs said. Recycling is also part of the future plan, he added.
Quincy Backen presided at the meeting, Rick Pfeiffer gave the table prayer, Marv Tokach and Gina Dahl led the group in music and Doug Frolich collected numerous “Happy Dollars” for Rotary projects. Guest and new proposed member was Pat Nygaard, a financial counselor with Edward Jones. Dave Smette gave the two-minute talk.
Selmer Spitzer has today’s program, the invocation will be given by Mike Smyth, music will be led Harvey Huber and Austin Martin is sergeant at arms.