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January 12, 2010
JSDC changes bylaws
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board voted unanimously Monday to change its bylaws, allowing the City Council to choose its JSDC Board member. The bylaws previously read the designated board member shall be the "Jamestown City Mayor and/or his/her designee." It will now...
January 12, 2010 - 6:47am
December 17, 2009
Projects will help homeless in Grand Forks
The City Council acted last week to improve the downtown area -- and the lives of homeless people. Hearty congratulations all around! The action involves two projects. Both deal with housing and both involve federal funding. Otherwise, they are unrelated. Council members voted...
December 17, 2009 - 7:30am
December 10, 2009
Letter to the editor: Proper financial documentation is important
I can understand Loren Kittelson's frustration with city government (referring to his letter to the editor published in The Jamestown Sun on Dec. 4). In September, an official copy of a resolution passed by the City Council for a $75,000 Flex PACE interest buy down loan to Dean Hafner...
December 10, 2009 - 7:04am
City Council goes ahead with project
In a special meeting Wednesday, the City Council voted 4-1 to go ahead with the Business Loop East reconstruction project. The council voted...
December 10, 2009 - 6:47am
November 20, 2009
Person in chicken suit ruffles feathers in Colo.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A person in a chicken costume ruffled the feathers of Durango's city council as its members discussed rules for backyard fowl. At a council meeting Tuesday, someone in a chicken costume quietly entered the council chambers just as the mayor was discussing...
November 20, 2009 - 1:48pm
October 6, 2009
Strategic planning goes down to defeat
In a frustrating move for Councilman Ken Schulz, strategic planning was dumped by the City Council in a 2-2 vote Monday. Schulz has been lobbying for a strategic plan for more than a year, saying a plan would give direction for growing the community. With a unanimous vote at the...
October 6, 2009 - 7:05am
September 15, 2009
Members named to city committee
At its meeting Monday, two Jamestown/ Stutsman Development Corp. Board members were named to the City Council/JSDC committee on funding city infrastructure work. JSDC Board President Jim Boyd and board member Alex Schweitzer will join City Council members Kelani Parisien and Pat...
September 15, 2009 - 7:06am
September 9, 2009
Letter to the editor: Council should not take JSDC funds for other uses
I cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining the funds allocated to the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. and how wrong the City Council is to consider taking funds from the very corporation that was established to help Jamestown grow. Why redirect funds that are used for...
September 9, 2009 - 7:17am
Poll: Many readers want vote on sales tax issue
Last week, The Jamestown Sun asked readers of its Web site the question "The Jamestown City Council is considering a proposal to take half of the one-cent sales tax approved by voters for economic development and direct it toward city infrastructure.
September 9, 2009 - 7:14am
September 4, 2009
Sales tax: JSDC, city committee to look at sales tax, other options
The City Council's Public Works Committee voted 4-1 Thursday to form a committee to work on funding options with the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. for city infrastructure. The discussion started with those in favor of and those against using half, or about $1 million a year,...
September 4, 2009 - 6:39am
September 3, 2009
Letter to the editor: Public should take questions to City Council meeting
On June 14, 2005, the public voted to renew the city's 1-percent sales tax for economic development. The renewal gave Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. clear direction and an understanding of a working time frame (seven years minimum). JSDC has proceeded diligently. It has a mission...
September 3, 2009 - 7:18am
August 7, 2009
City to hold special meeting today
The Jamestown City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. today at City Hall, 102 Third Ave. S.E. Agenda items include: awarding the contract for leveling and seeding dike areas; decision on other repair work on private property as a result of dike work; East Business Loop...
August 7, 2009 - 7:11am
July 22, 2009
City council trims JSDC budget increase
The City Council's Finance and Legal Committee voted 3-2 at its meeting Tuesday to cut the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. 2009 budget to a 7 percent increase. Committee Chairman Pat Nygaard said the operations budget was 15 percent higher than last year's and that's "a pretty...
July 22, 2009 - 6:24am
July 7, 2009
City OKs Allen Enterprises' lot purchase
After debate on peripheral issues, the City Council voted 3-1 Monday to approve Allen Enterprises' purchase of two lots in the I-94 Business Park. Mayor Clarice Liechty pulled the resolution off the consent agenda saying she had questions about Allen's project to build a new facility...
July 7, 2009 - 6:31am
June 24, 2009
Committee OK's JSDC funding requests
The City Council's Finance and Legal Committee approved 4-0 a Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. recommendation for a Flex PACE fund loan to Martinizing Dry Cleaning at its meeting Tuesday. JSDC Chief Executive Officer Connie Ova said it's the first Flex PACE that JSDC has done....
June 24, 2009 - 6:31am