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June 11, 2013
Land use plan will go to City Council
A future land use plan designed to help Jamestown envision and guide future zoning decisions and city growth will be passed on to the Jamestown City Council for approval, the Jamestown Planning Commission decided Monday. "The main purpose of preparing this growth management plan...
June 11, 2013 - 6:12am
September 16, 2011
City utility charges rising by 2 percent
The Jamestown City Council wrapped up most of its 2012 budget during a special meeting Thursday. The budget increases costs of city-provided utilities and provides a pay raise for city employees while building the city's financial reserves. The City Council went into the meeting...
September 16, 2011 - 6:44am
August 25, 2011
Jamestown quiet zone work on schedule
Construction on the Jamestown quiet zone is on track for completion by its planned date of Oct. 15, according to a report by Reed Schwartzkopf, Jamestown city engineer, during the the City Public Works Committee. The plans for the closing of Third Avenue Southeast have been moved...
August 25, 2011 - 6:18pm
September 3, 2010
Rules to get petitions on ballot must be followed
The Stutsman County Commission is including two initiated amendments to the home rule charter on the November general election ballot, but we feel neither belongs there. One of the initiated amendments would form a 17-member committee to advise the commission on road issues. The...
September 3, 2010 - 6:37am
July 18, 2010
Lincoln growing; council salaries might, too
LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) -- City government in the growing town of Lincoln is getting smaller. Four years ago, residents in the expanding community near Bismarck voted to cut the number of City Council members from six to four and keep a mayor. The smaller council took effect with this...
July 18, 2010 - 4:00pm
May 21, 2010
On the Issues: Jamestown City Council
1. Should the city initiate a curbside pickup recycling program? Explain. Ramone Gumke: The city of Jamestown should definitely initiate a program for curbside recycling pickup. It would have a positive impact on the environment and it would save the city of Jamestown money by extending...
May 21, 2010 - 9:17am
May 14, 2010
Not quite busy enough: School Board member running for City Council seat
Four children, a full-time job, the pursuit of a master's degree and membership on the local school board keep Scott Walch busy, but not busy...
May 14, 2010 - 6:51am
February 16, 2010
City takes half of 1 percent sales tax for infrastructure
In a special meeting Tuesday, the City Council voted 4-1 to take half of the city's 1 percent sales tax for infrastructure improvements and extended the tax out to 2022. The resolution taking the funds focuses what is now about $1 million on reducing city-wide special assessments...
February 16, 2010 - 8:16pm
January 21, 2010
Letters to warn of proper snow removal operations
Snow clearing and removal turned out to be the primary issue at the City Council's Public Works Committee Wednesday. City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf presented a warning letter the city is sending to about 75 property owners "concerning improper and illegal snow removal operations."...
January 21, 2010 - 6:57am
January 20, 2010
Sales tax: Committee rejects taking 50 percent for city
The City Council's Finance and Legal Committee Tuesday rejected taking 50 percent of the 1-cent sales tax for infrastructure or putting the measure on the ballot. At Mayor Clarice Liechty's request that was placed on the agenda, Councilwoman Ke-lani Parisien reported on the pro-gress...
January 20, 2010 - 7:23am
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