Chris Olson / Jamestown Sun
In April a group of 18 people ranging from seniors in high school to young professionals in Jamestown gathered at the University of Jamestown to provide answers to questions from a community group interested in making Jamestown a better place. Behind that community group are individuals who want to help Jamestown grow.
Work on building the road that will service the airport industrial park should start in late June after the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors approved a lease agreement Monday for land owned by Jamestown Regional Airport. On similar 9-0 votes, with seven members absent, the JSDC Board approved the lease with the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority for almost 97 acres of land along N.D. Highway 20 just south of UTC Aerospace Systems.
The Jamestown Planning Commission recommended Monday a change in the city’s land use plan and rezoning and a preliminary plat removal for a 10-acre parcel outside of the city that Country Grain Cooperative wants to use for a ready mix concrete plant. Travis Traut, general manager for Country Grain Cooperative’s Eldridge location, said the cooperative wants to build a ready mix concrete plant on the property as there is a need for more concrete service in the Jamestown area.
The Jamestown Rural Fire District is seeking a property tax levy increase of up to 5 mills to pay for the Jamestown Rural Fire Department’s new fire station. The rural fire district is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, to explain the need for a property tax levy. The open house will be at the rural fire department’s current station at 205 3rd Ave. NW.
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority awarded the bid to improve and expand the airport’s parking lot to Border States Paving Inc on Wednesday. Members Mark Urquhart and Trent Slotto were absent.
Jamestown Police Department Detective Dale Ackland was busy Thursday interviewing victims whose storage units were recently broken into. “I don’t have an official count (on the number of break-ins),” he said, “I know there are more.” On Tuesday, Ackland and Jamestown police Lt. Det. Leroy Gross said the department was investigating numerous break-ins at storage units around Jamestown. Ackland said items were reported stolen from some of the units.
The Jamestown City Council voted 4-0 to approve a contract to hire a new city administrator at a special meeting Thursday. The City Council came to terms with Sarah Helleckson to become the new city administrator, replacing Jeff Fuchs, who retired at the end of 2017 after 40 years of working for the city. Councilmember Pam Phillips was absent.
Amanda Thrift liked what she saw, at least conceptually, at a public input meeting hosted by the city of Jamestown on proposed changes to the downtown corridor along 1st Avenue.
If you go What: Sports & Recreation Show sponsored by i3G Media When: 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 9-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 Where: Jamestown Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave. NE Admission: Free ----
Only a few tickets were left Tuesday for the Raise the Woof Comedy Show taking place Saturday in Shady’s Restaurant & Lounge in the Gladstone Inn & Suites. The comedy show is a fundraiser for Prairie Paws Rescue. Kaye John, president and cofounder of Prairie Paws, said the animal rescue switches between Raise the Woof and Pawsta Palooza as its main fundraisers.