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Part of the funding for a second access road to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center has been established. The road would connect the Menards area to JRMC. Interstate Engineering is negotiating on behalf of the city of Jamestown with landowners to provide land for the route and to annex adjacent property into Jamestown city limits. The Jamestown Public Works Committee approved Thursday funding 25 percent of the cost of the road from sales tax funds on a 4-1 vote with Councilman Dan Buchanan dissenting.
The Jamestown Public Works Committee is striving to make a decision on implementing curbside recycling by October with the hopes that service could start next summer. Rick Anderson, owner of Dakota Sanitation in Bismarck, told the Public Works Committee Wednesday his company would pick up recycling at homes and apartments every other week. Residents would place recyclable plastics, papers, glass jars and other items in a single container provided by the company. The materials would then be trucked to Shakopee, Minn., for processing.
The Roughrider Association rodeo on Oct. 27-29 may be the last at the Jamestown Civic Center. The Jamestown Civic Center and Promotion Committee voted 4-1 to notify the Roughrider Association it was terminating its agreement to host the rodeo. Two years remain on the contract. Councilman Dan Buchanan cast the lone dissenting vote saying he wanted the city to attempt to renegotiate the contract prior to taking steps to terminate the agreement. Pam Fosse, manager of the Civic Center, said the Civic Center has lost money on the rodeo each of the previous four years.
The Jamestown City Council took no action Monday on a preliminary 2017 budget that includes no employee pay raises, no new employees and replaces only equipment the city has accumulated money to pay for through a depreciation process, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. The budget still projects $354,000 in deficit spending in 2017, he said. The budget reflects the city receiving $700,000 less in state aid this year and anticipates receiving a similar amount next year.
The Jamestown City Council will review two proposals for implementing curbside recycling, according to Mayor Katie Andersen. That review will likely come at a special meeting of the Jamestown Public Works Committee, which has not been scheduled at this time. The City Council issued a request for proposals in May looking for a company to provide curbside pickup for recyclable material in Jamestown. The committee will review the proposals with the goal of awarding a contract to begin recycling pickup next summer.
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A property owner in northeast Jamestown is blaming faulty information from city officials after the Stutsman County Water Resource Board ordered her to remove a partially constructed retaining wall. "I was given bad information," said Tracy Middaugh, after the decision during a special meeting of the Water Resource Board Tuesday. "I thought what we were doing was right. I did not intend to harm the neighbors."
Molly Wilson, daughter of Jeremy and Sarah Wilson, was busy picking sweet corn Monday at the Wilson farm southwest of Jamestown. "You just have to pick it," she said, when asked what special skills she used as she dumped a bag of corn into a box to ship to Great Plains Food Bank. Molly and about 30 other children and 40 adults worked Monday to bring in the harvest from a 1-acre plot dedicated to Great Plains Food Bank. "There is no way we'd tackle all this corn without all these volunteers," Sarah Wilson said.