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A bill before the North Dakota Legislature shifting the responsibility for inspections of on-site sewage systems to the North Dakota State Plumbing Board is a chance to create some consistency across the state, according to Robin Iszler, unit administrator for Central Valley Health District. The House Industry, Business and Labor Committee heard the bill on Monday. No action was taken at that time. If passed, the bill has an effective date of July 1, 2018. "The good news is it calls for uniform enforcement across the state," she said. "Now it is handled on the county level."
The preliminary engineer's estimate for the road between the Menards area and Jamestown Regional Medical Center is $3.4 million, according to Steve Aldinger, project engineer for Interstate Engineering. An estimate of $1 million had been reported during discussions of the project prior to engineering work. Interstate Engineering has been negotiating with property owners along the planned road and will develop the plans and oversee construction of the project.
So far, this has been a normal influenza season in the Jamestown area, according to Robin Iszler, unit administrator for Central Valley Health District. "It is about what we expected," she said. "We know it's circulating, but not unusual." The same is true for North Dakota in general. "So far, it's a fairly average flu season but it hasn't peaked yet," said Jill Baber, influenza surveillance coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. "So we don't know yet how the season will end up."
The owner of Two Rivers Printing has a simple way of describing the products her business produces. “If it’s on paper, we can print it,” Lori Zimney said. Two Rivers Printing received the Business of the Year Award from the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
From the bottom of its beard, Jamestown Regional Medical Center is thanking the community. JRMC’s #GROWvember ’Stache Bash is set for Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Jonny B’s Brickhouse in Jamestown. At the event, JRMC will announce awards from the #GROWvember contest. A dozen teams grew out their facial hair as part of the month-long #GROWvember event. The event raised awareness to men’s health below the belt and raised money to benefit JRMC’s upcoming cancer center.
A new stormwater master plan estimates there would be flooding over U.S. Highway 281 near the Buffalo Mall in the event of a 100-year flood. Jeff Hruby, project engineer for AE2S, presented the plan to the Stutsman County Water Resource Board and its subcommittee and the Jamestown City Council Thursday. The Water Resource Board and the City Council accepted the plan. A 100-year flood event could occur if a 5.6-inch rainfall occurred across Jamestown and surrounding areas in a 24-hour period, said Jessie Kist, staff engineer for AE2S.
The Jamestown City Council will review a planned contract for curbside recycling services at its Feb. 6 meeting, although a few points of the agreement have not been finalized. Residents would place all recyclable materials, except glass, in a single container that is then collected and sorted by Renaissance Recycling, which then sells the materials to processors. The program is scheduled for implementation this summer.
Jamestown resident Martin Suko wore out a lot of dance partners at his birthday party Wednesday at the Heritage Centre of Jamestown. "I enjoy having a good time," the 101-year-old said. "I enjoy dancing." Suko has a history of dancing. "In 1936, I took first prize for waltzing at the armory," he said. "I forget what the lady's name was but I took a $20 bill for waltzing." Dancing isn't the only thing that keeps Suko busy. He also volunteers at the Heritage Centre and has been in charge of the garden for the three years that he has lived there.
Efforts to create a statewide interoperability radio network fund have generated at least two bills in the North Dakota Legislature. House Bill 1178 allows counties to raise the tax on phone services, including cellphones, from $1.50 to $2 per month with the increase dedicated to funding the statewide interoperability radio network. The current tax is used to fund 911 service and local dispatch centers. Senate Bill 2204 places a surcharge on traffic fines and dedicates the extra money to the planned radio network.
BISMARCK — Efforts to create a statewide interoperability radio network fund have generated at least two bills in the North Dakota Legislature. House Bill 1178 allows counties to raise the tax on phone services, including cellphones, from $1.50 to $2 per month with the increase dedicated to funding the statewide interoperability radio network. The current tax is used to fund 911 service and local dispatch centers. Senate Bill 2204 places a surcharge on traffic fines and dedicates the extra money to the planned radio network.