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The Stutsman County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a request to increase the local portion of the monthly 911 fee from $1 to $1.50 on the general election ballot in November.
The Jamestown Tourism Grant and Executive Advisory Board on Tuesday approved funds for a tennis tournament, rodeo and a camping park expansion. The board approved 4-0 a request for $7,000 from the Stutsman County Park Board for a feasibility study on expanding a 15-acre campground area located west of Joos Grove and north of the Lakeside Marina building near Jamestown Reservoir. Board member Matt Woods was not present.
The health insurance fund of the Jamestown Public School District is solid but did operate over budget last year, according to a report Monday to the Jamestown Public School Board. The school district health insurance fund made $3.56 million in expenditures last year which is a 9.64 percent increase from the 2016-17 school year, said Robert Toso, a non-voting member of the health insurance fund committee with faculty and school district employees.
If you go What: See Ya At The Park! When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Where: McElroy Park, 502 15th St. SE, Jamestown Admission: Free; freewill offering accepted Program: Service, guest speaker Dave Roever, potluck, games, prizes Contact: Wounded warrior is guest speaker rrr Jamestown First Assembly will host its annual See Ya At The Park! service and potluck Sunday, Aug. 19, on the theme of honoring veterans, active military, law enforcement, fire department and first responders.
The South Central Dakota Regional Council executive board moved forward on supporting child care development at its meeting Wednesday. The loan funds committee has approved an application for Journey Behavioral Solutions LLC, a child care provider and autism counseling service in Jamestown, said Stacey Bowerman, executive director of the Regional Council. Once the facility is licensed the loan comes from the Regional Council's Child Care Initiative to assist public and private entities in creating more access and availability in the region, he said.
A backup phone and data link to provide service between Jamestown and Fargo during outages is operational, according to Dakota Central. Work to build the redundant path has been going on for over a year, said Rod Wolters, the central office coordinator for Dakota Central in Jamestown. The work was completed just after 3 a.m. Wednesday, he said.
The Jamestown Regional Airport parking lot is nearing the halfway point, according to the Authority Authority meeting Wednesday. The airport authority approved a $76,990 payment to Border States Paving for completing 4 percent of the work required to expand the airport parking lot. Member Craig Olin was not present.
If you go What: Downtown Arts Market When: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16; free admission Where: Hansen Arts Park, 100 2nd St. SW Program: Vendors, quilting, weaving, Kicks Band jazz concert Contact: Jamestown Art Center, 251-2496, jamestownarts.com rrr Nothing quite matches the visual and musical intensity and improvisation of a jazz ensemble in a live performance, said Larry Kopp, executive director of the Arts Center.
University of Jamestown students will have their first student union this fall. The Hansen Center's new purpose is the Student JHouse, a student engagement area, said Dustin Jensen, dean of UJ engagement and student affairs. There are other recreational rooms but this is an entire building for a recreation facility, he said.
Roof and deck repairs at Frontier Village could exceed $73,000, according to Tina Busche, secretary-treasurer of Frontier Village Association. The estimates were compiled by Tom Mueller, owner of the Dakota Belt & Moccasin store, who rents the Village Trader Building at Frontier Village, she said at the association's Tuesday meeting. One bid estimate so far includes roof repairs on seven buildings and a $56,690 deck replacement for the Depot building, she said.