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City Council sends special assessment topic to Public Works Committee

A proposed policy for four water main replacement projects in Jamestown would change the property owners’ share from 80% to 30%.

JSSP Jamestown News

The Jamestown City Council unanimously approved to discuss the responsibility for a payment of remaining special assessments due on water main replacement districts at the Jamestown Public Works Committee meeting Feb. 24.

A proposed policy for four water main replacement projects in Jamestown would change the property owners’ share from 80% to 30%. The current share on special assessments is 20% city and 80% property owners.

Councilman David Steele said there are some unresolved issues on how to handle property owners who have paid their special assessments.

“To be fair to those individuals we need to do some further research on how we are going to include those into this resolution,” he said.

Heinrich said doing the research does not mean the City Council is backpedaling on changing the responsibility of the remaining special assessments due on the four water main replacement districts.

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In other business, the City Council unanimously approved:

  • awarding a bid of more than $306,000 to A & R Roofing for a roof removal and replacement at the Jamestown Civic Center. 
  • awarding a bid for one new single-axle truck with a single-arm automated packer to Sanitation Products for about $240,000.
  • funding the 2022 Flex PACE Program up to $500,000 with Stutsman County paying $100,000 and the city of Jamestown paying $400,000 from the city sales tax fund. 
  • the appointment of David Nelson to serve as a member of the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority for a five-year term that expires December 2026.
  • the appointment of Councilman Dan Buchanan, George Barnes, Dennis Mansavage and Davit Bratton to serve as members of the North Dakota Cares Steering Committee. Buchanan and Barnes will serve three-year terms while Mansavage and Bratton serve five-year terms. After the first three-year terms expire, the terms will be five years.
Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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