Jackson City Council - Sept. 3rd

Wed 9-4-2019

Electric rates in Jackson should remain the same following the presentation of the final report on the Electric Rate Study done by Missouri River Energy Services.  Evan Leebans presented the report to the council at their meeting last (Tuesday) night.  The year end fund balance is projected meet the minimum recommended balance of six months of operating revenues, which for Jackson is $3 million. 

The Council approved the County Law Enforcement Agreement between the County and City for 2020 through 2022.  Mayor Walter and Aldermen Dave Cushman and Jeffrey Gay will serve as the City’s representatives.

The Council also approved a Joint Powers Agreement between the School District and City regarding the splash pad.  Aldermen Brandon Finck and Donnie Schoenrock will serve as the City’s representatives.

The Ambulance Department received permission to apply for a Health Care Foundation Grant to help pay for part of an administrative type vehicle that would be used for members to travel to training, conferences, meetings and the like.  Daytime Ambulance Department staff would also use it for daily ambulance related errands.  In addition, the vehicle would be used for home visits once the Community EMT curriculum is approved by the EMSRB and the Director and Assistant Director complete training. 

Approval was given to the Bike Share Program General Release for Bicycles and the Bike Share User Agreement and Waiver for those that use the bikes provided through the Bike Share Program.  The Council also approved the Bike Share Maintenance Agreement with the Friends of the Jackson County Trails Committee.  The agreement stipulates that the Friends of the Trails Committee are responsible for maintenance and repair of the bikes at their expense.

IN other action, the Council approved Mayor Walter’s appointment of Jenna Schwartz to fill a vacancy on the Utilities Commission.  The Utilities Commission has been short a member since Wendell Sohn resigned last year.  

 The meeting was adjourned at 7:14pm.  All members were present.