Jackson Council approves bike share at library

Wed 6-5-2019

The Jackson City Council made relatively short work out of a fairly long agenda at last night meeting.  Council members Jeff Gay and Donnie Shoenrock were absent.  Councilman Brandon Finck, who was scheduled to be gone, came in so a quorum present.

Jackson resident Terry Adams addressed the council seeking a variance for number of vehicles at his residence.  Adams stated that he now has five licensed drivers in his house, and the ordinance allows for up to four vehicles to be parked on his property.  He was asking what he needed to do so that all drivers could park vehicles at the residence.  City Attorney Brad Anderson said he would review the ordinance and advise Adams of what he can do.

Sam Espy with the Friends of the Jackson Trails asked the council for permission to temporarily place two of the Bike Share racks at the Jackson Library.  There are four total racks, and they will be a part of Memorial Park when that is ready.  The other two are being placed at the Jackson Motorplex for the summer.  The council approved the request.

In other action, the council approved an indirect service connection agreement for water and sewer at a new storage building being built at the Jackson Motorplex, approved a resolution a Distributed Resource Interconnection Process, approved the second reading of an ordinance relating to mailboxes damaged during snow removal and named City Administrator Matt Skaret and Councilman Matt Madden as Minnesota Municipal Utilities voting delegates.

Skaret also informed the council that the stoplight at Highway 71 and Sherman street will be replaced.  The project will go out for bid in late 2020, with the project to take place in 2021.  MnDOT will cover costs for the Highway 71 portion, but the city is responsible for the Sherman street portion.

The meeting was adjourned after 50 minutes at 7:23pm.  The next meeting of the Jackson City Council is scheduled for 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 18th at City Hall in Jackson.