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Jackson Council meeting is short

Wed 2-6-2019

 The Jackson City Council made quick work out of a short agenda at their meeting last night.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Wayne Walter at 6:30pm with Councilman Dave Cushman the only member absent.

Engineer Greg Mitchel with Bolten & Menck presented the South Highway Reconstruction Bids.  This is a joint project with Jackson County.  A total of 6 bids were received, with a $600K spread in price. Four of the bids were within 10-12% and of those, the lowest was from GM Construction out of Lake Crystal.  Their bid of just over $2.3million was around $270K over the estimate, primarily due to a cost increases in the storm sewer portion.  The Council voted to accept the bid from GM Construction and the process moves to the Jackson County Commission for their approval.

The Council also approved a Revolving Loan Fund Loan for Kat’s Hog Heaven in Jackson.   The business was purchased by Donnie Schoenrock on a Contract for Deed and the opportunity came for him to purchase outright.  This loan would also allow for an expansion allowing more seating.  Councilmen Schoenrock and Brandon Finck abstained their votes.

In other action, the Council approved authorizing local match dollars for Phase I of the Memorial Park project, approved new lighting for the new liquor store and approved a liquor store pay application.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:54pm.  The next meeting of the Jackson City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.