Council Congratulates Water Dept., Discusses Future Projects

Representatives of the City of Jamestown and the Jamestown Water Department recently traveled to Washington D. C. to compete in the Great American Water Taste Test best tasting water in America contest. Jamestown tied for 6th place in the competition. The Jamestown delegation was congratulated by Congressman John Rose, who gave them a tour of the Capitol and heard their concerns regarding local infrastructure projects. Pictured above from left to right are Jamestown Water Department Supervisor Chris Ramsey, his wife Janie Ramsey, City Recorder Gail Dishmon, Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines, Congressman John Rose, and Mr. Larry Lewis of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) in Congressman Rose’s D.C. office.

By Jacob E. Rosenbaum

The City of Jamestown Board of Aldermen and Mayor met in regular session on Monday, February 11, and took up a brief agenda of business items, most of which dealt with upcoming developments.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Lyndon Baines and City Recorder Gail Dishmon called the roll which showed that all five Aldermen were present. Dishmon then read the minutes of the Council’s January session, which were then unanimously approved.

The Council was then addressed by Mrs. Leann Smith, Executive Director of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, who offered insights on the importance of the City’s  continued participation in the Three-Star program, as well as highlighting some of the revitalization work and progress that has been taking place in Downtown Jamestown. “Within the last six months, we have had ten new businesses open up in our downtown,” said Smith. “That is excellent!” Mrs. Smith also presented the Council with the nominations to the Joint Economic and Community Development Board, which consisted of some new members and some remaining, current members. When Mrs. Smith had concluded, Alderwoman Jeni Ledbetter made a motion to approve the appointments to the JECD Board as presented. This motion was seconded by Vaneesa Matthews and unanimously carried.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.