Council Lays Plans for Equipment Upgrades

y Jacob E. Rosenbaum

The Jamestown City Council met in regular monthly session on Monday, August 13th.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Darlene Monday Davis and following the roll call, which showed all five Aldermen were present, City Recorder Gail Dishmon read the minutes of the Council’s July meetings. The minutes were then approved without opposition.

The Council then opened the floor for citizen greivances, and seeing none moved on to hear monthly reports.

Mayor Davis then announced that Jamestown has won the TAUD best tasting water contest, and had earned the right to say they had the best tasting water in the entire state of Tennessee. Over 150 cities participated in this competition, and Jamestown is the first city outside of the Memphis area to win the event.

“We are very proud of our crew, this takes teamwork and dedication and we just couldn’t be more proud! This is a job well done! As I have said before, all departments are doing their jobs and doing them well. This is just a great acheivement, and you know, we are going to the national competition, we might just have the best tasting water in the United States!”

Mayor Davis also detailed that the City was entering into a new program with UCHRA that focuses on providing work experince for young adults aged 18-24. The project allows for up to 500 hours of paid work for these individuals. Also through this program, a high school senior from York Institute will be able to work for the City two hours per day on weekdays for a semester and receive school credit and real world experince simultaneously.

The City’s engineer, Tom Bennett, then gave his report, in which he briefly stated that the Council’s bid award for the CDBG project had been submitted to the state and had been under review for the last three weeks and should be approved soon, at which time work would begin.

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