Courthouse Parking, Gas Line Upgrade, and Grants Highlight City Council Meeting

By Jacob E. Rosenbaum

The Jamestown Board of Aldermen and Mayor met in regular monthly session on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Jamestown City Hall, and discussed upcoming developments in the City, primarily the possibility of more public parking at the courthouse and the potential acquisition of grants in the near future. Updates on various ongoing projects, such as the sewer rehabilitation and building improvements within the City, were also given.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Lyndon Baines, and the roll call showed that all four aldermen (Mr. Baines’ seat has yet to be filled) were present. City Recorder Gail Dishmon then read the minutes of the Council’s September meeting, and the minutes were approved.

Mayor Baines then opened the floor for grievances or comments from citizens, of which none were voiced by the public.

Baines then delivered the mayor’s report, and issued the following statement:

“First of all, I am honored to serve as Mayor of Jamestown. I had a meeting with the City employees last week, and since being appointed three weeks ago I have been to all City facilities except the water plant, which I will be visiting soon. I truly believe that we have some of the best employees in the state.

I want all citizens to know that my door is always open, and I am going to try to be in the office Monday through Friday from 8-4. We are working on several grants and projects right now, and I will update the public when more information becomes available.”

Read the rest of the story in this week’s Fentress Courier.