Clarke County Democrat

Push on for Jackson Depot area drainage project

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Mayor Paul South opened the Oct. 25 meeting of the Jackson City Council by extending condolences to the Skipper family. Helen Skipper passed away after a brief illness. The mayor said that she will be missed tremendously. He commended her involvement in many worthy causes in the city and county. Drainage project

The mayor said that he had contacted the CDBG to put a push on the drainage project in District 1 in the Depot area. He said that the project should begin within the next few months, stating that the major problem will be finding a contractor as most contractors have more work than they have workers. Cleanup continues

South said that blight cleanup in the city will continue in the near future. He said an agreement had been reached with the owner of the old Dairy Freeze building and cleanup at that site should begin soon. Municipal pool discussed

A drawing for the replacement of the municipal pool is ready for review. He said the pool would cost around $550,000 as the old pool will have to be dug out and completely replaced. He asked District 1 councill members Jane James and Kedrick Bettis to review the drawings before a decision was made. Congrats to JHS, JA

South congratulated both Jackson High School and Jackson Academy football teams who will both go to state playoffs.

Council member Kedrick Bettis offered congratulations to the JHS girls’ volleyball team who were 4A Region 2 runners-up at competition in Montgomery last week. Fire Prevention Week

Daron Bolen reported that Fire Prevention Week was a big success. The parade had a great turnout in spite of it having been rescheduled due to weather.

Bolen said that the fire department had responded to 16 calls this month. Other business

The council approved a name change on the liquor license for the Shell station in Jackson to South Star Petrol LLC.

The council approved changing the time for regular council meetings from 6 to 5:30 p.m. beginning in November. Meetings will be held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.

The first meeting in November will be Monday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. rather than Tuesday, Nov. 8 because the 8th is Election Day and City Hall is a polling place.

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