Here are highlights from the May 10, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting:
- Jackson County Sheriff Gary Schuette gave a presentation to the City Council about the need for a new County Jail and a proposed millage to pay for jail improvements. The millage could go before all county voters in the Nov. Election.
- The City Council approved a name change for the Department of Neighborhood and Economic Operations, also known as NEO. It will now be called the Department of Community Development. This department handles blight complaints, rental inspections, landlord issues, permits, building inspections, planning, zoning and the historic district. The department requested a new name to better reflect its work in assisting the community.
- 10 new street lights are coming to Jackson neighborhoods. The City Council approved the installation of 10 new street lights to improve lighting in neighborhoods.
- A hearing was held for the 2022-23 City Budget. The City Manager told the City Council that the budget contains $3 million in additional funding for neighborhood street construction. It also brings a reduction in property taxes for residents, due to less demands on a police and fire pension fund.
A recording of the meeting is available on this page.