Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022:
- The City Council voted unanimously to change directions on a housing rehabilitation program. The pivot came after City Councilmembers previously delayed the rehab of a house on Hollywood Street due its projected cost, which some felt was too high. Last year, the council approved a plan to use $1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to rehab five vacant City-owned homes for transitional housing. At tonight's meeting, the council decided to have the City Manager come up with a new proposal that could be a better use of the $1 million, considering the current high cost of construction and rehabs. A previously approved rehab project on Homewild Street will continue as planned.
- Three streets in Jackson could see resurfacing projects next year. The City Council voted to set in motion proposed projects on Wildwood Avenue from S. West Avenue to Steward Avenue, E. Pearl Street from N. Cooper Street to Waterloo Avenue, and N. Wisner Street from Wildwood Avenue to W. Ganson Street. Further approvals will be needed before construction is officially planned.
- The City Council approved various commission appointments and community events, such as the Jackson High School Homecoming Parade.