Feb 06, 2018
Carl Pelletier

Summary of Town Council Meetings on Monday, February 6, 2018

For your information, the following is an overview of Town Council actions taken at yesterday’s joint meeting with the County and the regular Council meeting. 

  • The Council and Commission discussed a request from Emerg+A+Care to designate certain positions as a Critical Service Providers with the Housing Department.  The Council denied the request and the County did not take action.  Further discussion will take place on having the Housing Department make these decisions.
  • The Council and Commission heard a presentation from Teton County Public Health regarding Health in All Policies, a framework that uses a collaborative approach to improve the health of a community by incorporating health, sustainability and health equity considerations into decision-making and policy decisions. The Public Health Department was given approval to move forward with Health in All Policies by creating a work group to develop recommendations on how to scale Health in All Policies in Teton County and the Town of Jackson.
  • Hank Phibbs was appointed to the joint Natural Resources Stakeholder Group.  This group is tasked with working on updates to the Natural Resources LDRs.
  • At the Council meeting, new Police Officer Justin Lancaster was introduced.
  • The Mayor read a proclamation for the February 6th Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Wyoming Special Olympics.
  • A moment of silence was held in honor of David Swift.
  • Temporary sign permits were approved for the National Elk Refuge and Shriner Club.
  • The public defender contract was renewed with Trefonas.
  • Utility Easements were approved with Bank of Jackson Hole and Tim Sandlin/Carol Chesney related to Budge Drive work.
  • An Electric Distribution Easement to the South park Wildlife Habitat Management Area to bury the power line was approved.
  • The Council heard a presentation and held discussion on various components of Karns Meadows.  Approval was given to move forward with an environmental analysis and to draft a MOU with the Land Trust for funding.
  • The Council placed a 120-day suspension on the liquor license held by Pizzeria Caldera due to failing identification compliance checks leading to alcohol sales to a minor.
  • Bid 18-07 was awarded to GregCo LLC of Evanston for the 2018 Sidewalk Improvements project.
  • The Council heard a presentation on a Conditional Use Permit and Development Plan at 112 Center Street.  This item was continued to March 5.
  • A Conditional Use Permit for 3 parking light antennas in the hospital parking lot at 610 E. Broadway was continued to February 20.
  • The Council approved a FY2018 budget amendment.
  • The Council approved a $1,500 sponsorship on the upcoming bike conference and up to $10,000 toward a joint Lodging Tax Education Campaign with the County.
  • The Town Manager’s Report included updates on the records management software used in the Police Department, a master lease in Cottonwood Park, and outreach efforts using the Spanish language.


Complete and detailed information regarding these items is available online at www.townofjackson.com under the Agendas & Meeting button. 

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