Oct 17, 2016
Town of Jackson

2017 SPET Vote - May 2, 2017


Your Projects.    Your Vote.

 
Proposition #1.  Replacement of Current START Buses and Purchase of Additional START Buses

Proposition #2.  Town of Jackson/Teton County Housing at Parks and Recreation Maintenance Facility

Proposition #3.  Central Wyoming College - Jackson Center

Proposition #4.  Town of Jackson Pedestrian Improvement

Proposition #5.  Teton County/Town of Jackson Recreation Center Captial Repair, Replacement, and Renovation

Proposition #6.  Town of Jackson/Teton County Housing at START Bus Facility

Proposition #7.  Redmond/Hall Affordable Housing/Rentals Project

Proposition #8.  Fleet Maintenance Facility and START Bus Storage

Proposition #9.  Fire Station #1 and Fire Station # 3 Improvements

Proposition #10.  St. John's Living Center

Reallocation of Previously Collected Funds:  South Highway 89 Pathway and South Park Boat Ramp Underpass


Public Open House Information

The Town of Jackson and Teton County are jointly hosting a public open house on the Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) election: 

Wednesday, April 19
Teton County Library Ordway Auditorium

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
 

Friday, April 21
Senior Center of Jackson Hole

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  
 

These open houses will provide an opportunity for the public to drop by SPET proposal booths, learn about the initiatives and ask questions of project representatives.  

The SPET is an optional, voter-approved 1 percent sales tax paid by visitors and residents on most goods and services purchased within the county, excluding food. The tax has been in place since the 1980s and provides approximately $10-$12 million a year toward public capital construction and infrastructure projects.

 Absentee voting begins on Thursday, March 23.
For more information on voter registration, absentee voting, and voting locations CLICK HERE. 

VIEW SAMPLE BALLOT - Click Here

CLICK HERE to view the Joint Resolution to Place 1% Specific Purpose Excise Tax on a Special Election Ballot on May 2, 2017. 


 

Fire Station #1 (Jackson) and Fire Station #3 (Hoback) Improvements.

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$6,800,000 for the purpose of funding the renovation, construction, and seismic upgrades to Fire Station #1 (Jackson) and to fund the acquisition of land, easements, and the planning/engineering of a new Fire Station #3 (Hoback). This project is sponsored by Teton County.

Public Facility Tour
Fire Station #1
Thursday, March 30
2:00 PM
40 East Pearl

 Click here for a Jackson Hole Fire / EMS - SPET Power Point Presentation 

Click here for a a Fact Pamphlet on Fire Station #1 and #3 Projects

 

 


Fleet Maintenance and START Bus Storage

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$15,330,000 for the purpose of funding planning, design, engineering and construction of a Fleet Maintenance Facility and START Bus Storage.  The Fleet Maintenance Facility services and maintains critical response and general use vehicles of the town and county including, but not limited to, law enforcement, buses, snow plows, street maintenance and water/sewer maintenance.  This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on the Fleet Maintenance Facility and START Bus Storage.

Listen to an KHOL Community Radio interview with Public Works Director, Larry Pardee, to learn more about the Fleet Maintenance Facility.  

 

 

Replacement of Current START Buses and Purchase of Additional START Buses

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$6,500,000 for the purpose of funding the acquisition of replacement START buses for current service levels and for the purchase
of additional START buses for future service expansion.  This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.

Public Facility Tour
START Bus Headquarters - 55 Karns Meadow Drive

Wednesday, April 12th from 4pm to 6pm
Saturday, April 15th from 12pm to 3pm 

 

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on Replacement and Purchase of START Buses.

Click here for a graph showing START Ridership between 2005 and 2016

Click here for Ridership Data between 2005 and 2016.

Listen to KHOL Community Radio interview with Darren Brugmann, START Bus Director, about the Replacement of Current START Buses and Purchase of Additional START Buses. 

 

 

Town of Jackson/Teton County Housing at Parks and Recreation Maintenance Facility

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$2,900,000 for the purpose of funding, planning, design, engineering, and construction of approximately 21 rental housing units.  Priority shall be given to employees of Teton County and the Town of Jackson.  The rental units shall be located on Town of Jackson owned property at Public Works.  This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on Rental Housing at Parks & Recreation

 

 

Town of Jackson/Teton County Housing at START Bus Facility

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$8,300,000 for the purpose of funding planning, design, engineering,and construction of approximately 24 rental housing units.  Priority shall be given to employees of Teton County and the Town of Jackson.  The rental units shall be located on Town of Jackson owned property at the START Bus Facility.

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on Rental Housing at START

This SPET proposition would fund a rental-only employee housing project that would give preference to critical service providers and public employees including, but not limited to:  police officers, sheriff's deputies, snow removal operators, fire/EMS providers, lifeguards, public health, and START Bus drivers.   

These 24 rental units would be constructed on land owned by the Town of Jackson at the current START facility. This project would include five studio apartments, seven 1-bedroom apartments and twelve 2-bedroom apartments ranging from 420 square feet to 900 square feet.   To see a complete list of types of apartments, capacity and square footage click here.

Why is the cost of this rental-only proposition ($8.3 million) so much more costly than the rental-only employee housing project that is proposed at the Parks and Recreation maintenance facility ($2.9 million)?

There are two primary reasons for the cost difference between these two rental-only housing projects.  First, the foundation of the Parks and Recreation maintenance facility will already be in place and the housing units will be built upon an existing foundation; whereas, the housing at the START facility will start construction of project from brownscape.  The foundation will need to be constructed at the START facility which will add a considerable amount of money to the cost of the project.  

Secondly, the 21 housing rental units at the Parks and Recreation maintenance facility will be considerably smaller (thirteen-260 sq. ft studio apartments and eight-576 sq. ft one-bedroom apartments) when compared to the 24 housing rentals at the START facility.  Click here to view a complete list of the types of apartments, capacity and square footage of the rental-only units at the START facility.  These housing configuration differences are by design.  The rental housing units at the Parks and Recreation maintenance facility are designed for transitional, seasonal and temporary housing.   The housing in this area isn't ideal for everyone or preferred by all renters as the units will be located in an industrial area with early morning machinery starting and backup lights beeping.  In contrast the rental-only units at the START facility are larger units, ranging from 420 sq. ft to 900 sq. ft.   The rental housing units at the START facility are designed for long term housing needs for individual employees and their families.   These units are designed for livability with washer / dryers, storage space, as well as private and common exterior spaces. 
  

Click here to see the presentation provided to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners and the Jackson Town Council on September 21, 2016 at the Joint Information Meeting.    


 

Town of Jackson Pedestrian Improvements

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$1,500,000 for the purpose of funding, planning, design, engineering, and construction of pedestrian improvements including crosswalks, and ADA facilities within the Town of Jackson.  This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on Pedestrian Improvements

The Town of Jackson Community Streets Plan identifies that streets shall be designed and and constructed to enable safe, convenient, year-round pedestrian access to local destinations for people of all ages and abilities.

Through the Community Streets Plan process, the Town of Jackson has identified numerous areas where new sidewalks are needed or existing sidewalks are poorly designed.  Funding this initiative will be a step towards addressing some of the more than $5 million in deficiencies and gaps in our pedestrian network and will allow the Town to prioritize the work in the most needed areas in Town.  


 

Teton County/Town of Jackson Recreation Center Capital Repair, Replacement, and Renovation

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$2,400,000 for the funding of equipment purchase and construction of necessary aquatic and facility repairs, renovation, and replacement to existing infrastructure in the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center.  This project is sponsored by Teton County. 

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on the Parks and Recreation proposal for funding of equipment purchases and construction of necessary aquatic and facility repairs, renovations and replacement to existing infrastructure.

Click here for a poster of the Parks and Recreation proposal.


 

Redmond/Hall Affordable Housing/Rental Project

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$4,050,000 for the purpose of funding, planning, design, engineering, and construction of affordable housing/rental units preferably at Redmond and Hall Streets in the Town of Jackson, but may be used for other affordable housing/rental projects.  This project is sponsored by Town of Jackson.

Click here for an Informational Pamphlet on this Project.


 

St. John's Living Center

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$17,000,000 for the purpose of funding, planning, design, engineering, and construction of a long-term nursing home, hospice, rehabilitation center and memory care center.  This project is sponsored by the Teton County Hospital District d/b/a St. John's Medical Center.

Click here to be directed to the St. John's Living Center SPET informational web page.


 

 Central Wyoming College (CWC) - Jackson Center

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$3,820,000 for the purpose of funding acquisition of land, easements, planning, design, engineering, and construction of a new Central Wyoming College (CWC) - Jackson Center that shall hold classrooms, medical/science labs, offices, and a commercial kitchen.  This project is sponsored by Central Wyoming College.

Click here to view a CWC informational pamphlet.

 

 

 

South Highway 89 Pathway and South Park Boat Ramp Underpass

$1,500,000 in re-allocation of previously collected SPET funds, currently on hand, representing the unspent funds from the South Park Loop Road Pathway, to be utilized for the purpose of funding the planning, design, engineering, and construction of a South Highway 89 pathway and South Park Boat Ramp underpass.  This project is sponsored by Teton County.

 

Click here for a Fact Pamphlet on the South Highway 89 Pathway and South Park Boat Ramp Underpass.

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