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November 25, 2014 Town of Jackson No Comments

If you have thoughts about the future of Jackson, you can share them with town planners today. Planners will be at Town Hall to take public input from 7 to 9 am, 11 am to 1 pm and at 5 to 6 pm. Some proposals being considered include increasing commercial density downtown along with more hotel rooms, rentals and housing units. Jackson’s Planning Commission meets Dec. 16 to talk about the proposals.

Sales Tax Up Over Last Year

November 10, 2014 Town of Jackson Comments Off

Sales tax this summer tourist season was up over last year. The Jackson Hole Daily reports that sales tax collected from May to September was 10 percent higher than last year. The town of Jackson received $6.4 million during that time period, $564,000 more than 2013.

Jackson Works to Allow People to Sleep in Their Cars

July 25, 2014 Town of Jackson Comments Off

The town of Jackson is trying to end the ban on sleeping in cars. Jackson Hole Daily says town council decided to change its rules allowing people to spend one night in their vehicles within city limits. Councilor Jim Stanford suggested repealing the ban because the housing market is tight and there are few rentals available. Ordinances have to pass three readings to become part of the municipal code and the council could vote on the law at their first meeting in August

Little or No Progress in Jackson Town Policies

May 19, 2014 Jackson Hole, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Jackson isn’t making any progress on many of its town policies. County staff members say it’s just what they were expecting though. The workforce is worse, there is less housing available and there is more traffic according to The 2014 Annual Indicator Report. Jackson Hole Daily says the town and county are hoping a housing action plan that’s currently being written will help them understand how to reverse the trend

Planning Commission Considers 80-foot Cell Phone Tower Application

April 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Planning commissioners are trying to convince Teton County to approve an 80-foot cell tower on the hill above Swinging Bridge. The leases are running out on three 35-foot towers so all three short ones would be replaced by the big one. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the new tower is for AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers. If a tower extends into the skyline in Teton County it must be 20 feet or shorter so the new tower needs special approval

Construction Workers Build Drill Rig Path in Jackson

April 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, Town of Jackson Comments Off

Jackson construction workers are building a temporary path for a drill rig to get to the slow-moving landslide threatening area homes and businesses. Jackson officials say the rig will drill holes up to 200 feet deep along the upper crest to look for ways to counter the landslide. Local News 8 says the drill samples will give valuable insights into the composition of the formation, the depth of the slide, the water levels and other important information

Jackson Landslide Causes Continued Carnage

April 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson landslide has slowed from moving nine feet in one day to about an inch a day, but it is still causing all kinds of carnage. Local News 8 says the slide dislodged lampposts, uprooted the Walgreens sign and the town’s water pump house, destroyed streets, fractured Budge Drive’s sewer line and sliced a home in two. Jackson Hole News & Guide says engineers are worried the movement could rupture the water main underneath Broadway, flooding the area with two million gallons of water in 30 minutes

Lifeguard Shortage Shuts Rec Center Down on Sundays

April 21, 2014 Town of Jackson Comments Off

Teton County is shutting down the Jackson Recreation Center for the next four Sundays because there aren’t enough lifeguards. Jackson Hole News & Guide says there is a screening test for people interested in lifeguarding May 1 at 6 p.m. Recreation Superintendent Jill Russell says the center will also be closed April 27 and May 4, 11 and 18

Lodging Tax Sponsors 32 Events

April 21, 2014 Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Travel and Tourism Board awarded $300,000 in sponsorship money for 32 special events. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the Quilt Festival, an Archaic Arts Fest and the Jackson Hole Ski Club all won grants for their events. The Jackson Hole Ski Club won the most money of all the groups taking in $49,000

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Hires New Executive Director

April 18, 2014 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is announcing Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Benjamin is being promoted to Executive Director May 1. Conservation Alliance co-chair David Hardie says his group looked all over the nation for job candidates, but ended up hiring someone from home. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Benjamin graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and from Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs with a Masters

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