Thursday was a busy meeting for the Jamestown City Council.
The council approved the second reading of two annexation ordinances for properties along Airport Road and the drag strip property. The council also had the first reading of another ordinance regarding a property owned by Davis Gate, which is planning to use the property to build a manufacturing facility.
Both annexation ordinances passed 6-0.
The council also unanimously approved the purchase and demolition of the Jamestown Court. The purchase was approved for $25,000, and the city will pay for demolition of the property, which will cost $12,500. The plan for the property involves an expansion of the city cemetery, which sits next to the property.
The purchase of the property came from money that was in the budget for the Jamestown Cemetery, Shearer said.
“We’re very excited to get the dilapidated building apart and removed from the city,” Shearer said. “Hopefully we will have that removed in the coming weeks.”
Shearer said the city is also beginning the clean up of other dilapidated buildings within the city limits.
Council members remarked that the decision will ultimately lead to the removal of what many view as an eyesore in the city, as the property is dilapidated and considered beyond repair.
The council also approved the purchase of a Ford F-150 cruiser for the Jamestown Police Department. The new cruiser will be a four-door, 4WD truck that is needed by the department.
The city is also donating $2,000 total, splitting it evenly between Toys for Tots and Food for the Needy.
“These are two worthwhile organizations that feed and give joy to children and families in need,” Shearer said.