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Jamestown gets down to business
In Oct. 28 Issue
By Kim Graham
Times Journal Reporter

At their regularly scheduled meeting last week, Jamestown City Council voted unanimously to amend the city's budget in order to pay $24,000 to Russell County 911 Dispatch Service.

"We have asked (the 911 Dispatch Service) to give us a report every month so by the next meeting we will have something (to present)," said Mayor Brooks Bates.

"I asked them for a written narrative and raw facts - how much money have they got and how have they spent, and the hiring procedure."

The county's 911 Dispatch Service financial management will be monitored during the upcoming year as county officials endeavor to identify additional funding sources.

"Hopefully between now and next October the county government will have a way figured out to finance this," Mayor Bates said.

"We've got a year and hopefully there will be some heads that will get together and will figure out some way to create a revenue stream for this part of the emergency services."

Also at the meeting, the second reading of Ad Valorem Tax Ordinance 2010-006 was heard and unanimously adopted by the city council setting real property tax at $0.166 per $100.

"We've got one of the lowest tax rates of any little municipality that I know of," said Mayor Bates.

In other business at the meeting:

City of Jamestown budget was amended to include $19,998 for a GPS system to map the entire city water system and sewage system.

Bill McGruder was unanimously reappointed to the Russell County Industrial Board.

Mayor Bates said a Motorcycle Rally held in Jamestown Saturday, October 16th as a fundraiser for March of Dimes was successful.

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