February 3, 2023
Metropolis Council Considers The right way to Add Funding to Senior Citizen Dwelling Enchancment Program

Jamestown Metropolis Council work session (September 12, 2022)

Jamestown Metropolis Council is improve funding to a Senior Citizen Dwelling Enchancment program whereas not utterly eradicating funding for one more residence enchancment program.

Two resolutions being thought-about would add a further $500,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to the Senior Citizen Program and transfer $500,000 from the Dwelling Enchancment Incentive Program. The latter would successfully de-fund the Dwelling Enchancment Incentive Program.

Mayor Eddie Sundquist mentioned there had been over $1.8 million in requests for the senior citizen program, which had initially been funded with $500,000 of ARPA funds. He mentioned the Dwelling Enchancment Incentive Program, which would supply money rebates to anybody who revamped $5,000 in repairs to their residence, hadn’t been opened but

Finance Chair and Council member at Giant Kim Ecklund expressed concern over not caring for senior residents and neglecting one other group, “And ensuring that we’re protecting all people and never only one or two teams with ARPA funding. So the lower-income and seniors is nice, however we’re lacking that center group who possibly it’s a struggling household, a single guardian, doesn’t meet all these different wants. They’ve a job however they may use some incentives so I believe, that I need to be certain of.”

Councilmember Marie Carrubba agreed, saying that folks below 62 and never disabled can’t be ignored.

Council members requested an up to date utility listing from Metropolis Comptroller John Sellstrom for the Senior Citizen Program.

An area regulation on the proposed redistricting of Metropolis Council Boundaries handed by means of committee. The Metropolis’s Reapportionment Fee voted in August to advocate a set of maps which have little change from the present ward boundaries.

The advice was based mostly off of the minimal adjustments to Jamestown’s inhabitants throughout the final ten years. In response to Mayor Sundquist, the native regulation should sit for 30 days and have a public listening to. Council will seemingly approve the redistricting at its October voting session.

Council President Tony Dolce mentioned as a consequence of plenty of council members and workers who can be absent, the September 19 work session for Metropolis Council has been canceled. The following assembly of the Jamestown Metropolis Council can be their voting session on Monday, September 26.