A great big THANK YOU to the residents of Jamestown for your support of the two millage proposals that were on the ballot this August. Both the Road Millage and the Fire Department Operating Fund were approved by approximately a 2/3 majority.
The primary intended use of the road millage is to pave our gravel roads. The Planning Commission, in conjunction with the township board, has established a set of criteria in order to determine which road(s) should be paved next. Both the Road Commission and the township’s Deputy Sheriff have also given their recommendation. Because of your support, and assuming that the bids are low enough, both 40th (south of Adams) and Greenly (west of 40th) should be paved before this millage expires in 4 years.
The Fire Department provides the township with much needed protection. Not only do they put out fires, but also respond to medical calls, accidents, downed power lines, school safety concerns, and multiple other public safety aspects. The millage that you approved of is for general operations (not equipment). Your support enables the Fire Department to continue to operate in the fine manner that we are blessed to have.