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Aldermen approve temporary mobile medical office

The Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a special use permit requested by Saint Francis Medical Center for a temporary mobile medical office in a C-2 (general commercial) district at 2130 E. Jackson Blvd. during their Jan. 6 meeting.

The approval followed a public hearing held earlier in the meeting. Jason Bandermann, representing the medical center, explained that the mobile office was necessary in order to provide medical services while the current old buildings are torn down and a new, two-story medical facility is built on the site.

No one spoke in opposition to the permit.

In other action

• Mayor’s objection: The Board voted to record the mayor’s objection to signing Bill No. 19-87, which relates to the South Old Orchard Road Water System Interconnection Project. The mayor was waiting for the state’s Highway & Transportation Commission to accept a bid on the diverging diamond interchange before he would sign the bill. (The commission accepted a bid two days later, thus removing the mayor’s objection.)

• Meeting moved: The Board agreed to move its Monday, Feb. 17, meeting to Wednesday, Feb. 19, in honor of President’s Day.

• Appointment: The Board approved the mayor’s appointment of Rick Murray to the Community Outreach Board, filling an unexpired term ending May 2021.

• Depositories: The Board authorized the mayor to sign depository agreements with Southern Bank, Wood & Huston Bank, First Missouri State Bank and US Bank.

• Census marketing: The Board accepted a $6,500 proposal from KFVS-12 of Cape Girardeau to provide marketing services for the 2020 census.

• Wastewater treatment: The Board approved a change order with Brockmiller Construction, Inc., at no cost to the city, relative to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Flow Monitoring System.

• Soccer field lighting: During study session, the Board was informed that the City is pursuing a 50/50 grant to help pay for additional lights on the city’s soccer fields.

• Concession stands: The Board discussed bids for running the park concession stands. Rockhill and Sons offered to pay the City 20 percent of its concession revenue. That is up from 10 percent in the past. The Board will award the contract at a future meeting.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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