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City moves to replace damaged park pavilion

Jackson’s City Park will soon have a new pavilion to replace Pavilion No. 5 that was damaged in a wind storm last summer.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen accepted the low bid of $36,000 from ABCreative, Inc. of De Soto, KS, and authorized a contract with the company to replace the damaged pavilion.

Insurance payments will pay approximately $20,000 of the cost and the remaining $16,000 will be picked up by the Optimist Club of Jackson. The Board approved a park memorial and donation form from the Optimists.

In other action

• Health insurance: The Board accepted the proposed rates from United Health Services, Inc. of Maryland Heights for the 2020 Employee Insurance Benefit Plan.

• Electric line: The Board approved an ordinance accepting the dedication of a utility easement deed from Greenbrier Central, LLC, as part of the South Farmington Road electric Line Extension Project.

• Property tax collection: The Board approved an ordinance authorizing a contract with the County relative to the collection of property taxes for the City of Jackson. By this agreement, the County will send out notices and collect property tax for the City.

• Election: The Board approved an ordinance calling for a general election on April 7 to fill the offices of the Board of Aldermen. One seat in each of Wards 1-4 will be up for election.

Filing will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, and remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

• Truck routes: The Board approved an ordinance establishing truck routes within the City. The purpose was to keep trucks from using East Main Street as a detour to travel through the City while there is construction at the intersection of I-55 and East Jackson Boulevard (Center Junction). Local deliveries by truck will still be allowed.

Designated truck routes are:

1. Birk Lane
2. Cane Creek Road
3. Eastview Court from its intersection with Florence Street north to Emma Street
4. Emma Street from its intersection with Eastview Court east to its termination
5. Farmington Road (South) from Jackson Boulevard (West) south to the city limits
6. Florence Street
7. Georgia Street from Goose Creek north to its intersection with Florence Street
8. High Street North from Washington Street north to the city limits
9. Hope Street from Florence Street south to the city limits
10. Independence Street West from High Street North  west to the city limits
11. Jackson Boulevard
12. Jackson Trail West  from Hope Street South to Lee Avenue
13. Lee Avenue
14. Lenco Avenue
15. Matthew Street
16. Mel-Ray Street
17. Old Cape Road east
18. Old Orchard Road
19. Seabaugh Road
20. Washington Street East from High Street North east to Hope Street North
21. State Route Y

• Storm sewer: The Board agreed to pay $18,140 to HR Green of Chesterfield for work on the Separate Storm Sewer System Permit Program.

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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