Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown City Council met in Regular Session Monday evening at City Hall, available virtually on the Microsoft Teams platform and by conference call.  All members were present, Council Member Buchanan joined by phone.


  • HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE: (Individuals may address the City Council about any item not contained on the agenda. A maximum of 15 minutes is allotted for the hearing. If the full 15 minutes are not needed, the City Council will continue with the agenda. The City Council will take no official action on items discussed at the hearing, with the exception of referral to staff or Committee.)
  • City Fire Chief, Jim Reuther reminded residents about the fire ban during this dry time, in the city and in the county. He urges all smoking materials be disposes of properly.



To provide more time to discuss controversial or disputed issues, the Council will consider the items on the consent agenda together at the beginning of the public meeting. These items are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. If a member of the City Council or public requests to be heard on one of these items, the Council will remove the item from the consent agenda and consider that item individually.

Items Removed separately for discuss …

Item O was removed from the Consent Agenda by Council Member Buchanan.

Item L was removed by Civic Center Manager Pam Fosse

  • Item L: Pam Fosse clarified the Resolution to approve the request from Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country for a one-year extension to the 2016 Beverage Agreement due to the unforeseen Covid-19 interruptions in operations. She pointed  out a 50 percent reduction, by Coke. The item will be placed on this month’s Civic Center Committee meeting.


  • Item O: A Resolution to approve a bulk pickup pilot program beginning June 1, 2021, at a cost of $5 per item for residents and property owners. Council Member Buchanan said he’s in favor of adoption, saying more residents can participate in this program, than the traditional City Wide Cleanup. Mayor Heinrich said the Resolution is independent of Citywide Clean up

The City Council voted unanimously to approve.



  • Approved a Resolution to approve the Minor Subdivision, Preliminary Plat of Super 8 Addition, and Replat as contained in the legal description, )of all of Lot 3 and the Northerly 25 feet of Lot 4, Block 1, Lowry’s Subdivision of part of the SE1/4, Section 2, T139, R64W of the 5th Principal Meridian, Stutsman County, North Dakota described as follows: Beginning at the Northeasterly corner of Lot 3, Block 5, Lowry’s Subdivision, thence S. 18°02’ E., a distance of 125 feet; thence N. 89°10’ E., a distance of 303.71 feet; thence N. 0°50’W., a distance of 119.14 feet; thence S. 89°10W., a distance of 341.54 feet to the point of beginning; according to the plat of Lowry’s Subdivision recorded in the Register of Deeds Office in Book B of Plats at pages 117-118. And the South 75 feet of Lot 4, and all of Lot 5, Block 5, Lowry’s Subdivision in part of the SE1/4, Section 2, T139N, R64W of the 5th Principal Meridian, Stutsman County, North Dakota more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point that N. 0°50’E., along the East line of the SE1/4 of Section 2, a distance of 921.45 feet and S. 89°10’W., a distance of 33 feet from the Southeast corner of SE1/4; thence from this point of beginning N. 0°50’E., 166.8 feet; thence S. 89°10’W., a distance of 370.71 feet to the Easterly line of said Block 5; thence S. 18°02’E., a distance of 175 feet to the Southeasterly corner of Lot 5, Block 5; thence N. 89°10’E., a distance of 317.75 feet to the point of beginning.
  • The property is located at 2613 & 2623 HWY 281 S. A Title Opinion has been received by the city.

The City Council voted unanimously to approve.


The City Council approved a Resolution to establish the standard rental rate of one dollar per square foot, for the 2021 to December 31, 2022, Frontier Village two-year lease. Searle Swedlund joined the meeting to answer questions added that the rate is one dollar per square foot, including  four structures, and other items.


Considered was a Resolution to approve extending the hours at the City Baler for a clean-up / drop-off the week of May 10 through 14, 2021. Mayor Heinrich asked if the Citywide Cleanup has been approved.

Council Member Kamlitz said he received correspondence asking that cleanup week be re-established, and he is in favor of the cleanup week.

Mayor Heinrich said the original concept was for resident to remove unwanted item, which has been abused by residents, added items not allowed. He said Jamestown Residents can take items to the baler up to 500 pounds without charge. The cost comes from the Sanitation Department budget. Buchanan favors giving the Pilot Program a try first.  Council Member Steele said his correspondence indicated returning Citywide Cleanup. He said the program needs to be overseen during Citywide Cleanup week, to monitor abuses.  He said some residents have reported personal yard items were stolen during Cleanup Week.  Buchanan said to further research the issue.

The Council voted to move the items to the April Public Works Committee with more information and to make a recommendation.



A SECOND READING: Of an Ordinance to amend and re-enact an Ordinance by amending the District Map to change the zoning of a portion of Government Lot 1 within the NE ¼ of Section 26, Township 140N, Range 64W, laying and being North of a line extended from the intersection of the South boundary line of 9th Street with the East boundary of said lot, consisting of 8.4 acres in Stutsman County, North Dakota from R-1A (One-Family Residential District and Duplex or Two-Family District) to P-U-D (Plan Unit Development). The property is located at 901 4th Ave NW. (Proposed Hidden River Acres Event Center). Mayor Heinrich pointed out that the language needs to be adjusted and documents approved by the Council, including the serving of alcohol, under the planned development aspect, which needs approval after reviewed.The Council approved the Second Reading, and also approved serving of alcohol during the hours of 8-a.m. to 12 midnight.



Appointed were two members of the Forestry Committee for a three year term to expire April 2024.

  • Appointed John Grabinger to serve as a member of the Special Assessment Commission for a six year term to expire April 2027.
  • Re-appoint the City Council to serve as members of the Storm Water Committee for a two year term to expire April 2022.
  • Re-appointed the City Engineer, City Administrator, City Building Inspector, Engineering Technician II, Public Works Chairperson, Street Foreman and Street Equipment Operator III to serve as members of the Storm Water Sub-Committee for a two year term to expire April 2022. Moved



Council Member Buchanan said, his magnolia tree needs to be added to the city’s tree inventory.

Council Member Steele, said the city will rely on Public Service Announcements for the work, on the Road Diet Plan.  (As outlined in the CSiNewsNow.com story from and interview with Wayne Byers on CSi Cable 2.)

The  temporary emergency measure, requiring wearing face masks, in public, which was effective on October 30, 2020, was allowed to expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 5, 2021.  The measure was put in force under the temporary emergency measure, concerning the mitigation of COVID-19 unless further extended or earlier terminated by the City Council. It required all public-facing retail and service employees, including liquor and eating establishments, while the employee may come in contact with the general public.

Mayor Heinrich commended residents who did and continue to mask up.  He pointed out mass vaccinations now in progress in Stutsman County.

Although not currently required, it is strongly encouraged for all individuals to wear face coverings while in public to further prevent, control or reduce the spread of Covid-19 and all businesses are urged to require face coverings for the general public entering their establishment.



Approve awarding the bid for Lift Station Improvements—Main Lift and Lift Station 11, to CC, Steel LLC in the amount of $721,000, which came in under the estimated project costs, contingent upon state department of environment approval.

The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 67, followed by replays.