Jamestown (CSi)  The Jamestown City Council met in Regular Session Monday evening at City Hall, also accessible on Microsoft Teams, and phone link. All members were present, Council Member Buchanan joined by phone.

Mayor Heinrich welcomed and  introduced two Boy Scout Troops from Jamestown Troop 163 and Troop 555, which has girl members.



  • 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.) The Troop Leaders spoke and introduced each of their Boy Scouts in attendance.



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.

From the audience Clint Otto from Northeast Jamestown requested access to the city’s mosquito management plan, and if his property is included in the mitigation.


  • Item C was removed by Mayor Heinrich to include language to a Resolution to approve the request from the Bank of North Dakota in connection with the loan made to Eagle Flats Apartments LLC by First Community Credit Union with inkind commitment from the City of Jamestown in the amount of $214,285.17,and approved the Mayor, City Administrator, and City Attorney to sign the Escrow Agreement, the Interest Buydown Agreement and the Opinion of Counsel upon review by the City Attorney.

The item was then approved.

  • Item D was removed by Council Member Buchanan, a Resolution to approve extending the current COVID-19 Leave Policy to October 5, 2021, for employees who are vaccinated and include people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. He moved to change the date to June 30, 21 which was passed.

Council Member Buchanan asked for Item P be removed:  A Resolution was approved holding a citywide cleanup May 10 through 14. He asked if extra help and equipment was procured for the clean up dates. Deputy City Auditor Jay Sveum said talking to representatives with the University of Jamestown and inquired through Job Service.  At this time no one has come forward to assist.

He said using only city employees the clean up may take longer.  Those  18 and older that can lift 50 pounds to pick and load materials are invited to apply, working  that Monday-Friday starting at 7:30-a.m. with the pay at $13.75 per hour. On line for more information go to jamestownnd.gov.  The baler will be open Monday-Friday to 6-p.m., and that Saturday 8-a.m. to 3-p.m. The Resolution was unanimously approved.


  • Item Q was removed by the Mayor, a Resolution to approve the specifications and to authorize the advertisement for bids for the Solid Waste Department dozer with the expenditure from the Water Department.  He said the bids are going out for a lease agreement for a 5 year lease with a guaranteed buy back  The Council unanimously passed the Resolution as amended.


  • A Resolution was passed to approve the request from JSDC to move forward on the pathway to success for Buffalo City Park by providing up to $600,000 from Economic Development Funds, with the City Share to be $480,000 and paid from the City Sales Tax Fund. The balance from Stutsman County.
  • The balance of the Consent Agenda was approved.



  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 5, Article II of the City Code pertaining to the sale and possession of alcohol on a public right-of-way directly adjacent to the location of an on-sale license holder within the city limits of Jamestown, North Dakota.
  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to create Article VII of Chapter 25 of the Code of the City of Jamestown, North Dakota, concerning outdoor seating in the City of Jamestown.
  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to amend and re-enact Ordinance No. 329 by amending the District Map to change the zoning of Auditor’s Lot 27-11, Midway Township (Part of Proposed Country Ready Mix Subdivision), within the Northwest Quarter and Northeast Quarter of Section 27, T140N, R64W, City of Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, from Ag (Agriculture) to M-2 (General Industrial & Manufacturing District). The property is located at 8144 34th St SE.


  • A FIRST READING: Concerning an ordinance to amend and re-enact Ordinance No. 329 by amending the District Map to change the zoning of Part of the Southwest Quarter and part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27 (Proposed Loose Bypass Subdivision), Township 140N, R64W of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Midway Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota, Extraterritorial Lands of the City of Jamestown, from A-1 (Agricultural/Rural Open Space) & C-2 (General Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) and from A-1 (Agricultural/Rural Open Space) to A-1 (Agricultural/Rural Open Space). The property is located at 81st Ave & 35th St SE.


From A-1 (Agricultural District) & C-2 (General Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial)

Proposed Loose Bypass Subdivision

Block 1, Lot 1

Block 2, Lots 1 & 2

Block 3, Lots 1, 2 & 5

Block 4, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7

Block 5, Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4

From A-1 (Agricultural District) to A-1 (Agricultural District)

Proposed Loose Bypass Subdivision

Block 3, Lots 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9

Block 4, Lots 6 & 8

Mayor Heinrich said a Special City Council meeting will be held next week  on May 11, at 2-p.m. at City Hall,  to discuss the Second Readings.


Council Member Steele congratulated the Jamestown High School Drama Team on bringing home the state award, as best play in state competition.


Mayor Heinrich said with the State Legislative session he thanked area legislators on obtaining one third of the funding for the new City Fire Department ladder truck.  He pointed out that to date community donations have amounted to $379,000, with  a $30,000 outstanding pledge.

All combined donations in addition to state approved funding of $333,000 has put the price tag of $1-million paying for the truck, reached  without using tax payer dollars for the purchase.

Also he thanked legislators for working in favor of obtaining seed money for funding the Buffalo City Park.  He said on a recent Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 that the project is “still alive,”

with local representatives to meet with the Legacy Fund Investment Committee.


  • Approve was the request from the Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Inc., d/b/a/ The Arts Center, for a street closing on 2nd St SW from 1st Ave to the alley, every Thursday starting June 24 through August 26, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, for the weekly Downtown Arts Market and request a waiver of the street closing fees.


  • Also approved was the request from the Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Inc., d/b/a/ The Arts Center, for a street closing on 2nd St SW from 1st Ave to the alley, on Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, for the Chalkfest and request a waiver of the street closing fees.


  • Approved Change Order No. 1, to Park Construction Company, for the James River Phase 3 Riverbank Restoration Project, for a net increase in the contract price of $7,912.50. for guardrails.


The city Council approved a Resolution to approve and authorize entering into a Memorandum of Understanding between ND Department of Emergency Services and the City of Jamestown Fire Department for the purchase and installation of a permanent emergency backup generator( under the HMGP DR-4444-6R Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for Disaster Recovery 4444, Project 6-R).  the local share of the cost is fifteen percent.  Fire Chief Reuther said the equipment is for the Main North side fire hall.

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