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Posted on: May 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Actions - Monday, May 21st

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For your information, the following is an overview of the Town Council’s actions taken at yesterday’s special JIM, workshop, and regular meeting. 



  • The Council and Commission continued an ongoing discussion on the Housing Department Rules and Regulations, specifically if workforce restrictions should have a cap on appreciation.  The Council approved Ordinance G, which adds a new chapter to the Jackson Municipal Code, on first reading.  The County directed staff to revise the Rules & Regulations.


  • Discussion was held on creating an ordinance that would add a new chapter to the Jackson Municipal Code to prevent discrimination in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations in general, related to sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.  The ordinance would also provide a procedure to investigate and enforce complaints and violations.  A draft ordinance will be brought back to Council for first reading.
  • Council heard an overview of the Snow King Mountain Stakeholder Group’s final vision scenarios for Snow King in efforts to keep economic sustainability while maintaining the unique character of Jackson Hole. 
  • Reducing plastic bag and plastic product waste was discussed and staff was directed to draft an ordinance which would ban single use plastic bags and increase awareness, and bring back to Council for review.


  • Keith Gingery presented Council with a copy of the book Towers Falling and made comment on a community program which encourages reading and social justice. 
  • Temporary Sign Permits were approved for the Jackson Hole Historical Society for the Story Corp Mobil Studio, White Horse Social, Young Life 5k Run, and the Jackson Hole Playhouse Shootout.
  • Special Events were approved for the People’s Market/Rotary Club 4th of July events, an additional request to Old West Days, and the 2018 Snocross.
  • The Town adopted an All Hazards Recovery Plan coordinated through Emergency Management.
  • The Council gave approval for an amendment to the contract with Clarion Associates to revise the Nexus Study and the Town Attorney’s contract.
  • Council affirmed that Snake River Grill may serve alcohol on their outdoor decks.
  • Three encroachment agreements were approved at 45 South Cache Street, 875 Snow King Court, and 785 Snow King Drive.
  • The Council read a resolution of appreciation to Bob McLaurin for his service as town manager.  The resolution is copied below.
  • The Council discussed regulations which address E-Bikes and E-Bikes on Pathways.  Three ordinances amending Title 10 and Title 12 of the municipal code were discussed and were approved at second reading.
  •  The Town Manager’s Report contained an update on sales and lodging tax.

Complete and detailed information regarding these items is available online at under the Agendas & Minutes button.  




WHEREAS, Town Manager Bob McLaurin has lead the employees of the Town of Jackson, served the elected officials of the Town and the citizens and guests to our community as Town Administrator from 1991 to 1993 and again as Town Manager from 2003 to 2018, and prior to that serving as Assistant Town Administrator and Town Planner; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin has helped facilitate the acquisition, completion, and management of several of the major projects and amenities in the Town of Jackson in the last 30+ years including the Snow King Center, the Karns Meadow purchase, the parking garage, the comprehensive plan in the 1990s and the current update to the comprehensive plan and land development regulations; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin stepped into the provision of employee housing with the initial purchase of homes on the Snow King Maple Way realignment route and the purchase of the Brown Property, and since that time has continued to see the critical importance of providing and continuing to increase Town of Jackson employee rental units, partnering with the Housing Trust for home ownership opportunities for Town employees, and supported creative initiatives to partner with employees for home ownership; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin has transformed the culture of the Town of Jackson organization by introducing, reinforcing, and cementing the concepts of Core Values, Mission and Purpose for the Town of Jackson and by providing the leadership necessary for employees to develop to their highest potential and by leaving a legacy of positive team culture and the establishment of the strongest team of leaders the Town of Jackson has ever developed; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin has successfully represented the Town of Jackson’s interests to the Wyoming State Legislature as well as developed key relationships across the state and further brought the Town into the CAST organization to learn from our counterparts in resort communities on issues facing each of us; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin was a strong advocate of the START Bus System and was instrumental in bringing the transit system into Town and County operations in the 1990s and has continued to support and provide leadership regarding the purchase and acquisition of property that allowed the Town to obtain ownership of the parcel of land where the current transit facility is located; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin’s vision surrounding employee development has always been one of creating future leaders to either move up in our organization or become leaders in another organization and further that Bob always supported employees on issues related to a healthy work/life balance, taking time out of the workday to enjoy the beautiful area we live by skiing a couple of runs on a powder day and always being an example to others in terms of making family a priority; and


WHEREAS, Bob McLaurin’s leadership and management surrounding the Town of Jackson general fund and enterprise fund budgets has placed the Town in a very good position moving into the future; and


WHEREAS, it is people such as Bob McLaurin that do not come around so often, for when they do we are truly fortunate and blessed and Jackson is notably a better place because of Bob McLaurin having served and shaped the strong municipal organization we have today;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Jackson in regular session duly assembled, that the Mayor and Town Council on behalf of all of the employees in the organization, as well as all of the people of the Town of Jackson and Jackson community, shall and do hereby take this opportunity to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation and offer a heartfelt thank you to Bob McLaurin for his many years of dedicated service to the Town of Jackson government and community and his lasting leadership legacy.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution shall be maintained in the official records of the Town of Jackson as a permanent record and memorandum of the many years of fine service given by Bob McLaurin.



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