Jackson Vice Mayor, Hailey Morton Levinson and County Commissioner, Natalia Macker recently spoke to the JH Rotary Lunch Club to provide a quick "State of the County and Town" and look ahead to what's on deck for 2020.
A FEW NUMBERS FROM TETON COUNTY FOR 2019:
Number of miles of county roads maintained in Teton County
Roughly the number of tickets sold for the Teton County Fair
The Number of flu shots provided by the TC Health Department
The number of documents that the County Clerk processed
The number of passports that the District Court Clerk processed
The number of registered cars in Teton County
The Operating budget of Teton County
SOME NUMBERS FROM JH FIRE/EMS FOR 2019:
The number of calls that JH Fire/EMS responded to in 2019
The square miles that JH Fire/EMS was responsible for protecting
SOME NUMBERS FROM PARKS & RECREATION FOR 2019:
Number of miles of non-motorized pathways maintained
Number of miles of winter trails groomed
Miles of sidewalk plowed and maintained
Acres of parks maintained
The number of baseball fields, softball fields, tennis courts and pickleball courts maintained by Parks and Rec.
SOME NUMBERS FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEPARTMENT
Number of Affordable Housing units currently, 'in the pipeline'
Number of workforce housing units that have been produced by the TC Housing Department
SOME NUMBERS FROM START Bus:
Number of commuter buses from Star Valley to Jackson and from Teton Valley to Jackson each day.
Number of electric buses scheduled to arrive in the spring of 2020
SOME NUMBERS FROM SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING:
Recycled 200 tons more cardboard than in 2018
Recycled 238 tons more glass than in 2018
Number of tons of trash processed per day
The number of trucks sent to the landfill in Idaho per day
SOME NUMBERS FROM THE TOWN OF JACKSON:
Number of employees (full-time, part-time and seasonal)
Special events approved in 2019
Number of business licenses issued in 2019
Number of utility bills sent out in 2019
Number of Town Council Meetings in 2019
The Operating Budget for the Town of Jackson
SOME NUMBERS FROM THE JACKSON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Miles of public roads maintained with in town limits
Miles of sidewalks maintained
Miles of main water lines maintained
Miles of main sewer lines maintained
Number of solar panels owned, operated and utilized by the Town of Jackson
Number of kilowatts generated from the ToJ solar panels in 2019
Number of manhole covers in the Town of Jackson
Number of Vehicles maintained at the Public Works Maintenance Facility:
SOME ITEMS ON THE DOCKET FOR 2020
Update of Comp Plan through the Growth Management Plan.
Childcare Baseline Inventory & Needs Assessment Assessment to document supply & demand for childcare services in our community.
Mountain Towns Commit to Climate Action
Commitment to support community conversations about setting courageous and action-based climate goals that make significant impacts by 2030.
Housing/employee study to understand where & how jobs are being generated.
Study to better understand our community’s need for different services as state funding for health & human services continues to shrink.
SOME RECOGNITIONS IN 2019
The County Treasurer, Katie Smits, was given the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
The Town earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, andits attainment represents a significant accomplishment
Chairwoman Natalia D. Macker was named County Commissioner of the Year in 2019 by the Wyoming County Commissioner’s Association. Natalia is the first woman recognized with the honor, which is given to a commissioner who goes above and beyond the call of duty for their county and state
Volunteer board members of the year Dan Forman (Board of Health) & Jim Wilson (Alta).
If your New Year's Resolutions included "becoming more involved in local government" this is an excellent place for you to do it!
You can view Town Council and County Commissioner meetings on-line. Better yet, you can attend one in person! There are schedules of upcoming meetings on both the Town and County websites! We also post agendas for all upcoming meetings and archive all minutes from past meetings.
If all this is a bit overwhelming, please just give us a call or email us and we'll walk you through the process!
Carl Pelletier - Public Information Officer Town of Jackson
Sandy Birdyshaw - Town Clerk