Community Spotlight for Nov. 14-21, 2021
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist
November 15th, 2021 12:00am | Duration:
Our Terry Frank talks with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist this week about a number of topics, including the ongoing 2022 budget deliberations with the City Council. Sundquist says no budget amendments have been offered as yet, but, he does say a couple of department heads have been asked to come back before council to explain what's in their spending plans. The 38.9-million dollar budget needs to be approved by Dec. 1, or the mayor's proposal will go in place for 2022. As of this Monday, (11/15) the council is still planning to have a public hearing on the budget this Friday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. We also discuss the return of the Jamestown Holiday Parade and Celebration this Friday, Dec. 3 through Sat. Dec. 4. For the first time, the parade will be held on a Saturday, and include "fun runs" for people to participate in. We also discuss the losses by Democrats on Election Night, Nov. 2. Republicans are gaining an additional at-large council seat, and won the Ward-Six race where Andrew Faulkner defeated incumbant Democrat Tom Nelson. That gives the GOP a 7-2 majority for the new year. Another seat, in Ward-Three, finds Regina Brackman leading GOP challenger, Robert Reedy, Jr. by just 11 votes. A win there would give the GOP an 8-1 majority.