City of Jackson

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Yesterday, the city of Jackson began their annual Fire Hydrant Flow Testing Program.

Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, fire department crews will be flushing hydrants and water mains to conduct flow tests, and clear buildup that may have settled in pipes.

Although residents should refrain from using the water until their own supply clears up, Kent Peetz, public works director for the city of Jackson, says the process does not affect the safety of the water supply.

City of Jackson

On Monday, Philip Penzel resigned from his position as an alderman for the city of Jackson. According to a press release, Penzel, who owns Penzel Construction Company, made the move to “free his construction company to pursue new business opportunities.”

The resignation also came from the alderman’s need to abstain from voting processes regarding proposals for the construction of a new city police station, as well as the building process for the project. A possible conflict of interest also played a role in Penzel’s resignation.

Construction on Roundabout in Jackson Shows Signs of Progression

Jun 23, 2016
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From construction projects to new retail stores, the city of Jackson has seen a fair amount of changes in recent months. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs to talk about the many happenings in Jackson. Listen to the interview below.

Lewis-Thompson: Last month, construction began for the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 61 and Main Street. Can you give us an update about how the project has been going so far?

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Last week, the city of Jackson opened its new civic center to a crowd of nearly 400 people. It's equipped with a new gym that doubles as a FEMA safe room and a banquet hall. But the upgrades to the city are just beginning. Recently, I spoke with the city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs about what local residents can expect this year.

Lewis-Thompson: You're listening to KRCU and I'm Marissanne Lewis-Thompson. And joining me in the studio today is the city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs. So welcome Mayor Hahs.

Hahs: Thank you, Marissa.

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The Jackson Community Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Safe Room Project is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday at the project site in Jackson, Mo.

“We are going to be able to have a lot of activities and programs in the community center and we really had a need for something like that,” Jackson mayor, Barbara Lohr, said.