Jacksonville City Council met and heard from its committees
The Jacksonville, Illinois City Council met March 14 to discuss pressing issues from its committees, including advertising for bids for a new tee mower at the Links Golf Course.
The Parks and Lakes Committee discussed the tee mower bid as well as a conceptual master plan for the Jacksonville PetSafe Bark Park.
Planning and Public Works examined animal and fowl ordinances regarding backyard chickens as well as the use of street legal carts and utility task vehicles in the city.
Public Protection sought to gain approval to refurbish a Jacksonville Fire Department 1994 Pumper Truck.
The Utility Committee discussed three change orders for the new water treatment plant project.
Under the city attorney's report, the council considered at a resolution authorizing the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the city and Laborers’ International Union of North America, Laborers’ Local No. 477.
The city of Jacksonville operates under a Mayor-Aldermanic form of government.
The mayor, city clerk and city treasurer are elected to four-year terms, and all three are full-time positions. Aldermen are part-time and are elected to staggered four-year terms.
Jacksonville is divided into five wards. Residents are represented by 10 Aldermen, two from each ward.