The Town Council met for a regular meeting yesterday, May 16. Photo: Nick Sulzer//Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Town Council will meet virtually this evening, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. to discuss how to move forward with additional staffing for the Teton County/Jackson Housing Department.

The Council budgeted $45,000 in FY 2022 for additional staffing and professional services to assist the Housing Department in completing its FY22 Work Plan.

According to the staff report, The initial thought was that the Town and County would each dedicate $45,000 towards this request allowing for the hiring of an additional full-time employee in the department. Teton County chose not to fund this request leaving the Town with $45,000 in approved funding to address staff and capacity issues in the department.

The Council will consider three alternatives for how to staff the department with the allotted funding. Hiring options include, hiring consultants to complete project management tasks, hiring a part-time Teton County employee, or a full-time employee.

The full-time position would require more funding. According to the staff report, Town would be responsible for approving approximately $45,000 – $65,000 in additional funding for a total of approximately $90,000- $115,000 in total compensation.

The Council will also discuss two Public Works department projects, the Rancher Street complete street project and the Simpson Ave Sidewalk project as well as a number of special event applications and a contract for the stromwater management plan.


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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.