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

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Town Council has a busy upcoming Monday with a workshop from 3-5 p.m. and a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15.

The council will consider a “percent for art ordinance.” As presented the ordinance would generally apply to any municipal capital improvement projects where 1.5% of the total project budget is set aside for public art. Jackson Hole Public Art and Town of Jackson staff will provide the council with an overview of what the ordinance would entail.

While 1.5% might seem like a large amount, the maximum art allocation is suggested to be capped at $200,000, no matter the size of the capital improvement budget.

According to the staff report, “if the budget is under $30,000, then the call for artist opportunity may be limited to local artists only. However, if the budget is over $30,000 then the call will be issued nationally to ensure the most qualified artists are reviewed. Notably, local artists interested in public art projects have the ability to apply for national commissions. By opening the opportunity to a large pool of artists we expand the diversity of the art and artists displayed in public spaces.”

There will also be discussions about updates to Title 10, Vehicles and Traffic and a Stable and Transitional Neighborhood presentation. The discussion will include, recent changes to residential neighborhoods in the Town and the “Super Gentrification” occurring in our area.

According to the staff report, “the purpose for this item is for staff to present the information, for Council to ask clarifying questions, for Council to consider the data and information, and to allow for public comment. Council discussion of possible solutions and next steps will occur at a future meeting.”

The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Amongst other topics, the council will consider the continuation of virtual meetings for another month and bear activity in town limits.

Public comment will be taken on the Workshop items and those listed under ‘Public Hearings, Discussion &/or Possible Action Items’ via Zoom, details below.

  • Community members can always send public comment to Town Council by CLICKING HERE or emailing: council@jacksonwy.gov.
  • Community members can attend Town Council’s Workshop on Nov. 15 via Zoom by CLICKING HERE and using the password 83001.
  • Community members can attend Town Council’s Regular Meeting via Zoom by CLICKING HERE and using the password 83001.
  • During both meetings, anyone can make public comment for up to 3 minutes by using the “Raise Hand” feature to be called upon within the Zoom platform.
  • Community members can watch both the Workshop and Regular Meetings on the Town’s website by CLICKING HERE.

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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.