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Posted on: May 17, 2019

W. High St. closing for construction in Jackson

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A section of High Street in the City of Jackson will close on Saturday, May 18 and will be shut down for nearly one week.  The Engineering Division is closing the street in both directions from West Avenue to Randolph Street near the Cascades Par...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Jackson Police Dept. giving out free gun locks to community

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In an effort to encourage responsible gun ownership, the Jackson Police Department is providing free gun locks to the Jackson community. The gun locks are made available through Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to pr...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Jackson City Council Meeting May 14, 2019

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the May 14, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Groundbreaking event for The 200 development

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Construction on The 200 mixed-use development officially began Tuesday, May 14 with a groundbreaking event in downtown Jackson. The four story building located at the corner of Pearl and Jackson will feature 86 apartments with commercial space on the firs...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Spring fire hydrant flushing happening in May

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The City of Jackson Department of Public Works is starting its Spring Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Monday, May 13. The flushing activity will be happening all over the City of Jackson and some areas of Blackman, Summit and Leoni townships.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial held in downtown Jackson

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The Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial was held on Wednesday, May 8 in downtown Jackson. 

The annual memorial honors fallen officers from the Jackson area. 

It's a collaboration of the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff's ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

West Avenue closing for street resurfacing on city's southwest side

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Beginning Monday, May 13, 2019, South West Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Crescent Road and Kibby Road. This street closure is for the project to mill and repave the West Avenue pavement surface in this segment. This is a continuation of...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Assessor's Office conducting photo survey of Jackson homes this spring/summer

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The City of Jackson Assessor's Office is conducting a photo survey of Jackson homes this spring/summer season. 

City staff will be going out in neighborhoods across Jackson in marked city vehicles to take photos of residential properties. ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Construction on four Jackson streets taking place in May

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Construction on four City of Jackson streets is set to start within the next week. The streets are located in downtown Jackson and in a north side neighborhood.

The first two streets getting attention haven’t seen substantial repairs in decades. ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: April 23 meeting

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What to do with the State of Michigan Lead Copper Rule Water Rate Increase was the main topic of discussion at last night's council meeting. Watch this video to see what was considered by the council. 

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report ready to view

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The City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report has been accepted and placed on file by the Jackson City Council. 

The annual report highlights the accomplishments and innovations of City leaders and departments over the past year. 

The report can ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Jackson wins tap water taste test award

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The City of Jackson is raising a glass to a special award that honors the tastiness of our drinking water. At its annual Spring Regional Meeting in Livonia on April 9, the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association awarded the City of Jackso...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Spring newsletter going out to Jackson residents

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The Spring 2019 newsletter is being mailed out to City of Jackson residents. Residents can now look forward to getting the latest news from the City of Jackson once a season. 

The spring issue contains information about new features at parks, road...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: April 9 meeting

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the April 9 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Income Tax Division: Self-prepared City tax returns cannot be e-filed, must be mailed in

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With the 2018 tax year filing deadline approaching, the City of Jackson Income Tax Division would like to remind filers that the computer program Turbo Tax does not electronically file your tax return. Many pop-up, or mall tax preparers also do not file e...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

City receives award for downtown street conversion

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Major changes to the way residents move around Downtown Jackson is getting statewide attention. At its 3rd Annual Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 4, the Lansing-Jackson Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers honored the City of Jackson and th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

"Evicted" named Mayor's 2019 Book of the Year

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Mayor Derek Dobies has selected the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond as the 2019 Mayor's Book of the Year.  

Watch this video learn more about this year's selection. 

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: March 26 meeting

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the March 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Road construction season starts with street resurfacing in west side neighborhood

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The City of Jackson is getting an early start on road construction season. On Thursday, March 21, crews will continue efforts to resurface three neighborhood streets on Jackson’s west side.

These streets are currently in poor condition and have not receive...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Home makeover: Family's house rehabbed by the City of Jackson

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The Bentley family has lived in a two story house on Merriman Street in Jackson for 12 years. While it is a familiar setting, they’re now seeing it with new eyes following a big makeover. “It’s like a whole new house,&rdq...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting March 12

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the March 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Jackson City Council unanimously approves resolution to rename Francis Street for Martin Luther King

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At Thursday night’s special City Council meeting, the Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename Francis Street, from Cooper Street to South Street, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The street will soon be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Feb. 26

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Jackson City Council passes new ordinance to help displaced renters

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The Jackson City Council has enacted a pioneering ordinance to help renters in the City of Jackson who have been forced from their homes because of dangerous living conditions.

At their Feb. 12 meeting, council members gave final approval to the Relocation...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Feb. 12

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Get involved with city government by joining a board or commission

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The City of Jackson is currently accepting applications for the boards and commissions listed below. If you are interested in applying for an open position, click on this link for an application and follow the application submission procedures.  ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

2018 Income Tax forms now available

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City of Jackson Income Tax forms are now posted on the City's website. 

Follow this link for the 2018 forms

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

National Day of Racial Healing in Jackson

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Mayor Derek Dobies has declared Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 as the National Day of Racial Healing in the City of Jackson. Watch this video to see how the City is participating in this nationwide event. Click on this link to learn more about this effort.&nbs...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Jan. 15

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Road repair millages, a new traffic, and relocation assistance for displaced tenants were big topics of discussion at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Jackson City Council. Watch this video to see what was decided. 

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Dec. 11

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Marijuana ordinances, special tax assessments for street repairs, and a new roundabout were all up for consideration at the Tuesday Dec. 11 meeting of the Jackson City Council.  Watch this video to see what was decided. 

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council meeting Nov. 27

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Watch this video to find out what happened at the special meeting of the Jackson City Council on Nov. 27. 

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Jackson Police Department looking for reserve officers

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The City of Jackson Police Department is looking for community members interested in becoming reserve officers.  Reserves are volunteers who assist the Jackson Police Department serving the citizens of Jackson.  Reserves may assist regul...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Get involved with City government by joining a board or commission

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The City of Jackson is currently accepting applications for the following boards and commissions: 

BUILDING BOARD CODE OF APPEALS:

There are currently two vacancies on the Building Code Board of Appeals.  We are in need of two citizens. &a...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

New fire truck arrives at Jackson Fire Department

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 A new fire truck is reporting for duty at the Jackson Fire Department. The new “Tower 8” rig arrived at the fire department on Tuesday Nov. 6 after more than a year of planning. This is the first ladder truck the department h...

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