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January 2021 Monthly Newsletter
Distributed at the beginning of each month, this monthly newsletter provides updates on events and relevant city & community activity.
City Council updates are sent separately after monthly meetings.
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City Council and Board & Commission Meetings
Jacksonville City Hall, 315 S. Ragsdale St. (unless noted)
City Council Agenda Workshop
Thursday, January 7th @ 12pm
at City Hall
Regular City Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 12th @ 6pm
Vanishing Texana Museum Board Meeting
Monday, January 18th @ 5:15pm
at Vanishing Texana Museum, 302 S. Bolton St.
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 19th @ 8:30am
at City Hall
SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
YEAR IN REVIEW
Chief Joe Williams receives badge from his wife, Amy, during pinning ceremony upon taking new position with the
City of Jacksonville in January.
Fire Marshall, Jeremy Pate, testing out the technology to hold virtual court hearings at City Hall due to Covid-19 shutdowns.
Buckner Pool received a facelift with a
complete plaster application.
Police Memorial at Lake Jacksonville
The City of Jacksonville Police and Fire Boats leading the 4th of July Boat Parade on Lake Jacksonville.
City of Jacksonville Fire Department
City of Jacksonville Police Department
All Police vehicles received a new look
with updated graphics.
K9 Officer Niko retired as new K9 Officer, Rambo took his position in the City of Jacksonville Police Department.
Steven Markasky has his Captain badge pinned on him by his brother, COJ Firefighter, Johnny Markasky.
Citizens on Patrol Academy
Groundbreaking for the new
Public Safety Complex
City of Jacksonville Police Department received protective gear.
City of Jacksonville Fire and Police Departments, in a joint effort with our local school district and emergency medical facilities, participated in a demonstration of "Shattered Dreams".
The City of Jacksonville Public Library created online Storytime for children and teens during Covid shutdown.
Zyklus Heat & Transfer, a subsidiary of the Italian based, LU-VE Company, started work on their new 20,000 sq ft building. This is the largest manufacturing building in Cherokee County.
New AMI Water Meters were installed. These digital meters provide customers with real-time data on their water usage.
Sidewalk renovation and installations along Hwy 69.
Groundbreaking of the new Chick-fil-A on Hwy 69 in Jacksonville!
Hassell Grilling Games brought celebrity chefs out to Lake Jacksonville for a grilling competition between our Fire and Police Departments. The event will air on TV soon. Stay tuned!
Jacksonville College Golf Tournament brought several out of town guests to our beautiful Cherokee Ranch Golf Club.
The City of Jacksonville restroom trailer was a welcome addition to the event.
Drive Thru Trick or Treat!
This was the first of it's kind in Jacksonville and was a great success!
Councilwoman, Mindy Gellock, was sworn in by Mayor Randy Gorham after Councilmember Jeff Smith was honored during his farewell meeting.
Love's Lookout official logo was created.
The Indian statue at Love's Lookout was named during a contest where local resident, Tabatha Hendricks, named him Chief Standing Pride.
The Santa Sleigh Parade through each district was a success thanks to our staff and the citizens who came outside to wave and welcome Santa to our town!
Save the dates for next year!
Dec. 13th - 16th, 2021
City of Jacksonville, Texas
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