The Jackson City Council signaled support for a new building for the Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) and approved the purchase of new holiday decorations for Jackson’s Main Street at its latest meeting on Monday night, February 10.

The Council voted to approve a resolution in support of a proposal for ACRA to purchase a new building off of Highway 88 behind the Lowe’s shopping center. The building would serve a number of the recreation agency’s needs, including as youth center and a venue for various indoor recreation activities and classes. ACRA has been without such a facility since losing its lease on the HUB building in downtown Jackson. Councilmember Wayne Garibaldi, who also serves on the ACRA Board of Directors, made the case to support the purchase to the rest of the Council. The matter also went before the Amador Board of Supervisors this week.

The Council also approved the purchase of new decorations for downtown Jackson during the holiday season. The new decorations will cost the city $12,000 and include a garland and bow style festive look for both light poles and hanging decorations overhead across main street shaped as candle holders. They will be paid for out of the city’s transit occupancy tax.