Welcome to a holiday week edition of the Amador Business Ticker, intrepid readers. Here are the headlines for this short week.

Jackson City Council Meeting Tonight

The Jackson City Council will hold its last regular meeting of November, and maybe the year, tonight at 7 p.m. This will be the last meeting with Councilmembers Wayne Garibaldi, Marilyn Lewis, and Keith Sweet as their terms will end at the conclusion of 2020. Steve McLean, Matthew Riebe, and Chad Simmons will fill those seats.

Highway 49 Street Lighting

On its November 23 agenda, the Jackson City Council will discuss a contract with TJKM Transportation Consultants based in Pleasanton to install street lighting from the intersection of Highway 49 and 88 in central Jackson to Clinton Road.

If you’ve driven this stretch of Highway 49 at night or tried to merge onto this stretch of highway, you know it can be challenging. The city received federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding for five stoplights to improve nighttime visibility for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Sutter Street Extension

At its November 23 meeting, the Jackson City Council will also review plans to extend Sutter Street west from its current ending point at Argonaut Drive.

All three plans involve splitting Hoffman Street west of Sierra View Drive, extending Sutter Street to the current Hoffman Street west of the split, and having the eastern portion of Hoffman Street end at the new Sutter Street. Each alternative has a different route for the new Sutter Street and a different intersection type for the Sutter Street and Hoffman Street intersection.

Sutter Street expansion plans

Need Your Space Cleaned?

Moppin’ Mamas Cleaning Services in Jackson is offering a small business holiday giveaway to promote its new YouTube channel with prizes including a free two-hour cleaning session. You can view more information about Moppin’ Mamas and the holiday giveaway on the company’s YouTube channel. (Full disclosure: I helped my mother take care of the owner’s son when he was a toddler.)

Christmas Delights and Small Business Shopping

Though the Sutter Creek Parade of Lights and Ione Christmas Parade have been canceled this year, Christmas Delights is still going ahead only on Friday in Jackson. The event will include a tree lighting at the Main Street fire station with Santa Claus, but Main Street will remain open for cars. County businesses will also offer holiday deals with Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday.

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