The Jackson Town Council has a busy day Monday, with back-to-back workshop and regular meetings in which they will take up several issues of interest.
Among several other items on the agenda for the workshop and meeting are discussions regarding the application for retail and bar and grill liquor licenses, the changing residential character of East Jackson, as well as a liquor license application from Pizzeria Caldera and special-event application from Octane Addictions to put on a freestyle snowmobile show, according to the meeting agendas.
Additionally, councilors will hear short updates from town department heads to kick off the 3 p.m. workshop. The updates — such as from START Bus, and the legal, personnel and police departments — are expected to run about five minutes apiece, said Susan Scarlata, the town’s community engagement specialist. Town Manager Larry Pardee will follow the department heads with an update on the town’s budget.
Town Clerk Sandy Birdyshaw will present the Pizzeria Caldera item to the council at the 6 p.m. regular meeting. The restaurant already has a liquor license, but was forced to apply for a new license after it was unable to secure a needed lease extension in time to apply for a renewal of the existing license. Caldera’s owner has since gotten a lease extension, so is applying for a license to begin April 1, which would allow for seamless license coverage, according to the item’s staff report.
The Octane Addictions freestyle snowmobile show has historically been held at the Teton County Rodeo Arena, coinciding with the annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. Because of the ongoing pandemic and health risk-level guidelines recently put into place by the Town Council that govern attendance for special events, Octane Addictions originally requested that 1,000 spectators be allowed for the event. However, the Teton County risk level was recently elevated from Yellow (low risk) to Orange (moderate) and Special Events Coordinator Carl Pelletier wrote in his staff report that the event organizers understand that at the Orange risk level “spectators would be limited to no more than 500 people.”
Regardless of the risk level at the time of any such special events, the council has the discretion to further limit attendance as they deem appropriate.