Jackson Council Honors Hugget

Jackson Council Honors Hugget

The Jackson City Council honored local artist Rand Hugget for the completion of his mural project and discussed a major infrastructure project at their meeting Monday night.   The Council heard a report from Hugget, who was the long-time art teacher at Amador High School and is now retired.  He reported on the completion of his latest project, painted on the large concrete retaining wall behind the gas station located at the Highway 49- 88 intersection.  The Mural shows a large map of Amador County, as well as images of its industries, including mining, winemaking and cattle ranching.   Several years in the making, the completed mural was praised by all members of the council, who also directed city staff to explore plans to light the mural at night.    The Council also discussed the construction of new water reservoir for the city.  The current Martell reservoir, built in the 1970's, is lined with concrete with a steel roof, holds 1.3 million gallons of water, but no longer meets current design standards.  The city plans to replace it with a stainless steel tank that can hold up to 2 million gallons.  The City will receive a grant to cove the planning stage of the project, and will be selecting an engineering firm to design the project in the next few weeks with the cost and funding of the project to follow.

Written by Craig Baracco

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