Does the Town of Jackson have village powers?

Yes. This decision was made at the annual town meeting in 2007. The adoption of village powers provides towns with general, rather than specific, authority to regulate for public health, safety and welfare. Village powers can enable towns to deal with problem areas as the need arises without necessity of finding specific statutory authority. Under that laws, a town must have village powers to set up a town plan commission to engage in comprehensive planning. It is also a prerequisite for the exercise of town zoning under village powers, and having village powers and a plan commission allows a town to regulate the official map law and enact a land division ordinance. This power is ongoing to the town board until rescinded by the town meeting. Remember that the town remains a town and the town board remains a town board.