Jasper closes city buildings to public

From Local Sources

JASPER — The City of Jasper has closed all city buildings to the public. Contact Jasper City Hall at 812-482-4255 with any questions.

During this time:

• City employees will be working and available to answer phone calls and emails. If there is essential business, it will be available by appointment only.

• Park Department playground equipment will be closed.

• All police, fire and emergency services will remain operational.

• Trash pickup will continue as usual, unless otherwise notified. We also ask that you please do not leave any additional “bulk” items outside at this time.

• Meetings such as City Council, Board of Works and Safety, etc., will continue as scheduled. The city is striving to balance generally applicable open-door laws with public health guidelines for large gatherings. Rules concerning conduct of public meetings are subject to change, as the city receives advice from national, state and local officials.

• Utility bills may be paid by mail, placed in the drop box outside of City Hall, or in the drive-thru located off Jackson Street.

Department phone numbers are: street department, 812-482-1130; park and recreation department, 812-482-5959; utility business office, 812-482-9131; gas and water department, 812-482-5252; electric department, 812-482-6881; wastewater department, 812-482-3277; arts department, 812-482-3070; police department, 812-482-2255; fire department, 812-482-1741; city hall (legal, engineering, planning, clerk-treasurer), 812-482-4255.

The city asks that you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s preventive measures to help control and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which includes limiting gatherings, keeping social distance from others, frequent hand washing and covering sneezes and coughs. For further information go to www.cdc.gov.

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