Jasper schedules city chats

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JASPER — A second round of city chats has been scheduled. They will take place Tuesday, May 21 and June 11.

Representatives from city departments will join Mayor Terry Seitz to talk about their activities and take questions from the audience.

The first chat will be at noon Tuesday on the Spirit of Jasper train. The speakers will be Park Director Ken Buck, Assistant Street Commissioner Jeff Theising and Utilities General Manager Bud Hauersperger.

The second chat will begin at noon Tuesday, May 21, at the fire station on East Sixth Street. Speakers will include Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang, Police Chief Mike Bennett and Cale Knies, director of the personnel, safety and loss control department.

The final chat will be Tuesday, June 11, at the Jasper Arts Center as part of the center’s Brown Bag Lunch series. The session begins at 11:45 a.m. Those attending may pay $5 to have dessert and a beverage or attend for only the discussion, which will start at 12:15 p.m. The speakers will be Arts Director Kit Miracle, City Engineer Chad Hurm, City Attorney Renee Kabrick and Darla Blazey, director of the community development and planning department.

Attendees are invited to bring their lunch with them to eat during the chats.

Seitz started the chats last year, his first in office, to get public feedback and ideas concerning city services. Last year’s sessions were at the Riverwalk plaza, Jaycee Park and the Arnold F. Habig Community Center.

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