Meeting: Jasper Board of Public Works

The Jasper Board of Public Works and Safety met Tuesday and:

• Opened quotes for driveway grinding along Sixth and Newton streets. The low quote came from Precision Concrete Cutting at a cost of $7,590. That quote was approved.

• Approved Dubois County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock to put a “Reserved for Voters” sign in front of a parking space at the Dubois County Courthouse Annex. Early voting will begin Tuesday, Oct. 6, and will run through Monday, Nov. 2.

• Approved Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center to close about 180 feet of the northbound lane on Dorbett Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a couple of upcoming Saturdays. The lane will be closed Saturday, Aug. 29, and will also close on Saturday, Sept. 19.

• Approved totally closing the north portion of Portersville Road, between Ann Lane and 47th Street, as crews in the area complete path paving. The work will last about four hours and will take place either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the weather. The contractor has been instructed that the work must take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

• Approved installing a temporary three-way stop at Ackerman and Portersville roads to allow kids to cross the road. In the coming weeks, the city’s traffic committee will look into turning that intersection into a permanent three-way stop. That measure would ultimately need to be adopted by the Jasper Common Council.

• Approved a change order in the amount of $4,044.50 for work on 34th Street. Also approved a change order in the amount of $33,003 for work that took place on Cathy Lane.

• Approved the seeking of quotes for the street department’s bi-annual concrete grinding project. Also approved the seeking of bids for a street department truck and beginning the hiring process to fill the spots of three street department employees who have left the department for a variety of reasons in recent months.

• Approved increasing the amount of trash stickers required for the street department to pick up bulky refuse on its trash routes. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 3, eight trash stickers will be required for those bulk items. Currently, the number of stickers needed is two.

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