Meeting: Jasper Board of Public Works

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

• Recognized the Jasper Police Department for its service during National Police Week.

• Approved a public utility and drainage easement for a property to the north of State Road 164 for L & E Fleck.

• Approved the reservation of the west side of the Dubois County Courthouse for a Memorial Day observance at 9 a.m. on May 29.

• Approved the use of the Jasper Riverwalk for a June 12 5k walk/run put on by Iglesia Nueva Vida. Signups will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. It will raise money for those in the congregation, or anyone in the community in general, who needs assistance, said Evelyn Perez, who represented the church.

• Approved a June 19 community baby shower through Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The event will take place at the Dave Buehler Plaza shelter houses at the Riverwalk and will start at 9 a.m. It will be open to 25-30 mothers and their significant others and will provide information about baby safety and care.

• Approved the reservation of the Jasper Municipal Pool and a shelter house at Jaycee Park for a Community Chew summer event. The event, which will be July 22 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., will include a free swim and cookout. A certain number of spots are reserved for Community Chew families, but the event will be open to the public.

• Approved Aleesha Lopez to host a group exercise class at Buehler Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June from 10 to 11 a.m.

• Accepted the bid of $138,744.36 for asphalt repair for 128,467 square yards of streets in the city.

• Gave the street department permission to close part of Dispatch Road this summer to completely rebuild the road and replace the concrete with asphalt.

• Gave the street department permission to advertise to fill two labor positions.

• Approved an addendum to the city’s Municode contract, which will provide easily accessible copies of municipal code on the city’s website. This addendum clarified that it will be extra money to include changes to the Unified Development Ordinance, as it is formatted differently than other city documents.

• Approved the bid of $14,600 for a million trash stickers for the city, which will be about a 5-year supply.

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