Meeting: Jasper Board of Public Works

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

• Approved the annual Strassenfest bike ride, hosted by Dubois County Multisports, which will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 7. at the Jasper Parklands and continue throughout the city. No road closures or police escorts are necessary for the ride.

• Approved the dedication of easements and right of way for the Alumni Addition near the new Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition location, the Indiana Companies Second Addition around the Indiana Furniture site, and Brookstone Estates VII, a new subdivision on the west side of Jasper.

• Approved the purchase of a new back door for the Jasper Police Department for $2,360.

• Approved the purchase of a K-9 kennel for JPD for $2,454.

• Accepted a letter of resignation from Nick Meyer, who worked with the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years. His last day will be July 20.

• Gave the fire department permission to start the hiring process for up to four new employees.

• Approved the Telecom agreement for 2021-22, which is an annual contract that provides phone service to the city.

• Approved a VS Engineering agreement for grant application services. If awarded, the grant will help improve the rails between Jasper and French Lick and construct a multi-use trail in the same area. The fee for services for preparing the application is $7,500.

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