Meeting: Jasper Board of Public Works and Safety

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

• Approved street closures and impedances for the first section of the Jasper waterline improvement project. The first section of the project will take place from near the “Y” intersection to near the downtown Square. Construction and installation of the first section is estimated to take 43 days and will begin in late September or early October.

• Approved Jasper Engines and Transmissions to host a 5K walk and run on Oct. 27. The 5K will start on Power Drive and loop back to the JET Power Drive facility. Part of the route is on county roads and will need to be approved by the Dubois County Council.

• Approved Young Masonry to utilize parking spaces in front of Hoosier Business Machines on Main Street to complete work at the business sometime this month or next month.

• Approved the hiring of Denise Burger as a probationary telecommunicator with the Jasper Police Department.

• Approved Crisis Connection to hold a Will Read and Sing For Food Event on Oct. 18 at the pavilion at The Parklands. WRASFF is a local traveling music and comedy troupe with rotating members that raises money for area organizations and charities.

• Authorized the traffic safety committee to investigate the necessity of installing a hidden driveway sign for homes on County Road 400 West.

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