Meeting: Jasper Common Council

The Jasper Common Council met Wednesday and:

• Heard from Chad Hurm, city engineer, that the Indiana Department of Transportation’s milling and repaving of U.S. 231 will begin later than expected. The project will take place in multiple phases. The first phase of INDOT’s work will begin in early July at the intersection Kluemper Road and State Road 56, and will include the creation of a turning lane and the widening of that intersection. The second phase of the project will begin in September and include road repairs and patching between the intersection of Bartley Street and 6th Street and Newton Street and 36th Street. In spring 2020, that same stretch will be milled and repaved. Currently, INDOT is working on a project that will see the repaving of U.S. 231 from north of Haysville to 36th Street in Jasper.

• Tabled an ordinance that would allow lockable pool covers to take the place of fences that surround in-ground swimming pools. Currently, the city requires fences with self-locking gates to be installed around residential pools. The change will be discussed at the council’s next meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.

• Approved an ordinance that amends the penalty procedures for construction site stormwater runoff control. Under the change, the look-back period for penalizing repeat offenders is extended.

• Accepted and adopted an ordinance proposal from Kerstiens Development that rezones property for the proposed Autumn Creek III subdivision — located south of the Reyling Drive terminus, west of the 34th Street terminus, and east of St. Charles Street — from residential to a planned unit development. The vote was split 5-2 in favor of passing the rezoning.

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