Meeting: Jasper Common Council

The Jasper Common Council met Wednesday and:

• Approved a request by St. Benedict’s Brew Works for an alcohol permit in the city’s riverfront development district. The council also made a favorable recommendation to the state regarding the restaurant’s permit request. St. Benedict’s will soon open a new location in the Jasper River Centre.

• Approved an ordinance establishing a fund for receiving and returning rental deposits for city facilities.

• Approved a gas contractor license for Cade Sheperd.

• Heard that the city utilities are working to allow credit cards as a payment option for utility bills. A Jasper Utility Service Board resolution will come before that board next month, with a common council ordinance potentially following.

• Heard that the previously discussed ordinance regulating animals in the City of Jasper and providing penalties for violations of such regulations was tabled.

• Discussed potential changes to the city’s ordinance regarding archery. Nothing was approved.

• Heard from Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Dubois County. Vonderheide said he supports the governor’s statewide mask mandate that starts Monday.

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