Meeting: Jasper Utility Service Board

The Jasper Utility Service Board met Monday and:

• Extended the deadline for bids for a south tank rehabilitation and repainting project. The bids will be opened at 8 a.m. at a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, at City Hall, 610 Main St.

• Opened quotes for aluminum grading for the wastewater plant from KG Supply Incorporated and Stac Material Handling, both of Jasper. KG supplied the low bid at $14.81 per square foot. The bid was approved, pending a spec inspection. The project cost will not exceed $14,400.

• Heard that the punch list for the U.S. 231 waterline project has been completed. The board approved a final change order with Ragle Inc. that deducted $26,424.19 from the total project cost. Overall, the project — which had an original price tag of $4,629,745 — wrapped up at about $19,000 over budget.

• Heard that hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, Sept. 9. Tim Doersam, gas and water manager, said it will take approximately six or seven weeks to complete.

• Renewed a $4,200 agreement with Municipal H20 to assist with the compliance of Environmental Protection Agency risk management programs.

• Heard that water plant employee Glen Heeke will retire this month after 32 years.

• Approved an annual list of asset disposal authorizations. Items on the list either need to be scrapped or auctioned, or have already been disposed of.

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