Meeting: Jasper Utility Service Board

The Jasper Utility Service Board met Monday and:

• Opened quotes for a wastewater department service truck with a crane. Quotes were received from Uebelhor & Sons, Sternberg Chrysler, and Bob Luegers Motors; all of Jasper. Pending spec review, the low bid of $61,169 — which includes a trade-in — was accepted from Sternberg.

• Approved a list of surplus transformers that will be bid out. Also approved the declaration of 55 meter covers as surplus.

• Heard that the final grade of the power plant was completed last week. The ground has been seeded. General Utilities Manager Bud Hauersperger explained that the contractor will finalize site work when the grass is established.
Heard that Cody Murray has replaced Glen Heeke, who retired in August, as the new water plant maintenance mechanic.

• Approved promoting Todd Allen from lift station technician to assistant lift station crew leader. Allen has 23 years of experience with the city.

• Approved an IT assessment with Keller Schroeder at a cost of $9,575. That cost will be split between the civil city and the utilities. The study will examine the city’s systems and “get a better handle” on the city’s IT staffing needs, Hauersperger said. It will also include systems, network and security assessments.

• Heard that contract discussions are still ongoing with Ireland Water.

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