Meeting: Jasper Works

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

”¢ Gave City Engineer Chad Hurm permission to find a contractor and repair the rock foundation that used to support the old mill. The old foundation is near the water and has crumbled some because some rocks were washed out, Mayor Terry Seitz said. The old foundation does not support the mill, the foundation of which is solid, he said; it is poured concrete set into the stone underneath. The old foundation sits near an area northwest of the mill where an Eagle Scout had planned to install a seating area, so a new location for that project will be found, Seitz said. Also, he said, the city’s plan to pave the mill’s parking lot will be put on hold; the city does not want heavy equipment in the area until the old foundation is fixed, he said.

”¢ Tabled Jasper Public Library’s request to reserve one or two parking spaces on the north side of 11th Street between Jackson and Main streets for people who drop off books into the library’s dropbox, which the library moved to the south side of the building. The board asked the library to consider having those dropping off books park in the driveway on the south side of the building.

Ӣ Gave resident Billy Aull permission to install aluminized pipe in the ground for a home he is building in Shiloh Estates. City rules call for plastic pipe to be used. But the size of pipe he needs is larger than what is available in plastic, Aull told the board.

”¢ Hired Eck Mundy of Jasper to upgrade computers at the police department for $13,857 and Advanced Radio Communications of Jasper to install equipment for the department’s two new police cars for $5,111.

Ӣ Approved its annual $4,000 contract with the Jasper Chamber of Commerce for services.

”¢ Consented to a request from the Patoka Valley HIV/AIDS Community Action Group and Vincennes University Jasper Campus to cross College Avenue and use the walking path at Bohnert Park and the one that runs behind the Jasper Arts Center for the group’s annual AIDS Walk. The walk will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

”¢ Approved the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association’s request to use the city-owned grassy area near the train depot for its annual farmers market. The market will run from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays from May 25 to Oct. 5.

”¢ Approved DC Multisport’s request to use streets in Jasper as part of the Ferdinand Folk Fest’s bike rally, which will utilize roads in Ferdinand, Jasper and Huntingburg. In Jasper, the route will use parts of Division Road and South Newton and Clay streets the morning of Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 8 o’clock.

Ӣ Heard Seitz proclaim Monday as Purple Up Day. Residents are encouraged to wear purple on that day as a tribute to the children of parents who serve in the military.

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