Meeting: Jasper Works and Safety

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

• Approved Knies Construction, representing German American Bank, to close a portion of Ninth Street for the purposes of demolishing the north side of the building at the intersection of Ninth Street and Main Street. The shutdown will begin Tuesday, Dec. 4, and last approximately one week.

• Approved the awarding of a quote in the amount of $4,023.25 for a 20 foot x 28 foot carport roof kit to cover the street department’s fuel tanks. The kit comes from Doug Seitz Construction of Jasper.

• Approved the converting of appropriated street department funds. The Jasper Common Council previously approved $65,000 for the purchase of a grinder bucket to attach to the city’s telehandler to aid in the top soil making process. Through research, the street department found other equipment — a dirt screener and a rock bucket — that will complete the work more efficiently, resulting in a savings of about $30,000. Quotes will now be sought for the new equipment.

• Approved the purchasing of an oil filter crusher from Mohawk Lifts of Amsterdam, New York, for $2,038.06. Also approved the purchasing of waterline extension materials from Utility Supply Co. of Huntingburg for $1,905.32.

• Approved Brewer Farms, Inc., of Chandler, Indiana, grinding and removal of tree limbs and yard waste at a cost of $13,178. Additional cubic yards of trees and waste will be ground up at a cost of $1.80 per additional cubic yard.

• Approved Jasper Lumber to restrict traffic on Eighth Street, adjacent to Trinity United Church of Christ, as needed for work on one day the week of Monday, Dec. 3.

• Approved an agreement between the city of Jasper and Thomson Reuters for online legal research services at a monthly charge of $366.75.

• Approved a resolution that recommends to the common council that Portersville Road from 36th Street through corporate boundaries will be a uniform 25 mph. Currently, the stretch has several varying speed limits.

• Approved a cooperation agreement between the city of Jasper and the Jasper Public Library in regards to the construction of the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The city and library are working together in a building cooperation on the project.

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