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MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

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City Office CLOSED Memorial Day

The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Garbage Collection will occur one day later on Friday, June 3 due to the holiday.

ADOPT A POT

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The City of Jasper Public Works Department has delivered flower boxes. If you would be interested in adopting a pot please contact Cortney at the City Office to obtain more information. If you participated last year but do not wish to continue, please let us know!

Happy Planting!

Jetting Sewer Lines

The Jasper Public Works Department will be jetting sewer lines during the month of May 2022 during daytime hours. During this time residents may notice a rumbling or bubbling noise coming from their basement drains and toilets due to the jetting process.  Close your toilet lids. If you smell sewer gas, flush your toilet and refill your drains with water.

Additional information is available at the City Office. For questions of concerns regarding the jetting of sewer lines, please call the City of Jasper at 348-3701.
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WOW! Once again the Jasper Lions Club have displayed their dedication to the community!
 
President Bob Quissell and member Jerry Tower stand next to the recently installed tetherball set at the Jasper City Park!
 
Let’s give a HUGE shout out to the Jasper Lions Club! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE COMMUNITY!
Yard waste

YARD WASTE PROGRAM

Yard Waste Program: Pickup will begin Monday, May 2nd weather permitting.  Please get your branches and yard waste out to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Mondays. If not, you will have to wait until the following week. In order to have city personnel pick it up, you will have to purchase yard waste tags, 10 for $10 @ Jasper Mini-Mall or City office. Each bag or container placed on the curb MUST have a tag attached to either the bag or branch container. Weight limits still apply. If your bag is too heavy, it will NOT be picked up.

The yard waste site north of the ball fields will also be open. You may gain access to this property at any time.
 
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Closed Good Friday

The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Friday, April 15 in observance of Good Friday.

JASPER COMMUNITY BLESSING PANTRY

We are happy to announce that a Blessing Pantry has been placed on the west side of the Quartziter Community Center located at 415 2nd Street East. The Blessing Pantry is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Feel free to leave non-perishable food, toiletries or personal hygiene products for those in need!
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Animal tag 2022

2022 ANIMAL LICENSES

2021 Animal Licenses expire March 31. 2022. 2022 Animal Licenses are available for purchase at the City Office.

Please bring a copy of your pet's current vaccination record
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PLEASE BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER!

With the warmer weather, complaints have been coming in from residents regarding dog waste. If you are a dog owner, please be respectful to City property as well as your neighbors property. The City of Jasper requires that pet owners pick up and properly dispose of pet waste. City Ordinance No. 91.

2022 Pet Licenses are available for purchase at the City Office. Cost is $10 per neutered animal, $15 for non. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED!

2022 ATV PERMITS

ATTENTION ATV OR GOLF CART OWNERS: 2022 ATV Permits are available at the City Office & are REQUIRED to ride on city streets. Permits cost $10 and are good through December 31, 2022.

You will need to provide your drivers license number, vehicle ID & DNR ID number in order to get this permit.

NO DIRT BIKES OR GO CARTS CAN BE DRIVEN IN TOWN; those vehicles must be placed on a trailer & ridden only on private property out of town - no city property!
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JASPER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RELIEF ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER

When:
Where: 221 1st Street West, Jasper, MN

The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association will hold their annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd, serving from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Emergency Services Building located at 221 1st Street West. This is a Covid Safe Drive-Thru event.
 
Menu includes grilled hamburgers , potato salad, beans and a drink. The cost is $8 per ticket.
 
The firemen are your protectors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please plan to join them in celebrating another year of proudly serving the Jasper community!
Spring forward 2022

SPRING FORWARD!

Don't forget to SPRING FORWARD on March 13, 2022! Set your clocks ahead 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night.
 
This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!
New years 2022
Snow is coming

SNOW IS COMING!

With the projected forecast we would like to encourage everyone to move your vehicles, trailers, etc. from the streets prior to the snowfall. It will be MUCH easier to do it now versus when we call a snow emergency.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Meeting

Meeting Dates and Times

Please be advised that the City of Jasper 2022 Truth in Taxation Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. The Public Hearing will be held at the Jasper City Office, 105 Wall Street East. The public is welcome to attend.
 
Please be advised that the Regular Jasper City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 has been changed to Tuesday, December 21, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. All Regular Council Meetings are held at the Jasper City Office, 105 Wall Street East. The public is welcome to attend.
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Thanksgiving garbage

Garbage & Recycling Collection - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021

NOTICE: Garbage and Recycling Collection will occur on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021. Please put your totes to the curb on Thursday evening.
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Phone outage

Office Phone Lines Down 11/9

City Office phone lines are down due to an issue with Vast Broadband. Vast has not predicted a restoration time. Please email the city office at jasper@iw.net if you need any assistance and cannot reach us by phone. Thank you!
Veterans day 2021

Closed on Veterans Day

The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 11, 2021

CITY OF JASPER – CITY CEMETERY – SERVICE MEMORIAL

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The “Service Memorial” located at the Jasper City Cemetery was originally built in 2000.  The memorial was constructed from funds received from the sale of the individual soldier’s stone markers ($50 each), money received from donations and some funds from the City of Jasper.  After 20+ years the memorial has required some rehab work.  The three primary things that needed to get done were:
1. Repainting all the crosses
2. Replacing the outdoor carpet around the crosses
3. Redoing how we display the individual soldier stone markers.
Fortunately we have received wonderful donations from a number of folks to help with the costs of the rehab work and we will be able to complete all 3 needed repairs!

Jerry & Janine Aaland donated funds to get all the crosses repainted!  This was actually completed last spring before the whole Covid mess which delayed the other two needed repairs.  The crosses were sandblasted and then repainted with commercial car paint, they look terrific!  Thanks to Jerry and Janine!

The old outdoor carpet will be replaced with artificial turf secured from a turf company in the Twin Cities.  We are hoping to pick up the new turf before the end of May.  We were fortunate enough to received donated funds from Stan and Wayne Williamson and Wayne’s two boys Rusty & Jason to pay for the new turf!  Thank you to Stan, Wayne, Rusty and Jason!

The last repair to be done is to temporarily remove the individual soldier stone markers, build new sloped cement platforms which will have metal frames around the outside to hold the stone markers and then replace the stone markers within the frames.  This should help to keep the stone markers cleaner, easier to visualize and drain off any rain and other moisture.  Again we were able to secure enough donated funds to pay for all of this part of the project rehab.  We received donations from Marv Hey, Chuck Hey, Bill Sexton and David & Phyllis Smith!  Thanks to Marv, Chuck, Bill, David and Phyllis!

A special “Thank You” to Terry Skyberg for all of his annual work and maintenance on the memorial keeping the stone markers cleaned, hosing and blowing off the cement and carpet areas and putting up and taking down all the flags for the past 20 years!  Thank you Terry!

We want to thank all of these generous folks for all of their donations to make these essential repairs to be made!  We are hoping to have all of the repairs completed by July 1st!

Finally as there are always ongoing costs and needed repairs we would like to start a “City of Jasper Service Memorial Preservation Fund”.  The money in this fund will help with annual costs going forward and to help maintain the wonderful “Service Memorial” we have at the entrance of the City of Jasper Cemetery.  One good example of annual costs is the purchase of seven flags for the memorial each year.  On the recognition wall there are 7 flag poles that fly flags majority of the year and they need to be replaced each year.  If you would like to make a donation to the “City of Jasper Service Memorial Preservation Fund” please mail your check to: City of Jasper, P.O. Box 277, Jasper, MN 56144.  Please make your check payable to “City of Jasper Service Memorial Preservation Fund”.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations!!
 
Trash bin placement
Reminder: Leave at least 4 feet (or more) between your recycling and garbage tote or NEITHER will be picked up! Also, if your tote is too close to a mailbox, car or other item, YOU WILL BE SKIPPED!
Toilet paper

ONLY FLUSH TOILET PAPER!

The City of Jasper would like to remind residents that the only product that should be flushed down the sewer is toilet paper.
 
Please DO NOT flush:
-Flushable toilet wipes (they are NOT flushable)
-Paper Towels
-Napkins
-Facial tissues or wipes
-Baby wipes
-Clothing, rags, towels
-Feminine products
-Any other non-biodegradable items
 
These DO NOT break down in the system and will clog your sewer lines, which could cause a sewage backup inside your home or business.
 
Thank you for your cooperation!

City Curfew

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Did you know the City of Jasper has a curfew? Section 9.13, Subd. 2. of the City Ordinance prohibits any minor to be on or loitering on the streets or public places between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, unless accompanied by a person of lawful age who is responsible for the minor.
 
Please make sure your children are home by 10:00 p.m. and not in violation of the City Ordinance.

Credit/Debit Card Processing

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We are happy to announce that we now accept credit/debit cards for your SWG bills, Wellness Center memberships, building permits, etc.

We know that preparing events and special projects can be both challenging and time consuming. We are therefore doing our best to make our process efficient and more convenient. We now accept Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard. Convenience fees do apply.

FREE Yard Waste Tag to all Jasper Residents

Each Jasper Resident may receive a FREE yard waste tag by stopping into the City Office to pick it up. We are trying to encourage all residents to tidy up our city.

Brush Site:

Please follow the brush site rules.

Allowable Items:  brush, leaves, tree limbs, grass clippings, and compostable garden items.

Separate your items and place in the brush or compost pile.

DO NOT start a fire.  Burning is allowed by City employees only!

DO NOT leave plastic bags or boxes used to transport items to the brush site.

DO NOT leave trash or garbage at the brush site.

DO NOT leave lumber or burnable building or remodeling materials.  These items need to go to the county dump site.

DO NOT leave metal or other unusable items like bicycles.  These items need to go to the county dump site or be recycled at another location.


Violations put the City at risk of losing the license to operate a brush site/burn site.   Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Fines of up to $100 will be imposed.
 

City Employees:



Public Works Superintendent:
Brian Thode
Cell 507-204-0999

Public Works Assistant:
Angel Garcia
Cell 708-768-1964

Clerk/Treasurer:
Cortney Kounkel

Assistant Clerk/Treasurer:
Maggie Erickson