Closure
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been carefully monitoring the progression of the virus and closely following the advice of the CDC. As the virus continues to spread to communities across the United States we have made the difficult but important decision to close the Quartziter Community Center (including the Wellness Center) and Memorial Hall effective immediately.

We look forward to reopening our doors as soon as possible and welcoming everyone back. In the meantime, take care of yourself and each other.
Important notice

2020 Assessor's Estimated Market Valuation

Every year the assessor's office is tasked with reviewing sales that occur in Jasper and using that data to help determine the estimated market value for each parcel in the city. Over the past few years a strong residential sales market has resulted in sale prices coming in well above the prior year assessed value. According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue guidelines the assessor must set values between 90% and 105% of the median sale price every year.
 
During the past year, 9 residential arm's length transactions occurred in Jasper resulting in a median ratio below this range at 79%. After reviewing each sale it was determined a citywide increase was warranted. This resulted in most properties receiving double digit increases in their estimated market value to get within state guidelines. Since that time more sales have come in that will be used in the following year's sales study. These sales continue to be above the proposed 2020 assessed values indicating the strong market is continuing.

If you have questions about your 2020 proposed values after they arrive in the mail later this month, please do not hesitate to contact the assessor's office listed on the bottom of the valuation notice.

Erik Skogquist, Jasper City Assessor

Joyce Schmidt, Pipestone County Assessor
 
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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.

2020 Pet Licenses are available for purchase at the City Office. Cost is $10 per neutered animal, $15 for non. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED!
2020 quarter craze

Quarter Craze Auction

Find the City of Jasper on Facebook and follow for more information!
Collection delay

Curbside Recycling Delayed ONE DAY!

Van Dyke Sanitation will collect CURBSIDE RECYCLING on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th. Regular garbage collection will still take place on Thursday, February 6th.

If you have any questions, you may contact the City Office at 348-3701 or Van Dyke Sanitation at 442-7241.

2020 Van Dyke Sanitation Recycling Schedule

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Christmas tree pickup
Ho ho holiday garbage schedule

Holiday Garbage Collection

Due to the holiday, garbage and recycling will be delayed one day. Please have your totes to the curb by 5 a.m. on Friday, December 27.

Garbage collection will also be delayed one day the following week in observance of New Year's Day. Please have your garbage tote to the curb by 5 a.m. on Friday, January 3.

Have a great holiday!

 
Holiday hours

City Office Holiday Hours

Blood mobile

Jasper Blood Drive

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Closing
The Jasper City Office will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Sorry for any inconvenience!
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SEALED BID NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the City of Jasper is accepting sealed bid proposals for a Red 2004 Chevrolet 1500 Regular Cab Pickup Truck, 5.3L engine, and 4-wheel drive; some rust around rear wheels. Truck has approximately 80,000 miles and counting.

Sealed Bid Proposals are to be mailed or delivered to:...
JASPER CITY OFFICE
105 WALL STREET EAST
P.O. BOX 277
JASPER, MN 56144

THE WORDS "SEALED BID" MUST BE WRITTEN ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE WHEN SUBMITTING A BID.

ALL BID PROPOSALS SUBMITTED WILL BE OPENED IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 @ 7:30 PM.

The City of Jasper reserves the right to not only reject any and all bids and proposals submitted in response to this invitation and solicitation, for any reason or no reason. Contact Public Works Superintendent Brian Thode, 507-348-3701, for questions.
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Snow Removal around Residential Mailboxes

FYI: Snow removal around residential mailboxes is the responsibility of the box holder.

USPS Postal Carriers will not deliver mail if access to your curbside residential mailboxes has been impeded by the snow accumulations. The snow plow operators make every effort to remove snow as close to the curb line as practical and to provide access to mailboxes for mail delivery. However, it is not possible to provide perfect conditions and minimize damage to mailboxes with the size and type of equipment the City operates. Therefore, the final cleaning adjacent to mailboxes is the responsibility of each resident.
Reminder

Just a Friendly Reminder

If/when the city declares a snow emergency, you MUST have your vehicles off the street or risk receiving a ticket or tow charge.

Tune to KELO (11), KSFY (13), KDLT (5), KISD 98.7 FM or Facebook for snow related emergencies. You may also sign up to receive notices via text message/email at public-alert.com.
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City Office CLOSED on Thanksgiving

The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Due to the holiday, garbage and recycling will be delayed one day. Please have your totes to the curb by 5 a.m. on Friday, November 29.
Christmas in the village 2019

Christmas in the Village - Friday, December 6, 2019

This event is held at the Quartziter Community Center and is sponsored by the Jasper Development Corporation - Christmas in the Village Committee!

Come have supper, enjoy some crafts and games, win awesome prizes AND visit with Santa & Mrs, Clause!

You don't want to miss this FUN event!
Please read

Sump Pump Notice

Attention Jasper Residents: Please make sure your sump pumps are being discharged into the sanitary sewer system and not into the street. Thank you for your cooperation!
Veterans day

Happy Veteran's Day

The City of Jasper wants to take this opportunity to thank our veterans and active-duty soldiers for their service. Everyone, please have a safe and happy holiday.

Professional Assessors in the Area (November 2019)

The Professional Assessors are in the area going door to door to assess residential properties. They will have identification on them. Do not be alarmed if they knock on your door.
Customer appreciation

Peoples Bank Community Appreciation Meal

FREE! FREE! FREE!
Volleyball

Quartziter Days Volleyball Tournament

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Quartziter Club - Official Event Tee

Available for purchase at Jasper City Office & Peoples Bank!
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2019 Jasper Quartziter Days Schedule

Join us July 19-21 for a GREAT time! Share with your friends to help get the word out!

Swimming Lessons

Swimming
The City of Jasper has again partnered with the Luverne Area Aquatic & Fitness Center to offer swimming lessons to children from Jasper.

American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors will teach all lessons.
The lessons will take place July 8th - July 18th, Monday- Friday, 10:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. Classes will not be held on Friday, July 19th. Bus leaving Jasper at 9:30 a.m. from the Jasper City Park.

If you would be interested in registering your child, please contact the City Office.

2019 Summer Lunch Program

Summer lunch
The Summer Lunch Program will be offered in Jasper again this summer. Meals are available to all kids age 18 and younger at NO COST.

Meals will be served from June 10 - August 16 (Monday-Friday) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jasper City Park.

We're Back!

We're back
Attention Jasper Residents: We’re back! Business will be proceed at our normal location, 105 Wall Street East.

The drop box is now located inside. The front door will be open at all times to allow you access to the drop box.

Thank you for your patience!
 

DROP BOX CLOSED! 

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Attention Jasper Residents: Please DO NOT use the drop box located at the City Office until further notice. Payments may be dropped off at the QCC between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Payments may also be dropped off at Peoples Bank.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Spring Clean Up - May 17, 2019

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Jasper Spring Clean up & Garbage Day!
Friday, May 17th, 2019
 
NO GARBAGE ON THURSDAY, MAY 16TH. COLLECTION WILL BE DONE ON FRIDAY, MAY 17TH. RECYCLING SCHEDULE WILL REMAIN THE SAME.
 
No construction debris. If you have a large amount of wood there will be roll-off dumpsters set at the truck parking area located to the east of the ballfields.
 
You may start placing junk at the curb on Monday, May 13th in separate piles until 5 AM on Friday, May 17th. If piles are mixed up, NONE of the junk will be removed! Come to the City Office if you have an appliance that needs to be paid for ($15) & picked up. Also pay in advance for tires, $3 each for car and pickup tires, $12-$22 for larger tires, depending on size. Mattresses cost $25 for disposal. ALL MUST BE PREPAID AT THE CITY OFFICE.
 
Deliver Household Hazardous Wastes to Pipestone County Recycling Center - 718 4th St. NW. Collections are held every Wednesday from 7 AM - 1 PM. Questions call 825-6765.

SWIMMING LESSONS

Swimming
The City of Jasper has again partnered with the Luverne Area Aquatic & Fitness Center to offer swimming lessons to children from Jasper.

American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors will teach all lessons.

The lessons will take place July 8th - July 18th, Monday- Friday, 10:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. Classes will not be held on Friday, July 19th. Bus leaving Jasper at 9:30 a.m. from the Jasper City Park.

If you would be interested in registering your child, please contact the City Office.

ADOPT A POT

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The City of Jasper Public Works Department is out delivering 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!

City Office Temporarily Relocated

Temporary living
The Jasper City Office has been temporarily relocated to the Quartziter Community Center, 415 2nd Street East. Office hours will remain the same: Monday-Friday 10am-12pm, 1-3pm. If you need to contact the city, please call 507-348-3701 and city staff will return your call promptly.

Jasper Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association Annual Feed

Fire fee

Easter Egg Hunt

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Closed Good Friday

Good friday
Closed for Good Friday.
The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Friday, April 19 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

The Yard Waste site will remain open over the weekend. As a reminder, this area is under 24/7 surveillance.

April 16, 2019

Branches
The City of Jasper Public Works Department will begin picking up large branches/limbs that are easily assessible from the road. The tractor will not drive on the boulevard, If your vehicle is parked in front of a downed tree, please move it ASAP.

EDITED TO ADD: This free pickup is for storm damage ONLY! Please do not take advantage of this situation.

Branch Pickup April 22-26, 2019

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The City of Jasper will complete branch pickup April 22-26. Please position branches parallel to the street. Yard waste tags are not required this time.

EDITED TO ADD: This free pickup is for storm damage ONLY! Please do not take advantage of this situation.

YARD WASTE SITE

Frozen branches
The yard waste site located north of the ballfields will be OPEN for the week. Please take advantage of this. ALL RULES STILL APPLY!

The Public Works Department will be completing branch pickup the week of April 22. More details to come!

ATTENTION JASPER RESIDENTS

No water
With the weather warming up and the frost lines lowering, the City of Jasper is putting an end to the run water notice. THINK SPRING!

Sump Pump Discharge

Final notice
The City of Jasper is requesting all residents discharge their sump pumps into the street. DO NOT discharge into the sewer sanitary system.

The Public Works Dept. will be completing inspections tomorrow morning (4-8-19) beginning at 8:00 a.m. Those who are not compliant with this request are subject to a fine.

REMINDER

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If/when the city declares a snow emergency you MUST have your vehicles off the street or risk receiving a ticket or tow charge. Both Pipestone and Rock Counties are in a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. Please plan accordingly and get your vehicles off the streets.

***RUN WATER NOTICE***

Water
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE all utility customers of the City of Jasper are advised to run their water to prevent lines from freezing. A stream of water the size of a pencil should be ran continuously. The City will inform you when you can stop. Questions can be directed to the Jasper City Office at 507-348-3701.

City of Jasper Public Works Department

Plowing 3/1/19

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The City of Jasper will start plowing at 2:00 p.m. today. Please remove your vehicles from the street.

KEEP YOUR VEHICLES OFF OF THE STREET!

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Attention Jasper Residents: KEEP YOUR VEHICLES OFF OF THE STREET! We are going to have to make several passes to get this snow cleared. Thank you for your cooperation!

2019 Pet Licenses Available!

Pet license

Closed Presidents Day

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The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents Day.

Garbage collection & recycling will remain as scheduled.

Sign up for Public Alert!

Sign up now!
The City of Jasper has implemented a new messaging platform to better communicate with residents and businesses. We are excited to partner with Public Alert to offer residents and businesses a self-service way to receive notifications and alerts. These alerts will include snow emergencies, water main breaks, etc.

To sign up for the alerts, simply go to public-alert.com, click on sign in and click email form for residential info.

You may also contact the City Office by calling 507-348-3701 to sign up.

Snow Emergency 1-18-2019

Snow emergency
Snow Emergency! Remove vehicles from streets by 4:00 p.m. Subject to ticket/tow. 

Reminder: 1-18-19

Just a reminder: If/when the city declares a snow emergency you must have your vehicles off the street or risk receiving a ticket or tow charge. Both Pipestone and Rock Counties are in a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight tonight 1/18/19. Please plan accordingly and get your vehicles off the streets.
Reminder

CLOSED MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2019

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21.

Garbage Pickup, Friday, January 4

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Attention Jasper Residents: Due to the recent holiday, garbage will be picked up on Friday, January 4. Please have your container to the curb by 5:00 a.m. Friday. There will be no recycling this week.