Snow Emergency 12-27-18

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Attention Jasper Residents: Snow Emergency. Remove vehicles from the streets by 4:00 p.m. Subject to ticket/tow. 

Lost Keys

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Please be on the lookout for a set of lost keys. The key chain has a blue metal belt hook and a metal tag with the words Deacon inscribed. Please turn into the City Office if found. 

Christmas Tree Pickup

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The City of Jasper will be picking up Christmas Trees on Monday, January 7, 2019.
 
Please place your trees at the curb by 7:00 a.m.
 
***Please Note*** Christmas Trees must have all decorations removed and cannot be in a plastic bag.

REMINDER

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REMINDER: With the impending winter storm, we would like to remind residents to remove your vehicles, boats and trailers from the streets.

Vehicles, boats and trailers left on the roadway after the City declares a snow emergency, will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

Take the time now to remove the vehicles before the storm hits.

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Please enjoy the holiday! 

Single Stream Recycling

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Single Stream Recycling begins December 13, 2018!
 
Please have your recycling tote to the curb by 5 a.m. Van Dyke Sanitation will be collecting all recyclables. Recycling questions can be referred to them at 507-442-7241.
 
Please do your best to keep unwanted items out of your recycling tote. It is important that you read through the materials that were included with your container. If your recycling container is contaminated it will be identified with an orange sticker and may not be emptied until the problem is resolved.
 
WHEN IN DOUBT, KEEP IT OUT!
 
For more information about the Recycling program, visit: http://www.pipestoneswcd.org/recycling---solid-waste.html

Christmas in the Village

Join the Jasper Development Corp-Retail Committee for a night of fun crafts, prizes and food! 
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Snow = Move Your Vehicles!

Reminder
With the upcoming snow storm we want to remind all residents to move vehicles, trailers, etc. from the streets or face the possibility of getting a citation or your vehicle towed AT YOUR EXPENSE.

Thank you for your cooperation!

2019 Curbside Recycling Calendar

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Notice from Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning

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As Single Stream Recycling begins, we ask that you please do your best to keep unwanted items out of your Recycling Container! It is important that you read through the materials that were included with your container.

If your recycling container is contaminated it will be identified with an orange sticker (as shown) and may not be emptied until the problem is resolved.

WHEN IN DOUBT, KEEP IT OUT!

Extra Greenery Available

The City of Jasper has extra greenery available for purchase for anyone interested. Please contact the City Office at 348-3701 and we will deliver it to your home!

Stone Crushing

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The Jasper Stone Quarry will begin crushing rock in December. If you hear loud/strange noises, don't be alarmed.

Canvassing the Votes

The Jasper City Council will canvas the votes from the municipal election on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 6:45 p.m. at the Jasper City Office. The public is welcome to attend.

Remember to Vote ~ Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Remember to vote tomorrow!

Voting will take place in the downstairs of Memorial Hall located at 101 Sherman Avenue North. Polls will be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mike Baustian is running for Mayor while Jeff Leslie and Dee Arp are running for the two available Council seats. 

Single Stream Recycling

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Pipestone County will be mailing out a letter to all city residents (including Rock County) regarding the new Recycling program. The purpose of this letter will be to notify residents that they will be receiving a new Recycling Cart, provide information on the new program, and will also include a Recycling schedule which states when Jasper's collection day will be.
 
A vendor will be delivering the 96 Gallon Recycling Carts November 12 through November 30 to each City residence.
 
The new Recycling program will begin the first week of December. Van Dyke Sanitation will be collecting all recyclables; Recycling Questions can be referred to them at 507-442-7241.
 
For more information about the Recycling program, visit: http://www.pipestoneswcd.org/recycling---solid-waste.html

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

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The Meals on Wheels Program is looking for volunteers to deliver meals around Jasper in December & January. If you would be interested, please contact Sarah at 866-974-0283.

Trunk or Treat Event

The Jasper Quartziter Club will be hosting their Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 10 AM.

This event is open to all participants. If you would be interested in "hosting" a trunk, please contact Maggie at (605) 553-1160 or Shannon at (507) 215-2241.
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Park Shelter Winterized

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The Jasper City Park Shelter has been winterized to prevent water lines from freezing. The Park Shelter will remain closed until spring. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Stop Sign Placement

Please be aware when driving east or west on 2nd Street you must now stop at the Spicer Avenue intersection. Watch for signs and obey the law.
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Leaf Pickup 

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Leaf Pickup will begin Monday, October 22, 2018. Please follow the rules to participate. 

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.

Jasper City Council Seats

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Have you ever considered running for City Council? Now is your chance!

The City of Jasper Council positions that are up for election this year are:
Mayor (2 year term)
2 Council Seats (4 year terms)
 
Filing date opens July 31, 2018 & closes August 14, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.

$2.00 Filing Fee

Jasper Ambulance Association Fundraiser

The Jasper Ambulance Association will be holding a Fundraiser on Friday, August 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jasper City Park. Inclement Weather: Jasper Memorial Hall.

Menu includes: Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches, Buns, Potato Salad, Beans, Applesauce, Ice Cream, Pop & Water.
Tickets: 12 & Over--$8.00; 5-11--$5.00; 4 & Under--Free; Family Tickets--$25.00; Extra Sandwich--$1.00
 
**All funds raised are going towards training and upgrading the radios***
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Memorial Day Program/Quarry Lions Luncheon

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Adopt a Pot

The City of Jasper is working to beautify the city before the All-School Reunion. One of the projects we are working on is establishing flower pots to adorn the street, parks and other public areas. We are currently looking for individuals, businesses or organizations to "adopt a pot". Individuals may also choose to honor or sponsor a pot in memory of a loved one. The city will supply the pots, dirt and plaque. Participants will be responsible for the flowers and maintaining them throughout the summer season.

If you are interested, contact Cortney to obtain more information. We would like to see if their is enough interest before we purchase the pots.
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Community Task Force 

Pipestone Area School District has an opening on the newly formed Community Task Force for a Jasper Resident. The Community Task Force would review the school district’s facility needs and decide if a new school was needed and if so, where it could be built.

If you would be interested in holding this seat or would like more information, contact the business office at Pipestone Area Schools at (507) 825-5861.

Cleanup Days

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Come to the City Office if you have an appliance that needs to be paid for ($15) & picked up. Also pay in advance for tire pickup, $3 each for car or pickup tires, $12-22 for larger tires, depending on size, $25 per mattress. MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE!

Spring Cleanup Days

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Jasper Spring Clean-up & Garbage Day!
Friday, May 11, 2018.

No GARBAGE ON THURSDAY, Van Dyke will do garbage on Friday, just put your tote in its regular spot!
No construction debris. If you have a large amount of wood there will be roll-off dumpsters set in town (4th St. E & Poorbaugh, also at 4th St. W & Sherman Ave.) for wood, windows & doors. Roll-offs will be in town later this week.

You may start placing junk at the curb this weekend in separate piles until 5 AM on Friday, May 11. 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 tire pickup, $3 each for car or pickup tires, $12-22 for larger tires, depending on size, $25 per mattress.

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.

Wanted: Individuals to Pull the City Float 

The City of Jasper is looking for an individual(s) to pull the city float in area parades this summer. Interested parties MUST have proper means to pull the float. Individuals will be COMPENSATED!

A list of parades will be added once available.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Cortney at (507) 348-3701.
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Extended Hours 

FYI: The City of Jasper has elected to end the extended hours on Thursday evenings due to not having enough participation to warrant the extended hours. Our regularly scheduled hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thank you for your understanding!

All School Reunion

The All School Reunion is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
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Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

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The Jasper Senior Nutrition Program is looking for additional drivers to deliver hot nutritious meals to seniors residing in Jasper. Drivers can choose between delivering one day a week, 1-2 weeks in a year, or whatever works with their schedule. All deliveries are within city limits and only Monday-Friday. Youth are welcome to volunteer during their summer and holiday breaks.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Andrea Lingl at (507) 828-8641 or call the Sunrise Village at (507) 348-8620.

City Office Hours

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Beginning January 4, 2018, the Jasper City Office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

2018 ATV Permits

ATTENTION ATV OR GOLF CART OWNERS:

2018 ATV Permits are available at the City Office & are REQUIRED to ride on city streets. Permits cost $10 and are good through December 31, 2018. You will need to provide your drivers license number, Vehicle ID number & DNR ID number in order to get the permit. This information is forwarded to the Sheriff’s Dept.

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-not city property!
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Closed for Thanksgiving

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The Jasper City Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Garbage pickup will be on Friday, November 24.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Leaf Pick-Up Program

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Leaf collection is now over for the year and will resume again in the Fall of 2018.

If you have leaves remaining on your property, you still have an option. Residents can haul their leaves to the yard waste site located near the ballfields. Stop in the City Office for a key.

Stop Sign Placement

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Please be aware when driving east or west on 2nd Street you must now stop at the Hill Avenue intersection.

Watch for signs and obey the law.

Jasper Development Corporation Spec Home Open House

OPEN HOUSE for the Jasper Development Corporation Spec Home on Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Come check it out!

*** Due to wet conditions, the open house has been postponed to Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ***
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Jasper Ambulance Association Fundraiser

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The Jasper Ambulance Association will be holding a Fundraiser on Saturday, August 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jasper Memorial Hall.

Menu includes: Pork Loin Sandwiches, Buns, Potato Salad, Beans, Applesauce, Ice Cream, Pop & Water.
Tickets: 12 & Over--$8.00; 5-11--$5.00; 4 & Under--Free; Family Tickets--$25.00; Extra Sandwich--$1.00
 
**All funds raised are going towards upgrading the radios and other equipment**

Volunteers Wanted

The City of Jasper is looking for volunteers to help relocate the Wellness Center starting Tuesday, June 27. If you would like to help, please meet at the Wellness Center at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Any help will be appreciated!
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Volunteers for Bean Bag Tourament

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The Jasper Quartziter Club is looking for volunteers to head the Bean Bag Tournament during Quartziter Days on July 22.

If you would be interested in volunteering your time, please call Maggie at (605) 553-1160 for more details.

Jasper Spring Clean-up & Garbage Day

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Friday, May 12, 2017.

No GARBAGE ON THURSDAY, Van Dyke will do garbage on Friday, just put your tote in its regular spot!

No construction debris. If you have a large amount of wood there will be roll-off dumpsters set in town (4th St. E & Poorbaugh, also at 4th St. W & Sherman Ave.) for wood, windows & doors. Roll-offs will be in town later this week.

You may start placing junk at the curb now-in separate piles until 5 AM on Friday, May 12. 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 tire pickup, $3 each for car or pickup tires, $12-22 for larger tires, depending on size, $25 per mattress (box spring, hide-a-bed, etc).

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.

Name Contest

Let's have a little fun!

Help us rename the former Catholic Church! Submission forms are available at the City Office, Wellness Center & Peoples Bank. Contest is open until May 31, 2017.

May the best name win!
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2017 City of Jasper Board of Appeal & Equalization

2017 City of Jasper Board of Appeal & Equalization, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 pm in the Jasper City Office Council Room. Rock & Pipestone County Auditors will be here. If you believe your property value or classification are incorrect for your property taxes, please attend.

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2017

April 17 through April 21, 2017 marks the Annual Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota with the statewide tornado drill scheduled for Thursday, April 20. There will be two drills on Thursday, the first is at 1:45 p.m. and the second is at 6:45 p.m.

This annual event is designated to remind individuals, families, businesses and institutions that it is essential to plan ahead for Minnesota's severe spring and summer weather.
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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.

Any Interest in a Preschool Program?

Pipestone Area Schools has shown interest in expanding their preschool program this fall to include classes in Jasper. We are attempting to obtain interest from the area before a decision is made.

If you would be interested in the program for your 3 or 4 year old, contact Cortney at (507) 348-3701 or jasper@iw.net.
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FREE Vision Screening for Children!

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Jasper Blood Drive

Giving blood will change lives, starting with your own. Certainly patients need donated blood to live, but do you realize the benefits that YOU personally receive when you give?

* A blood pressure, pulse, iron count, temperature and cholesterol check-up every time you donate.

* A lower risk of heart attack and stroke, when you give regularly.

*Assurance that blood will be there when you or your loved ones need it most.

*Protection against any non-insurance reimbursed blood processing fees

*Self pride knowing each blood donation may save 3 lives in your community

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SUPER HERO TO GIVE BLOOD...YOU'LL JUST FEEL LIKE ONE!
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Make your pet legal!

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2017 Animal Tags are available for purchase at the City Office.

Please bring a copy of your pet's current vaccination record.