Memorial Day Program/Quarry Lions Luncheon
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.
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!
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!
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.
The All School Reunion is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
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.
Beginning January 4, 2018, the Jasper City Office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. ***
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
2017 Animal Tags are available for purchase at the City Office.
Please bring a copy of your pet's current vaccination record.
Mark your calendars for the Quarter Craze Auction & Pork Loin Feed!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
All proceeds will go towards the 2017 Quartziter Days!
The Jasper City Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day.
Garbage collection & recycling will remain on schedule.
SAVE THE DATE!
Jasper Quartziter Days are scheduled for Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23, 2017!
More details to come!
Attention Jasper Residents: Garbage & Recycling will remain on the same schedule despite the upcoming holidays. Please have your dumpster to the curb by 5:00 a.m. on Thursday. Recycling will be picked up on Thursday, December 29th, as scheduled. Happy Holidays!
Christmas in the Village
Friday, December 2nd
Jasper Memorial Hall
Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldrons bubble…
Call all witches, goblins, and ghosts
The Quartziter Club will be your hosts!
Join us for a "spooky" time on Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tons of fun activities!
Jasper's Little Free Library is open for business! Located next to the City Office, readers may take a book or leave a book for others to enjoy. Donations for the little library may be left at the Little Free Library or at the City Office.
A special thank you is also extended to Terry Peterson, rural Jasper, for the donation of the library structure, books and time spent making this installation possible. The library and your efforts are greatly appreciated!
You may find more information about the Little Free Library movement at: https://littlefreelibrary.org/
Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th. Join us for a great time!
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 August 2, 2016 & closes August 16, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.
$2.00 Filing Fee
The Jasper City Office will be closed on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.
The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association will hold their annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 18th, serving from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Memorial Hall.
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!
The Summer Lunch Program will be offered Monday-Friday, June 13th to July 29th at the Jasper City Park.
Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to any child under the age of 18.
Join them for a Nutritious Summer meal at no charge!
For more information contact Cathy Rogers, Pipestone Area School at 507-562-6018.
The Jasper Quartziter Club is looking for volunteers to help with this years festivities on Saturday, August 6th. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cortney at 348-3701 or Maggie at 348-3051.
Friday, May 20th, 2016
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.
You may start placing junk at the curb now-in separate piles until 5 AM on Friday, May 20. 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.
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.
The Jasper City Office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day.
Jasper Quartziter Days have been scheduled for Saturday, August 6th & Sunday, August 7th. Change on parade time from the past...Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
When temperatures plummet, the risk of pipes freezing increases. You can help prevent this nightmare by running a small TRICKLE of water from a faucet. With this weekends predicted temperatures, it would be a great idea to start this. It is much cheaper to run water than it is to call a plumber.
Stay warm everyone!
Please be aware when driving east or west on 6th Street you must now stop at the Spicer Avenue intersection. Watch for signs and obey the law.
ATTENTION: City of Jasper Residents
Snow Alert @ 4 a.m. Tuesday, December 1st.
Remove vehicles from the streets.
Subject to ticket/tow.
Christmas in the Village
Friday, December 4, 2015
Jasper Memorial Hall
Legion Auxilary Supper: Serving from 5p-7p. Hot turkey sandwiches or hot dogs, chips, pie and a drink.
Quilt Raffle: Sponsored by the Jasper Quarry Lions. Tickets may be purchased from People's Bank in Jasper or any Lions Club member.
Coloring Contest: Winners will be announced. Coloring sheets may be picked up from People's Bank. Coloring pages need to be returned to People's Bank by December 3rd.
Drawings: A boys and girls bike will be given out as well as gifts and cash prizes throughout the night. Names need to be entered by 6p. Drawing starts at 6:15p.
Shop the vendors for Christmas gifts!
Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance!
The Jasper City Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th. We will reopen for normal business hours on Friday, November 27th. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The City Office will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. City offices will re-open on Thursday, November 12th for normal business hours.
A Huge Thank You for all who donated food for the Pipestone County Food Shelf!
There was only 200 pounds of food donated which is down from other years. If you would still like to donate food to the Pipestone County Food Shelf, please contact Duane at 507-820-1768 or the City Office at 507-348-3701 before November 9th.
The Pipestone County Food Shelf is very much in need of food for those in need. With the upcoming winter, it is a very important time for the food shelf to have plenty of food available for those in need.
Please follow the rules so your leaves will be picked up.
The Jasper Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants beginning October 13th through October 16th, during daytime hours.
Annual flushing of the hydrants is necessary to provide better quality water and fire protection. Residents may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their water during flushing.
If you experience discolored water, run your cold water tap until it clears. During periods of discoloration, postpone washing clothes and limit your use of hot water until the cold water clears.
Your patience and cooperation regarding this is appreciated.
It has been many years since we received the yellow recycling totes. Is yours broken, cracked or missing? If so, stop in the City Office and pick up a new one.
The Jasper City Park Committee is seeking volunteers to help assess the park for future improvements.
For more information or to volunteer contact Lisa @ 820-9006.
Come help us celebrate Halloween at the Halloween Carnival, Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Jasper Memorial Hall! Costumes are welcome!
The City Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 7th. City offices will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th for normal business hours.
The Public Works employees will be sweeping the streets the beginning of next week to rid of the excess pea rock. Please remove vehicles until your street is completed.
Spread the word!
This weeks garbage pickup will be on Friday, August 28th. Please have your garbage bins to the curb Thursday evening. Curbside recycling will remain on Thursday, August 27th.
The Jasper Ambulance Association is looking for volunteers to join their team. Fall 2015 EMT classes begin Wednesday, September 2nd.
For more information contact Kim at (507) 820-2341 or Cortney at (507) 348-3701.
The City of Jasper will begin sealcoating the streets towards the end of the week.
Please have vehicles, campers, trailers, etc. removed from the street by Thursday, August 20th.
The Jasper Ambulance Association will be holding a Fundraiser & Concert on Saturday, August 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jasper Memorial Hall.
Entertainment will be provided by F.R.O.G.S.
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 upgrading the ambulance; a new cot lift and chaise are at the top of the list**
Get Ready!!! Jasper Quartziter Days begins in one week!
The Jasper Blowhards are sponsoring a Whopper Feed on Friday, July 31st from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Jasper City Park.
Enjoy the parade and a concert afterwards!
The City Office will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, 2015. City offices will re-open on Monday, July 6, 2015 for normal business hours.
It happens every year, it snows and there are still vehicles on the street. It really shouldn’t matter if you are new to town or if you’ve lived here for years-you want the streets cleared of snow! The only way the Public Works Department can do a good job is if ALL THE VEHICLES ARE OFF THE STREET! Please do NOT leave a vehicle on the street if you leave town during the wintertime. After a SNOW EMERGENCY (snow 2” or more) has been declared, it is illegal to park on any street until the street has been completely cleared curb to curb for a length of a city block. “The Public Works Superintendent shall decide when to begin snow or ice control operations. The criteria for that decision are:
Snow accumulation of 2 inches or more;
Drifting of snow that causes problems for travel;
Icy conditions which seriously affect travel;
Time of snow fall in relationship to heavy use of streets.
Snow & ice control are expensive and involve the use of limited personnel and equipment. Consequently, snowplowing operations will not generally be conducted for snowfall of less that 2 inches… from City of Jasper Snow/ice Maintenance Policy.
Our city crew tries to get out VERY EARLY in the morning in order to have the streets cleared for everyone’s convenience, but we need everyone’s cooperation.
To avoid a violation/ticket (defined in Ordinance No. 83) we suggest that you find off-street parking for your vehicle. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and subject to towing. You may park in your driveway, on the boulevard, a convenient place on your property, or-with permission-on a neighbor’s property. It is very important to listen to the weatherman. When he is talking about bad weather, please use off-street parking. Once the snow is cleared, you may again park on the street. The only exception to the ordinance would be for those items that it will be impossible to have all the snow removed on Wall St. before businesses are open. When this is the case, the Public Works Department asks that customers, park parallel to the curb rather that diagonal to the curb until all the snow is plowed and removed.
We appreciate your cooperation! Obeying these regulations will not only allow for better snow removal, but save taxpayers dollars. It will make City snow removal a safer and better operation. Let’s give our Public Works Department a chance to do their job, excellent job of snow removal! Everyone will be happier in the long run. *********CITY CODE SECTION 8.09: Subd. 1: It is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave any vehicle upon any street for a continuous period of twenty-four (24) hours! City Code is all year long!
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