Jasper Board of Works & Safety Authorizes Hurm to Fix Mill

From the Dubois County Free Press:

The Jasper Board of Works & Safety this morning authorized City Engineer Chad Hurm to have a contractor examine the foundation of the Jasper City Mill.

Several sand stone blocks have fallen off of the outer foundation due to rising waters in the Patoka River recently. This affects the original foundation of the old mill, not the new building, but it could eventually be a problem for the new mill.

Hurm said he will work with a contractor to get an estimate and wait until the water level recedes a little for repairs to be made

Hurm reported to the Board this morning that while it isn’t an emergency, it needs to be repaired because it could affect the rest of the building if something isn’t done now.

On top of that, the Society for the Preservation Of Old Mills is holding a convention in Jasper in June with the Jasper City Mill at the center of the event.

Raymie Eckerle told WITZ News last week that his department is getting ready to pour concrete in the parking lot of the Mill and have it ready by the convention. Now, that project is on hold until the foundation is repaired.

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