The state of Indiana has approved the City of Jasper’s almost $1.1 million appropriation to buy the former Jasper Country Club property.

City Clerk-Treasurer Juanita Boehm says the city received its notice of approval from the Indiana Department of Government Finance on Monday.

The city council elected in January to use $1,087,795 of the city’s rainy day fund to buy 58 acres of country club land from the Club’s principal owner Club Management.

In order to help cover the cost of purchase, city officials are considering selling some city-owned properties and using the money from the sales to replenish the rainy day fund. Those properties include the 30-acre Bockelman property along Mill Street north of Municipal Golf Course, the 19-acre Lechner property near Lechner and Gregory lanes, the 13-acre 30th Street Park and 10 acres the city owns northwest of St. Charles Street and Truman Road.

The Jasper Country Club closed it’s doors in December after nearly 80 years of existence.