Collapsed Wall of Jasper City Mill Likely to be Repaired

The Jasper Board of Public Works and Safety met this morning at Jasper City Hall.

One topic highlighted during the meeting was what to do with the wall that collapsed next to the city mill on the corner of Riverside Drive and Third Avenue. The wall was built off of blocks from the original mill for decorative purposes. An engineer from Evansville was present at the meeting to discuss the city’s options for replacing the structure. Jasper mayor Terry Seitz says he has two primary purposes for reconstructing the wall:

Seitz says the wall will not look exactly as it once did, but fundamentally the BPW wants to make sure that the mill is in good shape. Seitz also added that the rest of the mill is structurally sound:

The Board of Public Works will wait for a contract to be written and approved for the project, which is set to begin sometime within the next several weeks. If the focus is on the wall alone, the cost is estimated at $14,000. A broader revitalization project to prevent more erosion will bid at nearly $20,000.