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Council OK’s $24.3M budget for fiscal 2019

BY RON HARRIS, DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE
Wednesday, September 18, 2018

Jasper City Council members approved a city budget for fiscal 2019 that tops $24.3 million during Tuesday’s council meeting at City Hall.

The budget, which goes into effect when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, marks an increase of more than $238,000 over the budget for fiscal 2018.

The proposed budget was introduced at the council’s previous meeting.

Mayor David O’Mary said the new budget includes step raises for city employees, a lighting project to replace all current lighting with LED lighting, and includes full funding of the comprehensive pay plan for city employees.

“It’s a good budget,” he said.

Key points of the new budget are that it includes a projected increase of about $137,000 in sales tax revenue, $60,000 in business license fees and $15,000 in property taxes.

O’Mary said the new budget was a collaborative effort between city leaders and department heads and denotes an improvement in expense management.

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Located in northwest Alabama on Interstate Highway 22, Jasper is a thriving retail hub, center of growing industrial development and home to approximately 14,000 residents. Enjoying one of the top ranked education systems in the State of Alabama, ongoing renovated Park & Recreation programs and its close proximity to the outstanding recreation areas such as Smith Lake, Bankhead National Forest and the Warrior River makes it an attractive area for relocation. Mayor David O'Mary would like to welcome you to our city and web site.


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