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Mayor introduces budget for Fiscal 2020

RON HARRIS, DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jasper City Council members are expected to vote on the city’s budget for Fiscal 2020 during the council’s next meeting on Sept. 3.

The proposed budget was introduced by Mayor David O’Mary during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

O’Mary said lots of work has gone into putting together the pro‑posed budget for the city. He said city clerk Kathy Chambless is to be commended for her work on the new budget.

“I want to thank her for bringing this budget together on a timely basis,” O’Mary said, “and putting it in a concise format that can be easily understood.

”The proposed budget for Fiscal 2020 is up $1.3 million from the Fiscal 2019 budget, O’Mary said. “That’s progress,” he added.

Projected expenses for Fiscal 2020 are $19.717 million.

“What jumps out to me is that our projected operating surplus for Fiscal 2020 is $1.543 million,” O’Mary said.  “That’s an unprecedented number.

”“If this budget we’re proposing today becomes a reality, at the end of the fiscal year our fund balance will be $7 million,” he added.

That number, O’Mary said, represents a 270 percent increase of what is required for city’s to maintain in reserves. “You won’t find many municipalities that can make that claim,” he said.

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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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