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Jasper, AL 35501
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Council approves $29M city budget

By RON HARRIS
Daily Mountain Eagle

Jasper City Council members Tuesday morning unanimously approved a record $29 million city budget for fiscal 2022. City leaders have worked for several weeks to put the budget together, Jasper Mayor David O’Mary said following Tuesday’s city council meeting. “It would be reasonable to think this is the largest budget we’ve ever had,” O’Mary said. "This far surpasses anything we’ve had previously.” “Fiscal 2021 has been a year that we couldn’t even start to imagine,” O’Mary added, “and I say that referring to how good it’s been. ”O’Mary said city leaders are confident revenue will be up more than 15 percent. “One of the big questions is, ‘Will our $29 million in revenue materialize?’” he said. “We think it’s very realistic that it will. ”O’Mary credited city workers — and specifically department heads — for helping to continue the city’s prosperous financial standing. “I’m so proud of our people who get up every day and run this city,” he said. “All of our departments operated within their budget — and we involved those same people with getting this budget put together — and we have no reason to believe it won’t be the same kind of performance in 2022.” One of the highlights of the new budget is a raise for city employees, O’Mary said. “Employee health insurance is going up, retirement is going up, so it’s good that we can give a pay adjustment to help offset those costs,” he said.
The pay raise for city employees will mark the sixth pay hike in the past five years.

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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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