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Jasper, AL 35501
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A number of city projects expected in coming year

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jasper City Council members took the first steps Tuesday morning to transfer more than $1.5 million in the city budget that will be used for a variety of capital improvement projects around the city.

Council members heard an introduction of an ordinance to transfer the money from city clerk Kathy Chambless. Because it was an introduction, council members could take no action on the request. They are expected to vote on the matter at the council’s next meeting in two weeks.

Following Tuesday’s meeting, Mayor David O’Mary released a detailed list of projects that are expected to be among the improvements that will be coming in 2020. Among the items listed were the purchase of additional equipment for the city’s police, fire and streets departments, and improvements at the city’s parks.A more detailed story on the capital improvements will be published in future editions of the Eagle.

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In other business, council members:

•approved event permits for:

— a SIAC Tournament team welcome event, planned for March 11 from 6 until 8 p.m. on the court-house square.

— a countywide prayer event sponsored by the Walker Baptist Association, set for April 5.

— the Jasper High track and field team’s ‘Tooth Trot’ 5K, set for Thursday, April 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school.

•approved a request from city purchasing agent Derleda Abrom to renew contracts for animal adoption and pounds services, the Humane Society of Greater Birmingham; inmate food at the city jail, Son’s Supermarket;; and fuel services, Petroleum Traders.

•approved Abrom’s request to send out bid invitations for on-call concrete services, pool chemicals, asphalt cold mix, portable toilets and uniform services.

•approved purchase of a street sweeper for the city’s streets department.The equipment will not only clean streets but help maintain gutters.

•approve travel for those attending municipal court personnel training.

•adopted a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation for right-of-way mowing.

•adopted a resolution to set costs for properties that fell under the city’s nuisance abatement ordinance. The council also adopted a resolution to place two properties under the ordinance.

•adopted an ordinance to annex a .9-acre property at 2804 North Walston Bridge Road.

•introduced an ordinance to amend the city’s Model Flood Dam-age Prevention ordinance.

•adopted an ordinance to place a four-way stop sign at the inter-section of Sixth Avenue and 13th Street.

•adopted an ordinance to place a three-way stop sign at the inter-section of Sixth Avenue and Park Avenue.

•introduced an ordinance levying ad valorem taxes.

Reprinted from the ”Daily Mountain Eagle with permission.

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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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