City News

Sherer Auditorium to Jasper City Hall

January 20, 2023 - Today’s blue sky allowed us to take some pictures of Sherer Auditorium before the major work begins. This week the Jasper City Street Department removed the metal grate on the back of the building in preparation for construction crews, who will be on-site any day to begin work. In the meantime, CCR Architecture & Interiors has sent an up-to-date rendering of what Sherer Auditorium, soon to be Jasper’s new City Hall, will look like upon completion.

2023 business license renewal

The last day to renew your City of Jasper business license for 2023 without incurring a penalty is Tuesday, January 31st. If you have any questions, please call 205-221-8533 or email license@jaspercity.com. You can renew online or download the renewal form to print and fill out.

MLK week 2023 sanitation pickup schedule

Next Week: There will be no Jasper garbage/debris collection on Monday, January 16 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday. All pickups will be delayed by one day beginning with the regular Monday pickups occurring on Tuesday.

Jasper firefighters

January 11, 2023 - During yesterday’s council meeting, Mayor O’Mary recognized and commended City of Jasper Fire Rescue Lieutenant Justin Vinson, Firefighter Timothy Caffee, Firefighter Bennett Prestridge, Firefighter Payton Phillips, and Firefighter Blake Kelley who responded to a medical incident just before Christmas. He shared that a citizen remarked that she was so impressed by their compassion for not only the person in need but also the family/people at the scene who were concerned.

Law Enforcement Appreciation

January 9, 2023 - Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We want to thank all of the brave men and women who have taken the oath to serve and protect, especially our Jasper Police department officers. We appreciate you and thank you for your service each and every day!

Holiday 2022 closings

Non-essential city offices will be closed Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26, 2022, for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays (observed) respectively. We will also be closed Monday, January 2, 2023, for New Year's Day (observed).

Sherer auditorium renovation road closure

December 20, 2022 - At today's Jasper City Council meeting, the council adopted a resolution to approve and award the bid for the Sherer Auditorium renovation to Coston Construction, the lowest responsible bidder, for $6.9 million. The bid opening took place yesterday afternoon at City Hall with the assistance of CCR Architecture & Interiors.

Christmas sanitation pickup schedule

Upcoming Pickup Schedules: This week, garbage/debris pickup is on a normal schedule.
Next week and the first week in January, there will be no pickup on Monday, December 26, or Monday, January 2, therefore, pickup will be delayed by one day both weeks. If your garbage is picked up on Mondays, it will be picked up on Tuesdays, and so forth.

 

State of the City with Matt & Jim Woods

December 13, 2022 - Matt Woods, the newest member of the Alabama House of Representatives, serving District 13, met with city administration on Friday afternoon to get an overview of the state of the city. Rep. Woods was joined by his father and business owner Jim Woods, as well as Mayor David O’Mary, City Clerk Kathy Chambless, City Planner Brent McCarver, and Executive Assistant Emily Riedel for the informal lunch meeting. Jasper is the largest municipality in Alabama’s District 13.

 

COJ departments

Fiscal year 2022 was one of continued growth for the City of Jasper.

A five-percent increase in revenue, combined with a minimal increase in expenses, resulted in a $5 million surplus for the second year in a row. The City recorded the surplus while also spending an additional $1 million on capital improvement projects. In spite of challenges such as rising gas prices and ongoing inflation, expenses in 2022 increased by only three-tenths of one percent.

Council and Mayor Christmas parade

The City of Jasper enjoyed the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County Christmas parade!

Christmas parade

The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County Christmas Parade is Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm! The Jasper Police Department will close Viking Drive before 5:00 pm with additional road closures along the parade route beginning at approximately 5:30 pm. Please be mindful of road closures along the parade route.