City News

Christmas Parade

At the October 5th Jasper City Council meeting, the council approved the event permit for The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County’s Walker County Christmas Parade on December 7th. This will be the first Christmas parade in Jasper in two years! The parade is set for tomorrow night. Setup will begin around 4:00 pm, with the parade scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm. There will be road blockages for this event, so please expect delays when traveling downtown tomorrow. See you there!

No garbage/debris collection for Thanksgiving Day

There will be NO Jasper garbage/debris collection on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 25. If your garbage/debris is normally picked up on Thursdays, it will be picked up on WEDNESDAY this week. All other pickups will remain the same. 

Picture of Mayor O'Mary, Kristin Wagner, Alberto Romero, PhD, Matthias Hoffman, Melanie Moltman, Dr. Hardy Boeckle

Mayor O'Mary, local officials, and several German officials toured the Heiche plant in Jasper on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo credit: Ed Howell)

Press Release graphic titled Council Approves Mayor’s 4-Point Plan, Ready to Move Ahead with Major Projects

Office of the Mayor
City of Jasper, AL
205-221-2100

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Council Approves Mayor’s 4-Point Plan, Ready to Move Ahead with Major Projects.

City of Jasper Council Chambers

On November 9, 2021, an amendment to the city’s sales tax Ordinance was introduced at the Jasper City Council meeting to increase the sales tax rate. At the next regular meeting, on November 16, 2021, the City Council approved an amendment to the sales tax Ordinance to increase the general sales tax rate from three percent (3%) to three and one-half percent (3.5%). The auto and machinery sales tax rate will increase from three-quarters of one percent (.75%) to seven-eighths of one percent (.875%).

No garbage/debris collection for Veterans Day

Notice: There will be NO Jasper garbage/debris collection on Thursday due to Veterans Day, a federal holiday. Collection on Thursday will occur on Friday this week.

veterans day parade street closures map

On September 14 the Jasper City Council approved an event permit for VFW Post 4850 to have a Veterans Day parade. The parade will take place this Saturday, with a start time of 10:00 am, and will require temporary road closures to accommodate this event. Roadblocks will be on 19th Street at the old Jasper High School parking lot and 6th Avenue, 18th Street at 7th Avenue, and 2nd and 3rd Avenues from 18th Street to 20th Street as displayed below. Please be aware of these temporary closures on Saturday morning, travel safely, and enjoy the parade!

Street Department hang Veterans Day banners

The changing of the banners has commenced. Thanks to our city crew for getting the Jasper Main Street veteran banners up on the light posts for Veterans Day!

council meeting date change

The Jasper City Council voted to change the next council meeting from November 2 to November 9, 2021, at 10:00 am.

Chiro Health Month

The Jasper City Council and Mayor O'Mary proclaimed the month of October National Chiropractic Health Month at the October 19th council meeting, officially joining with the American Chiropractic Association and its "Keep it Moving!" campaign. The proclamation reads:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Jasper City Council and Mayor O'Mary proclaimed the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month in Jasper at the September 21st council meeting. The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer; and

Chief Poe, Chief Fields, Mayor O'Mary

Dante Fields was hired as Fire Chief by the Jasper City Council, by unanimous vote, at the Council Meeting on September 21. Chief Fields had been serving as interim Fire Chief since August.