At their regular meeting, Jasper City Council voted to approve Halloween trick-or-treating for city residents from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., but in keeping with Governor Kemp’s Emergency Order opted not to officially sanction the traditional Main Street Jasper Merchants’ event.
In preparing for a vote that could lead to a 56 percent tax increase, Jasper Mayor Steve Lawrence wanted it clearly stated, they may not raise property taxes that much. The council will get into the heart of the budget in October but they need to advertise a millage now to meet state requirements.
Jasper’s Development Manager Lonnie Waters said that last Friday, August 7, a few bricks and some mortar dislodged from a building’s facade and fell onto the sidewalk...He was unsure if anyone witnessed the falling bricks, but they were found on the ground and reported to city hall.
Jasper City Council moved towards legalizing open containers in a designated downtown area with approval of the first reading of an amendment to their alcohol ordinance.
Jasper Mayor Steve Lawrence has proclaimed Sunday June 14, 2020 as Flag Day in Jasper following the national observance since Congress set the date by a joint resolution in 1949.
During a Monday Zoom conference of area public safety officials, Jasper Mayor Steve Lawrence, Commission Chair Rob Jones and Sheriff Donnie Craig all commented how they would need to watch what came out of Atlanta and be ready to react.
The City of Jasper parks and trails are open for public use and may be used for exercise as long as guests follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and spacing of at least six (6) feet.