TOWN HALL MEETING
CITY OF JASPER GARBAGE SERVICE
The Jasper City Council does hereby announce that it is considering changes to the garbage service. This could affect city customers in that rates may increase, back door pick-up may no longer be available (or would be an additional cost to the customer), as well as daily garbage pick-up may no longer be offered. A TOWN HALL MEETING is being held on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 P.M. at Jasper City Hall in order to hear citizen’s concerns and comments. All citizens are invited to attend.
City of Jasper
200 Burnt Mountain Road
Jasper, Georgia 30143
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, July 10, 2017
I. Call meeting to order
III. Pledge of Allegiance
IV. Adopt agenda
V. Read minutes of June 5, 2017 regular meeting
A. Lisa Hoyle, City Clerk
VI. Old Business
A. Alcohol license application approval
1. Sonny Underwood, Director of Planning & Zoning
B. Skid steer purchase
1. Mayor Weaver
C. Water Conservation Plan
1. David Hall, Water & Sewer Superintendent
VII. New Business
A. Pickens County Library Board appointees: Ann Roper & Bobby Edge
1. Mayor Weaver
B. Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance art event
1. Amelia McEntyre
C. Sanitation truck purchase
1. Mayor Weaver
VIII. Mayor’s Report
A. Economic Development Report
1. Gerry Nechvatal
B. Finance Report
1. Lisa Hoyle
C. Animal Control Report
1. Lonnie Waters
D. Police Report
1. Chief Greg Lovell
E. Fire Report
1. Chief Steve Roper
Dear City of Jasper Voters:
First and foremost I would like to say “Thank you!” for the outpouring of support I have received since qualifying to run for Jasper City Council. It is very humbling to know how many trusting friends I have developed here since moving to Jasper in 1995 that know I will do the right thing.
What a great place Jasper has been to live, work and raise my family. It is my hope to use my past experiences to improve our already wonderful quality of life. I have heard from city workers, business owners, retirees, educators, and many, many former patients whom know what I stand for. Thanks!
We are already fortunate to live in an area where the quality of life is unsurpassable, and we need to keep it that way. But at the same time we have challenges facing us that will make the difference in our future, and in our children’s ability to someday thrive here. While appreciating all of our achievements, like world class healthcare and business corridor growth, it is time for us to closely assess our current situation as it pertains to our resources and infrastructure, and plan accordingly. It is also time to decide what kind of community we want to be, identify the type and amount of future growth we want and our resources can support, and plan and act to achieve those goals. The business world calls that a strategic plan, which should be an involved process requiring input from a lot of stakeholders, including the citizens! Call it a look forward if you wish!
While doing this, we also need to preserve our history, both downtown and in the county, as there is far little of it left. Having so much available land makes one wonder when historic buildings are displaced by large and small retail alike; like when our last one room school house is replaced with a one room storage building. This goes far beyond the most recent plan to destroy a historic Cherokee structure for what I believe is our fifth Dollar General Store. Our little historic crossroads town can be a bustling area if we make the right choices and commitments!
My plan in office is to assess the current state of our dear city, help to develop a plan for the future and through hard work, moral values, integrity, honesty and transparency, help get us there. I need your vote! In exchange, I pledge access and a voice to make things the way we want and need them here in Jasper and Pickens County. The future is bright!
If you have any questions for me, believe it or not, I am on Facebook, Facebook ~ Sonny Proctor, M.D. and I’ll do my best to get back to you!
Sonny Proctor, M.D.
Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS), on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $361,231 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project to City of Jasper for the purchase and installation of four fixed generators and one portable generator.
“The generators will allow these critical facilities the capabilities to serve the public during severe weather events and natural disasters” said GEMA/HS Director Jim Butterworth.
The amount awarded includes a federal share of $270,923. The remainder will come from a state share of $36,123 and a local share of $54,185. These funds are part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s HMGP, which provides funds to state agencies and local governments for projects that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from the effects of natural hazards by breaking the repetitive cycle of destruction and reconstruction. These funds were made possible as a result of City of Jasper’s participation and adoption of the Pickens County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
GEMA/HS is the lead state agency for coordination of emergency and disaster response activities. For information on preparing for a disaster and creating a custom kit and plan, visit www.ready.ga.gov or download the freeReady Georgia app.
More than 400 guests filed into the Pickens Chamber breakfast yesterday morning to hear what investors and project managers had to say about the proposed water park that seems to be moving towards reality. With a ground-breaking tentatively planned for October and a completion date of Thanksgiving 2016, the resort is moving forward. (more…)
At last night’s Jasper City Council meeting, Lonnie Waters said now that spring has arrived the bear sightings in town have begun again. With the bears being attracted to the city’s streets and neighborhoods already, a reminder of the new ordinances adopted earlier this year is timely.