Bar permit request heading to Jasper council

The Jasper City Council during its Feb. 13 meeting will consider a request from Kyley Mills for a conditional use permit that would allow her to convert a former office building at 106 Wall St. W. into a bar and grill with on and off sale liquor. The city’s zoning ordinance requires that a conditional use permit be obtained before a bar and grill is allowed.

Jasper Planning Commission members held a public hearing on Feb. 5 to take comments on Mills’ request. Three community members attended the hearing and two of them spoke.

Mills, who owns the Stone-wall Bar & Grill, presented a rough draft of her plans for the building at 106 Wall St. W., which she said was 127 feet by 25 feet. Her plans include a meeting room, an off sale section, a bar, a kitchen, storage and a “hangout” area in the garage. She said the garage door could potentially be opened up and some fencing installed.

“I don’t want people hanging out in front and I don’t want people hanging out outside of the garage,” Mills said.

She said the garage might also serve as the handicap accessible entrance, which would require some adjustments and perhaps the addition of a rear parking spot. Mills said she might also put in some games for kids if possible, and that she hoped to create more of a bar and grill feeling.

“I just want something cool, something great for Jasper, food again,” Mills said.

Kevin Hunstad said he’s a neighbor to the property at 106 Wall St. W. and that the plans sounded good to him. Planning commission members said they had not received any other comments or letters about the permit request and they voiced no objections to it.