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Jean Nelson named new Thorsby mayor (updated)

Published 6:58pm Monday, November 5, 2012

“Mayor Hilyer will never be forgotten,” Nelson said, holding back tears, from behind a podium in the middle of a large room at the dimly-lit chapel. “He has left a moral compass that will shine in our town forever.”

In other business, the council:

•Appointed Benson as the mayor pro tempore. Benson was nominated by Marcus.

•Declared a vacancy for Nelson’s former seat. The council is tasked with finding a replacement within 60 days. They could do so as soon as the next meeting.

•Re-hired all the town’s department heads.

•Allowed Police Chief Rodney Barnett to hire a part-time officer to cope with the absence of two regular officers. One will be out of work because of surgery, while the other is taking a planned vacation.

•Passed an ordinance establishing procedural rules for the new council.

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  • old south

    Good old boy/girl. Politics are alive and well in Thorsby. Wasn’t Jean Nelson the one Thorsby voters rejected in 2000. What makes our council thinks we want her now. Four years ago our elected officials ran a man for council who had already moved out of state. He was never sworn in; never took office. The council picked their buddy. This year a candidate was hand picked to replace a qualified candidate. The voters of Thorsby need to be pro-activity in electing their own public officials.

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