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Thorsby increases minimum water rate by $2 for customers

The Thorsby Town Council is raising the minimum water rate by $2 beginning Oct. 1.

Mayor Tom Bentley said this action would not affect the regular water rate per 1,000 gallons, meaning those who are usually over the minimum likely will not see the increase. The hike would only affect those customers who do not use the minimum amount of water each month.

“We still have the most reasonable water rates in Chilton County,” said councilmember Willis Britt.

The increase was recommended by the town’s engineer, Calvin Cassidy.

In other business, the council:

paid a bill to CSX for $1,056.42 for renting railroad property for the town’s use. Most of these properties have been leased by CSX for decades and are used for parking areas and running water lines.

donated $500 to the Partners Enhancing Education in Chilton County (PEECH) program of the Chilton Education Foundation.

purchased a Swedish Fest program ad for $225.

took no action on buying an ad in the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce’s buyers guide.

tabled approving the minutes from the last council meeting due to several discrepancies.

– Brent Maze can be reached at brent.maze@clantonadvertiser.com.