Thorsby makes intersections four-way stops

Published 5:26 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A pair of intersections along Jones Street in Thorsby will soon be four-way stops.

The Thorsby Town Council voted Monday to make the stops four-way where Jones Street meets Dakota Road and South Dakota Road after complaints of excessive speed.

In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Approved a police department policy that requires companies towing or impounding vehicles for the town to meet certain business, insurance and equipment requirements. A few mandates include having a Thorsby business license, being on call 24/7, having a fenced in and locked storage lot, and proof of liability insurance for a minimum of $1 million.

“(There’s) nothing unrealistic to what you would want a company to provide,” said Police Chief Rodney Barnett.

•Mayor Dearl Hilyer announced the town has received an $8,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Health for playground equipment and work at Richard Wood and Sam Bentley parks.

•Approved the 2010-2011 audit, which was presented by accountant Howey McNeill, who said the audit was positive and the town “broke even” for the year.

•Voted to purchase municipal court software for a cost of up to $5,800 for the program and training. McNeill recommended the software, which other local municipalities already use, as part of his audit.