Thorsby to begin sidewalk project

Published 9:19 pm Monday, May 21, 2012

Thorsby’s town council on Monday approved an $8,000 sidewalk project.

The project would have sidewalks paved the length of Iowa Street and joined to pre-existing sidewalks on Summit Street.

“It’s going to make a big difference in the looks of that,” Councilman Marvin Crumpton said.

Mayor Dearl Hilyer said the town would be responsible for filling a ditch that would be necessary before the project could be completed.

The town’s price tag also includes a relatively small amount of paving around the pavilion at Richard Wood Park. Hilyer said runoff from the roof washes out the area around the existing slab.

The council also voted at its regular meeting to list a used mower owned by the town on the web site GovDeals.

The mower will be listed for a minimum of $3,000, though if several parties bid on the piece of equipment, the town could end up receiving more money.

Council members indicated that if the mower didn’t sell for at least $3,000, they would reconsider their options, including installing rollover protection on the mower and keeping it for town use.

In other business, the council approved:

•Minutes from the previous meeting.

•The town’s financial statement.

•Paying outstanding bills.