Thorsby has new court judge, prosecutor

Published 1:57 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thorsby Municipal Court will have a new municipal court judge and prosecutor through at least October.

The town council approved Amanda Baxley as the new court judge and Fletcher Green as prosecutor during Monday night’s council meeting. The two will serve in their respective positions through at least the current council’s term, which will expire Monday, Nov. 5.

During this week’s meeting the council also approved increasing the amount paid to the municipal judge and prosecutor.

The judge will earn $200 per session, up $50. The prosecutor will make $175 per session, an increase of $75.

The Thorsby municipal court convenes twice a month.

In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Approved a beer and wine license for Dollar General and a wine license for Mini Market & Food.

•Set the qualifying fee for anyone interested in running for mayor or town council in the summer’s election at $10, the minimum allowed by state law.

•Mayor Dearl Hilyer announced he had scheduled interviews with several candidates who applied for the open city clerk position following Denise Gunn’s resignation last month. Hilyer said several people with previous experience in municipal or court work have applied, and he hopes to have the position filled by the first of July.