Thorsby appoints new town clerk

Published 8:06 pm Monday, June 18, 2012

The Thorsby Town Council approved Crystal Smith as the new town clerk during Monday’s meeting.

Smith comes to Thorsby from neighboring Jemison, where she worked with the water department and municipal court, among other clerk duties. She replaces Denise Gunn, who resigned as town clerk in May.

Mayor Dearl Hilyer said more than 100 people applied for the town clerk job.

“We had some great candidates — a lot of good, skilled quality people,” Hilyer said.

The mayor told council members that Smith’s seven years with Jemison and the fact she was already a certified court clerk/magistrate are advantages for the town.

“It just made sense to get someone that already had those skills,” Hilyer said.

Smith is expected to start working in Thorsby by the first or second week of July, Hilyer said.

The council also approved sending Julie Adams through the UJS Magistrate Program at a cost of $245. When she completes the course, Adams and Smith will both be certified court clerks.

Hilyer announced the town’s Fourth of July celebration will be Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at Richard Wood Park.