Thorsby’s council passes budget for new fiscal year

Published 10:08 pm Monday, October 15, 2012

Thorsby’s Town Council on Monday adopted a $1.98 million budget for the new fiscal year.

The amount is the same as last year’s budget. The budget was passed as a temporary solution in the absence of Mayor Dearl Hilyer, who is out of work battling an illness.

Passing the previous budget along with wording in the resolution that would allow amendments in the coming weeks was the recommendation of the town’s counsel, officials said.

The council had to adopt a new budget before the new council begins its term at the next regularly scheduled meeting, on Nov. 5.

Prior to Monday’s regular meeting, the council held a special meeting to canvass the Oct. 9 run-off election. No concerns were raised about the election.

The council also voted to allow the town’s fire department to purchase a new set of tires for a department pick-up truck. Clay Bentley with the fire department told council members that the tires would likely cost between $600–$800.