Thorsby to install railroad crossing lights

Published 6:10 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thorsby’s town council voted Monday to install crossing lights at the railroad intersection with Dakota Street.

The measure was held over from a previous meeting but approved unanimously at the regular meeting Monday at Thorsby Annex.

The council tabled until its next meeting a decision about allowing a private company to handle the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

Council members wanted to give a company representative a chance to address them and answer questions.

Also, council members asked about the duration of the show, and Mayor Jean Nelson wasn’t sure about the answer to the question.

The town’s fire department has put on the show in the past, but it has become an issue because of insurance liability.

In other business, the council:

•Allowed Public Works Director Terry Jackson to hire two new employees–one full-time workers and one part-time–to help cut grass during the summer months.

•Allowed Town Clerk Crystal Smith, assistant Julie Adams, Municipal Court Judge Amanda Baxley and town prosecutor Fletcher Green to attend a training seminar.