Church members tell Thorsby Town Council they want to help

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thorsby’s Town Council on Monday heard from representatives of Thorsby First Baptist Church about the congregation’s desire to make a difference in the community.

Three church members asked the council for permission to clean up tennis/basketball courts owned by the town and located next to the old Thorsby School.

The council—except for Randall Higgins and Nicole Hilyer, who were absent from the regular meeting—granted permission for the church to begin the project and thanked them for their work.

“We want Thorsby to know that we genuinely love our town,” said Marc Hodges from the church. “If there are things we can do, we really want to help.”

In other business, the council:

•Changed the meeting time back to 6 p.m., at the recommendation of councilmember Marvin Crumpton. The measure was approved unanimously.

•Heard from Police Chief Rodney Barnett that a third new patrol car for the department is set to be delivered this week. Barnett has already acquired two new vehicles.

•Heard from the fire department that its communications were cut off during last week’s winter storm. Department officials could explore plans for back-up communications in case such a situation ever arises again.