Council considers leasing property for maintenance shop

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thorsby’s Town Council met for a short meeting Monday, but not for lack of anything to discuss.

The council was supposed to reconvene for a work session Tuesday about the financing of a project to repaint the town’s water tank.

Also, it was reported in the meeting that Engineer Calvin Cassady was supposed to be in town Wednesday to finalize plans for the project, according to Town Clerk Crystal Smith.

At Monday’s meeting, Public Works Director Terry Jackson told the council members present (Randall Higgins was absent from the meeting) that he received a letter from Bruce Springer with the Forestry Department about property the town could lease.

Land and buildings off County Road 74 just outside the city limits are owned by the Forestry Department but not being used. The letter detailed a proposal for the town to lease the property as a maintenance shop and to store equipment.

Smith said no decision was made at the meeting.

The council also resumed a discussion with Jackson about efforts to curb speeding at the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Franklin Street, near Richard Wood Park.

Motorists have run the four-way stop at the intersection, causing wrecks, and the council has discussed how to make the impending stop more clear to drivers. Jackson told the council that he is still studying options.

The council also approved paying bills, with transfers of funds if necessary.