Storm shelter almost fully operational

Published 6:07 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The structure of Thorsby’s new storm shelter is complete, but final preparations are still being made to make it fully operational.

Thorsby Mayor Robert Hight informed residents and council members in attendance during the Town Council meeting on May 21.

According to Hight, the shelter can be used if a severe weather emergency arises, despite electricity and plumbing still in the process of being installed.

The shelter is located at Sam Bentley Ballpark in downtown Thorsby.

More details about the conclusion of the storm shelter will be provided in a future edition of The Clanton Advertiser.

In other news from the meeting:

  • Thorsby’s Fourth of July celebration will be held the evening of July 1.
  • Nancy Rogers, Larry Reeser and Donna Underwood were approved as members on the building commission.
  • A one-time, lump-sum bonus from the Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association died for lack of a motion.
  • Adam Geisier was approved to join the Thorsby Police Department’s reserve program.
  • It was approved to pay the bills and transfer the funds.