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Thorsby receives ‘clean’ financial report

The Thorsby Council received its annual report from certified public accountant Howie McNeill III during its July 2 meeting.

According to McNeill, it was a clean report that broke down the finances for each of the town’s departments, as well as the sewer and water fund.

“That’s very good for a governmental unit to not go backwards,” McNeill said.

Overall, there was nothing major to report, as the findings remained consistent with the reports from previous years.

“I think you guys do a good job of running the town in a business manner,” McNeill said.

Interim Fire Chief Josh Parker informed the Council that June was a high call volume month for the department.

Parker also mentioned that the Movies in the Park went well, but they are exploring the option of possibly moving the dates to a different month due to the heat.

A decision is far from being made at this point, but it is definitely something that Parker and the fire department are looking into for next year.

In other news from the meeting:

  • Randolph Estrada was approved to move up to full-time status with the public works department.
  • Derek Abernathy was approved to join the fire department on a volunteer basis.
  • According to Public Works Director Terry Jackson, the department has been dealing with a lot of service leaks of late, but are keeping up with it.
  • Plumbing and wiring have been connected in the town’s storm shelter.
  • Mayor Robert Hight ended the meeting by calling an executive session to discuss a pending lawsuit.
  • It was approved to pay the bills and transfer the funds.