Thorsby taking advantage of new limb truck

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Thorsby’s limb truck arrived about a week ago.

“We’ve been running it ever since,” Public Works Director Terry Jackson said.

According to Jackson, Thorsby is closer to getting caught up with its limb debris around town with the hopes of getting back on its monthly schedule.

The Thorsby Council approved the creation of a county arson task force that was introduced at a previous meeting by Thorsby Fire Chief James Conner.

The Council agreed to a memorandum of understanding between the parties.

Conner thanked the Council and acknowledged that he would work on getting it going as soon as possible.

He gave “a shout out” to his crew for how they handled the severe weather that moved through the area over the weekend.

Unfortunately, TFD was not the only department forced to battle the weather conditions.

According to Jackson, a six-inch water line blew as a result of the storm, but they were fortunately able to valve everything off except for one residence, which they re-examined the next day.

“When lightning strikes, it automatically heats the water up and boils it,” Jackson said.

The boiling water leads to eventual pipe bursts.

In other news from the meeting:

  • Jackson is planning to attend the water conference in Mobile on March 16-20 to keep up his license. Being a member of the board is no cost to the town.
  • The Council approved an ordinance to start a state revolving fund loan of $880,000 in association of the town’s wells.
  • TFD will host a fire fatality class on March 7 and 8. It will be attended by departments throughout the state.
  • The land beside field five at the ballparks has been closed and is now owned by the town.
  • The minutes from the Nov. 19 Council meeting were approved.
  • It was approved to pay the bills and transfer the funds.