Thorsby’s audit yields good news for city

Published 12:17 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

The Thorsby City Council looked over their audit presentation from the year ending on Sept. 30, 2021 at their meeting on June 20.

Howey McNeill of I.H. McNeill presented each council member with a hard copy of the audit. Thorsby had a positive net equity of $3.3 million for the year.

“Overall, I can only say positive things. Even through turbulent times during the last budget year, you guys still did good and came out with positive numbers on everything,” McNeill said. “Everything I saw was positive, everyone I dealt with was positive.”

Councilman Marvin Crumpton was absent from the meeting.

The council unanimously approved the engineering services to replace lead and galvanized pipes. The project will be paid for from a loan through the State Revolving Fund. The approval will set in motion the inventory process to see what pipes in the city need to be replaced.

The council approved bidding out the city’s janitorial services after no bid was received back the first time. The council unanimously approved to bid them out for another 30 days.

Thorsby Police Chief Rodney Barnett said the police truck that was approved for purchase on March 21 was taken to have equipment installed last week. Barnett also said the Skycop cameras that were approved for purchase at the May 2 meeting are in. The cameras will go up once the proper poles are acquired to hang them up.

The mural design on the building beside the flag court at the corner of Rebel Street and Minnesota Avenue was tabled to a later meeting. Mayor Robert Hight met with Whitney Barlow to discuss some of the things the council wanted to incorporate. The mural will be brought back to session once a new design is submitted.

The council approved moving their next meeting to July 5.