Beautification award coming to Thorsby

Published 11:38 am Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

A new beautification award in the city of Thorsby was proposed to the council at their Aug. 15 meeting. Logan Cohron proposed the beautification award to be given to one business and one residential home twice a year — one during the spring and the other in the fall.

Cohron said the reason for the beautification award was to recognize the beautiful yards and homes in Thorsby.

“There is a lot of great looking houses and yards in Thorsby, and people take a lot of pride in their work,” Cohron said.

Residents’ home or business can be nominated by someone else, or they can nominate themselves. There is no final word on who will be conducting the judging or what the winners will receive yet. Cohron proposed a plaque that would go in the resident’s garden or somewhere outside. A single plaque that would be used each time an award is given out, and then giving the winners a certificate was also an option.

The council unanimously approved the bi-yearly award with Cohron spearheading the contest and other details to be worked out.

The council approved the Chilton County Board of Education’s new school resource officer plan at the meeting. The plan was virtually the same, keeping the SRO at Thorsby, but the cost to the BOE was raised $6,000 from $41,000 to $47,000. The resolution passed unanimously.

The contract for Presley Langley to complete the mural on the building at the corner of Rebel Street and Minnesota Avenue was approved by the council unanimously. The cost is $8,050 for the mural, and the doorway on the side of the building was blocked off last week.

The council approved a resolution to buy a new Scag mower to help replace the two mowers that have broken this summer. It is taking a while for new parts to come in to fix the two broken mowers, and to avoid work being backed up more the council approved the resolution unanimously.

The council also approved inviting all of the queens in Chilton County to the Christmas tree lighting in Thorsby on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.

The next Thorsby City Council meeting will be on Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday.