Thorsby Council gives building update

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

Thorsby Mayor Robert Hight gave an update on the new Thorsby City Hall at the Thorsby City Council meeting on March 20. Hight said the inside renovations of the new city hall, which will be in the old Regions Bank building on Highway 31, are complete, and the building has internet now. The only thing left is for the phone service to be set up, and Hight said this should be complete within the next 30 days.

The new garbage truck arrived last week and has gone into service this week. The truck has technology to keep track of dumps throughout the day and other new features.

Improvements to the playground at Richard Wood Park were discussed and put into action at the meeting as well. Thorsby Public Works director Daniel Avery said the plan is to fix portions of the playground to make it safer for children. Fixing the swings and other equipment on the playground were also discussed, and this will be added to the list of improvements.

The council approved a $3,715 donation to the Thorsby High School athletic department for new mowers to help the upkeep of the football field and other fields.

Councilman Glenn Littleton proposed changing the Thorsby Public Works logo from the dripping water spigot to a new seal. Hight said he would get someone to draw up a few designs, and the council will vote on it in an upcoming meeting.