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Thorsby signs anniversary proclamation

Thorsby Mayor Robert Hight signed a proclamation in accordance with the efforts associated with Chilton County’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Councilman Glenn Littleton is a member on the anniversary committee and introduced the proclamation to the rest of the council.

The committee is currently in the process of planning several functions leading up to the culmination event on Oct. 27.

The proclamation acknowledges the town’s support for what the committee is doing.

According to Littleton, the goal of the proclamation is just to get as much of the town as involved as possible.

By signing the proclamation, Thorsby shows support for the committee and the historical importance of the anniversary.

Billy Scarborough with the Thorsby Police Department came before the council to talk to them about the possibility of adding a police dog to the force.

According to Scarborough, he recently got a full-blooded German Shepherd puppy and had begun training it to eventually become a drug dog.

Before an official vote was made, the council agreed to table the discussion so that Hight could check into the legalities of it with the town’s attorney and insurance company.

Kyle Prather graduates with full certification as a paramedic on April 6. The graduation ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa.

Prather will be part of the Thorsby Fire Department following graduation.

“That’s a great asset for us,” said Zach Ham with the Thorsby Fire Department.

Thorsby town clerk Crystal Smith received her certification from the Municipal Clerk Academy. (Photo by Anthony Richards)

In other news from the meeting:

  • Thorsby town clerk Crystal Smith received a certificate of achievement from the University of Alabama for becoming certified through the Municipal Clerk Academy. • The council approved a $1 per hour pay raise for Smith following the certification announcement.
  • The council approved a request from Police Chief Rodney Barnett to surplus three of the department’s vehicles.
  • The Thorsby Fire Department is accepting applications for certified firefighters and EMTs.
  • The Thorsby Fire Department will begin testing hydrants in the next month or so.
  • An executive session was called to end the meeting to discuss findings from the mayor.

• It was approved to pay the bills and transfer the funds for March 19 and April 2.