Alford will serve as mayor pro-tem and Alderman Joe Barbee will serve as treasurer.
Thayer Mayor Merle Williams made several appointments to city positions at the meeting. They included Frank Bernard as police chief, Norman Todd as fire chief, City Attorney Jerri L. Caskey and Airport Manager Bill Martin.
Williams also appointed several people to the Zoning and Planning Committee in the city. They included Alderman Al Clark and Williams representing the city, and citizens, Able Paris, Juanita Turner, Allen Pender, Joy Evans and Mel Snechern.
Williams also appointed several citizens to the Board of Adjustments. They are Dale Hickenbotham, Jason Greer, Don Shehorn, Doyle Wood and Dorothy Ellis. Williams explained that if the Zoning and Planning Board should refuse a request, the Board of Adjustment will review the request and make a decision.
The council approved all the appointments made by the mayor.
The council voted to approve an updated version of the Municipal Code or Ordinance Book.
They voted to approve employee insurance from Anthem/Blue Cross at a rate of $57.50 per month, per employee.
After returning from closed session the mayor announced the council had re-hired all full time employees. While in closed session he said they discussed applications that had been received concerning the dispatcher's position, pool manager and life guards at the Thayer Swimming pool.