THAYER -- The Thayer City Council passed an ordinance at the Sept. 13 council meeting to raise electric rates in the city. The rate increase will be for both business and residential areas.
Electric rates will increase by 3 percent. City officials said the raise in the electric rates was due to the increase in the rates by the two companies that supply electricity to the city, Southwest Power and Entergy.
Two other ordinances were re-adopted by the city, the flood plain management ordinance and the speed limit ordinance. This ordinance states the speed limit all over the city will be 25 mph except where otherwise posted.
The council voted to adopt a resolution, the natural hazard mitigation plan, in the event a weather hazard should hit the city. The mayor explained that this would allow the city to received assistance from the federal government.
Patty Burgess from the Oregon County Farmers Market approached the council and asked if the market could be moved from the Wal-Mart parking lot to the parking lot at 6th and Beech streets in the city. The council agreed to the request.