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City Council votes to extend boundaries

Thursday, June 23, 2005

THAYER -- Extending the Thayer city limits was the main item on the agenda at the Thayer City Council meeting June 14.

The council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance to extend the city limits from its former boundary, just north of the Assembly of God Church on Highway 63, to the Missouri/Arkansas state line. This process has been in the works for several months and has included running new water lines.

The Super 8 Motel and Flash Market will now be in the Thayer city limits.

Perry Turner turned in his resignation as Thayer volunteer fire chief at the May council meeting. At the recommendation of the fire department, the council voted to appoint Norman Todd as the new fire chief and Mark Arnold as the assistant chief. Both men have been active in the Thayer Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

The council voted to renew the contracts of King John Port-A-Potties and Ken Moore's septic and dumping service.

Last month, Pig Tails Trade Days owner Chrsti DuBois requested a special events ordinance that would allow other vendors at her place of business.

The council voted the new ordinance in at last weeks meeting. Pig Tail Trade Days is located on Business Route 63.

New owners of the Bulls Eye convenience store, Sam Lewis and Bobby Roberts, were at the meeting to renew the business and liquor license at the store. Council members voted to renew both license.

Jim Hart, Thayer Chamber of Commerce president addressed the council in regard to the upcoming Fourth of July activity held each year at the Thayer football field and sponsored partially by the chamber.

He asked Mayor Allen Deckard to authorize the transportation of the fireworks to the event which the mayor did.



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