THAYER -- The Thayer City Council voted June 13 to apply for a MoDOT transportation grant to seal coat and paint the airport runway. If approved the grant would be for $81,000, with the city contributing an additional $9,000 toward the project.
Mike Harber, the alderman in charge of the airport, said in the future he would like to discuss some needed improvements at the airport.
The council authorized Mayor Allen Deckard to enter into a contract with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to do a water study in the city. Every year DNR gives selected cities a $10,000 grant to do an engineering study to identify any water related problems or to see where water systems could be upgraded.
The mayor announced that one bid was received for new computer equipment at City Hall. The bid was for $8,192 from the TEK Shop in Thayer.
The council approved the low bid of $2,981 from Water Products for three new fire hydrants.
The council discussed the city's miscellaneous scrap metal surplus. Thayer Electrical Superintendent Gary Barton said the scrap metal includes two well pump motors, six fire hydrants, pipe and wire. The council voted to advertise for bids for the metal in The South Missourian News.
Thayer Chamber of Commerce President Jim Hart asked the council for a letter from the city so he can legally transport fireworks from another part of the state back to Thayer for the annual Independence Day celebration.
"We had no problems last year at the Independence Day celebration and so the site plan for this year is the same as last year." Hart said.
The council voted to provide Hart the letter. The council also approved the Thayer High School Football Field as the site of the chamber of commerce sponsored event.
Alderman Buddy Rogers said several residents had approached him about the city pool being open in the evenings a couple of days a week for adults only. The council voted to allow the pool to open every Tuesday and Thursday for adult swimming only from 7 to 9 p.m. The fee for adult swimming was set at $2.
The council voted to raise the fee for parking an RV at the city RV park from $10.50 to $12.