The council voted to hire Jennifer Hobbs as pool manager for the summer season at the Thayer Swimming Pool.
Thayer resident Patricia Martin was on the agenda to ask the council if she would be permitted to have a portable hot dog stand at Thayer city parks this summer. Martin was not at the council meeting. The council tabled the discussion until Martin could present the idea before the council herself.
Thayer Electrical Superintendent Gary Barton updated the council on some projects of interest to the city. He said the South Central Solid Waste Management District will hold a waste tire pickup April 24-28 at the Thayer Special Road District Maintenance Shed. He said a limit of 1,000 off-rim tires will be collected and no businesses would be allowed to bring tires to the collection.
Barton said he had submitted a USDA grant to Danny Campbell in West Plains for a new patrol car for the police department.
Russell DeVore from Dexter, Mo., addressed the council concerning opening up a new business on Front Street in the city. DeVore said he is considering buying The Last Chance Bar located at 303 Front Street. He said he would apply for a liquor license if he buys the business and wanted to inform the council of his intentions.
Mayor Allen Decker told the council the annual spring cleanup in the city that was held three weeks ago cost the city $858.40
Alderman Steve Alford said he had been approached by a city resident asking if in the future the cleanup could be held following the annual citywide yard sales.
The yard sales this year will be May 6. The council did not make a decision on the change but said it was a good idea and said they would take it into consideration.