THAYER -- Thayer City Council voted at the April 13 meeting to extend the city's water and sewer line to the Stateline Community in the southern portion of the city.
Mayor Allen Deckard said the Stateline Community was annexed into the Thayer city limits several years ago. He said those residents and businesses need to have access to city sewer and water. He said this will be an approximate one-half mile extension for the sewer and a one-half to one mile extension for the water.
"We are just waiting for a permit from the Department of Natural Resources," the mayor said.
He said the engineers for the project will be from the Howard Green Company from Rolla but the city will be doing the actual work on the line. Mayor Deckard said the projected cost of the project will be $31,000.
"We could have applied for a USDA grant, but having worked with grants before it could take as long as eight months to find out if we could get the grant and then there are a lot of administrative procedures that go with a grant of this type," Deckard said.
Deckard said projected growth in that portion of the city is why the council voted to extend the lines.
He estimates, with weather cooperating, it will take three months to complete the project.