THAYER -- On Aug. 21 Thayer Mayor Merle Williams called a meeting of the Thayer City Council at 10 a.m. All council members were present as well as City Clerk Jane Yancey and City Attorney Jeri Caskey.
Williams opened the meeting by saying the meeting was called to take care of some business.
After voting to pay some city bills that needed to be paid by the end of the month, the mayor told the council there are still some questions and concerns about the recent transfer of a CD at the Bank of Thayer.
"The bank has requested our new city treasurer sign-off on the transfer of the CD," Williams said.
Alderman Al Clark said he had been in touch with the Missouri Municipal League and it was his understanding that once an action is taken such as the transfer of the CD, nothing else can be done about it. "What is done is done," Clark said.
Caskey said this is not necessarily so.
"If such an action was taken without authorization, ratification is permissable. The bank made a mistake and the current treasurer can go and sign-off on the CD," she said.
Clark asked if a vote of the council was needed and Caskey said no, but Harber would probably like one.
"If that's what it takes, (Harber signing-off on the CD at the bank) to resolve the matter, that's what I think we should do," said Alderman Steve Alford.
"If there are any objections about this matter they need to be brought up now," Williams told the council members.
The council did not vote on the issue but by general concensus decided to let Harber sign-off on the transfer of the CD into the city's general fund.
In other city business, Williams said Kenny Hedden from the street department had requested a new dump truck be purchased for snow removal equipment.
Alderman Alford suggested the city sell off the used trucks and put the funds into the street account to go toward the purchase of a new truck. Williams directed the council to talk with Hedden and see what is needed and the matter would be taken up at the next council meeting.
The council discussed the on-going sidewalk project and decided they would meet with the engineer and re-evaluate a portion of the project.
Doyle Fink, from Thayer American Legion Post 344 was at the meeting to discuss the Veteran's Memorial that his organization is collecting donations for. Originally the memorial was to be built across the street from Augusta Park. Fink asked the council if the memorial could be moved to Augusta Park.
The council said they needed to go look at the park and would make a decision after viewing the area.