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Airport construction discussed

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Thayer Alderman Steve Alford goes over some airport information with Thayer City Attorney Jeri Caskey at the Oct. 14 Thayer City Council meeting. Photo by Jan Thompson
THAYER -- A long discussion was held about the situation at the airport at the Thayer City Council meeting Oct. 14. Bishop Construction from Marionville, Mo., will be filling in cracks and doing some sealing work at the airport. The council authorized the mayor to sign a contract for the work to begin. He said the crack work may be done this fall but when cold weather sets in some of the work will end. The company has until May 1 to finish the airport improvements.

Councilmen Steve Alford discussed with City Attorney Jerri Caskey the lease on hanger four at the airport. Both decided more investigation needed to be done before a decision the hanger could be made.

A representative from, Pittsburg Tank of Henderson, Ky., was at the meeting in reference to the city's water tanks. The representative gave a presentation regarding the tanks. The company made several suggestion including work on the interior and exterior of the tanks. The representative said both tanks were in good condition for their age. Both tanks are believed to be 12-years old. The council made no decision to go with what Pittsburg Tanks suggested.

After approving minutes and taking care of old business, the council moved on and approved Ordinance 1019, which is a revised city code. Mayor Merle Williams explained that because of this ordinance, in the future, any new rules and regulations set by the city will be in the new code book and will be enforced.

The Red Flag Identity Program was approved by the council. It is aimed at any city clerk that works at city hall and is a state law that had to be approved locally by Nov. 1. It is more or less an agreement that the council agrees with what the city clerk has done or is doing.

The council voted to allow two Cherokee Village men, Ted Uhrlaub and Stan Grzeskowiak to receive plumbers license in the city of Thayer.

The council voted to move the November City Council meeting from Nov. 11 to Nov. 10 because of Veterans Day being on Nov. 11.

A discussion on a cell tower being constructed at the intersection of Highway 63 and Walnut Street in the city was discussed. The property is owned by Ron Combs. Councilman Joe Barbee mentioned the area was in a flood plain and councilman Al Clark said possibly a better place for the tower could be located. Doris Brown who has been involved in the construction of the veterans memorial, which will be located across from Augusta Park, voiced her opinion that the tower might take away from the memorial being seen from Highway 63. No decision was made on the tower.

Although the council discussed not being in agreement with the revised flood plain map for the city, they said proper procedures had to be followed to get the map where it needed to be and voted to amend the flood plain ordinance.

Chief of Police David Bailey was at the meeting asking that the council approve the purchase of one pair of new boots for the officers in the police department and also a new copier/fax for his department. The council stated they would take his request under advisement.

Thayer resident Douglas Weece was at the meeting requesting a kennel license from the city.

Weece explained that he had three dogs at his home and only two dogs are allowed per residence in the city. He said one of the dogs was his brother-in-laws. Instead of issuing him a kennel license, the council gave him 30 days to get the third dog back to his brother-in-law.

All of the department supplies presented by the city departments were approved by the council.

In closed session the council voted to hire Terry Flynn as a street department employee.



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