THAYER -- The Thayer City Council held a called meeting March 2 at Thayer City Hall. All council members were present as well a Mayor Merle Williams.
Thayer city employee Van Garrison asked the council if a concrete wall instead of a rock wall could be placed at Fifth and Walnut Streets because it was much higher than the regular ones. The council voted in favor of his request.
The council discussed putting an ad in the paper in reference to accepting bids for the debris removal in the city. There will be a dividing line for bidding on the north side and the south side of town or bidding for both. Chestnut Street in Thayer will be the dividing line. Loads of debris will be dumped at the Oregon County Recycling Center area and will be charged by cubic foot. Bid sheets can be picked up at Thayer City Hall and need to be returned by March 17. The council voted in favor of the bid proposal.
The council voted to pay Justin Grimes $10,000 from James Hunter's account so he can start the demolition of the Chestnut Inn. Hunter owns the building that was destroyed by fire last year. Grimes had a copy of the contract from Hunter.
The mayor spoke to the council regarding the city's cash flow. He said they could transfer a $200,000 CD or The Bank of Thayer would be willing to make the city a loan. The council voted to cash in the CD.