THAYER -- Ice storm debris removal was on the mind of the Thayer City Council when they met in regular session March 17 at Thayer City hall.
All council members were present with the exception of Alderman Steve Alford who was absent because he was ill. Mayor Merle Williams was present.
The council received eight bids on the debris removal. They decided they would have to calculate the bids and make a decision at a later date.
Council members voted to approve sending the court clerk, Lori Hargus to attend the annual court clerks meeting.
The Council voted yes on Resolution 231, an agreement between the city and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for a safety improvement project that would permanently close the railroad crossing at Warm Fork Road.
Two ordinances were read by city attorney Jeri Caskey: Ordinance 1026 refering to the city joining the Mo. Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission and Ordinance 1027 concerning the Missouri Public Energy Pool agreement.
Thayer Emergency Management Director Mark Arnold requested the council, approve paying Total Generator $2,550 to pick-up, repair and return a new solid state ECU9988N engine and auto-start controller system which is at the police station. He said the repairs should take four to five days. The council voted to accept Arnold's request.
The council voted in favor of the approval of a three year delinquent tax list to be considered as land for sale.
They voted to advertise for a pool manager/lifeguards to run for two weeks in The South Missourian News.
The council met again in called session March 19 to discuss the debris removal bids. They decided to meet with the three lowest biders next week and include Mark Arnold who is the contract officer for the debris project.
The lowest bids presented were Show Me Debris from Willow Springs with a bid of $57,741. Clinton Lumber from Cabool with a bid of $60,042 and Lonnie Mills Backhoe of Thayer with a bid at $60,278.