The Thayer City Council held a meeting April 22 at 1 p.m. The council elected Alderman Bob Freeman as the planning and zoning alderman.
Ordinance 10-20 was read on the second reading and approved. The ordinance was to approve rezoning part of Mammoth Street from residential to commercial. The address that is being rezoned is 201 Mammoth Street.
In other business, the council approved an increase in insurance for city employees. The increase is $13.41 per employee. "The main thing on that is to make sure that they (employees) use someone who's affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield," alderman Freeman said.
The purchase of a lift station pump for the water department was approved. The pump will cost $762. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse the city 75 percent for the pump because it broke during the ice storm.
Jim Greene, the owner of a commercial lot on Chestnut Street, was granted a liquor license to open a sports bar. He said the bar would be more of a restaurant-family setting than a bar.
A bid of $750 to convert a sidewalk in front of the Chestnut Inn into a driveway was approved.
The council approved a one day meeting at St. Roberts for the city clerk and city utilities clerk.
The council also approved the payment of monthly bills.
The council then went into a closed session to discuss personnel matters.
The next city council meeting has yet to be announced.