The Thayer City Council was proud to welcome Matthew Brodersen, a representative from MIRMA (Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association), who presented the council with a check in the amount of $7,546.15.
"At MIRMA, we're committed to risk management, and we have a program where we help reimburse a member city on a portion of the cost of equipment that will make the city workers safer or help limit their liability exposures," Brodersen said. "We received four submissions this year and we were able to fund those at 75 percent."
Brodersen listed several items the city purchased including tasers and security equipment for the Thayer Police Department and smoke testing equipment for the Waste Water Treatment project.
"We appreciate it," Mayor Buddy Rogers said.
Butch Kellett spoke to the council about vehicles turning into McDonald's and other businesses and a church in the same vicinity. He addressed some concerns about the safety of the turns and said there have been some close calls with vehicles turning in and out of the road. Though the road is not designated as a city street but privately owned by the church, Kellett asked the council if there was any way to put a few stop signs up.
"Fourteen years ago, who knew that was going to be a center of commerce right there," Kellett said. "But, it's a very dangerous situation, now."
The council informed Kellett they would be willing to help alleviate the situation, but Kellett would have to get permission from the owner to set up stop signs on the property.
Larry Forschler also spoke with the council about cleaning up Warm Fork Park. The council said they would take some time to go down to the park to see what needs to be done.
Forschler also asked if the city would put 2 hour parking limit signs outside two of the buildings he owns on 2nd Street. The council approved.
Cleatus Wiles also spoke to the council about rezoning some of his property for commercial use. The council agreed as long as Wiles has all the legal papers.
The council was given some information about eight engineering firms for the sidewalk project from the Bullseye to the walking trail. It was decided to table the decision of which one to hire for the project in order to give each alderman time to look over the information thoroughly.
There were four bids on four city owned vehicles. The vehicles went to the highest bidder. A Ford tanker truck went for $500. A Chevy truck went for $351, and a spreader bed went for $201.
The council adopted Resolution 233 for financial assistance for generators.
The municipal court report was approved. The collection for September was $5,277.65.
The council also approved a building permit for 219 W. Walnut Street.
The council agreed to open bids for a 200 foot, 1-inch well casing and 15 sheets of 14-feet by 26 inches of corrugated siding and other items.
All funding for city department supplies were approved.
The council also agreed to pay a bill for services to Nationwide Environment.
During closed session Thayer Police Chief David Bailey announced that dispatcher, Brenda Todd is retiring and Chief Bailey will need to hire a new dispatcher. Chief Bailey also announced that a new officer, Jason Jennings, has been hired.
The next Thayer City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at city hall. The public is welcome to attend.