The Board of Alderman of the city of Thayer met in regular session March 9 at city hall.
Those in attendance were Mayor Buddy Rogers, Aldermen Mike Harber, Robert Grimes, Robert Freeman, Steve Alford, City Clerk Jane Yancey, Police Chief David Bailey, Van Garrison and a few from the public.
The alderman approved the minutes of the March 1 meeting; the February minutes from the Fire Department; the February court report of $6,250.66; and the financial statement from February.
The council agreed to move forward with the three year Delinquent Real Estate Tax List and to proceed with land sales on Aug. 23.
The council decided to table the kennel license requested by Shanna Reef until they could clarify that a license is what she wants and not to build a kennel.
The council also approved paying the March bills; approved a purchase for the water department from USA Bluebook.; and reviewed all the supplies for each department.
The subject of the city accepting responsibility for maintaining a track of land with a private road, Risner Avenue, was discussed. The road is located behind McDonald's and connects the Church of Christ as well as a small shopping center to another road. Attorney Jerri Leigh Caskey advised the council not to accept it and the council agreed not to assume this responsibility.
Mayor Rogers asked to go into executive session to discuss employee raises.
In new business, Van Garrison spoke to the council about the sidewalk on 2nd Street. It will cost $1,800 to complete the 315-feet section. It will be done 100-feet at a time. Garrison also spoke to the council about the 1995 Toro mower engine needing to be rebuilt. Garrison had got a price from a dealer in St. Louis to have it fixed. The council approved both requests.
The next meeting of the Thayer City Council will be held April 13 at 7 p.m. at city hall. The public is invited to attend.