The Thayer City Council has been busy the past few weeks, scheduling three mid-week meetings to get caught up on city matters, according to the unofficial minutes released by City Hall.
On Oct. 15, the council met to approve cell phone service for supervisors, which included new phones and an upgraded service plan for $349.99 monthly.
The council then moved to lease a 2006 Ford F450 utility bucket truck for the electrical department to use from Commercial Capital Company, LLC., for three years, with a payment of $1,194.42 a month. At the end of the lease, the city will own the truck.
Coveralls for city crews were next on the agenda, with the council agreeing to purchase them from Hirsch Feed for $63 each. The motion also included the purchase of flash sweatshirt hoodies for the electrical department.
Next up, the council moved to purchase several items for the Waste Water Treatment plant for a total cost of $1,054.
The meeting then went into closed session, to discuss personnel matters. Upon emerging from closed session, council adjourned.
The Aldermen met again on Oct. 21 to pay back the Street Department for a MIRMA bill that was paid in July. Council moved to take $50,000 from the city's CD at the bank and $25,000 from the general checking account.
The meeting then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Upon re-emerging into open session, the motion was made to purchase a camera for the sewer system. MIRMA representative Jeff Arp informed the council members that MIRMA would pay $7,500 of the bill for the camera, with the remainder being paid from the sewer tax.
With that, the meeting adjourned.
The council convened again on Oct. 25 in order to change the financing of the 2006 Ford bucket truck, leased by the city back on Oct. 15, from Commercial Capital to the Bank of Thayer, as the interest rate was lower. The motion carried and the council voted to adjourn.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Thayer City Council is Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Thayer City Hall.