Both issues were tabled until the January 2012 meeting to allow the board time for research.
Polk Street resident Vicky Prince asked the board to consider allowing residents to have three dogs per household instead of the current two-dog restriction.
Prince said she obtained signatures from all of her neighbors within 250 feet of her home, except for signatures of two residents who complained previously about her dogs.
Prince said she did not seek their signatures.
"A lot of people I talked to didn't know you can't have three dogs," Prince said.
Prince said she also is putting up a fence and will find homes for the puppies of one of her dogs.
Alderman Mike Harber said the city already is revising the ordinance to allow three dogs and can approve Prince's request when the ordinance is complete.
Thayer Dollar General manager Donna Williams asked the board to grant her a liquor license to sell beer and wine coolers from the store on 7th Street.
Thayer's liquor license ordinance allows one license per each 800 inhabitants.
At 2,243 residents, the city allows two licenses, now held by Discount Liquor and Ray-Noble Liquor Store.
Harber asked city Clerk Donna Martin to check state statutes to determine if the city can issue more licenses if it chooses. If the issue does not conflict with state law, the city can rewrite the ordinance, Harber told Williams.
Williams has obtained the required resident signatures. The store is not near a school, church or other facility that would disqualify it from being granted a license.
In other business
* The board approved a business license for resident John Tolar to open John's Computer repair at the corner of 6th and Ash streets.
* The board heard from Kelly Beets of MIRMA, the city's insurance provider, that the police department was granted $2,520 to buy an in-car video camera.
* The board approved buying parts from Harry Cooper Supply for the electric department for $771 and tires for the parks and electric departments for $534 and $610, respectively.
* The board approved spending $300 for lab supplies, $500 for tools and $476 for Missouri Rural Water Association dues for the waster water treatment plant.
* The board approved spending $2,336 for water department supplies.
* The board approved renewing the city's membership with the South Central Ozark Council of Governments for $1,077.
*The board approved a 50-cents-per-hour raise for Allen Mitchell, who recently completed his journeyman electrician's exam with a score of 96 percent.