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Thayer still mulling over additional liquor licenses

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Linda Greer

Staff Writer

For the second time in as many months, Thayer aldermen tabled whether to revise city ordinances to allow additional liquor licenses in town for package sales.

A representative of Thayer Dollar Store asked the board late last year to consider increasing the limit it places on licenses. City ordinances state that one liquor license will be available for off-site sales per each 800 inhabitants.

The city's population is now 2,243, which allows a total of two licenses. The licenses are now held by Discount Liquor and Ray-Noble Liquor Store.

City Collector Janice Tolar told the board she called the state regarding the liquor license issue.

"It's your call," Tolar said, meaning the city has the authority to set its own limit on the number of licenses available.

Alderman Mike Harber motioned to table the issue to "allow the aldermen to do a more in-depth review of the situation." His motion passed unanimously.

In other business:

* The board approved paying bills of $156,088 from all funds. The board heard that December court fines collected totaled $5,394 and fire call receipts totaled $680.

* The board rejected a proposal to build an $800,000 stand pipe at the wastewater treatment plant with a 50/50 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The city's share, at $400,000, is more than the city can afford now, city officials said.

* The board approved buying a motor for $2,008 for an old dump truck, from O'Reilly Automotive with a core credit of $410. Other quotes received were for $2,432 from Car Quest and $2,495 from Heartland Chevrolet.

* The board tabled discussion of two repair bids for work needed on a 2001 Ford pickup until a third bid is received.

* The board approved buying two buckets of paint for crosswalks for about $142, a grinder for $280, a ladder for $190, electrical parts for $1,155, water department parts for $1,392 and wastewater treatment plant supplies for $1,711.


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the city has the authority to set its own limit on the number of licenses available. Seems like a no brainer. It would add to tax revenues the city needs.AAAAAAHHH No wait! It must be the competition has their hand in the city's pocket or is it the church members trying to run everyone's life? Oh well, you can bet it will be a bs decision.

-- Posted by Basser on Wed, Jan 25, 2012, at 11:51 AM

1. This story was well written and extremely informative.

2. It answered a lot of questions I've had about Thayer and the city budget.

3. I am reminded that all these things are major factors in all of our daily lives.

Excellent reporting.

-- Posted by mistarogerz on Sat, Jan 28, 2012, at 8:13 PM


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