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Thayer council considers building a city web site

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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John Rourke, a representative from Newspaper Next discussed building a website for the city of Thayer at the Monday, May 8 meeting of the Thayer City Council. Newspaper Next publishes the "Spring River Chronicle," and builds websites for several local cities. Cave City, Salem, Cherokee Village, and Ash Flat are all cities that have used Newspaper Next to design a website. Rourke showed the council examples of websites the company has already built, and explained that the website would be informative, but modern and friendly to welcome visitors to the city. He said the price would be $2,500 and the process would not take long if started right away. The board tabled the matter to discuss the budget for having a website built.

In other business:

The board approved the up-dated Promulgation State for the Emergency Management Agency.

The board approved the Water Department's request for parts, an approximation totaling $1,839.00.

The board also approved the lab supplies and parts requested by the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

The board approved the requests from the Electric Department for supplies - $662.62 from Harry Cooper Supply, $130.00 from Wesco.

The board approved requests from the Street Department to make purchases from Atlas Asphalt in the amount of $2,000.00, R & R Industries, $75.00, and Atkins Saw Shop, $35.00.

The board granted Mr. Al Clark's request to have his sidewalk repaired, at a cost of $950.00.

The board approved Parks Department funds to make a concrete fall zone at the park, costing approximately $3,000.00. MIRMA Representative, Kelley Beets had sited that the Park for several needed repairs, one of which were the replacement of railroad ties.

The board passed Ordinance 1047, Council Bill 1046, rezoning the Vera Hatman property from residential to commercial.

The board approved the Fire Department's request to purchase three SCBA breathing apparatus', totaling $1,275.00.

The board voted that all city work crew hours stay the same- 7 a.m. -- 4 p.m.. Employees of City Hall will work from 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m, and a Memorandum will be given to all employees concerning working hours.

The board approved giving Brian Blankenship a $1.50 per hour raise and fifty-cent per hour raises to Randy Cowen, Chris Simmons, and Stephen Cerutti.



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