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Thayer City Council discusses hiring new officer

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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The Thayer City Council went into special session at its Tuesday, July 18 meeting to discuss hiring a new police officer. Afterward, the council voted to hire Luke Martin. Martin is a recent graduate of the Sheriff's Academy in West Plains. He is currently employed as a dispatcher for the Thayer Police Department. He will continue to dispatch, and work as an officer while he is in training.

In another personnel change, the council voted to approve Logan Lawrence to a full time position in the Water Department. Lawrence will be attending Water School for the next eight weeks.

The Thayer Police Department is planning to purchase a Dodge Charger for a patrol car, in order to replace a 2005 Crown Victoria it would like to sell. The council also voted to complete the annual certification of radar units which, will cost approximately $350.

In other news...

* The June financial report, bills paid, and bills to be paid were approved.

The total bills for the month were approximately $167,330.17.

* Also approved by the council were the June court reports and Fire Department minutes. Court receipts totaled $3,524,63.

* In order to make a safe fall zone around the community park swings, the council approved the purchase of mulch for approximately $1,200.

* The purchase of four new tires for the Police Department's Tahoe was approved. The tires will cost approximately $1,252.

* A booster pump for chlorine gas ($1,700) and parts to repair lines ($500) were approved for purchase for the Water Department.

* The council also approved the purchases of parts and equipment for the Waste Water Treatment Plant including a 2HP Lift Station Pump ($1,650), lab supplies ($400), a gas alert gas detector ($995), a five gallon bucket sewer shot ($300), and a submersible pump ($995) .

* The Electric Department received approval to purchase a high energy tracer for $300 and seven single phase pole-mount transformers for $4,465.

* The Street Department received approval to purchases $2,000 worth of patching material.



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