Slater City Council reviews street repair options, approves purchase of ferry tickets
Slater City Council Tuesday, Aug. 5, reviewed street repair options and approved the purchase of 200 ferry tickets to be used for crossing the Missouri River while Glasgow bridge is undergoing construction.
Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith compiled two possible street repair packages for the council to vote on.
Both options use Musselman & Hall Contractors for crack sealing ($30,000) and milling ($14,240), and Marshall Paving for paving. However, option one uses Vance for the slurry seal and option two uses Mussellman.
"I think the public will be happier with option one," said Mayor Stephen Allegri.
The board unanimously accepted option one.
The council also approved the purchase of 200 ferry tickets to be distributed by vendors throughout Slater.
"We will get stuck with whatever we don't sell," said Allegri.
Allegri wanted to start with a relatively low number of tickets to prevent getting stuck with leftovers. He was concerned about finding interesting venders because those who sell the tickets will not profit.
Councilmembers also accepted bids from Wayne Brown Enterprises for the demolition of five houses in Slater.
"These houses are uninhabitable," said Councilmember Terry Jordan. "We need to make sure we tell people."
Allegri feels these kinds of projects have given Slater the distinction of being a clean town.
"That was not the reputation we had 14 years ago."
Councilmember Matt Campbell also announced that GE Energy is hosting "Messy Night" Aug. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Slater Kiddie Park. All children 12 and under are welcome.
The second annual "Slater Radio Controlled Airplane Field of Dreams Fly-in" will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Slater Memorial Airport. The event is free and open to the public.
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