Slater Mayor Stephen Allegri accepted the resignation of third ward council member Rex Cantlin at the Slater City Council meeting Tuesday evening, June 2.
Cantlin was not present at the meeting, but Allegri read his letter of resignation to the council.
"Due to my impending move, I'm resigning my position," Cantlin said.
Allegri told the council he has not yet chosen a replacement for Cantlin, though he has talked to a few prospectives.
In other business, the council approved raising the rates at Slater's cemetery. A grave plot will now cost $350 instead of $250. Fees for grave openings were also raised.
Council member Ron Monning spoke to the council about naming a section of Highway 240, from Route P at Orearville School to Thompson Lane in Slater, in memory of actor Steve McQueen.
Monnig said he has talked to state Sen. Bill Stouffer about the process, which includes an application and the gathering of 100 signatures. If the state approves the designation, the city would have to pay for the signs, though Monnig said he didn't know how much they would cost.
Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith spoke about Slater's upcoming Bear Creek Blues Festival, June 27.
"We're looking for this to be the break-out year," Griffith said, as he expressed hopes for good weather.
Council members Harry Lightfoot, Cathie Jeffries, Brownell Bryant and Terry Jordan were also present at the meeting.
The council will meet again Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m.