Slater Mayor Stephen Allegri announced his choice of replacement for council member Rex Cantlin at the Slater City Council meeting Tuesday evening, June 16.
Allegri announced Cantlin's resignation at the Tuesday, June 2, council meeting, reading from a letter Cantlin submitted.
Allegri appointed Brett Heymeyer to fill the Ward 3 seat, and the council approved him for the position.
Allegri said it is "important that our young people get involved" in city government, which is part of the reason he chose Heymeyer.
In his report, Allegri also discussed upcoming festivals in Slater.
The annual Bear Creek Blues Festival is Saturday, June 27.
"I think there's going to be a tremendous crowd this year," Allegri said.
The city of Slater will also celebrate Fourth of July with "Fire in the Sky" at the city park, Allegri said.
In action items, the council approved bids for two city projects.
The council chose the low bid to replace a storm siren in southeast Slater, $12,750 from Murray Electrical, though Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith said he hopes the city can be reimbursed for about $10,000 of the cost from a federal grant.
Champlin Tire Recycling Inc. was awarded the contract to make 12 park benches, composed of recycled materials, for which the city received a grant from Solid Waste District Region F. Champlin bid $319 per bench.
Griffith also discussed the city's annual water quality report, which details water treatment processes and the upgrades to the water plant, among other things.
In 2008, 122 million gallons of water was used in the city, he said.
Council members Terry Jordan, Ron Monnig, Cathie Jeffries, Brownell Bryant and Ruby Romine were present at the meeting.
The council's next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday evening, July 7, at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Slater City Hall.