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Slater council welcomes new member

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Brett Heymeyer, left, is sworn in by Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith Tuesday, July 7, while Mayor Stephen Allegri looks on. Heymeyer is the newest member of the council, taking the seat vacated when Rex Cantlin resigned.
(Sydney Stonner/Democrat-News)
Newly appointed Slater City Council member Brett Heymeyer was sworn in at the council's meeting Tuesday evening, July 7.

Heymeyer was chosen by Mayor Stephen Allegri to replace Rex Cantlin, who resigned from the council in June.

Heymeyer jumped right in to council business, joining council members Terry Jordan, Harry Lightfoot and Ruby Romine on a new committee to discuss the city's regulations concerning four-wheelers, golf carts, dirt bikes and other small motorized vehicles.

"I think it is an issue that needs to be studied," Allegri said.

In his report, Allegri discussed recent and upcoming events in the "city of festivals."

On Saturday, Aug. 1, the city will host an antique tractor pull, which attracts machines from across the state, Allegri said.

A free remote-control airplane show will be in Slater on Saturday, Aug. 22.

"It's really a lot of fun," Allegri said.

In other business, the council approved the low bid of $23,500 from Wayne Brown Enterprises to demolish three houses for the city.

The council also voted to move forward with plans to name a portion of Highway 240 in memory of actor Steve McQueen. Two signs, which cost $1,100 each, will be placed on the road to mark the designation.

"I think it's pretty cheap advertising for our community," council member Ron Monnig said.

The cost of the signs includes maintenance by Missouri Department of Transportation for 20 years, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith said.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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