The city of Slater continues to update and maintain its infrastructure.
In their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4, city council members voted to rebuild two aging pumps in the waste water plant. Two similar pumps were restored earlier in the year. The cost for the final two pumps is estimated at around $26,000, which will come from the city's reserve funds.
The city was also awarded a grant from Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which will fund a study of Slater's entire water system conducted by a contracted engineer. The grant is for up to $10,000, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith said.
By having the study completed, it "helps when applying for community development block grants," Griffith said.
Council member Terry Jordan was pleased with the award because "it gives us information for the future."
In his report, Mayor Stephen Allegri told the council about upcoming events in Slater.
The city's safety picnic is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the city park.
On Aug. 22, the city will host a remote-control airplane show. The annual fall festival will be held Sept. 17-19, with a new event: the car show rescheduled from this year's Steve McQueen Days.
Allegri said he would also like to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city park's new walking trail once it is completed.
"It is really a tremendous addition to the park," he said.
Benches and lighting are yet to be installed on the trail.
The city continues to develop a policy for all-terrain vehicles, golf carts and other small, motorized vehicles traveling on city roads. Allegri also said he is working on revising the city's pet ordinance.
All council members were present at the meeting.
The council's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.