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City of Slater prepares for annual tree-trimming work

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Slater Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith reported on city business and departments at the city council meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 20.

The city will begin its annual tree-trimming program this month, Griffith said.

"Really, we're running about a month behind," he said, partly because of the weather.

Griffith said city crews will concentrate on trimming trees near power lines east of Main Street.

As he has mentioned at previous council meetings, Griffith said both the city cemetery and pool, which is now closed, are operating at losses.

The cemetery is $12,000 "in the red" for the year.

About the pool, Griffith said it was the "poorest year at the swimming pool I think I've ever seen."

Only $6,000 was collected during the open season, which Griffith partly attributed to the rainy weather.

Griffith also mentioned that the city library may be in need of a new roof. A leak was found in the roof after recent heavy rains.

In other business, the council heard updates on events in the city.

There will be a red ribbon parade at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, on Main Street to promote drug awareness.

The city's annual tree-lighting ceremony and turkey giveaway is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Slater General Store.

"This town is really going to be lit up for Christmas," Mayor Stephen Allegri said.

The new streetlights along the city park's new walking trail will be decorated for Christmas, too.

Another holiday event, a visit from the Santa train, will be in Slater Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m.

Griffith also said the date for Steve McQueen Days has been changed to April 24 in hopes of having better weather than this past year.

The council adjourned into executive session to discuss legal matters.

Council members Terry Jordan, Ruby Romine, Brownell Bryant, Cathie Jeffries and Harry Lightfoot were present at the meeting.

The council's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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