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Slater council approves city health insurance renewal

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

At their meeting Tuesday evening, April 6, Slater City Council members approved a renewal of the city employee health insurance plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City will continue to provide coverage when the policy renews May 1. Nothing has changed except the 8.6 percent premium increase, insurance representative James Duncan said.

In his report, Mayor Stephen Allegri reminded Slater residents about the city's new motorized vehicle ordinance, which will take effect July 1.

By that date, drivers must have registered their scooters, all-terrain vehicles, golf carts, etc. Registration costs $10, and requires proof of insurance and a valid drivers license.

Council members also discussed Slater's annual Steve McQueen Days, which is scheduled for the weekend of April 24.

The new restaurant in town, Doc's Taters and Tunes, may not be open in time for the event as planned, so organizers hope to sponsor a "beer stand" on Main Street, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith said.

The council approved a liquor license request for the beer stand.

Slater will again host a city-wide garage sale, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 1.

In other business, the council approved the low bids of $5,900 and $5,950 from Wayne Brown Construction for demolition of two substandard houses. The other bids received were from Thompson Construction Company.

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

The council's next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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Question, is Slater attempting to issue permits to operate a moped? If so how do they intend to enforce this? A moped is governed by state law and the ordinance appears to be out of line with state law?? City ordinance can not go against state law and the state law superceeds city ordinance....so??

-- Posted by Gumby on Wed, Apr 7, 2010, at 10:20 AM

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