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Slater council reorganizes, discusses Steve McQueen Days

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith, standing right, administers the oath of office to newly elected council members, standing from left, Ruby Romine, Cathie Jeffries and Harry Lightfoot.
(Sydney Stonner/Democrat-News)
The Slater City Council reorganized at its meeting Tuesday evening, April 20.

Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith delivered the oath of office to newly re-elected council members Cathie Jeffries, Ruby Romine and Harry Lightfoot, as well as Mayor Stephen Allegri.

Council member Brett Hemeyer was not present to take the oath.

The also council voted for Brownell Bryant to remain mayor pro tem.

In other business, Griffith discussed the upcoming Steve McQueen Days on April 24 and 25.

Two additional items have been added to the schedule. Orearville School will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 11 a.m. There will also be a bake sale on Saturday on Main Street, with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life.

Griffith said the Days "could be our biggest festival ever."

In his report, Allegri reminded Slater dog owners that dog tags must be renewed by April 30.

"They will strongly enforce this," he said. "We've gotten a little bit stricter each year."

He also said the city continues to develop a pet ordinance. It is currently being reviewed by a veterinarian who works for the state.

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Mayor Stephen Allegri, standing left, takes the oath of office administered by Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith, standing right.
(Sydney Stonner/Democrat-News)
Allegri said the city will soon begin policing for junk vehicles, unlicensed vehicles and unmowed grass on properties in town. He also requested that residents refrain from mowing grass into the streets.

"It does, with the rains, plug up the sewers," Allegri said.

He added, "We're just working toward that goal of trying to be the cleanest little town in Missouri. A clean town benefits us all."

In new business, the council approved two routine resolutions, one defining excessive force and one giving the mayor permission to sign grant-related documents, and one ordinance, outlining fair housing practices, all as part of the application process for a community development block grant.

Last year, Griffith applied for a grant to install new storm sewers in southeast Slater, but was rejected. He said he has revamped the application and hopes to be successful this year.

The entire project would cost $676,360, and the maximum grant funding would be about $320,000.

Council members Matt Campbell and Terry Jordan were also present at the meeting.

The council will meet again Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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