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Slater City Council discusses city events, approves liquor licenses

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Events past and future were discussed at the Slater City Council meeting Tuesday evening, May 4.

Mayor Stephen Allegri said about 1,000 people attended Steve McQueen Days, held April 23-24.

"Despite the rain, (it) was actually a tremendous success," he said.

Council member Terry Jordan said a total of 78 cars were registered in the car show.

Slater will be host to a new festival on June 11-12, Allegri said. A group of about 30 model plane enthusiasts is coming to town for a simply plastic airplane design remote-control fly-in.

"This isn't to be confused with the big fly-in show they have in August," Allegri said, although the public is still welcome to attend the event.

The regular fly-in event is scheduled for Aug. 28.

Another annual event, the Slater Bear Creek Blues Festival will be held Saturday, June 26, and the council approved a liquor license for it.

Council members also approved liquor licenses for several other city businesses: Break Time, Casey's General Store, Old Town Pizzaria, Doc's Tators and Tunes, City Pharmacy and Lucky's Liquor.

In his report, Allegri said a total of 59 letters have been mailed to Slater residents concerning unmowed grass.

He presented council members with a complete list of goals they submitted earlier in the year. Topping the list were the addition of new businesses, the continuation of the city's street program and the receipt of a grant to fund a curb and gutter project.

Allegri also said he and council member Ron Monnig will speak to a group of students from Slater High School Thursday, May 6, in honor of Local Government Week, which is this week. The event, at City Hall at 9 a.m., is open to the public.

Before addressing new business, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith gave the oath of office to council member Brett Hemeyer.

Although no action was taken, the council discussed Longview Communications intentions to sell its cable business to Citizens Service of Higginsville. The company would like the city's blessing, but Allegri suggested waiting to approve the change until more details can be obtained, such as whether the switch will result in increased rates.

"It would be nice to get some information as to what they have planned," he said.

The council also discussed an offer from Air Evac to give a $10 discount on annual membership to all city residents. City Attorney Pat Cronan suggested consulting with Slater Ambulance District before approving the agreement.

"I'm just aware that there's some conflict between the ambulance districts and this company," he said, alluding to a situation in Cooper County.

Council members Brownell Bryant, Harry Lightfoot and Matt Campbell were also present at the meeting.

The council's next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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