Tom and Katie Boehner, who were the owners of Slater Foodlane, were at the Slater City Council meeting Thursday, Dec. 27, to announce they were in the process of selling their business to C&R Markets.
Tom Boehner began by sharing his family history, noting that for 131 years the Boehner's have been in the meat market or grocery business.
"(Friday) afternoon, we're signing papers. The closing day will be either Monday or Wednesday of next week and they hope to be open by the tenth," Boehner said.
C&R Markets have 12 other stores, with the home office located in Macon. In addition to Macon, stores are located in Boonville, California, Centralia, Edina, Fayette, Fulton, Kahoka, LaPlata, Monroe City, Palmyra and Shelbina.
Mayor Stephen Allegri said the council attended the GE ribbon cutting ceremony.
"We're really excited about what they are doing for the town and what they are doing out there," he said.
The flood plain map hearing was held 15 minutes prior to the meeting with little attendance.
"No significant changes have been made to the flood hazard data on the preliminary or the revised preliminary copies of the FIRN for Saline County," Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith read from a letter dated in July from FEMA during the hearing. "Therefore, the city of Slater should use the preliminary copies of the map for adopting the required flood plain management measures."
During the meeting the ordinance was approved.
The 2013 budget was approved.
Minutes from the November meeting and the financial report were approved. Bills were paid.
Terry Jordan, Cathie Jeffries, Harry Lightfoot, Matt Campbell, Brett Heymeyer, Mayor Stephen Allegri and Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith were in attendance.
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