Slater raw water line repaired

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

NOTE: This story was updated at 9:19 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8 to reflect the correct trash dates.

During the Slater City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith reported a recent repair on the raw water line going into the water plant. Additionally, Mayor Stephen Allegri presented his city report and the council discussed meeting dates.

Griffith said the raw water line going into the plant was leaking.

"When we dug it, the pipe had broken about 2 inches from the concrete wall," he said. "Not enough to get a repair clamp on it."

After checking a couple of places to help repair the problem, the cost estimate was $5,000. Griffith said they ended up cutting out a piece of the concrete wall. The area had settled, according to Griffith.

"It was an emergency repair," he said. "Didn't want to go any longer than we had to on a cracked pipe."

In other business, Allegri announced the turkey giveaway/Christmas lighting went well.

"It was a big turnout, gave away 82 turkeys," he said. "There's a lot of neat houses in town. Slater does a real good job at Christmas."

Allegri also said the trash schedule has changed for the upcoming holidays. Usually it is the day after the holiday, but this year it is moved to a different day. Trash day will be on Friday, Dec. 29, for Christmas and Friday, Jan. 5, for New Year's, Allegri stated.

In final business, the council also discussed changing meeting dates. Griffith said the council could meet in December as scheduled on the 19th. He said he should have the budget ready by Dec. 19 if everyone agrees on keeping that date. But January could see some adjustment to meeting times.

"Either we could go to the ninth, which is a week later, or to the 16th, which will put us right back on schedule."

After some discussion, the council approved leaving the second December meeting as is on Dec. 19 and holding only one meeting next month on Jan. 16 to remain on schedule.

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