Slater firework season began June 20, council talks rabies clinic

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Slater City Council met in a regular session on Tuesday, June 16, and Mayor Stephen Allegri reminded residents the start of firework season would begin on June 20.

According to the unofficial meeting minutes, fireworks can be shot between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The minutes said for the Fourth of July residents can shoot fireworks off from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Additionally, the minutes said residents can also shoot fireworks until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 3.

After some discussion, the minutes explained because July 5 was on a Sunday this year the city decided there would be no fireworks allowed on that day. As a result, the minutes indicated the Fourth of July will be the last day residents can display fireworks.

In other news, the council informed the public about a rabies clinic, which will be taking place at the Slater Youth Center on Thursday, July 2, at 2 p.m. The minutes specified it will be a rabies clinic only and the vet will be from the city of Marshall. Pricing for the rabies vaccines is available at

Lastly, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith reported, to the council about needing a new Lift Station pump. The minutes said he recommended a new pump for $5,000 for the sewer department. According to the minutes, the council unanimously approved purchasing the new pump.

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