The Slaton City Commission set the tax rate for the coming fiscal year and voted to allow Hurst Farm Supply to add an antenna to a city water tower.
Commissioners unanimously approved using the effective tax rate of .683 cents per $100 valuation, a drop from the current rate of .725. The proposed budget of $6.615 million is more than $300,000 than the current year’s budget.
Jay Hurst asked the commission for use of one of its water towers for a repeater antenna to reach area tractors. A hail storm damaged the tower the antenna had been on for 10 years and the tower is to be removed.
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