By Melissa McCaghren
The City of Slaton Commissioners approved a grant for a business as well as several policies and resolutions Monday evening (Oct. 18) during its monthly meeting.
The meeting was delayed a week due to Commissioners being at a Texas Municipal League retreat as well as several illnesses in the City staff.
Heirloom Flowers and Goods received a grant for $10,000 to help build their business. Barbara Hopper, Director of the Slaton Economic Development Corporation, said the grant had been approved by them but still needed City approval.
Commissioner Ward II Jim Taliaferro abstained from the vote, as his wife is a member on the SEDCO Board.
An interlocal agreement between the City and Lubbock County was also approved. Lamberson said the agreement was used when the Slaton Fire Department responded to fires outside the City limits.
Lamberson said this year the amount included a stipulation that $45,454 of the total $103,778 being put in the agreement must be used to update fire fighting equipment and gear for SVFD.
“We’re getting about the same – about $58,000,” said Lamberson as far as payment for actual services rendered. “They just added some more so we could start buying the gear.”
For more information including other agenda items, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.