By Melissa McCaghren
The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance for stop signs Monday evening (Oct. 17) during its monthly meeting.
The locations they are looking to place the signs are traveling north and south at 18th and Crosby streets, all traffic at 6th and Hale streets to stop, travelling westbound on Dayton and 6th streets, north and southbound on 8th and Edwards street to stop.
Chief of Police Trevor Barnes said they put out a request for traffic stops based on the locations being blind to oncoming traffic and a recent three vehicle accident. Another one would reduce issues with traffic at Stephen F. Austin Primary.
He said the signs would cost $49 a piece, and then there would be costs associated with the poles and the installation.
There will be a second reading of the ordinance in the Nov. 14 meeting, and Barnes said those who may want to address intersections of concern to contact him. The Slaton Police Department phone is 806-828-2020.
For more information, including other items the Commissioners discussed, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.