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City canvasses election, approves replatting requests

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The City of Slaton Commissioners canvassed the results of the Nov. 8 election Monday evening (Dec. 12) during its regular monthly meeting.

City Secretary Pam King read each of the 23 amendment results individually, but added that every one of them were approved.

Copies of the results will be posted on the City’s website,

The City also approved three requests for replatting of land.

The first one, which involved property on Oxford, passed unanimously. It will be replatted for a single family home on the plot.

Two of the properties, both of which on Quaker Street, had a petition on them due to a dispute about the replatting request. This petition required a vote of three-fourths of the Board.

The Board voted 4-1 to approve both changes, with all but Commissioner Ward II Jim Taliaferro voting against the replatting.

Taliaferro said he was not comfortable replatting the property. “I don’t agree with changing the horse in the middle of the stream. I appreciate the work that the zoning board did,” he said. “I just don’t think we need to be changing ordinances and replatting things in the middle of the building.”

Mayor Clif Shaw said he looked into the rules regarding replatting when issues were addressed with the current construction being done prior to the replatting. “Anytime two properties are over 10,000 square feet, but under 14,000 which would fit the 7,000 square foot requirement, the City commission can re-plat in a residential area to 5,000 square feet” he said when asked for clarification Tuesday.

For more information, including other agenda items discussed, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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