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City approves 2nd reading of traffic ordinance

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the second reading of a traffic ordinance Monday evening (Jan. 9) during its regular monthly meeting.

The ordinance requires traffic traveling north and south at 13th and Murray streets to stop, and directed the installation of stop signs at the intersections. It also allows for a penalty not to exceed $200 for any violations of the stop.

The Board ordered an election for the Commissioner Ward I, III and Mayor positions, which are currently held by Tony Newton, Benny Lopez and Clif Shaw, respectively.

Shaw said this will be the first election those elected will serve a three-year term instead of two. The term change was approved in November as one of 23 amendments to the City Charter.

For more information, including additional items discussed at the meeting, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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