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City approves incentives, grant applications

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The City of Slaton City Commissioners approved several applications for grants and incentives for new and expanding businesses Monday evening (April 10) during its monthly meeting in City Hall.

The Board approved a second reading of a resolution authorizing the Slaton Economic Development Corporation to purchase property at 165 W. Lubbock St.

It also approved the first reading of a resolution authorizing SEDCO to undertake a project incentive of $25,000 to Lorentz US Corporation for an addition to its business. SEDCO Executive Director Barbara Hopper said Lorentz was building a 12,000 square foot addition to the building.

Also approved was a building construction grant in the amount of $8,000 for Heirloom Flowers & Goods.

Hopper said the business was wanting to put in restrooms for the outside venue  the store also owns.

The Board also approved a resolution authorizing the City to submit a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the Community Development Fund.

City Manager Wade Willson said this application would be done to help with street improvements to redo the intersection of Geneva and Jean streets. They would replace concrete in the roads if the grant was approved, which would require a $50,000 matching grant by the City.

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

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