By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Economic Development Corporation conducted two public hearings Thursday (April 13) during its monthly meeting.
The hearings opened up at 12:02 p.m. for an up to $8,000 building construction incentive grant for Heirloom Flowers & Goods and one for up to $25,000 for a building construction incentive for Lorentz US Corp.
When no one spoke, the hearing closed at 12:04 p.m.
The Board approved a motion to not accept a request to extend the cell tower land lease with Crown Castle on SEDCO property located at 1080 Railroad Ave., citing the lease can be discussed again when it expires in 2025.
They also approved having Retail Coach do an analysis for Burkes Outlet for $3,750. The analysis, which is required by Burkes, will focus on trade are population, demographics, business and economy for Slaton and retail gap/leakage report.
Executive Director Barbara Hopper said SEDCO could also use the analysis for other businesses and while it would need to be updated every so often did not expire.
For more information, including other items discussed, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.