In April, Slater voters will decide on the Slater Special Road District’s voluntary tax. City Clerk Russell Griffith explains the history behind the tax.

The city typically uses the tax return it receives from the Slater Special Road District to maintain Front Street and the entrances into Slater. According to city officials, the Slater Special Road District’s decision to not reimburse the city 20 percent of the tax last year cost Slater residents approximately $40,000. Griffith says they’re working to inform voters ahead of the April election.

The Slater Special Road District maintains rural gravel roads around Slater. The next Slater City Council meeting is scheduled for March 8th.