BELTON — The Belton City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to authorize the city manager to execute a letter of intent with Siemens Industry Inc. to evaluate the city’s water meter reading system, the phone system and certain outdoor lighting.

City officials hope to replace those existing infrastructures with more updated versions then pay for upgrades with the long-term savings.

Siemens estimates the costs of the initial analysis to be $60,000.

The improvements would include new water meters and a remote meter-reading system.

In other action, council members agreed to extend Belton’s juvenile curfew for another three years. From Sunday through Thursday nights, teens unaccompanied by adults must be home by 11 p.m. and until 6 a.m. unless attending a school-, church- or job-related function. On Fridays and Saturdays, teens may stay out until midnight.

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