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DIANA BUCKLEY
Ellis County Communications
ELLIS COUNTY - In a special meeting on April 27, Ellis County Commissioners appointed Judy Burden as county treasurer.

'Greg Wilhelm has spent a significant amount of time bringing the office up to speed, but there is still a significant amount of work that needs to be done to tidy up, specifically bank reconciliations and organization,' said County Judge Chad Adams.'(Wilhelm) went to work quickly to put in protocol and develop systems.'

Adams noted that Burden, who has served as assistant treasurer under Wilhelm since he took office - continued from page 1
on Jan. 1, has been involved in developing these new protocols and is familiar with them.

'Are you comfortable with the fact that once everything is caught up to square one, you may need to step down at that point?' asked Commissioner Heath Sims, Pct. 3. 'Yes, I am here to serve as long as you need me,' said Burden. 'It is a challenge and an honor for me to step up to the plate.'

Burden estimated she would need three to six months to finish the task of bringing account reconciliations up to date unless outside help is obtained.

'If we hire a firm to do it, I would think they could do it within a month, depending on the depth of it,' she said.

'Judy, I expect you to do great things,' said Commissioner Ron Brown, Pct. 4.

In other business, commissioners authorized the purchase of limestone chip seal aggregate, hot mix cold laid asphalt, asphalt surface treatment and road base stabilizer based on discretionary exemptions in the local government code due to the fact no bids were received and the items are necessary to preserve public property and protect public health and safety.

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