Heat is on
By 02/20/2009 18:09:00
WILMER - Last night's packed council meeting opened, with a quorum, ready to catch the action stemming from Mayor Jeff Steele and councilwoman Tiny Lange.
After citizens comments, before going to item A and approving the previous meeting minutes, the council jumped to item G on the agenda and went directly into executive session.
As the discussion arose to consider ratifying the new laserjet printer for the water department, approved unanimously, councilwoman Lange spoke out as to why they needed a new one.
Steele had confirmation from Alice Holloway, city secretary, that the warranty had expired.
"So what, you're a printer man now?" said Lange.
"Yes, I am. I'm also chief executive of this city," said Steele.
As the meeting progressed through the evening, the Wilmer Utility District contract with the City of Hutchins was approved. Lange abstained but not before she made the motion to pay $25,000 of the tax payers money for the contract instead of getting it voluntarily.
The motion dropped without a second.
In other business, the city of Wilmer has agreed to start filing a lawsuit against the City of Ferris for encroaching on their Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction near South Creek Ranch.