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The Ellis County Press

WILMER – Feb. 19’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 attending to the first item and approving the previous meeting minutes, the council jumped to item G on the agenda and went directly into executive session to deliberate the evaluation of Alice Halloway, city secretary, that was one of the items requested to be placed on the agenda by Dean Rolison, Tiny Lange and Eugene Young. Which are the same three members who sat out and refused to attend.

When 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 Halloway that the warranty was in fact, 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 after years of battling. 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 Jurisdic-tion near South Creek Ranch.

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