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Judge orders mayor, city secretary to comply

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The Ellis County Press

DALLAS – 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez, ordered Mayor of Wilmer Jeff Steele and City Secretary Alice Holloway to comply with a Rule 11 agreement on April 30.

The court heard plaintiffs/councilmembers for the City of Wilmer Tiny Lange, Eugene Lowe and Dean Rolison vs. Steele, Holloway and Bruce Sherbert, Dallas County elections administrator.

A Rule 11 agreement is an agreement to extend the deadline to answer discovery or to file a response to something filed by the other side.

The plaintiffs argued Steele and Holloway were not placing the discussion and action of Holloway’s employment on the city council agenda after being asked by the majority of the council. "It has now been ordered all sanctions against the defendants to enforce their agreement are hereby granted," ruled the judge.

The city secretary employment issue is ordered to be placed on the next council meeting agenda as well as disclose and produce all the City of Wilmer’s financial records and bank statements in accordance with the agreement.

According to court documents, the parties entered into a Rule 11 agreement on April 13 of this year.

"The Rule 11 agreement was something that was done by the legal team, said Steele.

"I was not a signatory and I didn’t agree to it,that was agreed to without my knowledge."


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