New economic board member appointed
The Ellis County Press
PALMER – A 4-1 vote approved John Templer, president of Central Warehouse Systems which operates a warehouse complex in Ennis as well as the purchaser of Commercial State Bank back in 1975 where he served as President and CEO. Councilman Greg Penny opposed.
Superintendent Alan Oak-ley’s retirement from the school district doesn’t give him the time he needs to devote to the Economic Development Corporation for the city because of travel plans. He stepped down from his spot on the board officially last week leaving the spot open.
"I refuse to comment to The Ellis County Press, I appreciate you calling," said Templer.
"Hopefully the new superintendent will be able to afford to be placed on the board," said Oakley. "I feel the school district has the best interest of the city to prosper while bringing knowledge to the committee."
Oakley will be with the district until December helping newly appointed Kevin Noack’s transition as Superintendent. Noack should serve his first day with PISD in about three weeks.