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Parks board active with new events, plans

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STAFF REPORT

The Ellis County Press

WILMER – John Eggen is a busy man.

With a Lite the Tree celebration slated for Dec. 12, Eggen, chairman of the Wilmer Parks and Recreation commission, is on an ambitious plan to launch events in the southern Dallas County town.

The Wilmer City Council gave Eggen and the parks board approval for a city-sponsored chili and barbeque cook-off next summer, the purchase of an athletic field paint striper and a sponsorship for the citys disc golf course planned for part of a west-side nature preserve.
Eggen also got approval from city council members to request from Precinct 3 Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, D-Dallas, to have a section of unused and vacant Dallas County parkland space be donated to Wilmer for a parking area for the disc golf course.

Every vote was unanimous. Council members Tiny Lange and Vicky Vandygriff were not present.

Wilmer also agreed to hire Control Specialists for electrical work at one of the citys water wells for $14,084.

Mayor Jeff Steele told council members the company was on the approved vendor list and that state environmental officials cited the city for being non-compliant until they had the repairs to the well fixed.


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