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Council approves light on Ewing St.

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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS - Due to President’s Day being held last Monday, the city of Ferris scheduled their council meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The recent double murder in a nearby neighborhood has caused some concern with residents about not enough lighting in the area.

"Street lights are for intersections and long stretches of roadway where it’s dark," said Councilmember Billy Don Dunn.

"Place a guard light,"said Dunn.

The vote passed to approve a light with Dunn opposing.

"You can all vote for it but I’m not going to," said Dunn.

"Just watch, you approve one, and now everyone will want a light placed."

In other city news, a grant was unanimously approved authorizing the Ferris Police Department to accept a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant for $31,103.14 from the Texas Department of Transportation.

"The lady I spoke with in Dallas said we were doing so well down here that she recommended a three year submittal," said Chief Frank Mooney.

A purchasing agreement was also put in place by the city to prevent overspending and unauthorized spending within the departments by certain employees like has happened in the past.

"I read it and read it again and I think it’s beautifully written and a start to something we have needed for a long time," said Councilwoman Carol Wright.

See chart below for pricing given from the Mutz Park presentation by Pat Searight detailing costs for the essential upkeep needed to properly maintain the park.

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