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Commissioner pushes for town hall meetings




Ellis County Commission Chairman Dean Haselhorst pushed for a series of town hall meetings for the proposed county sales tax in Monday night's regular meeting at the Ellis County Courthouse.

"I would like to plan for one a week, try to get some of our department heads to come to them," Haselhorst said during time for commissioners' reports. "We need their support, their face there."

Haselhorst already was working to set up town hall meetings in Victoria, and was checking on locations in Hays and Ellis, too.

In other business:

* Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit for Troy Robinson to sell utility flatbed trailers and horse trailers at his business, K J and G Sales, at 1072 Old U.S. Highway 40.

* Commissioners approved and authorized the county administrator to sign a lease/purchase agreement with Commerce Bank for a seven-year lease at 2.15 percent interest for two water trucks for the rural fire district.

* Commissioners heard the monthly Extension report from Susan Schlichting.