County to discuss lesser prairie chicken status
The Ellis County Commission will meet Tuesday this week, due to the Labor Day holiday. The meeting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. at the Ellis County Courthouse.
Items on the agenda include:
* A request from RPM Speedway for the county to grant or sell the surplus tanker truck formerly assigned to Victoria. The speedway needs a truck with a tank that size to wet the track.
* Approve changes on the Fire District Advisory Board for Rural Fire District No. 1.
* Consider an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Ellis County Joint Planning Commission.
* Gove County Commissioner Mahlon Tuttle requested time to seek the commission's support to oppose the federal government's proposal to put the lesser prairie chicken on the endangered species list.