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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.