New mayor, councilmembers take oaths

by | May 21, 2020 | Latest

Farmersville’s City Council welcomed three new members – Mayor Bryon Wiebold, Place 2 Councilman Terry Williams and Place 4 Councilman Mike Henry – and immediately got down to the business of ex­tending the Mayor’s Disaster Order to combat the effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The council voted unani­mously May 12 to extend the disaster order until June 12. Accordingly, the council also approved an amendment to the ordinance to continue hazard­ous duty pay allotments to the police and fire departments. Police Chief Mike Sullivan and the city’s police officers will receive a boost in their pay in connection with dealing with potential exposure to CO­VID-19 infections among resi­dents. In addition, Fire Chief Kim Morris and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Lisman will re­ceive a boost in pay.

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By John Kanelis[email protected]

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