City ponders improvements, future goals

by | Mar 18, 2021 | Latest

Farmersville City Council appears to be moving toward a decision to hire an economic development director to help guide the city forward, based on a discussion at its most recent meeting at City Hall.

City Manager Ben White told the council that he supported the hiring of a director and he drew endorsements from council­members at the March 9 meet­ing.

At issue is whether the city is ready to start looking for someone to work closely with the Economic Development (4A) Commission. White as­serted during his presentation to the council that the city needs someone who can help them change the city’s economic de­velopment strategies. White, who said he is an engineer by training, added that “there’s not enough of me to go around.” He told council that he could work 24/7, but that would damage his family life and it wouldn’t do the city any good.

Councilman Dwain Mathers said the 4A board already has al­lotted $20,000 to hire a consul­tant to work with the board on this matter. Councilman Mike Henry noted that the council is all in favor of hiring an eco­nomic development director for the city, adding, “and we need to move forward.”

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By John Kanelis • [email protected]

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