The Farmersville City Council routinely begins its meetings by allowing residents a chance to comment on matters not listed on the current agenda.
At its March 23 regular meeting at City Hall, Mayor Bryon Wiebold asked for comments from the floor on non-agenda items – and then he and the council got an earful from one resident and from a man she was defending against what she said was unfair treatment from the city council.
Alison Mathers, who is married to Councilman Dwain Mathers – who is not seeking re-election to a new term in the upcoming municipal election – called for a “public apology” from the council to Benny Mondy, who wants to operate a food truck in Farmersville. Mathers said councilmembers had told Mondy they were “helping him break the law” by waiving requirements he needs to operate a food stand.
Wiebold said the city currently does not allow Mondy to operate a food truck, but said the city is trying to work with him to find a solution. Wiebold mentioned a meeting he had with him that he described as “cordial.” The mayor said he had nothing personal against Mondy but the city is simply seeking to clarify where it stands with regard to the food truck issue.
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By John Kanelis • [email protected]