County Approves Drees’ Request
The Ellis County Attorney made a persuasive argument when requesting additional staff for his office. The county commission Monday night approved Tom Drees’ request for another attorney and support staff, which he says is needed to handle the office’s case load.
The commissioners agreed that the need is there, but they are concerned about the budget. It was decided that the $62,000 needed to hire both people this year could be taken from the county’s contingency fund and then Drees will build the salaries into next year’s budget.