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Tax seminar for downtown scheduled

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The Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the City of Ennis are hosting an historic preservation tax credit seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Ennis Public Library.

Help sought for holiday lights event

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Becky McCarty, Lights of Ennis coordinator, is calling for those who can’t get enough of decorating the family Christmas tree. Sunday afternoon, with help from a host of volunteers, downtown timbers will get wrapped and strung-up in preparation for the Dec. 4 Lights of Ennis.

Tellus Tech moving forward

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Tellus Technology Inc. got the nod from the City Commission Monday to begin selling bonds to fund their $40 million project in the industrial park next to Sterilite on Sterilite Drive.

City approves water audit

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Ennis City commissioners passed a resolution at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 5 to 1 vote, authorizing City Manager Chuck Ewings to enter into an agreement with Ameresco, Inc. to conduct an audit on water meters in the city of Ennis.

Aguilar still driven to serve

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Tommy Aguilar did not fare well in his county commissioner campaign to represent precinct 2. He did, however, collect enough votes to encourage him to stay involved.

Mayor, Commission differ over CCPD

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Ennis City commissioners appointed themselves as the permanent board of directors for the Ennis Crime Control and Prevention District at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 4 to 2 vote.

Survey results in high interest

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At Thursday night’s joint city commission/planning-and-zoning meeting, Pavlick and Associates reported above average feedback from a survey sent out in September to gain feedback from residents about the state of Ennis currently and how it can improve going forward.

Nelson shares growth strategies

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Future economic growth in Ennis has begun to move from an idea to strategy in recent months.

EFD declines volunteer contract

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The Ennis Fire Department will soon repurpose its current force of volunteers to meet the changing needs of the city, said Fire Chief Jeff Aycock.

Ennis named a “Main Street City”

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The Texas Historical Commission designated Ennis as a 2015 Main Street City during its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in Austin.

City talk tax plan

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Roughly 10 concerned citizens along with a handful of city officials showed up Thursday night in the Ennis City Commission chambers for the last public forum regarding the proposed sales tax hikes for the upcoming election.

Water bills to increase

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City of Ennis water customers will see an increase on their bill this month because of a planned hike to sewer and sanitation rates.

Commission considered new tax incentive system

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson presented a plan to the Ennis City Commission that would reorganize the city’s incentive program for development.

City officials talk tax hike

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A handful of concerned residents on Tuesday night came to the Ennis Public Library to hear City Manager Chuck Ewings and Police Chief John Erisman talk about the proposed sales tax hikes up for election this November.

EDC land deal back on

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A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen Family is back on after an appraisal of the land came back with a slightly higher price.

City OKs 2014-15 budget

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The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously to approve a roughly $27 million budget on Monday night, while the vote to approve the new fee schedule passed with only one vote against.

Group plans holiday contest

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The Greater Ennis Development Alliance is seeking to make downtown a little more festive this holiday season.

EDC land deal on hold

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A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen family was delayed after a vote to approve it failed to pass Monday night.

Recycling plant coming to Ennis

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The Ennis City Commission on Monday night approved a binding economic development agreement with Tellus Technology to build a $30 million to $40 million facility in the Ennis Industrial Park, bringing in a projected 20 to 30 jobs with it.

City reduces budget spending

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City Manager Chuck Ewings presented a slightly lower budget at Monday night’s meeting of the Ennis City Commission, cutting several non-reoccuring expenses by postponing or scaling back several projects.

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