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City listens to results of forensic investigation report

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The City of Slaton Board of Commissioners listened to a forensic internal control consultation/investigation report from Dawson Forensics Group Monday evening (March 13) during its monthly meeting.

The Board entered into executive session at 7:03 p.m. and was in it for nearly an hour before reconvening.

When they returned, no action was taken on the item; however, Commissioner Ward II Jim Taliaferro recommended the findings be forwarded to local law enforcement and personnel for a further look.

Commissioners could convene into the session in accordance with Texas Government Code §551.071 to seek the advice of the City’s attorney about pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers or as required under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas.

The Board approved an order cancelling the unopposed candidates in the May election.

This cancelled the elections for Mayor and Commissioner Ward III, as both Clif Shaw and Benny Lopez did not draw an opponent.

There will however be an election for the Commissioner Ward 1 Position, as incumbent Tony Newton and challenger Mike Delano filed for the seat.

For more information, including other items addressed by the council, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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