Ellisville Council Votes to Hold Impeachment Hearings Against Mayor

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – Council members in Ellisville voted unanimously Wednesday night to hold impeachment hearings for Mayor Adam Paul.

The hearing is set for March 20th.

Some of the allegations laid out in an 11-page resolution by City Attorney Paul Martin accused Mayor Paul of drinking alcohol at city meetings, using profanity on the job, and sharing results of closed-door council meetings with others.

Mayor Paul told reporters outside, “They’re chasing butterflies, that’s the only way I can put it. The council is chasing butterflies. I’ve never seen or been a part of something so ridiculous.” He said the action was taken against him because of his opposition to a Walmart development.

Nearly two dozen people spoke on Paul’s behalf at the meeting.

Most council members made a bee-line for the door once the meeting was adjourned, saying “no comment.” But Martin told KMOX that he has “nothing against the Mayor.”

Mayor Paul expects he will likely be impeached, but predicts he’ll eventually win when he takes the issue to court.

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