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Ellisville Rejects City-County Merger

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Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

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ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) - Ellisville wants to stick with the status quo.

Last night, aldermen stamped approval on a resolution against city-county merger efforts.

Mayor Adam Paulalso a candidate for County Councilsays his big beef is with the group Better Together.

“Spoiler alert: Better Together is going to say we’re better together,” Paul says.

He says he still wants specifics on who’s funding the group’s studies, and he wants an assurance that reunification would not go to a statewide ballot.

“We’re not saying we don’t want to have a seat at the table to look at data-driven facts and findings,” he says. “We want to sit at the table and we always will. We’ll always do what benefits municipalities and our region as a whole.”

In fact, Paul says he would support changes that don’t affect the quality of services for Ellisville residents.

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