Ellisville to Reimburse Residents for Lawsuit Costs
The Ellisville City Council reportedly voted to reimburse five residents for $1,000 in legal fees linked to a lawsuit filed by Councilman Matt Pirrello.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Ellisville City Council voted 4-2 Wednesday night to reimburse five residents for legal fees totaling $1,000. The fees are in connection to a lawsuit filed by Councilman Matt Pirrello.
The lawsuit, in which Pirrello claimed that Article 9 of Ellisville’s city charter was unconstitutional,was filed late August against the City of Ellisville and five residents who had been petitioning for the recall of Pirrello and council members Roze Acup, Dawn Anglin, Troy Pieper and Linda Reel. Recall action had been stirring after the council voted in favor of a Walmart project and tax increment financing (TIF) for the development.
According to the Post article, Mayor Adam Paul abstained from the vote that came after a "heated 30-minute discussion."
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*Local Editor Bryanna Hampton contributed to this report.