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Ropes City Council appoints new member

The Ropesville City Council appointed a new alderman and hired a water/wastewater employee Tuesday night.

Yolanda Lynskey was tapped as the new council member and she will serve in the Ward 1, Seat 1 post until next May, said Mayor Kenny Greenlee.

‘Yolanda has a different perspective,’ Greenlee said. ‘We’re glad to have you.’

Lynskey will fill the position left vacant by Ernest Montes, who resigned this spring.

After meeting in closed session, the council voted to hire James Nix of Brownfield as the cityís water/wastewater superintendent.

Nix introduced himself at the start of the meeting.

The U.S. Army veteran told the council that he had three years of experience working for water departments at White River Lake, Spur and Dickens.

‘I’m a good mud man,’ Nix said, adding that he plans to apply for a Class C water operator’s license this coming fall.

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