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Council deadlocks on reinstating Ellisville mayor

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

ELLISVILLE, Mo. -- The Ellisville City Council deadlocked over a proposal to reinstate the former mayor, who was ousted last month for violating the city charter.

The council tied on a vote Wednesday to reverse ex-Mayor Adam Paul’s removal from office.  The vote came after several residents asked the council to reinstate Paul.

Paul, who was elected last year, was ousted by a previous city council for failing to control meetings, illegally trying to have the city attorney fired, giving city employees illegal orders and other offenses.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Paul still could return to office if he prevails in a lawsuit he filed last month.

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