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Lancaster Calls Emergency City Council Meeting

Meeting to be held Thursday at 5 p.m.

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  Updated 5:45 PM CDT
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Lancaster Calls Emergency WNV Meeting

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The city of Lancaster has called for an emergency meeting of the City Council to renew  their declaration of disaster beyond seven days.

The disaster declaration was issued due to the imminent threat posed by the outbreak of West Nile virus in Dallas County and across North Texas, according to a memo released by the city.

The memo calls for immediate action by the Lancaster City Council.

To that end, the emergency meeting was requested shortly before 3 p.m. and will be held at 5 p.m.

Check back and refresh this page for the results of that meeting.

UPDATE: Lancaster declared a state of emergency at the meeting this afternoon.


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