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Lyons re-elected, E-911 passes

Published 10:20am Wednesday, November 4, 2009

By JOHN EBY
Dowagiac Daily News

Dowagiac voters rewarded Mayor Donald D. Lyons with a fourth four-year term Tuesday while Cass County’s electorate passed a fifth of a mill for E-911 emergency telephone service.

An E-911 levy for five years, Dec. 1, 2009-Dec. 1, 2013, which would generate $364,588 the first year, was approved 1,783 yes to 1,385 no with 2.02 percent of the county’ 38,344 registered voters deciding the issue.

E-911 lost in Dowagiac’s First Ward, 46-51.

Lyons, mayor since 1997, outpolled newcomer Scott E. Wreggitt, 27, 285 votes to 156, including 64-37 in First Ward, 151-72 in Second Ward and 70-47 in Third Ward.

In other non-partisan city races, unopposed incumbents Treasurer Robin Coffey tallied 429 ballots; First Ward Councilwoman Lori Hunt, 90; Second Ward Councilman Bob B. Schuur, 218; and Third Ward Councilman Leon Laylin, 107.

While Decatur’s school bond proposal won, 61 yes to 42 no, and Newberg Township’s fire/EMS millage was renewed, 104 yes to 39 no, Constantine’s school operating millage lost, 84 yes to 234 no.

This three-mill proposal for seven years, 2009-2015, meant $105,101 to the district had it been approved and collected in 2009.

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