LaMore announces bid to defend his seat

Published 6:43 am Tuesday, April 18, 2006

By By ANDY HAMILTON / Niles Daily Star
NILES - John LaMore wants to serve the people of Berrien County for two more years.
The Niles resident announced Monday night at the regular meeting of the Niles Township board of trustees that he intends to defend his seat as Berrien County Commissioner for the 12th district. LaMore is currently in his first two-year term as the county commissioner for Niles Township.
LaMore retired from the Niles Township Fire Department four years ago after 25 years of service, 12 of which he was fire chief. LaMore is a nationally certified fire investigator and said he is trained in emergency management and disaster communication.
LaMore serves on the local emergency planning committee and also on the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Administration Committee.
He is a graduate of Niles High School and Southwestern Michigan College. LaMore and his wife, Nancy, have eight children and five grandchildren.
The couple attend Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where John is a member of the church council.
The board also announced a special public hearing regarding the South 11th Street water main project will be held Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Niles Township Hall, 320 Bell Road.
The meeting will open with the board hearing first from the public.
Resolutions to move the project forward may be passed by the board following the public hearing.
The board also decided Monday night to not vote on a request to gravel West Winn Road.
The cost to perform the project was around $35,000, the board said.
Members of the board acknowledged Winn Road needed attention, but said it was hard to justify spending the money. Seven residents live along the dead end road.
Ringler said Winn Road is controlled by Berrien County but has been handed down to the township to maintain.