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Dexter Candidates Ramp Up Campaigns for Village President as Election Nears

Shawn Keough and Jim Carson are running for the open position on the Dexter Village Council during the Nov. 6 general election.

With the general election less than two months away, candidates for the Dexter Village Council are beefing up their campaigns, going door-to-door to talk with residents about issues affecting the community.

This year, there are four candidates seeking election to three open trustee seats on the council. In addition Clerk Carol Jones is running unopposed, and a separate race for village president will pit incumbent Shawn Keough, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"village-president-shawn-keough-announces-he-will-seek-reelection"} --> against current council trustee

BradP September 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Perk: allowed to "maintain its own roads" -- well, um, great.
Sean September 20, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Keough also "worked really hard" on putting in a sidewalk on Edison St. that was gonna be 5 feet from some peoples homes. He also stated that he was still in favor of it after every other council person changed their vote to being against it.
Chris September 21, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Keough also "worked really hard" to get 5th streets ditches fixed...right in front of his brothers house.
Dexter resident September 21, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Jim Carson has my vote!
Allison September 22, 2012 at 09:15 PM
So if Dexter becomes a city, will I only pay city of Dexter taxes and no longer have to pay Scio Township taxes??? And will my Dexter taxes remain at the current amount or will they go up?? In the long run, which option (village vs. city) will cost me more $$$?
Jim Carson September 23, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Hello Allison, If you live in Scio Twp. you will see a reduction of 1.446 mills or $1.45 for every $1,000 of taxable value of your home. If you live in Webster Twp. you will see a reduction of 2.7721 mills or $2.77 for every $1,000 of taxable value of your home. As someone who has been part of the cityhood process since it's inception and as a member of the village council for the past 9 years; I can assure you that at no time has the possibility that there would be the need to increase our village tax millage rate as a result of becoming a city has ever been considered. It has been the Village Council's policy that the village government operate within the current millage rate for the last seven years. The answer to you question "which option (village or city) will cost you more $$$"...... is if we stay a village.
Mary Mooney September 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Jim Carson has my vote also. Mr. Carson has proven that he is a leader that will listen and consider everyone's views. He is a reasonable and compasionate person who will do a good job as village president.

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