Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Shawn Keough retained his seat as village president by a 288-vote margin on Tuesday. Dexter resident Julie Knight will join the council as a trustee.
Shawn Keough retained his seat as president of the Dexter Village Council by a 288-vote margin in the Nov. 6 election, according to unofficial results. Keough garnerned 1,051 votes to challenger Jim Carson, who received 763 votes. "I want to thank all the people who voted and supported my campaign," Carson said. "I am very grateful to be part of the first contested election for village president since 1998. The residents had the opportunity to share their voice, and it was very clear what choice they wanted. "I am still on the village council as a trustee, and I expect to go back to work doing the things I've done for the last nine years as a trustee. I'm happy to serve on the council." Wednesday morning, Keough expressed gratitude to the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The village needs to continually move forward with financial responsibility and an emphasis on public services that are centered on the needs of its residents.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Dear Editor, Village residents, with your vote, you have given me the privilege and pleasure of serving as a trustee on the Dexter Village Council for the past six years. Thank you. The present council is a very diverse group whose members treat one another with a great deal of respect. We have worked well together. We are planners and goal-setters that keep responsible spending at the heart of our decisions. I am proud of our village and praise its residents and council for our efforts to make it a viable, safe place to live, learn, work and play. Recent accomplishments include the rebuilding of Main and Central streets, improvements at the wastewater treatment plant, and the damn removal and development of Mill Creek Park. The village …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Dexter and Washtenaw County.
As we look ahead to Tuesday's general election, Dexter Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are some local races voters are already talking about. Check out the letters to the editor section to see who your neighbors are endorsing locally. Voters will pick a candidate to serve a four-year term. These six are running for a six-year term in the U.S. Senate. Four candidates are running for a two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives Two candidates are running for one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two candidates are running for one seat on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. Dexter Township Supervisor Dexter Township Clerk Dexter Township Treasurer Dexter …
Design plans for the reconstruction of Ann Arbor Road at Baker Road to Kensington will begin in 2013.
Construction on a portion of Dexter-Ann Arbor Road from Baker Road to Kensington in the Village of Dexter is slated to begin in 2014. The project will be partially funded through a $400,000 federal grant the village applied for and received during the 2012 fiscal year. Additional revenue will come from a 20 percent match the village will provide from its road fund. Village President Shawn Keough said the project was chosen over other streets, including Baker Road and Central Street, to coincide with the Main Street repavement that was completed in May. "Because we can only use the federal dollars on one project, we picked Ann Arbor Street to finish off the corridor from the Main Street Bridge to Dan Hoey Road on the eastern limits of the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Candidates for Dexter Village Council and the Dexter Board of Education answered questions from the public Wednesday.
Dexter Village residents were able to gain some insight for the upcoming Nov. 6 election during a candidates forum Wednesday at Creekside Intermediate School. The event was hosted by the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dexter Education Association and was divided into three mini forums. Up first were Board of Education candidates Larry Cobler, Bonnie Everdeen, Chris Gordon and Barbara Read. Read and Gordon are each running for a part-time seat on the board, while Cobler and Everdeen are both uncontested for a full six-year term. Education was the dominate focus of the forum, with topics ranging from student publication censorship to elective class choices and charter and cyber schools. "The school board serves three purposes - to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The incumbent village president is seeking a second term on the board on Nov. 6.
Name: Shawn Keough Age: 42 Place of residence: 8222 Webster Drive, Dexter, MI. Family: My wife Chrissy and I have been married for over 15 years. I have two daughters, Carly (10th Grade) and Megan (8th Grade) in the Dexter School District. We have lived in Dexter since Sept. 1, 2001. Attended college : September 1988 through December 1992 College : University of Michigan, College of Engineering Degree : Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Year of graduation : 1992 I did not attend graduate school, however, I obtained by Professional Engineering License (Civil Engineering) from the State of Michigan in 1997. Job titles held : Professional Engineer, vice president and municipal services market segment lead at Wade Trim. Employers : I …