Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Saugatuck council members sworn in

New Saugatuck City Council member Bill Lint, left, and returning members Barry Johnson, center, and Jane Verplank, right, take their oaths of office on Monday, Nov. 12. Sitting are Council members Jeff Spangler and Bill Hess. Below, Clerk Monica Looman, right, swears in Mark Bekken. Sitting are City Manager Kirk Harrier, far left, and Councilman Henry VanSingel.

 Before electing Bill Hess the new mayor and Jeff Spangler the new mayor pro tem, four members the Saugatuck City Council had to be sworn in. Clerk Monica Looman had the members raise their hands to take the oath.

Bill Lint was elected for the first time on Tuesday. Barry Johnson, Jane Verplank and Mark Bekken were all re-elected.

All ran unopposed Nov. 6. Bekken received 314 votes, Johnson received 306, Verplank 284 and Lint 272. The city had an 80 percent voter turnout.

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