Davidson keeps Mayor seat


by Ross DuBray

Incumbent Eagle Butte Mayor Stephanie Davidson retained her mayor seat last week defeating challenger Richard Zacher on Tuesday April 9.

Despite an early spring winter storm that dropped nearly seven inches early Tuesday morning, the city held the election as scheduled with a high number of city voters turning out to vote.

Davidson received 70 votes to Zacher’s 35 votes. According to Eagle Butte City Finance Officer, the ballots were certified and canvassed by the election board last week. “There was one spoiled ballot,” said Ganje. “There was also two absentee ballots received.”

Davidson is ready to push on in her second term. “There’s so much to do yet and it will be nice to see the projects we started completed.” said Davidson.

Mayor Davidson, along with city council candidates Harley Morgan and Dale Lesmeister, who ran unopposed, were sworn into office at the city meeting on April 13.  James Traversie was appointed by the city council to fill the vacant seat in Ward 1 until the end of the term.


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Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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