Carbon Cliff voters elect Williams to 8th term


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 10:45 pm
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By Sarah Hayden, shayden@qconline.com
CARBON CLIFF -- Ken Williams swept to an eighth term as village president of Carbon Cliff with 53.6 percent of the vote in a three-way race on Tuesday.

"I'd like to thank the residents of Carbon Cliff for putting me in office for another four years," said Mr. Williams. "I'm finishing up my 28th year in office as mayor."

Mr. Williams said he wants to continue the work he's been doing as mayor, while providing good service and making improvements with the funds available.

"We're doing a lot of projects to move the town along and finances are in good shape," said Mr. Williams. "We haven't had any financial issues."

He said the village has been working on a drainage issue the past few years, and he intends to continue those projects, including the Green Streets project, which helps drain water off streets.

Since most projects are funded in part through grants from Illinois Environmental Protection Association, Mr. Williams said the village hasn't had to issue any bonds or raise taxes.

Two trustee positions with unexpired terms were open, with Mike Bragg and Leevon Harris capturing the seats.

Mr. Bragg said he wants to maintain the work being done and make improvements where possible.

"I've always felt strongly about giving back to my community," said Mr. Bragg. "I was on the school board and very involved in my union with leadership. It's a good opportunity to give back."

Mr. Bragg said he and his family have been residents of Carbon Cliff for more than 30 years.

Three four-year trustee seats were open, with three candidates running unopposed. Joyce Swanson, Bill Hintz and Larry Scott won four-year terms each.



















 



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