Grandville gets new mayor for the first time since 1984

10:44 AM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Maas will officially take over the post Monday at 8 a.m.
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GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) For the first time in 29 years, Grandville has a new mayor.

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Maas will be officially sworn in as mayor for the next four years Monday morning at City Hall.  Maas earned 58 percent of the vote during Tuesday night's election, with 1,830 votes cast in his favor.  City council member Randal Gelderloos had 1,345 votes. Gelderloos will retain his city council seat for the remainder of his term, which is two years.

Maas takes over for Jim Buck, who was Grandville's longest serving mayor.  Buck was elected to the post in 1984 after serving on the city council for 13 years. He now serves as chairman on the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council.

In the city council race, incumbent Dick C. Richards Jr. was ousted. Voters elected Andy Richter, Andy Steenstra and Lee Cook to the three open seats.  

Voters also overwhelmingly approved renewing Grandville Public Schools' operating millage, with 3,127 votes to 1,264 votes.

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