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Ellen Goodwin was re-elected to the Palmyra City Council in the only race of note in the General Municipal Election last Tuesday.
In addition, Palmyra voters approved all three propositions placed on the ballot by the city of Palmyra.
Goodwin received 59 votes to defeat Joe Hirner who received 15 votes for city council in Ward 1.
The other two council candidates, Patrick Barnes (Ward 2) and Earl Meyers (Ward 3) had no opposition and were also re-elected. Barnes received 17 votes and Meyers 37.
Proposition 1, which eliminates the need for having proposed ordinances be read in their entirety during two open council meetings prior to being acted on, passed, 105 votes (78 percent) to 29 (22 percent).
Proposition 2, which removes all references to the title of municipal judge, passed by a 104 (79 percent) to 27 (21 percent) margin.
Proposition 3, which raises the annual city business license fee from $10 to $25, passed 94 (70 percent) to 40 (30 percent).
Voters in the Marion County R-II School District elected two members to the school board including a write-in candidate.
Beau Britt, who was on the ballot for re-election, received 90 votes, while 80 write-in votes were cast for the other seat.
According to the school district, Bryan Schaefer, who received the most write-in votes, has agreed to serve.