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Bill May picked as new city council member

January 22, 2014 News Extra

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Bill May is a new Butler City Council member.

Council picked him Tuesday night to fill the vacant seat of former Councilwoman Lisa Guard who resigned at the end of 2013.

He won his seat in a 3 to 1 vote.

Council narrowed down the list of nine candidates to three finalists by tallying the scores of an anonymous questionnaire.

May, a computer teacher at Lakeview High School in Stoneboro, Mercer County, received the most points on the graded questionnaire with 197 out of a possible 240 points. Corey Roche, 32, and Nick Landon, 29, finished second and third with 190 and 189 points, respectively.

Council then debated and voted on the three finalists.

May has recently helped create the city’s preservation awards, which honor residential and commercial owners for restoring and maintaining city properties. He also has worked on other projects, including creating the Butler Ghost Walk and helping to stop the demolition of the Historic Lafayette Building.

May is expected to be sworn in at council’s Thursday meeting. He will serve out the remaining two years of Guard’s four year term.

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