10/16/17 – The Beaver Dam Common Council has a new council president. Ward Seven Alderman Robert Ballweg, who chairs the city’s Operations Committee, was selected by secret ballot for the position by his colleagues. Ballweg withstood a challenge from Administrative Committee Chair Lisa Davidson of Ward Nine, who was also nominated by a colleague. The vacancy was created following the unexpected passing of Don Neuert. His Ward Ten seat will be filled at the council’s next meeting.