(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council seated a new alderperson Monday night. John “Frank” Ferree was sworn-in to represent Ward Three, for a second time. Ferree was sworn-in to the same vacant seat last month but it was later discovered that the vote was conducted improperly.
The council considered three potential candidates including Douglas Garczynski and Michael Culver. The voice vote was nine in favor of Ferree, three in favor of Culver and one for Garczynski. Last time when eleven elected officials were present, Ferree failed to gain a majority, and a second vote was needed with the top two vote getters but was not held, an apparent oversight. The Ward Three seat will be up for election again in the spring of 2023.
Former Ward Three Alderman Jon Abfall stepped down from the post in late September and passed away last month.
Ward Three is bordered on the west by the lake, on the north by Oneida and Maple, on the east by Mary and Center and on the south by Chatham and Cooper streets.