Morrow to serve another term as Andalusia village president


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 10:40 pm
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By Stephen Elliott, selliott@qconline.com
Curtis Morrow will remain Andalusia's village president after defeating challenger Pamela J. Einfeldt by a vote of 147 to 93.

Mr. Morrow has held the job for eight years. Ms. Einfeldt is retired from the Rock Island Arsenal, where she worked as an administrative assistant.

Mr. Morrow could not be reached for comment.

"I think Curt has done a very good job," Ms. Einfeldt, who was a board trustee for 4 1/2 years, said. "I felt like I should be trying to give back to the community. I thought I might enjoy being mayor and seeing if we could change some things."

Both candidates expressed a need to improve village infrastructure. Mr. Morrow said a key issue is a state-mandated sewer lagoon upgrade that will be completed this fall at a cost of $500,000. He also said the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants the village to move the water-pumping station and well out of the floodplain.

Ms. Einfeldt said she wanted the village to improve it's "main street" image to attract more businesses and residents.

In uncontested races, Alma Betts, Gary Kolls, Ray Stropes and James Killian were elected village trustees.




















 



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