One newcomer and two incumbents will be taking seats on the dais for the Escalon City Council.
City Manager Tammy Alcantor said results from the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office show Peter Krumeich coming in third in the vote totals, behind incumbents Ed Alves and Robert Swift, in a race for three council seats. Also on the ballot for the council in Escalon were Richard Percey, Stephanie Ennis Wiensz and William Smith. Alcantor said subsequent updates on the vote totals have shown Krumeich continue to outpace the other three candidates – Percey, Wiensz and Smith – with the final numbers due from the county on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Alves, Swift and Krumeich will be sworn in to the posts at the Monday, Dec. 17 regular Escalon City Council meeting. Swift is also currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem.
Results on Election Night, Nov. 6, indicated a return to the panel was likely for the incumbents, but the third seat at that point was too close to call, with Krumeich and Percey the top vote getters for that seat. Danny Fox did not seek reelection.
Meanwhile, council members met in a regular session on Monday, Dec. 3 and hosted a hearing on the city’s unmet transit needs, received an update on the transit program and also approved funding for a sewer lift station and trunk line.