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McIntyre back on Edgerton City Council

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AMES, ANN MARIE
April 3, 2013

— Matt McIntyre said he will "take a quieter approach" at the council table this time around.

McIntyre, 55, of 3 Mechanic St., Edgerton on Tuesday beat incumbent Alderwoman Andrea Egerstaffer for a seat on the city council.

McIntyre has been a council member on and off for the last 20 years and was mayor for more than 10 years until he was ousted last year by Mayor Chris Lund.

Serving the city is his "lifeblood," McIntyre said. He is known for taking the job seriously. He said some people might say he takes it too seriously.

This time, he's going to ease back in to the job, he said.

"I'm going to sit back and really listen up this time, maybe take a quieter approach at the council table," McIntyre said. "But I'm going to be very in tune to what's going on."

His opponent, Egerstaffer, 63, of 308 A Bel-Air Drive, Edgerton, has served on the council since she was elected in 2009.

McIntyre said his top priorities will be encouraging economic development and maintaining public safety in the city.

He has worked a long time with many of the council members and thinks they will continue to show that Edgerton officials are all on the same page when it comes to bringing in new businesses. That's what sets Edgerton apart, McIntyre said.

"When something comes our way, we will be ready," he said. "We're all kind of on the same page. We're showing other communities that we are serious."

McIntyre said the experienced council will benefit the city and its residents.

"It's a good, solid council," he said. "It's a joy to be back."



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