Cutler Bay council member Peggy Bell defeated retired police officer Art Nanni on Tuesday to become the town’s next mayor, succeeding Ed MacDougall.
Meanwhile, incumbent council member Mary Ann Mixon defeated Ed Wolmers for council Seat 1.
Bell said her first order of business will be to look into a traffic study.
“I’d like to do some studies on traffic and see how we can mitigate the problems we have with certain streets,” Bell said. “I’d like to work with the school district try to make sure the schools remain efficient. We already started working on developing a community center. We have money for a swimming pool study that will be in the works soon.”
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Bell is the office manager at Bell’s Tree Farm. She has been a council member since 2005.
“A lot of people are very happy with the way the town has gone in the last eight years,” she said. “That’s gratifying.”
Nanni had been endorsed by Mayor MacDougall.
Mixon, a real estate agent, has been a council member since 2010.