Longtime Geneva alderman DesCoteaux remembered as 'a mentor and a great friend'
GENEVA – When Paul DesCoteaux served as an alderman of Geneva’s 5th Ward, any spending plan would prompt his attention.
DesCoteaux’s votes over 21 years on the city council reflected his stance as a budget hawk. In 2007, he voted against increasing the city’s sales tax. In 2005, he objected to the cost of a new water treatment plant and its contract award without competitive bidding.
“The water treatment plant should not be a Taj Mahal,” DesCoteaux said at the time.
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