ST. AUGUSTA -- The race for St. Augusta City Council has five people vying for two seats in Tuesday's election.

One of the challengers is Lance Conover who says he's running to give the council a fresh perspective and bring accountability to taxpayers...

I think St. Augusta needs fresh viewpoints on things. And, frankly I'm tired of people just spending our tax money however they want and no one's looking at the long term effect of it.

But, incumbent Paul Reinert says the city has been fiscally responsible and he wants to continue helping it grow...

Maintaining that good balance of continuing with the agricultural land that we have and fair taxes across the board.  One of my goals is to not have the commercial tax base get out of control.

Kathy Watrin says she wants to serve on the council to keep spending in check...

I want to keep an eye on the tax base to keep our taxes fair. Some places, the taxes have gotten out of sight.  I have adult children who live in other areas and their taxes are so high that, that is a concern.

Candidate Adam Poole says taxes in St. Augusta are in line and he wants to help keep it that way...

We enjoy a very low tax rate in St. Augusta and I want to make sure that as we continue to grow that there's a voice in that group that's making sure that's a big focus.  We need to grow in a way that is sustainable and I want to help maintain that favorable tax rate in the city.

Unfortunately, incumbent Donna Schultzenberg failed to return phone calls seeking comment in time for this story.