Incumbent Wayne Powell increased his first place finish Friday from 3,608 votes to 3,983 votes when the City Clerk's office announced the new and presumed final tally. The new figures include the 500+ ballots that weren't counted on election night.
The new figures also secure Tony D'Errico's third place finish. He gained 234 votes when the previously uncounted ballots were tallied.
Mark Burton, who secured one of the council seats Tuesday regardless of how the additional uncounted votes tallied, gained 281 votes Friday, totaling 2,972.
The final vote count lifted Powell from 917 votes more than his closest competitor Burton, to 1,011 votes separating the two.
In another interesting twist, candidate Mark Lipps, who was nine votes ahead of previous council member Mitch Ward, saw his fortune reversed as Ward gained enough votes to slightly surpass Lipps by a mere two votes.
Candidate Viet Ngo, who was the only candidate not seen at Joslyn Center Tuesday night as the votes were being counted, increased his share from 265 to 301 votes.
Burton and D'Errico will replace two-term councilmen Richard Montgomery and Nick Tell, who legally could not run for a seat due to term limits. Powell retained his seat, securing another four-year term.
Montgomery and Tell will be feted at the next council meeting on Tuesday, March 19 beginning at 6 p.m. Burton, D'Errico and Powell will be sworn in at that meeting, as well.
The agenda for the March 19th meeting will include a staff report and resolution for adoption to certify the canvass and adopt the results of the election, said Terri Aliabadi, senior deputy city clerk Friday.
City Council meetings are held in council chambers, 1400 Highland Avenue.