Dubuque County District Judge Thomas Bitter has denied a writ filed against the Dyersville City Council and mayor Jim Heavens, the Commercial learned late Tuesday afternoon.

Attorney Doug Henry, of Fuerste, Carew, Juergens & Sudmeier, P.C., told the Commercial that his office received an email from the judge’s court reporter informing him of Bitter’s decision early Tuesday.

“It’s a good result,” Henry said. “We are happy with the result.”

Added Heavens: “I hope the legal wrangling of this is over now and we can move on to the next phase of it.