Elections will be held in April with one incumbent, Trustee Bob Fink, not seeking reelection. Trustee Nick Jaeger moved out of the village after the deadline to be on the ballot, so the Board has taken applications to appoint someone for the remaining year of his term. We hope to fill the position at the March Board meeting.
I thank Nick and Bob for their time, dedication and service to the community and look forward to new faces, ideas and expertise.
There is also a pending vacancy on the Plan Commission. The Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month except in January and July. This is an appointed position. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more.
As we are finishing up tax time, we continue to pursue ways to keep taxes low while maintaining services. The Public Safety Committee is currently working with the surrounding communities on a long range financing plan with the fire department. By having the village secure financing for their purchases of equipment at a lower interest rate and negotiate lower state pricing for the department, we’re hoping to keep costs level. This is a model that is successful in other communities.
Be safe this winter. Watch for kids as you drive through Cleveland, and enjoy our Wisconsin weather!