March 5, 2007
Township elections set for March 13
Those that don’t feature elections will conduct annual meetings
By Lynda Jensen
Most area townships will be conducting spring elections Tuesday, March 13 and those that don’t will be observing annual meetings to determine levy questions or other business.
Most will feature supervisor and treasurer positions that are open, with the exception of Winsted and Bergen townships, both of which switched to even-year, fall elections, and Marysville, which features only a single supervisor spot open because the treasurer is appointed there.
Township elections will be conducted Tuesday, March 13 at the respective township hall, except for Winsted, which will have its annual meeting at the Winsted Fire Hall. Bergen will conduct its annual meeting at the township hall, and not the Sportsmen’s Club, the latter of which is where it would normally conduct elections.
Bergen switched to even year, fall elections and will not conduct another election until 2008, reported Clerk Anita Bahr.
The annual meeting will take place as usual 8 p.m. at the township hall.
This March will represent the last township election at the town hall in the spring, as well as the last one at its current location, reported Clerk Roger Sauerbrey.
Beginning in the fall of 2008, all Camden Township elections will occur at the New Germany City Hall.
The township annual meeting will remain at the Camden Township Hall.
Two positions are open in Camden, the supervisor position currently served by Bruce Clark, and the treasurer position served by Denise Zellmann. Zellmann is finishing out an appointed term since the previous treasurer moved out of town, reported Clerk Roger Sauerbrey.
Both incumbents filed for their positions, Sauerbrey said.
Two positions are open in Hollywood, the supervisor position currently served by Curtis Thaemert, and the treasurer position served by Chuck Schuft.
Also on the spring ballot will be a question about moving the spring election to the fall, to match even year elections, Clerk Becky Burns reported. This would save money in costs associated with the electronic ballot machines being used.
Thaemert and Schuft re-filed for their respective positions.
One position is open in Marysville, the supervisor position currently served by Dick Sawatzke.
Sawatzke refiled for his position, clerk Dorothy Rahn reported.
Two positions are up for Middleville, the supervisor position served by Bob Berg, and the treasurer position served by Everrett Smith.
Smith re-filed for treasurer, and Jim Raymond filed for supervisor.
Two positions are open in Victor, the supervisor position currently served by Burton Horsch and the treasurer position served by Sean Groos. Both refiled.
Winsted Township does not feature any elections because it switched to an even-year, fall election, reported Clerk Sue Goebel.
However, township residents are encouraged to attend because the township will be adopting its annual levy for 2008.
The township will conduct its annual meeting 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 at the Winsted Fire Hall.
Two positions are open in Woodland, the supervisor position currently served by Kenny Pawelk, and the treasurer position served by Gene Janikula.
Two positions are up in Watertown Township, the supervisor position served by Mike Dressen, and the treasurer position served by David Heldt.
Heldt re-filed for treasurer. Scott Hoese and Neil Johnson filed for supervisor.