Village Board seeks to fill vacancy

The resignation of Trustee James Kavanagh, effective July 16th, has left a vacancy on the board for the remainder of his term of office.

His 3 year elected term will expire on April of 2019. The Village Board is looking for applicants from the community to accept an appointment to fill out the remainder of this term.

The Village of West Milwaukee is accepting applications for the vacancy in the remaining unexpired one (1) year term ending April, 2019.  17.24 Vacancies in village offices. (1) Except as provided in s. 9.10, a vacancy in any elective village office may be filled by appointment by a majority of the members of the village board for the residue of the unexpired term or until a special election is held under s. 8.50 (4) (fm) or sub. (2).

The Board of Trustees has elected to appoint a successor Trustee, and the application deadline is September 14, 2018. The Village Board will meet following the close of the taking of application(s) and review the applicant(s). After application(s) have been reviewed, additional questions can be presented to the Personnel Committee Chairperson, which may be asked at the oral presentations.

The Board, at its next special meeting or regularly scheduled meeting, will give each applicant three minutes to make an oral presentation. After all applicants have made their presentation to the Board, the President will ask questions of all applicants approved prior to the meeting.  When nominations are closed, the board shall vote on the nominees.

The Village Board Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of the month and special meetings may be called as necessary.  The Board member responsibilities include, but are not limited to regular meeting attendance and punctuality, submitting agenda items to committee chair for meetings, reviewing and approving minutes from previous meetings, assuming responsibility for certain activities or projects as appropriate, reviewing agendas and supporting materials prior to meetings, and coming prepared to make a thoughtful contribution.

If you are interested, please contact the Clerk’s office for an application.  The Village Board recognizes the value of the varied experience of its community members and welcomes their expertise in Village Government.

Pay:  $100 per regularly scheduled Board meeting

Applications are available at:

Village Of West Milwaukee

Clerk’s Office

4755 W. Beloit Road

West Milwaukee, WI 53214


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Village Board seeks to fill vacancy