Bristol announces date for first Village Board election

Bristol has announced how its special election to establish its first village board will be elected.

bristol-new-flag-webThe first election for the six village trustees and the village president will take place Jan. 19, 2010, a town issued press release said. Any resident of the village that is interested in running for village trustee or president can secure nomination papers from Town Clerk Amy Klemko at Town Hall, 19801 83rd St. between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Candidates will need to declare if they are running for village president or for village trustee. Nomination papers shall be signed by not less than 29 nor more than 56 voters. These petitions will need to be turned back into the Town Clerk on or before January 4, 2010.

That time frame will make for an extremely short campaign period. Municipal offices that have their filing close in early January are typically decided in April.

In order to achieve the proper terms for trustees, for this first election the top three vote-getters will serve two-year terms and the next three will serve one-year terms. Thereafter, all trustees will run for two-year terms on a staggered basis. The village president will be elected for a two-year term.

There will be three open Town Board seats when the Village Board is sworn in. These positions will be appointed by the Town Board to fill out the remaining terms. Anyone interested in filling these positions should drop off their letter of interest or resume with the town clerk by Jan. 4.

Town Supervisors John McCabe and Colleen Fisch will remain in their positions, but they are up for re-election April 6, 2010.

The Wisconsin Secretary of State issued the certificate of incorporation for the village of Bristol on Tuesday.


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