No change in results from Silver Lake recount

Ballot BoxThe results of the Silver Lake trustee race did not change after a recount performed Friday.

County Clerk Mary Schuch-Krebs said the recount, supervised by her office, concluded at about 12:30 p.m. in Kenosha.

No change means former Trustee Chris Willkomm will rejoin the board and incumbent Trustee Sotiria Wilber will be stepping down.

Three votes separated Willkomm and Wilber.



  1. Bernard Punsley says:

    So let me see if I understand this correctly….we(Silver Lake voters)voted Mr. Willkomm OFF of the school board, and ON to the Village Board, where we had previously voted him OFF. Sort of reminds me of the Abbot and Costello “who’s on 3rd” comedy routine. I can’t make this stuff up folks. I just hope the Queen doesn’t seat Willkomm next to Pat Dunn….at least there was a table between them when Chris charged up to the board member area and started yelling at Mr. Dunn. Maybe we could have Arms Mike Faber sit between them. I’m pretty sure of one thing….the village of Silver Lake will have the FINEST dumbsters in Kenosha County, bar none!

  2. Concerned says:

    Well at least he was voted back on. Last time around Soti was voted off then the rest of the board re-appointed her back on.

  3. Silliness In Silver Lake says:

    The new board’s primary concern with the problems facing the SLFD is whether or not to purchase a TIME CLOCK for the fire department. For @$800. Hmmn.
    The fire station has a time stamped electronic door lock that records the time each firefighter enters the station. Our firefighters are also sworn village employees, whose honesty and integrity should be expected by all citizens. If there was a suspicion a firefighter was “padding” their time cards, the key fob door system would easily solve that issue one way or the other. It appears to me this is a classic case of “If it ain’t broke,don’t fix it”. Given all the other monumental expenses facing our fire department, let’s put this money to much better use. Perhaps the board could see if SLRS uses a time clock, and if not, how they record their employees time worked. Let’s look for a solution that MINIMIZES the taxpayer monies spent. IF this “issue” was a problem, why wasn’t a time clock submittted in the initial operating budget request?

  4. Bernard Punsley says:

    @Concerned. Voted back on by 3 votes….a LANDSLIDE! Kind of state(your words, not mine) “The rest of the board re-appointed her(Soti) back on”. Really? I thought Jeff did that? The BOARD re-appointed her? Guess they must have thought she was doing a pretty good job. Pretty evident the “rescue folks” thought she was not “in their corner”. And if you were at the board meeting where Willkomm was shouting at Pat Dunn from the back of the room then charged up to the table to challenge him and scream at him some more(until the Sgt. at Arms Mike Faber convinced Willkomm to leave), and that’s the type of representation you are comfortable with, well, then so be it. Your posting name “Concerned” is most appropriate… should be!

  5. Concerned says:

    Hey Silliness get your facts straight. The NEW board has not even had a meeting yet. It was the OLD board discussing the time clock. I do agree with you the we don’t need one. Our Fire Dept. members are all honest, trustworthy people that can report their time in other manners.

  6. No bullets? says:

    Say what you will about Mr. Wilkkomm going after Mr. Dunn,,,, at least neither of them were carrying a fire arm while sitting in a tavern.

  7. Bernard Punsley says:

    @No Bullets? Oh…so that justifies Willkomm’s buffoonery? In a public forum at our own village hall, in front of dozens of witnesses? Berating and threatening a board member is ok? Nah…your rationale is pretty screwed up. Speaking of “berating and threatening’, that’s how the whole “tavern incident” started. Anyone remember who challenged who? Not only can a public official not take his family out to dinner at a local establishment without the fear of threats and intimidation, they can’t even attend a board meeting to conduct village business without that hanging over their heads. And the police chief was WHERE..during all of this? “Bullied in Silver Lake”……….it has a pleasant ring to it.

  8. Bullied in Silver Lake says:

    @Bernard Punsley…..I like it…it think it should become our new village motto, painted on the signs at the entrance to our village!

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