August 30, 2018 – Town of West Bend, WI – There was an election Wednesday night as four candidates vied for two seats on the Big Cedar Lake PRD.
Each seat carried a 3-year term.
The terms of board members Roger Walsh and Jim McGath had expired. McGath chose not to run again.
Walsh was on the ballot with David Claussen, Nicole Gonring and Troy Zagel.
Nearly an hour after ballots had been cast and votes tabulated the results were read by Walsh.
Walsh read the final numbers which showed he finished first followed by a very close second through fourth place finish.
Only five votes separated three candidates.
Both Zagel and Gonring said they will ask for a recount.
Dan Carroll, Operations Manager/Chief of Patrol at Big Cedar Lake PRD, said they counted the votes five times.
There were about 300 people who voted Wednesday night.
Gonring questioned if they counted five times, how come these were the final totals they settled on.
Below is a rebroadcast of the live feed from Wednesday night’s BCLPRD meeting at the Town of West Bend Town Hall.
Highlights of the meeting included:
-passage of the 2018 -2019 budget.
-brief 3-minute campaign statements by Walsh, Claussen, Gonring and Zagel.
-questions from the audience about an increase in salary expense of $13,000 which will be used for added police services to monitor parking at Big Cedar Lake.