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Kewaunee to open search for new council member

Kewaunee residents in the city’s second aldermanic district could step in and serve their community in the wake of the resignation of one of its representatives.


At the last City of Kewaunee Common Council meeting on January 8th, Mayor Jeffrey Vollenweider announced and accepted the resignation of Second District Alderperson Wendy Shelton, who was in the middle of her current term. The announcement came days after Shelton took to her blog announcing her resignation from the council and her assignments on the personnel and finance committees. In the post, she charged the city with poor management of its finances, saying they “are not being accurately reported” and that “staff officers are simply providing misinformation.”


At Monday’s meeting, the council will post the vacancy for Shelton’s seat, which runs through April 2025. The deadline is March 7th, with plans to interview and consider candidates at the March 11th Common Council meeting. Janita Zimmerman is slated to fill Shelton’s seat on the personnel committee, and John Blaha will do the same on the finance committee.


The council will also consider raises for its wastewater operator, part-time patrol officers, and crossing guards during the meeting, as well as consider a flag policy that codifies its current practice of flying the United States flag, the State of Wisconsin flag, the City of Kewaunee flag, and on occasion the POW/MIA flag on stationary poles on or within City of Kewaunee property.


The meeting is scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. inside the Kewaunee Municipal Services building.

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