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After filling one job, Turtle Town Board now must fill another supervisor opening

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ANN MARIE AMES
December 18, 2007
— As quickly as one position was filled, another has opened on the Turtle Town Board.

-- Nov. 12, Supervisor Fran Patch resigned.


-- Wednesday, the board appointed Les Oldenburg to replace Patch.


-- Thursday, Supervisor Bill Kutz resigned.


Kutz was serving on five town committees, including the plan commission.


The commission and the town board will have a joint informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to learn about the town’s boundary agreement with the city of Beloit.


DeLong had planned to discuss at Wednesday’s meeting a timeline for replacing Kutz. But when contacted by The Janesville Gazette, town attorney William Henderson said the issue could not be discussed unless it was on an agenda.


The item was not on the agenda dated Friday and faxed to the Gazette on Monday.


Patch, 63, was re-elected to the board in April. Oldenburg, 77, had finished just behind Patch in the election.


Oldenburg, 77, has served the board on and off for 20 years and has served on most of the town committees. He served the Turtle Fire Department for 26 years.


At the Wednesday meeting, Chairman Dan DeLong nominated Mike Schaefer, a member of the town plan commission, to replace Patch. Some town residents supported Oldenburg, but De Long hesitated to nominate him because Oldenburg is a driver for the De Long Co. in Clinton, where De Long works in the transportation division.


DeLong also liked the fact that Schaefer lives on the west side of the township and would represent residents there.



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