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Darien Village Board adds temporary member

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ANN MARIE AMES
April 2, 2010
— A Darien Planning Commission member has been appointed as a temporary village board member.

Ken Truckey, 212 Washington St., was sworn in Thursday morning. The board voted 4-2 on Wednesday night to appoint Truckey, board member Cheryl Kaufenberg said.


Board member Kurt Zipp moved to appoint Truckey, while board President Evelyn Etten and member Debi Olmstead voted against the appointment, Kaufenberg said.


Truckey will temporarily replace Craig McCue, who suffered a stroke in August and has not been at board meetings since. However, he has indicated he wants to continue serving on the board.


McCue was re-elected last April to a second term that ends in April 2011. He and Olmstead tied as the top vote-getters in a six-way race for three board seats.


The board talked about but took no action on two other agenda items Wednesday. Members discussed Walworth County Sheriff David Graves’ proposal for a county patrol of the village, Kaufenberg said.


The board will meet with Graves on April 12.


At the board's request, Graves in February presented a plan to provide full-time patrol services in the village. Start-up costs for the program would be $496,820, Graves said.


The board on Wednesday also talked about options to replace Administrator Marc Dennison who has resigned, Kaufenberg said. Dennison’s last day will be April 30.


Although a notice for Wednesday’s meeting said it would be in closed session, it stayed in open session, Kaufenberg said.



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