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Three seek two seats on Delavan Town Board

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
March 28, 2012
— The race for Delavan Town Board includes newcomer Chris Marsicano and incumbents Richard W. Bonsall and Barb Militello battling for two open seats.

Richard Bonsall (I)


Age: 72


Address: 115 Glenwood Road, Williams Bay.


Job: Retired from the general construction/contractor business


Education: Graduate of Delavan-Darien High School


Community service: Making volunteer improvements such as remodeling the kitchen in Community Park next to Delavan Lake.


Elected posts: None


Major campaign issues: Keeping Delavan Lake clean and continuing improvements at Community Park.


"We had the inlet cleaned last year, and this is supposed to help keep the rest of the lake clean. Browns Channel, which feeds into the lake, also was cleaned last year. The amount of fishermen we have here is unreal, so keeping our lake clean brings in a lot of revenue. This is something we have to stay on top of.


"Community Park is our other revenue generator, and we need to keep improving the park to keep people returning to the community building for events. Tourism is one of the best revenue generators we have."


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Barb Militello (I)


Age: 49


Address: 3236 S. Shore Drive, Delavan.


Job: None listed


Education: Graduated from of East Leyden High School, Franklin Park, Ill.


Community service: None


Elected posts: Two terms on the Delavan Town Board since 1996


Major campaign issues: Delavan Lake, Highway 50 and Sho-Deen Development.


"The inlet project has been completed, and now it is time to re-establish a monitoring program, which is ready to begin this spring with the U.S. Geological Society."


"By staying involved we can do what is best for our business area along Highway 50."


"The town needs to oversee the Sho-Deen Development to ensure that it stays in the town where the town will continue to make sure the development stays within our master plan."


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Chris Marsicano


Age: 47


Address: 221 Inlet Shore Drive, Delavan.


Job: Co-owner of the Village Supper Club, Delavan.


Education: 1983 graduate of Delavan-Darien High School.


Community service: Walworth County Tavern League SafeRide coordinator, secretary/treasurer for Town of Delavan Friends of the Parks, citizen member for town of Delavan Parks and Tourism Committee, chairman of Celebration of Freedom Committee, Walworth-Lakeland Elks Lodge 2201 officer and member, chairman of Elks Thanksgiving dinner.


Elected posts: None


Major campaign issues: Monitoring the inevitable growth of the town while protecting its greatest assetóDelavan Lake.


"I am a lifelong citizen, a taxpayer and business owner. I love this area and will do what is best for our community as an elected official."



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