Belgium trustee files non-candidacy papers
There’s still time to get on the April ballot for the Cedar Grove-Belgium School Board and Belgium Village Board
Papers must be turned in by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5.
On the School Board, the Sheboygan County seat filled by Chad Hoopman and an Ozaukee County seat filled by Lori Gruell are up for election. Hoopman has filed papers to run again. Gruell said she plans on running but hasn’t filed yet.
Voters in the district may vote for all candidates, regardless of where they live, but the candidates themselves must live in the respective counties.
School board seats carry three-year terms.
The board president, treasurer and clerk receive a salary of $1,000. The rest of the members receive $900. In addition, board members receive $20 per meeting. Multiple meetings on the same night all count as one.
In the Village of Belgium, seats held by incumbent trustees Clem Gottsacker, Pete Anzia and Wayne Lambrecht are open. Gottsacker and Anzia have taken out papers to run again but have not yet filed, and Lambrecht has filed non-candidacy papers. Lambrecht has served for one term.
Board seats carry two-year terms.
Trustees receive $60 per board meeting and $40 per committee meeting.
None of the three supervisors in the Town of Belgium are up for election in April. All offices — chairman, two supervisors, treasurer and clerk — will be up for election in April 2017.
The election will be held April 5. If more than two people run for any one seat, a primary will be held Feb. 16.