THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Pat Tracy Named New Wausaukee President
Issue Date: May 20, 2020
At the Wausaukee Village Board meeting on Monday, May 18, newly appointed Village President Pat Tracy appointed Derrick J. McGee to fill the trustee position he had vacated.
Former Village president Hilbert Radtke passed away on April 25, and Tracy had been selected to fill his position at the annual reorganization meeting of the board on Wednesday, April 29. That office will be up for election in April of 2021.
Also at that meeting his Oath of Office was administered by Clerk/Treasurer Sara Pullen, and also for returning trustee Steve Stumbris and J. J. Feldmann, a newcomer to the board, for 2-year terms. Dennis Whitton, Jr. was sworn in for a 2-year term as weed commissioner, and trustees Feldmann, JoAnn Polomis, Steve Stumbris, Tracy and Pullen were named to the Board of Review, with Mack McKim as alternate.
With Tracy's board seat open, McGee had written a letter to the board expressing his interest in serving.
He and his wife Lauren have lived in Wausaukee since 2017, at the corner of County Road C and division Street in the village, quite near the DNR Station. He is a DNR ranger stationed in Wausaukee and his wife is a paraprofessional for elementary and middle school students of Wausaukee School District. He is also a member of the Wausaukee Volunteer Fire Department.
He said he had been with the DNR since 2014 and had eagerly been awaiting a chance to transfer to Wausaukee. He said Wausaukee made them feel at home from day one, and said now he and his wife want to do something to give back to the community. "People have been welcoming, helpful and overall embodied everything that makes small town America so great," he said in the letter.
At the meeting Pullen said his was the only letter of interest that had been received. Tracy thanked him for his compliments to the village and appointed him to the vacant position.
The meeting included reports from Cedar Corp representative Maija Seppanen on design specifications for the new well house and $35,000 extension of the contract for the new well, which is to be constructed near the water tower, and approval of resolutions related to the pending application for a CDBG grant for remodeling the former Stephenson National Bank Building into a combination community center, library and village hall. Resolutions needed were explained by Jim Frymark of Cedar Corp,, who said the village has received several nice letters supporting the application, and he is very optimistic the funding will be received. The matching fund requirement is being met by Marinette County.
Plans were also discussed for the Independence Day Parade and festivities on Saturday, July 4, and everyone was asked to consider who should be selected to serve as parade marshall.