There’s an opening on the Common Council.
Ald. Nicole Wiessinger (Dist. 4) has resigned from the council two years before her term was set to end. It’s the seventh time in as many years there’s been a mid-term opening in District 4.
The council voted to add the District 4 seat to the April 2020 election and appoint someone to the seat in the interim.
The position will be advertised in the newspaper for two weeks, and then the city will conduct interviews, hopefully by the council’s first meeting in February, Mayor Tim Swadley said.
Ald. Matt Bartlett (D-4) was appointed to take Wiessinger’s place on the Utilities Commission, but her seats on Parks and Recreation and Community Affairs/Council Policy were left vacant until her successor is sworn in. Wiessinger, a former Stoughton Area school board member, had been the co-chair of the ad-hoc committee to attract and retain young families with the school district, a position the mayor said council president Tom Majewski (D-3) will address.
Wiessinger could not be reached for comment after multiple attempts. Ald. Sid Boersma (D-1) commented at the meeting the outgoing alder is “onto bigger and better things.”