Kevin Karau
Kevin Karau

Green Lake has a new alderman, and another could be coming in April.

Kevin Karau was appointed Monday to fill the vacancy on the six-person council left by D’Lene Sandleback’s resignation in December.

Recommended by Mayor Jon McConnell, Karau has been the general manager of Heidel House Resort & Spa for almost two years and will fill out the remainder of Sandleback’s term, which expires next year.

But while one council seat fills, another is shrouded in uncertainty.

Ald. Nancy Wells has chosen not to run for re-election to her District 1 seat. Although the deadline to file was extended until last week Friday, no candidate stepped forward.

That means that, just like last year, no name will appear on the ballot for the District 1 position.

Find more news from Monday's meeting in the Jan. 11, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.