- The Minocqua Town Board always knew it would need to replace Supervisor Bryan Jennings eventually. But the board didn't think it happen so soon.
Jennings died September 8, two days after he was struck by lightning while walking his dog.
Town Chairman Mark Hartzheim says the town is now accepting letters of interest from anyone wanting to fill Jennings' seat.
Hartzheim wanted to wait until January to start looking, but the board was having trouble getting enough members for official town votes. Hartzheim says he hoped to get through budget season and the holidays, but couldn't wait any longer.
Had Jennings' seat been up for election in Spring 2017, Hartzheim says he would have considered waiting for that election.
Anyone who wants to apply should submit a letter with their qualifications to the town clerk by November 4th. The board plans to vote on a replacement November 15.
Whoever wins Jennings' seat will hold that position until April 2018.
Town Clerk Roben Haggart can be reached via mail at 415 Menominee St., Suite A, Minocqua, WI 54548.