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Colfax Village Trustee Susan Olson resigns

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  The Colfax Village Board has accepted the resignation of Village Trustee Susan Olson.

The village board received a letter of resignation from Olson dated September 28 and accepted the resignation at the September 28 Colfax Village Board meeting.

 In her letter of resignation, Olson wrote: “I have decided to resign from the village board as soon as it would be convenient for the board. I am very sad about this decision as I have enjoyed working on the board. I’ve been told it could take another 4 – 6 months before I can walk again or write again. The board needs to be full so that all village residents are represented. This is a tough decision as I really enjoyed serving on the board. Good luck and God bless you all. Susan F. Olson.”

Olson was appointed to the Colfax Village Board in April of 2010.

Prior to her appointment to the village board, Olson had served on the Colfax Library Board for ten years and had been president of the library board for three years.

Olson worked for CESA 10 for 12 years, and at the time she was appointed to the village board, was the librarian at Colfax High School.

After being appointed to her first full term on the village board, Olson was subsequently elected to a second term and was again elected to a third term in April of 2015.

Since the April election, Olson has been absent from many of the village board’s twice-monthly meetings.

“We were all hoping she could be back,” said Scott Gunnufson, village president.

“If the board accepts her resignation, we can appoint another village trustee,” he noted.

The Colfax Village Board unanimously approved Olson’s resignation.

In addition to Gunnufson, Village Trustees Carey Davis, Mark Halpin, Dave Wolff and Jeremy Klukas attended the September 28 meeting.

Olson and Village Trustee Annie Schieber were absent from the meeting.

Anyone who is interested in serving on the village board in the trustee vacancy created by Olson’s resignation is urged to write a letter of interest to the village president.

Under Wisconsin State Statute in Chapter 17.24, “a vacancy in any elective village office may be filled by appointment by a majority of the members of the village board for the residue of the unexpired term or until a special election is held.”

The term for Olson’s village trustee position expires in 2017.