Baileys Harbor Seeks New Town Board Supervisor

Baileys Harbor – Town officials are looking to their neighbors to step up soon after accepting the resignation Tuesday evening of town board Supervisor Jake Erickson, who had served in the position for about a year and a half. Erickson said some unexpected things had come up that demanded his time, so he could not dedicate the attention needed for town matters.

The town board on Tuesday began seeking town residents who are willing to take Erickson’s place, and board members plan to make nominations Oct. 11. They and the town clerk, in accordance with state statute, will select the supervisor by vote, according to the town clerk.

Erickson’s term expires in April 2022. Anyone appointed to the position who wishes to continue will need to run for the seat at that time.

Town supervisor duties include attendance at two or more board meetings per month, participating in committee meetings, and having some responsibility for city departments and certain personnel decisions. Town Chair Don Sitte said he and the board would decide which committees would best suit the next supervisor after they choose that person.

Erickson said his fellow elected officials, clerk’s office staff and town employees were great to work with and extremely supportive as he began his duties as a supervisor. He said he’d love to seek office again when he has more time.