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Five apply for Platteville council at-large position
Interviews Tuesday
Platteville Municipal Building

PLATTEVILLE — The next Platteville Common Council at-large alderman will be one of five people who applied by Friday’s deadline.

The five applicants include former Ald. Michael Denn, who held a Common Council at-large position from 2013 to 2016.

Two of the four candidates serve on city committees — Staci Strobl, a member of the city Community Development Board, and Shanshan Thompson, a member of the city Commission on Aging.

The other two candidates are Ben Behlke, UW–Platteville student body president, and Jason Artz, who spoke to the council during its deliberations on the ATV/UTV ordinance.

The council will interview the applicants in a special meeting in the Platteville Police Department community room Tuesday. The applicants will be invited to make a five-minute presentation, followed by five to 10 minutes of council questions — Thompson at 6:30 p.m., Strobl at 6:45 p.m., Behlke at 7 p.m., Denn at 7:15 p.m., and Artz at 7:30 p.m.

The person the council chooses Sept. 10 will fill the remaining one year and seven months of the term of at-large Ald. Cena Sharp, who resigned July 11. The position is up for election in April 2021.