BOSCOBEL - Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, April 6, to select new members of the Boscobel School Board. The polls are open in Wisconsin from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Robin Baumeisteris a 47-year-old resident of the city of Boscobel who lives with her boyfriend Todd and her two children, Jonathan and Maya. She is a graduate of Wauzeka High School who works as the Program Coordinator for the Boscobel Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also the Vice President of the Grant County Tourism Council.
What are the top issues facing the City of Boscobel and how would you work to resolve it?
I believe that community togetherness is an issue in the City of Boscobel. I have worked with various clubs and organizations throughout my adult life, and I have seen real results when these groups work together towards a goal. I believe that there are many people in this community ready and waiting to be a part of the togetherness; however, there are multiple groups working towards the same goal taking different paths. I look forward to seeing all of these groups come together to achieve goals for our city’s progress. I want to actively involve the community by being out and asking questions to best determine the path that the City Government should pursue. This is your community, and I am asking for your support so that I can be your voice.
What are other key issues facing the City of Boscobel, and how would you work to resolve them?
Sitting in on various City meetings over the last year, I realize how our current elected officials have input on the growth and development of this City. I believe that not only Boscobel, but society in general is facing issues with lack of employees to fill positions, lack of people able to invest in storefronts, and lack of funding in general. I know that on a larger scale, it is going to take coordination and communication between various organizations to find a solution, and I want to be a part of that for the City of Boscobel. I would like to continue to communicate and provide information between various entities and organizations so that it is transparent and people can gain a better understanding of the challenges that we are overcoming.
Why are you the best candidate for this office?I am excited to be a part of this beautiful city and am looking forward to overcoming the challenges to see this city grow and prosper. I want to be a positive influence in showing people the good that we are doing and working at developing solutions to the problems we face so that we all can be as good and kind as we can be! I am hoping for your support in this endeavor and to be your voice in building the business community, strengthen the school, and inform the community on the city’s progress. I want your input and help in making this city better every day!
Steve Fritz is a 65-year-old resident of the city of Boscobel who lives with his wife Sally and is recently retired. A 1973 graduate of Boscobel High School, he is the father of 10 and grandfather of 10, and currenlty serves on the Boscobel Common Council.
What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it?
Community development including job growth and support for small businesses
• Promoting our downtown area and the things our City has to offer
• Attracting tourists and new residents
• Maintaining a clean, safe and attractive community
I encourage community members to get involved and share ideas to help us make decisions to improve our city always and make it a better place work, live, and raise our families.
What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?
Our schools and our hospital are extremely important to our community and we need to work with them continually to help them meet the needs of Boscobel and the surrounding area. When people are looking at bringing a business here or relocating here for a job, these two entities are two of the most important factors in those decisions.
Why are you the best candidate for this office? (Please limit answer to 200 words.)
• Experienced: I have been a 2nd Ward Alderperson for the past five years.
• Local: I was born and raised in Boscobel and worked here for my entire career.• Community Service: I have been active in numerous community organizations including the Boscobel Rescue Squad for five years and the Boscobel Fire Department for 34 years. I am currently a member of the Boscobel Fire Board, Boscobel Housing Authority, and Chairman of the Boscobel Boat Landing Commission.