Fifth hour english and social studies class, Barneveld High School, Barneveld, WI / Barneveld community profile
Government, pp. -17 ff.
Steve Eveland Village President On April 5, Barneveld, along with many other villages and towns throughout Wisconsin, held the elections for public offices. The mayoral race in Barneveld was probably one of the highlights of our area. Many of these office openings were decided on April 5th but Barneveld's mayoral race wasn't decided until April 11. This came about when the vote count came up with a tie of 100 votes apiece. The board then decided that the man chosen for town mayor would be decided by a coin toss. On April 11 at 1:00 our 2 village president candidates met with the other board members for the toss of the coin. Shelby Raisbeck chose tails while Steve Eveland represented by heads. After one illegal throw, the coin went up and landed upon the floor with the head insigna facing everyone who watched. This meant that Steve Eveland was our new Village President. Steve was born in rural Barneveld in 1927. He was born in a large family of 9, The son of Bradford and Eva Eveland. He has lived in Barneveld all of his life and has been a member of the Village Board for over 16 years. He has been employed by the Quad County C6-op for over 30 years, delivering gas and doing repair work as a part of his job. Steve r'ow takes on the responsibility that our past mayor, John Koenig, firmly took care of for many years. His job responsibilities range from conducting meetings to finding answers for any problems in our community. He plans on keeping the Barneveld community on a solid foundation, to continue in the same direction of growth ind prosperity. He feels that our village board has done a fine job of keeping taxes at a minimum and yet they have made many improvements such as the water tower, new wells, sewage plant, and keeping the streets and curbs in fine condition. He also mentioned the plans of building a new fire station and town and village hall combined. The money from the budget is used for most of these improvements, and is also used for the saleries of village employees. Mayor Eveland said thatso me of the problems our community has are keeping the village operating on a fair budget while improving and keeping dogs tied and not letting them run freely. When asked whether he thought Barneveld had a high tax rate for the amount of services offered, he firmly stated no, and aaid that it was comparable with the other villages our size. He feels that to promote more business, Barneveld must expand and get more people from the city. //I
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