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Neumeyer, Arthur J. (ed.) / The birth of a city: Brillion from village to city April 4, 1944
(April 4, 1944)

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*  Had charge of the house-to-house distribution and the collection of the community development ques-
tionnaire from which the 11-member board was selected to participate in the comprehensive survey and master
plan of Brillion.
*  Have been a property owner and substantial taxpayer in Brillion for many years. Contributed to
city improvements such as water, sewer, sidewalks, curb and gutter, etc., abutting six different locations.
Filled the swampy, unsightly, mosquito-infested lots on the corner of Center Street and Lee Avenue to above
street level at a greater cost than anyone would care to pay.
*  Was in the photography business in Brillion nearly 38 years bringing in countless customers to our
community beyond the regular Brillion trading area. My career was very rewarding and it is greatly satis-
fying to know that thousands of Neumeyer portraits are being enjoyed for many years to come. Now in
retirement, I have a sincere desire to devote my spare time in the interests of my fellow citizens.
*  Veteran of World War 1, serving my country as a photographer in the Signal Corps. Charter member
of Calumet County Barracks, past commander of the American Legion, charter member of Brillion Lions Club,
charter Honorary Life Member and past president of Fox Valley Photographers' Association, as well as the
Wisconsin Professional Photographers' Association, an Honorary Life Member Knights of Columbus and a
devout church member.
*  Married and have two children, a daughter with the University of Minnesota, and a son with the
Ohio State University.
*  Acquainted with the functions of governmental problems through 21 years on the Calumet County
Park Commission, one of the most 'beautiful and neatest parks in the state on the east shore of Lake Winnebago.
Served the first nine years without compensation at a cost of close to $500.00. County Zoning Commission
for 16 years, ever since it was adopted; was a member of the Brillion Utility Commission for 13 years and
sharcd i-i the planning and construction of the model sewage treatment plant and assisted to develop our
fine water department, one of the best in the state. County Board 6 years and city alderman 2 years.
In reviewing the above past record, I hope it will serve to provide ample evidence that my interests lie
in community improvement and development. I have ample time to carry out the duties of alderman both
efficiently and conservatively, yet believe in systematic progress and stand for a better and bigger Brillion.
Yours for efficient government,


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