Oversight Committee One Step Closer to Finding Municipal Judge
Left, Mayor Andrew Halverson was unanimously elected chairman of the oversight committee. (City-Times photo)
By Jake Mathias
Selection of a new judge for the Stevens Point Municipal Court is one step closer after Tuesday’s Municipal Court Oversight Committee meeting.
The committee reviewed three applications for the judge in closed session at the meeting and will be interviewing applicants on April 1, also in closed session.
“We will make a decision that evening on a recommendation for the Plover Village Board as well as the Common Council on who our recommendation for municipal court judge will be,” said Mayor Andrew Halverson, the committee chairman.
Halverson said the interviews will include five questions for each candidate but he did not elaborate.
“All of the applicants are local, from Central Wisconsin,” said Alderman Mike Wiza, who added the names of the applicants are confidential until either a list of finalists is created or until one is hired.
Wiza is one of three elected officials from Stevens Point who serves on the committee, along with Alderwoman Joanne Suomi and Halverson, as well as two officials from the Village of Plover- President Dan Schlutter and Trustee Tom Davies.
“They’re all good applications; I’m confident we’ll find a good judge for the municipal court,” Wiza said.