Miluck resigns from Genoa board |

Miluck resigns from Genoa board

by Christy Chalmers, staff writer

The Genoa Town Board is looking for another new member.

Town secretary Alice Rogers said Michael Miluck resigned effective Oct. 11. Applications from anyone interested in completing his term, which runs through 2002, are being taken through Nov. 10.

Rogers said Wednesday one resident, Michael Saffran, had applied for the post. The remaining town board members are hoping to review the applicants and recommend one to the Douglas County commission, which will make the final choice.

The town has had trouble keeping a full complement of board members. In 1999, deadlines were extended and weeks passed because no one sought either of two empty seats on the five-member board.

The seats were eventually filled, but the process spurred talk of reducing the board to three representatives. The board had been expanded to five seats in 1998, and Miluck, who had served when it was a three-member body, suggested the smaller size made more sense because Genoa is a small town.

Proponents say a larger board brings more viewpoints and better representation. The trick is in finding people who want to add their viewpoints and representation.

“There’s not a lot of people in this town,” Rogers noted. “A lot of the people have already been on the board.”

Anyone interested in the job can pick up an application at the Genoa town office or call Rogers at 782-8696.