Minutes: Caucus 2010

Village of Plain

Village Caucus

January 20, 2010


Village President Raymond Ellenbolt called the Caucus to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building on January 20, 2010.  The purpose of this caucus was to place in nomination the names of individuals for three Village Trustee positions, to be placed on the ballot at the Spring Election.  This election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.


Twelve citizens were present.            


Notice of this caucus was posted in the following locations in the Village of Plain:  Municipal Building; Plain Post Office; and, The Peoples Community Bank.  A legal notice was also placed in the January 13, 2010 edition of the Home News newspaper. 


Robert Neuheisel motioned to appoint William Gruber to serve as chairman of the Caucus.  This was seconded by David Buchanan, and then carried unanimously. Chairman Gruber appointed Nick Ruhland and James Liegel as tellers.


Nick Ruhland motioned to have written balloting for all positions. James Liegel seconded. The motion carried.


Results of First Nomination Ballot for 3 Village Trustees      




Kevin Kraemer

Jack Schluter

John Dischler

Phil Studnicka

Cole Brunson

David Buchanan



Duane Ruhland

As a result of the first ballot, six names were placed in nomination as having received a majority of votes.  Those names were: Kevin Kraemer; Jack Schluter; John Dischler; Philip Studnicka; Cole Brunson; and, David Buchanan.

James Liegel motioned to destroy the ballots cast during this round of voting. This was seconded by David Buchanan, and then carried unanimously. 


Names were drawn for placement on the ballot at the Spring Election in the following order: Phil Studnicka; Cole Brunson; David Buchanan; Jack Schluter; John Dischler; Kevin Kraemer.


James Liegel motioned to adjourn at 6:42 p.m.  This was seconded by David Buchanan, and the motion carried.




Sheila Tafs