March 26, 2020
By David Nordby
The Brillion News
BRILLION – After more than 27 years Joy Buboltz is ready for something new.
Buboltz has served the City of Brillion as deputy clerk-treasurer and municipal court clerk since Sept. 2, 1992, and is closing her chapter as treasurer this week. She’s closing one section, but keeping multiple others open to help fill her time going forward.
“The state says I can retire at 55 and draw my annuity and I’m going to do that. I have an opportunity and I’m going to take it and work with my husband and do my court thing and take a little time for myself,” Buboltz said. “But it will just be nice to do something else.”
Buboltz and her husband, Mike, have operated Hardware Plus on Water Street since Nov. 14, 2011. Buboltz has handled the majority of the accounting and business management. Now, she will spend more time in the store.
“He’s going to turn me into a hardware girl, he told me,” Buboltz says laughing.
Buboltz will also take back her position as municipal court clerk once a 75-day rest period ends in June.
“I will be getting the dockets ready for the judge, preparing the judge for trials, taking payments in for citations,” Buboltz said.
She’s done that since 2000. The municipal court clerk position fills about 8-10 hours per week and became part of her position 19 years ago.
“I’ve always had an interest in law, even in high school I took some law classes and I found that very interesting,” Buboltz said. “So, working with the police department, it interests me. I was hoping I could continue to do that after a while and the judge (Jean Van Frachen) was fine with it because she appoints the court clerk, which is me.”
Buboltz says that part of the fun of her job as treasurer was interacting with people. At the hardware store, she’ll continue to do that.
Please see the complete story in the March 26, 2020 edition of The Brillion News.