President says Johnson resigned as administrator

The Brillion News

WRIGHTSTOWN – Steve Johnson has left his position as Wrightstown Village Administrator, after resigning on Wednesday, June 15, Village President Dean Erickson confirmed.

The Wrightstown Village Board had been scheduled to meet in closed session on June 15 to discuss the Johnson’s status.

On Tuesday, June 14, the notice of the June 15 special village board meeting was withdrawn and the meeting was cancelled.

Johnson had been working limited hours recently due to a serious illness in his family. Johnson himself had overcome some serious health challenges and had a successful liver transplant in 2013.

Johnson served as the village clerk for many years, then as village president. He resigned as village president and then was appointed as village administrator following the resignation of former village administrator Dan Guild in 2009.

Construction of the new village hall on High Street and the opening of Zirbel Park were both done on his watch at administrator.

Erickson said the village board would deal with the vacancy at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.

The village is also without a police chief of clerk/treasurer. Public Works Director Travis Coenen is the only remaining full-time department head in the village. The fire chief, Mike Schampers, is a part-time employee.

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