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New Term, New Teamwork?

Hoping to leave previous conflict and divisiveness behind, council members are sworn in after a rough election season.

The Muskego Common Council turned a page Tuesday night as new terms began for incumbent Aldermen Neil Borgman and Dan Soltisiak, and Robert Wolfe took the seat as 1st District alderman. He had defeated Tracy Snead earlier in April after a race that featured tensions between the two candidates, and at times turned personal.

In addition, Municipal Judge Patrick Berigan was sworn in by Waukesha Circuit Court Judge William Domina. It will be Berigan's sixth term on Muskego's court.

Council members then voted for president, selecting Neil Borgman on a unanimous vote. Soltysiak also received a unanimous vote as the council representative to the plan commission, and Kert Harenda was voted in as the council representative for the Little Muskego Lake district board.

Each newly elected member had a chance to speak, with most keeping remarks to thanks for their family and supporters. Soltysiak also echoed Snead's earlier comments for a return to civility, stating that he saw the past few months as a lesson for everyone to learn from, and hoping Tuesday night was an opportunity to "turn the page."

The council will return to business next week Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

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