NEW BERLIN – Village of New Berlin residents may see a change in village operations in coming months depending on the outcome of the upcoming elections scheduled for March 20. The polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m.
Current six-term Mayor Carol Riley faces opposition for the two-year, $3,500-a-year position from current village trustee Robert T. Starr of New Berlin. Riley served one year as trustee to the board before being elected mayor. Throughout the past 12 years she has run the village, she rarely has faced opposition for the post.
“I have a real passion for this job and I care for the village, for its people presently and for the future,” Riley said.
Riley says the village is running smoothly and will be debt-free this August as promised. She says she has seen a lot of change throughout the years as mayor and looks forward to continuing that in the years to come. Riley explains that since first being elected to serve the village, she has spent her time writing grants and finding funding for a new water system and to house the Department of Public Works (DPW).