Bichler to serve rest of Blick’s term through April
The Town of Belgium filled a supervisor spot with a familiar name Monday night.
Thomas Bichler was unanimously appointed to finish Jim Blick’s term. Bichler’s father, Skip, served 28 years on the Town Board.
Blick, who was elected in 2013, got an offer on his house and will be moving out of the town. His last meeting was Monday.
“It was an honor and a pleasure to serve, and a privilege,” he said.
Chairman Tom Winker said he sought volunteers who are serving on other town committees, but nobody was interested.
Bichler, who was sworn in Monday, said he was ready to serve.
“I like politics. I like to know what’s going on in the community. I’m open minded,” he said.
Bichler said he wants to solve problems early when they’re small before they become larger.
“It’s easier to nip them in the bud,” he said.
Bichler is a beef and cash crop farmer. He is married with three children, ages 19, 18 and 14. He is active at Divine Savior Parish Lake Church Chapel.
Bichler’s appointment runs through April 2017.
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