Over the next several weeks, leading up to the April 7 elections for Marshfield City Council and School Board, Hub City Times will interview the candidates running for those offices so that readers may learn more about who is running and what they stand for. This week we interviewed City Council incumbent for District 4, Gordy Earll. Earll is running unopposed.
Hub City Times: Why are you running?
Gordy Earll: Because I feel that I can do some things to help the city by my being on the council, and I’ve been on the council for six years now. I have accomplished some things that I had hoped to do and have some plans yet to stay on until some of the other things are done.
HCT: Is there a single biggest issue that faces the city of Marshfield that you are hoping to do more with or to work with?
GE: One of the bigger issues is the pet shelter. We’re hoping to get something resolved in 2015 that, that can move forward because it is in the city’s best interest if this pet shelter becomes a reality.
They (Marshfield Area Pet Shelter) are basically operating as a pet shelter right now without a building. That can’t go on, and the city knows that, and so it’s a matter of what’s the best situation here, what’s the best solution to this situation.
HCT: As an incumbent that has been in office for a while, what do you think the council itself needs to better in order to better serve the city of Marshfield?
GE: We are going to have a strategic planning session I think some time in January.
We have talked about this in the past. We need to get on the same page in regard to what’s best for the city, and that isn’t always evident in some of the voting and with some of the issues that come forward. Hopefully, this will make us more of a unit that will work together instead of at odds over things that are in the best interest of the city.