WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Galion City residents had the opportunity to meet the candidates running for 12 positions in May under the new statutory form of government at a Town Hall Meeting Thursday at the Galion Public Library. }}" />

   
 
 
Galion Candidates Meet With Community Members

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 3/1/2013

Galion City residents had the opportunity to meet the candidates running for 12 positions in May under the new statutory form of government at a Town Hall Meeting Thursday at the Galion Public Library.

The candidates in attendance were Tom O'Leary, candidate for mayor; Roberta Wade, candidate for law director; Brian Treisch, candidate for auditor; Paula Durbin, candidate treasurer; Don Faulds, candidate for council president, Andy Daniels, First Ward candidate; Missy Harris, candidate for Second Ward; Mike Richards, candidate for Third Ward council; Matt Strickler, Fourth Ward council; and Shirley Clark, candidate for At-Large council member.

The candidates discussed their five goals they hope to accomplish in their seven months in office. The five goals included lowering utility rates, economic development, improving the city's finances, reducing crime and opiate addictions.
 

The candidates said they're answering the call of the community for the change in city govenment.

"The change is coming about because the community felt it no longer had a connection with city govenment under the city manager form of government," Faulds said.

"We've been under the city manager form of government for 26 years and over the years there has been a disconnect between city council and the community. What has happened is city council has relied on the city manager for their instruction and the community has had little to no input," Faulds said. 
 

Candidates will meet with residents again on Thursday, March  7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Granny's Kitchen.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Shelby is ready to turn one of the most flood-prone areas of its downtown into an attractive place that won't be damaged when the river overflows. Full Story
Image1 North Central State College is ready for fall semester to begin Monday, and holds its convocation Thursday to make final preparations. Full Story
 
Image1 Richland and Ashland Counties each receive $56,400 from the state's "Strong Families, Safe Communities" grant program, as its portion of a $600,000 award to a group of eleven counties. Full Story
Image1 Two people are dead after a two- vehicle crash at U.S. 42 and Ohio 302 in Ashland County Tuesday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Two people killed in crash at U.S. 42 and Ohio 302

Madison School District Opens Up

Lucas Schools Seeking 12.9 Mil Renewal Levy

Autopsy reveals infant accidentially suffocated

New School Year Begins In Ontario

Mansfield man found not guilty in shooting case

Ashland High School Students Grieve, Remember Classmate

Mansfield man killed in two-vehicle crash

House Unemployment Debt Study Committee Meets In Mansfield

Task Force arrests fugitive wanted in Mansfield shooting

Teen sentenced for assaulting business owner

More News