MERILL (WAOW)– The Merrill Recall Committee has collected enough signatures for all five districts they are attempting to recall. District one and districts five through eight are part of the recall effort.
Committee members turned in those petitions to the city clerk on Tuesday afternoon.
“I think by us turning these in it kind of marks a transition point from the recall committee to the people and to the potential candidates because really what we’ve done initiating the recall is we’ve given the voice back to the people and we’ve said we’re going to do what we can within our means to try and initiate a course of action to follow” Ladonna Fermanich, a member of the Merrill Recall Committee said.
There are no official candidates until the petitions are certified and city council calls an election, but there are Merrill citizens who are ready to run in each of the districts. Becky Meyer in District 1, Shannon Collins in District 5, Mike Rick in District 6, Eric Dayton in District 7, and Steve Sabatke in District 8.