Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5-15-14 giles officially appointed to fdl city council

The newest member of the Fond du Lac city council says he looks forward to the challenge.  The Fond du Lac city council voted Wednsday night to appoint YMCA director Greg Giles to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Dan Manning earlier this year.  Before the vote the council discussed a question of a possible conflict of interest that could affect Giles’ ability to serve on council.  The question was whether there may be a conflict because certain department heads including the police chief and community development director serve on the YMCA board.  City attorney Deb Hoffman said she didn’t believe there was a conflict of interest and Giles says it never even crossed his mind there may be a conflict.  "We live in a community that we have to collaborate together to do a lot of things,"  Giles told WFDL news.  "There's potential for people to have that cross-working relationship.  We have to do that, we just need to be able to pull back at an appropriate time when we may need to take a vote if there is a conflict."  Giles says he will work to move Fond du Lac forward.  He will be sworn into office at the next council meeting.

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