Marshfield council seeks legal advice on group complaint
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield aldermen are seeking legal advice before proceeding with handling a complaint filed earlier this month against two members of the city’s fire & police commission.
Following an April 13 closed session meeting that lasted one hour and 15 minutes, the common council voted unanimously to direct city attorney, Harold Wolfgram, to provide a legal analysis of the complaint, and to report back to the council at its next regular meeting April 27.
A group of more than 100 city residents is seeking the removal of commissioners, Andy Keogh and Randy Gershman, alleging numerous misconduct violations while also failing to provide a safe working environment at the Marshfield Police Department, failing to maintain proper record of electronic communication, violating the state’s open-meetings law, and adopting a discriminatory Fit-for-Duty policy.
The group is also alleging collusion between Keogh, Gershman, former Police Chief Rick Gramza and seven members of the common council to prevent former mayor, Bob McManus from appointing a replacement for Keogh on the commission in April of last year.
The city attorney will now review the complaint to see if it meets legal standards for consideration by the council.