Merkel And Farr Finalists For FDL City Council Vacancy

The Fond du Lac City Council will consider two names when it votes on filling a vacancy on the Council. Today the Council nearly reached a unanimous consensus when it took another straw vote on the three finalists for the seat. Councilmen Gary Miller and Rob Vande Zande  changed their minds with Miller deciding to back Karyn Merkel while Vande Zande swapped support from Ron Schmitz to Lynn Farr. Council President Sam Meyer says as a result the Council will vote next Wednesday on whether to appoint Merkel or Farr to the Council to fill the remaining term of former Councilman Jim Sabel. Merkel has the backing of five Council members and Farr one. Either way the Council could be making some history with three women among its seven Council members.