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Council candidate withdraws name from consideration

PULASKI — A public interview process of candidates for a vacant seat on Pulaski Town Council has prompted a former councilman to withdraw his application.
In a hand-written letter provided to the town by Elbert G. Black Jr., Black asks that his name be removed from the list of applicants, stating that “in the original announcement article, you only wanted a resume, but now you have changed to have interviews, as well as questions being submitted by the public.”
He goes on to say that it is his understanding some council members feel H.M. Kidd should be appointed to the position since Kidd ran in the May election and came in third.
“I thought that the charter was to appoint someone in 45 days without all this hassle,” Black added.
The interviews will be held this coming Tuesday, July 29, at 5 p.m. in the council chambers on the second floor of the municipal building at 42 First Street N.W.
In his request to be considered for the seat left vacant when Jeff Worrell became mayor July 1, Black indicated he served on council for eight years and never missed a meeting. He is a member of the town’s Grievance Committee and is a former chairman of the Ordinance Committee.
Black is retired from Norfolk Southern Railway and has 28 years of business experience.
Eight people initially asked to be considered for the vacancy, but only six are now in the running.
Chasity Stevens of North Jefferson Avenue asked that her name be withdrawn. She said she decided to wait until the “next election period to run for town council (if I’m still in a position to serve our town at that time).”
However, Stevens did ask Worrell to let her know if she can “contribute or donate” her time and talents “to assist you in achieving your goals for the town.”
A native of Pulaski, Stevens works from Pulaski as a senior art director for a Richmond marketing agency.
Town citizens wishing to submit questions for Tuesday night’s interview process may submit them in advance to Town Manager John Hawley.

Candidates to be interviewed, in addition to Kidd, are:
• Michael (Mike) G. Aamodt of Lee Highway;
• Glenn W. Baublitz Jr. of Collins Drive;
• Robert N. (Nick) Glenn of Pulaski;
• Marilyn Hitesman of Collins Drive; and
• Robert E. Wallace of Pleasant Hill Drive.

Council candidate withdraws name from consideration

PULASKI — A public interview process of candidates for a vacant seat on Pulaski Town Council has prompted a former councilman to withdraw his application.
In a hand-written letter provided to the town by Elbert G. Black Jr., Black asks that his name be removed from the list of applicants, stating that “in the original announcement article, you only wanted a resume, but now you have changed to have interviews, as well as questions being submitted by the public.”
He goes on to say that it is his understanding some council members feel H.M. Kidd should be appointed to the position since Kidd ran in the May election and came in third.
“I thought that the charter was to appoint someone in 45 days without all this hassle,” Black added.
The interviews will be held this coming Tuesday, July 29, at 5 p.m. in the council chambers on the second floor of the municipal building at 42 First Street N.W.
In his request to be considered for the seat left vacant when Jeff Worrell became mayor July 1, Black indicated he served on council for eight years and never missed a meeting. He is a member of the town’s Grievance Committee and is a former chairman of the Ordinance Committee.
Black is retired from Norfolk Southern Railway and has 28 years of business experience.
Eight people initially asked to be considered for the vacancy, but only six are now in the running.
Chasity Stevens of North Jefferson Avenue asked that her name be withdrawn. She said she decided to wait until the “next election period to run for town council (if I’m still in a position to serve our town at that time).”
However, Stevens did ask Worrell to let her know if she can “contribute or donate” her time and talents “to assist you in achieving your goals for the town.”
A native of Pulaski, Stevens works from Pulaski as a senior art director for a Richmond marketing agency.
Town citizens wishing to submit questions for Tuesday night’s interview process may submit them in advance to Town Manager John Hawley.

Candidates to be interviewed, in addition to Kidd, are:
• Michael (Mike) G. Aamodt of Lee Highway;
• Glenn W. Baublitz Jr. of Collins Drive;
• Robert N. (Nick) Glenn of Pulaski;
• Marilyn Hitesman of Collins Drive; and
• Robert E. Wallace of Pleasant Hill Drive.