Petition circulating to recall Orfordville Village President

A group of Orfordville residents work to oust the Village Board President.

Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson says the citizens calling themselves Forward Orfordville are circulating a petition that would need to get 151 signatures by May 17th.

The petition claims that Gary Phillips has failed to carry out his duties by creating a chain of command that puts himself in direct control of the police department. The petition goes on to say that this led to a hostile work environment that resulted in the resignation of Police Chief Brian Raupp.

If enough signatures are turned in, a special election would be called.