Member resigns from Farnham Village Board
Sunday September 29, 2013 | By:Brian Campbell | News
FARNHAM — What’s old is new again in the village of Farnham, as former Farnham Village Board Trustee Peter Zaenglein has rejoined the board, following the resignation of the recently elected Scott Cordia.
Cordia tendered his immediate resignation at a special meeting held on Aug. 30.
“It was the soonest we could get everyone together,” Mayor Julie Gibbons said, during the board’s Sept. 17 meeting. “At that meeting, part way through, Village Clerk Jackie Hoisington was handed a written letter of resignation from Trustee Cordia and, at that time, he walked out of the meeting. In his resignation letter, Cordia explained that it was effective immediately. Any elected official has the right to issue their resignation this way.”
Gibbons explained that, because Cordia tendered his notice immediately, the move could not be rescinded, nor did it require a board vote.
“On that note, we have no other choice than to accept his resignation with regret,” Gibbons said. “I wish that Scott had been more attentive to making it to board meetings and I feel that his resignation was based on the fact that he was called on the carpet about it and he decided that he didn’t want to be a part of this anymore.”
Cordia’s resignation left the board with a vacancy, which was filled by a former trustee, Zaenglein, who lost the election to Cordia, earlier this year.
Gibbons said that filling the vacant board seat at this point in the fiscal year did not require village board approval. Zaenglein will fill the remainder of the term through next March.
“My option for someone to fill that spot was someone who has served on the board previously, so we welcomed back Trustee Zaenglein,” Gibbons said. “Welcome back Pete, and thank you for agreeing to fill the remainder of this term. “I’m happy to have Peter back on the board.”
In order to accept the board appointment, Zaenglein had to resign from the zoning board of appeals.
Village resident Vincent Rovnak expressed an interest in filling the new vacancy. Following a motion from the board, Rovnak was then appointed to the ZBA. “I’m happy to be back,” Zaenglein said. “I realize that they needed a position to be filled and I’m glad to be able to help out in any way I can. I have no ill will; I got beat in the election fair and square and I don’t have a problem with that.”
In other news:
– A public hearing regarding the village’s use of Community Development Block Grant funds will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The board said that suggestions from the public are welcomed.
– The village will hold a Veterans Day service on Monday, Nov. 11.
– The board received notice that the village accountant, Drescher & Malecki, is leaving; the process to search for a new accountant has begun.
– The local Dollar General location announced plans to possibly open in mid-October.
The next Farnham Village Board meeting will take place on Oct. 15.
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