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Cicero's Judy Boyke speaks out

After the meeting, Corl said there were "a lot of unanswered questions at the end of the day." He said he "didn't have any objections" to the new position appointments, but that there was a lack of involvement" in the process. Although Corl said he was sure there would be changes within the town's appointments with a new administration, he said he would have seen more communication."

Boyke explained that she wanted to appoint "people she could trust, people that supported her vision and the vision being integrity." While some transition conversation was made with Corl, Boyke said she was not informed of the need for an RFP.

During their Dec. 29 conversations, Corl said he told Boyke that if there would be major changes, an RFP would be good to see what the kind of response the bids would bring from interested firms during a six-month period after Jan. 1.

Anthony Riviggino was appointed as town attorney with a 3-2 vote, with Corl and Town Councilor Vernon Conway opposed. The town engineer, Doug Wickman, of C&S Companies, was also appointed in the same fashion. Wickman will be substituting for Ron Ditota, of C&S Companies, who will ultimately serve as the town's engineer.

The town's new comptroller will be Shirlie Stuart, who was appointed with a 4-1 vote, with Corl opposed.

It's in the past

Now that the town's first official board meeting is on the calendar for 7 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 13, Boyke said she wants to put the organizational meeting behind her.

"I want to bring new and exciting things to the town," she said. "Like I said in my campaign, we need to bring the town back to the people."

In separate interviews conducted Tuesday Jan. 12, both Boyke and Corl said they "look forward to working as a bipartisan team."

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