Update: Cicero Town Council talks openly

New town council reflects on Jan. 4 meeting, looks ahead to tonight

As the Star-Review reported Jan. 12, the Cicero Town Council, including Supervisor Judy Boyke, have been communicating briefly with one another since the Jan. 4 organizational meeting.

The overall consensus from Boyke and three of the four board members is that the board needs to put the first meeting in the past for the "good of the town."

Boyke described her first board meeting as supervisor as a "dog and pony show" of which she said will not be a biweekly occurrence.

Town Councilor Lynn Jennings said there are many things he has to learn as this is his first time serving in an elected political position.

"The fact that we were not provided guidance from the seated administration during the transition and given that we had to proceed as best we could, we moved forward in establishing our administration," Jennings said as he shared his reaction from the Jan. 4 meeting with the Star-Review.

Town Councilor Zambrano said she believes the strong opposition, mention of Request for Proposals and the manner of the first meeting was done "for political reasons, plan and simple as that."

Aware of Boyke's plans for appointment at the Jan. 4 meeting, Town Councilor Jim Corl said he was informed, but not included in the supervisor's decisions. Corl said he had a meeting with Boyke Dec. 29 to discuss the transition of the town board.

Although Corl was knowledgeable of the attorney and engineer appointments, he said he was not given the selection for the town comptroller's position during his meeting with Boyke.

Because of the "lack of communication" Corl said he experienced, he thought it was best to bring the issue to the public's attention during the Jan. 4 town board's organizational meeting.

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