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Mayor and trustees sworn in, annual appointments made by village board

New village trustee Fritz Koennecke, right, was sworn in to office on July 1 by Mayor Kurt Wheeler, left, while Trustee Jim Joseph looks on. Wheeler and Trustee Amy Mann also resumed their seats on the board to which they were reelected during the June 18 election.

New village trustee Fritz Koennecke, right, was sworn in to office on July 1 by Mayor Kurt Wheeler, left, while Trustee Jim Joseph looks on. Wheeler and Trustee Amy Mann also resumed their seats on the board to which they were reelected during the June 18 election. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— The winners of the June 18 village election were sworn in and the annual appointments to village positions and committees approved by the Cazenovia Village Board of trustees at its July 1 meeting.

This first meeting of the newly-constituted board began with the swearing in of new Trustee Fritz Koennecke, who defeated Peggy Van Arnam in the recent election. Mayor Kurt Wheeler, who was re-elected to a second term of office on June 18, also took his seat. Trustee Amy Mann, also re-elected last month, was out of town and absent from the meeting, but will officially assume her new term of office upon her return.

The board also unanimously approved its annual list of appointments for committees and additional duties for the trustees, as well as for numerous village positions and municipal board memberships.

Mayor Kurt Wheeler was reappointed to the shared services committee and the economic health and heritage committee.

Trustee Amy Mann was re-appointed to her position as deputy mayor and police commissioner, and will continue her duties as chair of the tree commission and the Carpenter’s Barn committee.

Trustee David Porter was appointed commissioner of water and sewer as well as fire commissioner. He will also serve on the lake watershed committee and as the village storm water grant coordinator.

Trustee Jim Joseph was named commissioner of buildings, streets, sidewalks and cemetery and also in charge of parking initiatives. He will serve on the Carpenter’s barn committee, the parking committee/HCBD initiatives and will continue his role as the board’s CACDA representative.

Trustee Fritz Koennecke was named the parks and recreation commissioner and the court liaison. He will also serve on the lake watershed committee, the shared services committee and be the employees health insurance consultant for the board.

Also appointed by the board:

—Katherine Burns as village clerk and treasurer for one year;

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