By Jason Emerson
At the start of the calendar year for the Cazenovia Village Board, the two trustees who were elected during the June 21 village election were sworn-in to office on July 5, and the board made its annual appointments to village positions and committees.
Reelected Trustee David Porter and newly elected Trustee Maureen Fellows were sworn-in to office to be in the meeting. While the majority of the annual appointments remained the same as in 2015, the election of Fellows to the seat previously held by Jim Joseph naturally required some changes to be made concerning trustees’ committee assignments and primary duties.
Those appointments include: Trustee Amy Mann as deputy mayor and public works commissioner; Porter as commissioner of water and sewer as well as fire commissioner; Trustee Fritz Koennecke as police commissioner and trustee in charge of parking initiatives; Fellows as parks and recreation commissioner and court liaison. Fellows was also appointed to the lake watershed committee and the Carpenter’s Barn/Lakeland committee, and was made the board’s CACDA representative.
Koennecke’s shift from parks and recreation commissioner and court liaison last year to the new police commissioner and trustee in charge of parking initiatives also shifted him to serve on the village parking committee/
Appointments maintained for 2016 from 2015 included: Kathy Burns as village clerk and treasurer for one year; Sue Dady as deputy village clerk and treasurer for one year; Kerry Bishal as village court clerk for one year; D. Christian Fletcher as acting village justice for one year; Bill Carr as superintendent of public works, zoning enforcement officer and building codes inspector, each for one year; and Jim Stokes as village attorney for one year.
Other appointments and reappointments approved for 2016 included Rich Huftalen to a five-year position as chair of the planning board, Jane Nicholson-Dourdas to a five-year position as a zoning board of appeals member and Gene Gissin to a five-year position on the historical preservation and architectural advisory review committee.
The board retained its monthly meeting schedule for 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month in the village office and retained the Cazenovia Republican as its official newspaper.
The complete list of village organizational appointments for its 2016 calendar year may be viewed n the village office during regular business hours.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.