PHOTO GALLERY: Manchester Says Goodbye to Two Councilmen
Council also swears in CFO.
The Township Council said farewell to two councilmen at their regular meeting last night, and reappointed the township's chief financial officer to the post.
Mayor Michael Freesola honored Frederick Trutkoff and Warren Reiter with a proclamation honoring their service, and the council awarded both men a clock for their dedication.
Trutkoff, a member since 2004, and Reiter, a member since 2008 opted, not to seek reelection this year, citing a desire to spend more time with their families.
Council President Craig Wallis called his fellow council members "honest, hardworking, and dedicated," adding, "their dedication to the residents of this town is unquestionable. I greatly appreciate being able to serve with them."
Another Council member, Sam Fusaro added: "It is bittersweet to see you both go ... your experience commitment and dedication will be missed here."
In the comments portion of the meeting, Reiter said: "you have all been wonderful to me, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart."
Trutkoff also thanked the council and other members of the community, calling everyone "very supportive. I also wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy new year."
In other business, the council swore in the reappointed Diane Lapp as the township's CFO.
In accepting her position, Lapp thanked the council, and added to Reiter and Trutkoff, "Warren and Fred, it is so bittersweet to say goodbye to you both. You were the watchdogs on the budget, and I thank you for that so much, and wish you well."