Tommy Molitierno resigns from Fayette council 04.06.2011

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council is in need a new member following the resignation of Tommy Molitierno. Council will consider candidates Monday at the committee-of-the-whole meeting.

Molitierno submitted a letter of resignation last week, explaining that he is moving to Bryan and would no longer be eligible to serve as a council member.

He praised the other council members for their continued efforts at improving the community.

Village administrator Amy Metz called Molitierno a forward-thinking councilor who pushed department heads to look for ways to operate more efficiently.

Molitierno previously served on the village council in the 1990s. He was elected to his present term in November 2009. A replacement will be appointed to council to complete Molitierno’s term that expires Dec. 31, 2013.

Any residents interested in serving are invited to attend the committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to briefly talk about their interest in joining council. Anyone unable to attend the meeting should submit a letter of interest by Monday.

Council members have 30 days to appoint a replacement. After that it’s up to the mayor to choose a new member.

Because council approved a two-month leave for councilor Paula Ferguson, council president Julia Ruger suggested quickly replacing Molitierno to help assure a quorum for the next two meetings. Council is expected to select a new member at a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. Monday.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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