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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