Congratulations to our newly elected Mayor, Daniel Harter, Jr. I wish him the very best of luck and I hope he enjoys his new role as much as I enjoyed my time in that office. Congratulations to Trustees Tom Fuller and Craig Olejniczak on their re-elections as well. I’m sure the new team will move forward and bring great things to our community.
I want to take this opportunity to let the Village residents know just how much I enjoyed representing all of you all for the past 16 years. Many of you offered your ideas and opinions on what should be done and for that I am very grateful. Your thoughts, ideas and concerns gave me new insights on numerous topics and taught me a great deal. Not only did they benefit me, but all of the other residents as well.
Again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve this Village as Mayor. Much has changed in 16 years, but the spirit and warmth of our residents has remained the same.
The above column, written by Village of Florida Mayor Jim Pawliczek, has been published in the Apr. 4 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.