New Milford Council Reorganization: Councilman Gry and Seymour Sworn In, Councilwoman Grant Elected President

The New Milford Borough Council reorganization on January 6th saw Councilman Ira Grotsky and Councilman Matthew Seymour being sworn in for new terms, following their re-election in the 2023 general election. Additionally, Councilwoman Thea Sirocchi-Hurley was elected as the new Council President, succeeding Councilwoman Randi Duffie who was commended for her service.

Councilman Grotsky, in his remarks, expressed gratitude to his wife and the residents of New Milford for entrusting him with another term. He pledged to maintain his course in serving the borough’s needs. Councilman Seymour highlighted the honor and privilege to serve, thanking his daughter McKenzie for her inspiration and the community for their trust and support.

Senator Joe Lagana attended the meeting, receiving thanks for his advocacy and support, particularly during challenging times such as floods. Recognition was also given to outgoing fire chief Rob O’Brien for his service, and the installation of new fire department officers was announced for January 6th, with Chief Jared Smithson Jr. at the helm.

The Council approved several resolutions, including budget transfers for the municipal budget of 2023 and the certification of the 2023 general election results. Committees were dissolved, and new appointments for various borough roles and committees were made, with many residents volunteering to help support New Milford’s initiatives.

Upcoming community events were announced, including the Fire Department’s installation of officers, the Environmental Resource Inventory celebration, and the spring Domestic Symposium. The Council’s next public meeting is scheduled for January 22nd, with more updates to come on future events such as the rabies clinic on February 10th.

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Mayor:
Michael J. Putrino
City Council Officials:
Randi Duffie, Hedy Grant, Ira Grotsky, Lisa Sandhusen, Matthew Seymour, Thea Sirocchi-Hurley

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