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Mayor, Councilmen Sworn Into New Terms

Franco Mazzei appointed council president for 2014.

Flanked by his wife and parents, Mayor Chris Vergano recites the oath of office for a new four-year term at the township's annual reorganization meeting Wednesday. / Images by Daniel Hubbard
Flanked by his wife and parents, Mayor Chris Vergano recites the oath of office for a new four-year term at the township's annual reorganization meeting Wednesday. / Images by Daniel Hubbard

Mayor Chris Vergano reaffirmed his commitment to serving Wayne residents at the township’s annual reorganization meeting Wednesday.

Vergano and three at large council members, Lonnie Miller Ryan, James Jimenez, and Joseph Schweighardt were sworn into four-year terms.

“I enjoy this position every moment of the day. I’m surrounded by a great group of people, our township employees who rise to the occasion each and every time; I have the luxury of working with that municipal council that I can’t say enough about.  It’s really a very cooperative effort and I appreciate them, Vergano said.

“We really only have one goal and that’s to serve the citizens of Wayne Township. I think in the last election, voters of Wayne once again decided that we’re going in the proper direction. It gets more difficult as we move on, with the 2 percent budget cap and rising inflation, but we will do the best we can for the citizens of Wayne and we will always put the citizens of Wayne first.”

Vergano defeated Democratic challenger Jane Hutchinson by about 3,000 votes in the General Election. Schweighardt, Ryan, and Jimenez won by multiple thousand votes as well.

Vergano was scheduled to give the annual State of the Township address but did not. He said it would be given at a later date.

Franco Mazzei was appointed the council president for the year. He represents the 3rd Ward.

“Today is about the nine of us and our commitment, our reaffirmation to you, the people of Wayne, to do the right thing,” Mazzei said. “We have different perspectives but together we all have the same objective: to do what’s right for the people of Wayne.”

Pad January 02, 2014 at 01:30 AM
Same Circus with the Same Clowns. Wonder why "Ribbon Cutter Vergano" wasn't ready to give his State of the Township speech. Maybe he needs time to figure out how to minimize how bad things are in Wayne and do damage control.
Flood Plain January 02, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Mayor V sounds more like Barry than Barry does these days--repeating the same BS and praying that people continue to be stupid enough to eventually accept the lies.
Pad January 04, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Mayor Baffoon!

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