Strange how time flies when you’re having fun -- or traveling with high school journalists to national conferences.
But, as Linda Ellerbee used to say – and so it goes.
As the village will learn its financial plans for 2013, something that can’t be overlooked were some of the highlights of the snappy 65-minute Nov. 12 Board meeting
Every so often it happens.
Cynics will say when meetings run short, there’s a problem. The BG Board is not the only entity that has short meetings. Many school boards and even other village boards and city councils rely on their staffs to run things smoothly and do not require a lot of Board or Council input.
Perhaps the highlight of the meeting were tributes to outgoing village employees – most noticeably a couple of retirees – police officer Timothy McGinn and Carmen Molinaro, who served as director of golf operations for the village since 1987, but served the village since 1973 – yes, 1973.
Retirement resolutions are not unusual – but 39 years of service is. And let’s not overlook McGinn’s 26 years of service – so between he and Molinaro – we’re talking 65 years of service.
Not too shabby.
So while, as I’ve written before – every so often there can be a highlights at a Village Board meeting without accusations, conflict and heated debate.
And it’s always a nice change of pace.