Tom Delnicki is new mayor of South Windsor
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Wed., Nov. 16, 2011
The newly-elected members of the South Windsor Town Council held an organizational meeting on Monday, Nov. 14. Town Clerk Lori Trahan swore in the officials, including Town Councilors Jan Snyder (R), Saud Anwar (D), Cary Prague (R), Gary Bazzano (R), Tom Delnicki (R), Kevin McCann (R), Cindy Beaulieu (R), Ed Havens (D) and Keith Yagaloff (D). The Councilors elected Delnicki as mayor and Bazzano as deputy mayor. Deborah Reid will continue to serve as clerk of the council.
Serving as the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department’s Chaplain, Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman addressed the councilors and the audience that filled the room. Glickman said that South Windsor has many resources, including the trust that residents were putting into the newly-elected officials. “Do not aim for prosperity alone,” said Glickman. “If you aim for community, prosperity will come.”
In his first address as mayor, Delnicki recognized all of the staff and volunteers who brought the town through the recent storm. He noted that communication about the storm follow-up and debris management would be a priority for the new Town Council. Regarding the upcoming budget process, he said the Council would need to both meet the needs of the people and live within the town’s means. “We need to forget the Ds [Democrats] and the Rs [Republicans] and focus on the SWs [South Windsor residents],” said Delnicki. He encouraged residents to speak at the meetings and participate wherever possible.
“You set a very high standard in our community for what a mayor should be,” said Delnicki to out-going Mayor John Pelkey.