By JOHN SIPOS
Special to the OBSERVER
CASSADAGA - The Cassadaga Village Board as well as members of the public honored Deputy Mayor Rodney Waite at his last meeting. Waite did not seek re-election to the Village Board. He has served the village for 10 years.
Deputy Mayor Rodney Waite (right) discusses budget information at his final village board meeting. After 10 years of service, Waite decided not to seek re-election. Shown left to right are: Village Clerk Roxanne Astry; Trustee Valerie Culverwell, Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony and Waite. To the right of Waite is the plaque given him for his service.
Waite said he was retiring from the village board but not from his other activities or his occupation as a dentist.
Village Clerk Roxanne Astry said, "Thank you for the time you gave to the board. ... I appreciate that you handled problems in a mild manner."
Waite said in the past ten years, there have been many changes.
"Yes there have been ups and downs with the board, but life is like that," he said.
He said he appreciated working as a team with the board, and singled out the water project as the major one he is happy that the board has undertaken.
Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony presented Waite with a plaque recognizing his service. In addition, once the meeting was adjourned, a personalized cake was shared by those present. Waite's parents, Ron and Geraldine Waite, his brother Daryl and his wife Jill were present for the occasion.
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