Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of Ocean View to the best of my abilities.”

Bruce White, who won the Town’s April 13 election with a total of 151 votes to opponent Gabriel Sarate’s 31, was also sworn in with wife Barbara by his side. 

“I further swear always to place the public interest above any special or personal interest, and to respect the rights of future generations to share the rich, historic and natural heritage of Delaware. In doing so, I will always uphold and defend the Constitution of my country and my state, so help me God.”

The two will each serve three-year terms. 

Retiring councilman Bill Olsen was recognized by Mayor Walter Curran and council for his six years of service with a plaque, “in recognition of and in gratitude of your service as District 1 councilmember to the Town of Ocean View 2013-2019. Thank you very much, Bill.”

Following the swearing in, council voted unanimously to hold council meetings the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., with no meeting in the month of August. Council workshops would be tentatively scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Curran nominated councilman Tom Maly to continue to serve as mayor pro-tem, to which council agreed unanimously.

 

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter