PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. Trustee Mark Bruckmann has served on the Pelham Manor of Trustees since 2006. The board announced at Monday night's meeting that he will step down in the coming weeks.
Bruckmann gave a speech to those in attendance in which he expressed his gratitude to the people of Pelham Manor and his fellow board members.
"It's been a privilege and an honor to serve on this board," Bruckmann said.
Bruckmann and his wife will soon move to Dobbs Ferry. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family that live in Virginia.
Another reason for the relocation is Bruckmann's desire for a particular type of home.
"I wanted a town house where all the exterior maintenance for the building and grounds were taken care of and there's nothing quite like that here (in Pelham Manor)," Bruckmann said.
Board members and residents spoke about Bruckmann at the end of the meeting. Trustee Bertrand Sellier told Bruckmann he appreciated his "dry and sardonic sense of humor."
One citizen stood up to laugh and share a memory he had when Bruckmann became angry with a man who argued with him about a matter that had been resolved earlier.
Mayor James O'Connor said that the board will fill Bruckmann's vacant position when he leaves.
Bruckmann said that the work of the board has kept Pelham Manor as a village of character and virtue.
"Most people don't appreciate the dedication and hard work that's really required to keep the village the way it is," Bruckmann said.
He also said that he trusts the board to take care of the village after he leaves.
"The village is in good hands," Bruckmann said.
Contact Pelham reporter Andrew Meola at email@example.com.
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