Pinedale Town Officer Swearing In Ceremony
Mother of new mayor Matt Murdock let me take a hamburger photo.
John Parvacini at Play
His sailboat behind him, new town councilman takes on the disk golf course at Fremont Lake.
Poses with damaged car. Might have hit a Farson Black Cheetah.
by Terry Allen
June 1, 2018
Friday morning at 11:00 am, a new mayor and two new council members were sworn in at the town hall.
It started to rain, so everything was moved indoors from the parking lot, to the shop bays.
Bob Jones the outgoing mayor said a few words about a "difficult four years due to bickering", etc., but felt he was "passing the streets, water and sewer systems on to the new administration in good shape."
Town Clerk Maureen Rudnick then administered the oath of office and swearing in to new Mayor Matt Murdock, new Town Councilman John Paravicini and new Town Council member Dean Loftus.
Matt then addressed the gathering and agreed there had "been a lot of conflict in the town, but" that "Bob had been good at helping him understand the workings of the town systems."
Mayor Matt then held up a book titled "The Spyglass" by Richard Paul Evans and said it had a lot of good advice in it that could help guide the council thru a challenging next four years. He left it on a table for folks to look at.
Town Councilman John Paravicini next addressed the gathering and spoke of looking forward to the "fun transition, and moving in the right direction." He expressed some satisfaction in the budget; but also said there would be "a lot of political entities in play." He also looked forward to working with Dean Loftus who had been his assistant coach in high school.
Town Councilman Dean Loftus addressed the gathering and said he'd given "The Book" to Matt and said it was a story of "what could be if people work together." He said he looks "forward to working as a town to accomplish goals; and getting everyone excited."
I decided ahead of the swearing in, to run around and catch our Mayor and Town Council members in their native habitat which is why you see some non-traditional photos in the story. Since the animal shelter is part of the building, the kids in attendance spent some fun time in there, so I included that.
I hope you like the change of pace.
Thank you Dawn Ballou for sponsoring this story.
Terry Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org