The Liedka family recognized – Eagle News Online
EASTERN SYRACUSE VILLAGE – During the Syracuse East Village Trustees meeting in November, council recognized the family of former Deputy Mayor Kimberly Liedka and announced a new position in the fire department.
A proclamation read by Mayor Robert Tackman recognized the various ways that Liedka’s immediate family had supported the village over the years, including helping to renovate the Veterans Memorial Park and raising funds for a system Legion Security Officer as well as his time teaching at East Elementary in Syracuse.
In addition to her family’s volunteer efforts, her husband, Dan Liedka, served as the mayor of eastern Syracuse from 2007 to 2013. He then became the Onondaga County legislator for the 7th District.
The presentation of the proclamation ended with the designation of November 2 as Liedka Family Appreciation Day.
Monday’s meeting also saw the board of directors announce the opening of a post at the village fire department.
Part-time work would be for a duty coordinator who would assist the fire chief and other administration officials without infringing on responsibilities defined by state laws.
This coordinator would be responsible for determining how to speed up responses to appeals and further form a “brotherhood” among members of the department, said Margaret Raesky, the new deputy mayor.
The person hired would be paid somewhere between $ 22 and $ 28 an hour and would have to work a flexible day and night schedule, according to Raesky. The level of experience may vary depending on the person applying.
The Village will post a finalized job description in the near future.
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The Village of East Syracuse recently created a Facebook page in his name where announcements will be made and tapes of general board meetings will be posted.
Chris Shields, village code enforcement officer and fire chief, said he received several phone calls from people wanting more information on the zoning and specific location of cannabis shops east of Syracuse.
“I told them the same thing: that we’re not there,” Shields said.
He said work and discussions on zoning changes and local laws will likely begin next January, but that he will alert anyone who has expressed curiosity about the matter.
Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Randy Hughson said milling and paving of 100 blocks of West Ellis and West Heman streets will begin next week.
The Village will also be hosting a “Veterans Spaghetti Dinner” on Tuesday, November 9 from 5 to 8 pm at the American Legion Arthur Butler on West Manlius Street.