Municipal memories

June 27th, 2015 1:46 am

First Posted: 9/13/2013

It’s Avoca’s loss.

Ann Baclasky, the Avoca borough secretary for the past 21 years, participated in her final meeting Thursday night in the same spirit as she has served in that position: one of grace and service.

Dozens of resident poured into that meeting to present Baclasky with a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses and good wishes.

Baclasky recently retired.

Council member Joseph Satkowski in presenting her with a plaque, lauded her years of dedicated service and organization to the borough.

Council member Tom Goul summed up the feelings of council saying “she will be truly missed.”

“This is a small town and she needed to be good at everything from dealing with residents to communications with pubic officials,” said Tom Fritz.

Baclasky reflected the good sentiments.

“It has been a pleasure working with council members over the past 21 years, they always helped me in any way they could,” she said.

A smiling Baclasky also received an I Love Avoca placard met with applause and laughter from attendees.

It was clear that Avoca has loved her as well.

Council recently hired Claire Kolodzieski as the new borough secretary.