Rich Dellaripa and Mike Sondermeyer garner the most votes in Tuesday's election.
Two Democrats have taken both open seats on the Bloomingdale Council in Tuesday's election. Rich Dellaripa and Mike Sondermeyer will be sworn in on Jan. 1. Republican Incumbent Jo-Ann Pituch, who received 1,083 votes, will be unseated and Republican Michele Siek, who received 1,109 votes, was also not elected. Dellaripa received 1,888 votes and Sondermeyer received 2,003 votes. Both Siek and Pituch were not available for comment Tuesday night. Dellaripa is currently a Bloomingdale Board of Education member and will be forced to vacate his seat on the board before being sworn in to the council on Jan. 1. But he said he is excited to serve the Borough of Bloomingdale in a new capacity. "Obviously I'm very excited, I'm very thankful for the …
Bill Steenstra thinks council majority members should honor commitment to serve borough.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by former Bloomingdale Mayor Bill Steenstra. If you have a letter you'd like to submit, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor, Being involved in borough government for 10 years, four as mayor and six as councilman, I have experienced many meetings in which different opinions were expressed. Many times, discussions were heated, but never did a member of the governing body go home. They worked their problems out because they were elected to serve, represent and make decisions on behalf of the residents of Bloomingdale. Some decisions are not popular, but that's what it's all about. As I watch the meetings on TV, it is appalling to watch the business of the town get removed from…