Appointments made after two Sloan trustees resign

Trustee Eric Czubaj, Mayor Thomas Ferrucci, and Trustees Tammy Bayes and Paula Bruscani conduct business at the Village of Sloan Board Meeting on April 10th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Trustee Eric Czubaj, Mayor Thomas Ferrucci, and Trustees Tammy Bayes and Paula Bruscani conduct business at the Village of Sloan Board Meeting on April 10th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

SLOAN – Mayor Thomas Ferrucci appointed two new representatives to the board of trustees at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

Paula Bruscani and Eric Czubaj were named trustees following the resignations of Barry Ping and Paul Zogaria last month.

“Couple weeks ago after the meeting, both trustees gave me their resignations,” said Mr. Ferrucci. “I had to go forward and find two trustees to keep the board going because its budget time.  Otherwise, the village would be at a standstill.”

Cheektowaga Chronicle asked Mr. Ferrucci if the resignations were the result of a rumored disagreement between the two trustees and Village Clerk Debra Smith.

“They left on beautiful terms,” said Mr. Ferrucci.  “They resigned, they had their personal reasons and that was it.  I didn’t ask, and we just got to go forward.”

Cheektowaga Chronicle’s attempts to reach Messrs. Ping and Zogaria, both in person and by publicly listed telephone numbers Wednesday were unsuccessful.

Ms. Bruscani married a Sloan resident and has lived in the village for 16 years.  

“This is an unexpected opportunity for me. I’m happy, I’m honored and excited to be here,” said Ms. Bruscani.

Mr. Czubaj is a 4th generation resident of the village.

“I’m just really excited to serve the community that my family has been in for so long. I thank Mayor Ferrucci for the opportunity and I hope that we can continue to keep Sloan on the right path as we go forward,” said Mr. Czubaj.

Both trustees were appointed to a one-year term and must run for reelection when their term expires.