New Medina mayor takes office

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Owen Toale

MEDINA – Michael Sidari, the new mayor of Medina, is sworn in Monday evening while his wife Brenda holds the family Bible. Sidari served two years on the Village Board before being elected mayor on March 15. He was unopposed and succeeds Andrew Meier.

Sidari is an active member of the Medina Fire Department. He is retired as the food service administrator for the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion.

Two village trustees were also sworn in on Monday, including Marguerite Sherman and Tim Elliott.

Sherman, a special education teacher at Medina, was sworn in for her second two-year term. Elliott, co-owner of the new Brushstrokes Studios in Medina, served on the Village Planning Board.

Sidari and the Village Board made several appointments on Monday during the annual organizational meeting, including:

Naming Owen Toale as deputy mayor;

Appointing Deborah L. Padoleski to clerk-treasurer and Jada A. Burgess to deputy clerk-treasurer for two-year terms;

Naming Marguerite Sherman as fair housing officer for one year;

Naming Deborah L. Padoleski as registrar and Jada A. Burgess as deputy registrar for two-year terms;

Appointing Jamie Wagner and LuAnn Howe to three-year appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals;

Naming Christopher Busch to a five-year term on the Planning Board with Mary Lewis as an alternate;

Appointing Shirley Whittleton and Kathleen Blackburn to three-year terms on the Boxwood Cemetery Commission;

Naming Nicole Goyette and Jamie Wagner to three-year appointments to the Tree Board;

Naming James Hancock to a two-year appointment to the Tourism Committee;

Appointing Christopher Busch to a five-year term to the Minimum Standards Appeals Board;

Village trustees were appointed to the following committees or assignments by Mayor Sidari: Fire/Code – Toale, Elliott; Police/DPW – Sherman, Todd Bensley; Employee Relations – Bensley/Toale; Clerk-Treasurer – Sidari; Town of Ridgeway Liaison – Elliott; Town of Shelby Liaison – Sherman; MBA Liaison – Bensley; Orleans County Liaison – Toale; Boxwood Cemetery – Bensley; Joint Recreation – Toale, Elliott; Tourism Committee – Sherman.