New Councilwoman Sworn In, Leadership Reappointed to Serve
At Monday nights Bristol Borough Council meeting a new member was sworn in as council reelected its leadership last night.
District Judge Frank W. Peranteau, Sr swore in reelected council members Ralph DiGuiseppe (south ward), Betty Rodriguez (west ward) and Lorraine Cullen (east ward) along with newly elected north ward councilwoman, Maria Figueroa.
DiGuiseppe and Rodriguez shortly thereafter were voted in to serve as council president and council vice-president unanimously.
DiGuiseppe beginning his fifth term on council and 19th as president was visibly choked up by the proceedings said how “thankful” and honored he is to serve the residents of the borough.
“This is an honor and I do it for the town. I really appreciate trying to make this town a better to place for all us,” he added.
Council reappointed Solicitor William Salerno and Special Borough Solicitor Chris Gerber, of Siana & Bellwpar with a modest fee increases officials, said. Gerber handles litigation issues for the borough
Councilmen Gregg Pezza and Bryan Johnson missed the meeting due to health issues, officials said.