Broadalbin Mayor Eugene Christopher announced today his appointment of Theodore R. Bochenek, of 59 First Ave., to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Village Trustee G. Paul Adamec.
Adamec previously served as the village's public health and safety commissioner, resigning effective Jan. 31. Village officials said Adamec wants to spend more time in Florida.
Bochenek will serve in Adamec's place for the remainder of the current official year which ends at noon on April 6. Christopher said he will then make another appointment to serve until the end of Adamec's term, which comes on the first Monday in April 2010.
Village officials said Bochenek was nominated at a Republican Party caucus last week to run for a two-year term on the board to fill the seat now held by Trustee L. Eric Jones who has decided not to seek re-election. If Bochenek is successful in his bid to fill the seat occupied by Jones he'll serve another two years on the board after his two-month appointment to fill the remainder of Adamec's term for the 2008 fiscal year.
Bochenek resides at 59 First Ave. with is wife, Lisa, and children, Rhiannon, Brian and Brent. He is a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and is employed as a security police officer at Knolls Atomic Power Lab in West Milton. Born in Maryland and raised in Broadalbin, he is a 1982 graduate of Broadalbin High School and a graduate of Excelsior College in Albany with an associate's degree in liberal arts, according to the village's announcement.