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Oswego Village Trustee Stepping Down from Board

Sep 03, 2015 09:55AM ● By Steven Jack

Oswego Village Trustee will step down in the coming weeks.

Oswego Village Trustee Scott Volpe will step down in the coming weeks, Village President Gail Johnson confirmed this week. 

Word of Volpe's resignation has circulated for months, as the company for which he works is closing its Chicago branch and transferring him to Oskaloosa, Iowa. Volpe has been absent from several of the most recent Village Board meetings. 

He was first elected in 2009 and won re-election in 2013. 

"I love Oswego and regret the necessity of resigning a position that I dearly love and have enjoyed for the last six years," Vople wrote in a letter to Village President Gail Johnson. "I wish nothing but continued success for your administration, village staff and of course the residents of the Village of Oswego."

Volpe said he plans to resign at such a time that the closing on his home is official. That date will be no later than Oct. 31, he wrote in the letter. 

With Volpe's resignation, it will be up to Johnson to appoint his replacement. According to state statute, she has 60 days from his departure to fill the seat. 

Reached Thursday morning, Johnson said she isn't sure yet what the process will be to find Volpe's replacement, but she will be meeting with Village Attorney David Silverman to determine that. She did say she has received several resumes from interested individuals, and has even spoken to a couple.

"This is a big commitment," Johnson said. "It's so much more than just two meetings a month. ... I'll be looking for someone who cares about our community, and has been involved in the community in the past."