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Former Niagara County manager to join North Tonawanda Council

NORTH TONAWANDA - Former Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz is to be named to one of the two vacancies on the North Tonawanda Common Council, according to the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

Glatz, who left his county post in early 2016, is to be appointed to a vacant alderman-at-large seat, while Mark D. Berube is to be appointed to an opening as 1st Ward alderman. Both men are Republicans and would have to run in November's election to continue in office.

Glatz would be holding the four-year seat given up as of Wednesday by Catherine D. Schwandt, who took a job with the New York Power Authority. Berube, a longtime GOP committeeman who has served on several city boards, has never held elective office before.

Berube takes over for Phillip R. "Russ" Rizzo, whose resignation from his two-year seat took effect Thursday. Rizzo, 83, underwent surgery last year for brain cancer and said he was stepping down even though he had been given a clean bill of health.

Glatz and Berube were among nine applicants for the openings who were interviewed by the other Council members Tuesday.

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