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Fluman joins Scotia board

Gatta resigns Village Trustee seat after successful county bid

— Fluman will have to run again next year to secure his appointment, which he said he plans to do.

This was the first elected position Fluman has sought, and he said being able to serve on the board before the next election would add to his qualifications in 2012.

“It has certainly been a lifelong goal,” Fluman said about serving in elected office.

Fluman will also take over the liaison positions held by Gatta, which include working with the Department of Public Works and the Parks Department. Kastberg said the assignments were good for Fluman because he had talked about looking into finding savings in those areas.

Fluman said he is focused on controlling costs in the village.

“Nobody, of course, wants to go above the 2 percent tax increase, and it is not my intention to go above that 2 percent tax increase,” he said.

He said he wants to look into receiving grants from the state or county for capital projects but is focusing on assessing the different areas of the budget now.

“They appointed me and we got on to village business,” Fluman said.

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