May 22 was a sad day for Terry Friedman because he expected it would be his last day to serve as a trustee on the Oswego Public Library District Board.
Friedman was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election April 2 to another four-year-term on the board. But Friedman’s separation from the board did not last long.
Minutes after Board President Terry Tamblyn gave the oath of office to newcomer Christine Diehl during the May 22 board meeting, he was asked by Judy Roberts, board member and treasurer, to accept her resignation.
Roberts had been sworn in to a third four-year term minutes before submitting her resignation.
“I have decided that I’m going to retire from the board. I’ve been extremely happy here. I loved all my friends and I hate to be leaving you, but I have a very active life with my grandchildren and many things to do,” Roberts said.
Roberts’ resignation left an opening on the board which was filled at the board’s June 19 meeting.
After a brief closed session to discuss the matter, Trustee Jim Connon recommended Friedman, who had attended the meeting, be appointed to fill Roberts’ vacancy on the board.
After being unanimously elected, Friedman accepted the oath of office from Tamblyn and took his seat at the board table for another four years.