News-Tribune: Spring Valley Voters' Changes Are Now in Effect


Last night's meeting - where Walt Marini was sworn in - was attended by many from around Spring Valley. They were there to celebrate the new changes, but also - importantly - honor the service of those who have come before at City Hall.  The News-Tribune was there to chronicle the transition.
Spring Valley City Council saw a few changes at Monday’s meeting with the swearing in of three new aldermen and a new mayor along with two new city appointees. 
A crowd of people came to the meeting to support departing candidates and welcome new ones. Outgoing mayor Cliff Banks said his final thanks to the people of Spring Valley, but said he was leaving it in good hands.

“We got a good man who’s in charge,” said Banks and added to new mayor Walt Marini, “I know you’ll do a good job.”
 
...Marini thanked the voters of the third ward for allowing him to be alderman the past 12 years and all the voters for giving him the next four years as mayor. He also thanked his friends and family and said he looked forward to working with the council and people of Spring Valley.“I believe this is an indication of what people can accomplish working together,” said Marini about his successful campaign.  
Marini’s first act as mayor was to honor outgoing city officials with plaques for their years of service. Banks was recognized for his service as mayor 2009-13 along with Fusinatto for serving the fourth ward 2001-2013 and Richetta for serving 2009-13 in the first ward. 
Thanks to outgoing Mayor Cliff Banks and Alderman Mike Richetta and Alderman Rick Fusinatto for their service to our community!