The Bethalto Village Board met last night (Monday) and welcomed a new member. New board member Dan McRae was sworn in after winning the election last month, along with Gary Bost and Jeff Mull. Longtime board member Bob DiPaolo was given a send off and thanked for his years of service.

McRae tells The Big Z he feels honored to be filling Dipaolo’s shoes:

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DiPaolo served the board for 14 years, but had many more years of service in the village:

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After being sworn in, the board adjourned to have a small celebration of DiPaolo’s career. He was presented an award similar to “the key to the city” for his loyal 36 years of serving the Village of Bethalto. The next Village Board meeting is June 1st at 7:15p.m.


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