Special WNY meeting to appoint Cosmo Cirillo as commissioner rescheduled


A special West New York board of commissioners meeting to swear in Cosmo Cirillo as the new commissioner of the Department of Public Affairs that was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning was moved to February 4 at 12 noon. 

Cosmo Cirillo

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The special meeting was moved to accommodate for the large predicted snowfall in the northeastern region of the country by forecasters from Monday evening into this morning.

While the snowfall ended up being quite modest, nothing near the historic blizzard that the town was prepping for, the meeting was formally moved yesterday as a precautionary measure.

Additionally, public meetings must be announced within 48 hours of occurring to meet the state requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.

While West New York officials are yet to formally announce Cirillo’s upcoming appointment, sources told Hudson County View last week that Cirillo – the senior advisor for Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) – would be the man for the job.

Also last week, town spokesman Pablo Fonseca told Hudson County View that Cirillo was one of the individuals interviewed for the commissioner seat that was vacated when Ruben Vargas resigned from his post on Thursday.

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