HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - “I would advise people not to give up on their local governments,” said retiring Hasbrouck Heights Borough Administrator Michael Kronyak Tuesday night during a ceremony honoring him at his last Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting before his retirement. “These people are here because they want to be here, and they want to serve the community.”
Mayor Jack DeLorenzo presented Kronyak with a plaque of the following proclamation.
“WHEREAS, CFO and Administrator Michael Kronyak will retire on December 31st after 27 years of dedicated service to the residents of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights; and
WHEREAS, Mike began his career with the Borough when he was appointed as the CFO and Borough Administrator on December 1, 1993, Purchasing Agent on January 1, 1998, and Administrative Officer of Land Use effective May 1, 1999; and
WHEREAS, Mike completely understood that holding these positions in Hasbrouck Heights was not a nine to five job. Whether coordinating the line-up for the Holiday Parade, working with a resident on an issue or reviewing the Borough’s rating with Moody’s, Mike always gave his all in everything that he did; and
WHEREAS, Mike has worked tirelessly on so many town activities and was instrumental in a great number of projects over the years; from recovering files after the fire at the old Municipal Building to planning and executing the details for the new Municipal Building, or working with the Board of Education on the Depken Field improvements, or mapping out the details for the various Streetscape phases, Mike was always fully engaged; and
WHEREAS, the residents of Hasbrouck Heights have always been extremely important to Mike, he always took the time to address their concerns and has gone above and beyond on many occasions to help others; and
WHEREAS, in retirement, Mike will be able to spend more time with his wife Christine, their daughters, Samantha and Allison, as well as his parents and extended family and friends. He will also be able to dedicate more time to cycling and fishing in search of “The One that Got Away”.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, County of Bergen, State of New Jersey, do hereby congratulate Michael Kronyak on his well-deserved retirement and express our appreciation for his many years of dedicated service.”
DeLorenzo also presented a simpler plaque commemorating Kronyak's retirement, and his year’s of service. Robert Brady, head of the Recreation Department, presented Kronyak with a banner from the employees of the Borough which expressed how they felt about him and his time in service.
In attendance were members of Kronyak’s family, which, according to him, was the first time that they had ever attended a Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting.
During the Council Reports, each of the Council members praised Kronyak and wished him good luck in the future. Councilman Ron Kistner, who worked with Kronyak on the Finance Committee, was particularly choked up. "Who would ever have thought I would get emotional doing a finance report," Kistner joked, while noting that while the occasion was a happy one from Kronyak, it was sad for him, as he was not going to be working with his friend as often as they had in the past.
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