Tioga council meets K9 officer
By Joe Fragano
A quick Tioga City Council meeting on Tuesday evening featured the departure of a council member, the welcoming of a four-legged member of the police department, and a partnership with the city of Whitesboro providing emergency services for residents of Tioga.
Council member Lori Robinson announced her plans to resign from her seat early at the city’s March 20 meeting.
On Monday evening, the council accepted Robinson’s resignation. Robinson’s seat in Place 3 on the Tioga council will now be considered open until it is filled either in the upcoming general election or in a special election facilitated by the city.
The city of Tioga will rely on Whitesboro for ambulance for the remainder of 2023 after council members approved a $25,000 partnership with their neighbors to the north on Monday evening.
After Tioga Mayor Craig Jezek emphasized the importance of having reliable ambulance service, saying “We’ve got to have it,” council members agreed unanimously to partner with Whitesboro.
One of the newest members of the Tioga Police Department, a K9 German Shepard named Joga, was formally introduced to the city on Monday night. He will now serve after being added to the force in Tioga recently.
Council members and attendees at Monday evening’s meeting became the first residents of Tioga to officially welcome Joga to the city.
Tioga’s next city council meeting is set for May 8 at 7 p.m.