After serving for five-years as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), Steve Kalkowski has accepted an appointment to the Southington Police Commission and stepped down from the PZC.
His role as a regular member on the commission followed service as an alternate member for three-years, from 2007 to 2010.
PZC Chair Paul Chaplinsky described Kalkowski as his “left hand man” during his service.
“His integrity is without match,” Chaplinsky said at the PZC meeting on Dec. 1. “He’s done a wonderful job, and we’ll miss him sorely.”
Kalkowski said it had been a pleasure to serve on the commission, and although he will miss the PZC, he is “looking forward to the new challenge” in his role as a Police Commissioner.
“You’ve set the standard for us. and I know the challenge before you at the Police Commission you’re up for,” said Chaplinsky.
In addition to serving the PZC for eight-years, Kalkowski served on the Zoning Board of Appeals from 2004 to 2007. He formally resigned from the PZC on Dec. 1.
Following his resignation, the PZC unanimously voted in alternate member James Macchio to fill his vacancy. Macchio was sworn in by Town Attorney Garry Brumback at the meeting.
Jennifer Clock, regular PZC member, was also unanimously voted to serve as the secretary of the PZC.
The commission continued their meeting with six regular members and one alternate, Theodore Cabata.