Zeoli Sworn In For Fifth Term

First Selectman Jim Zeoli, a Republican, easily won a fifth term as the towns leader Nov. 5 in the municipal elections. In fact, Zeoli’s entire team of candidates dominated the election outcome. {{more}}

Zeoli thanked the voters for entrusting him to run the town for another two years.

“Thank You for your votes – I love Orange,” Zeoli said.

Zeoli was sworn in to office last Friday by Superior Court Judge Richard Arnold. By town charter the winners must be sworn in 10 days following election.

Zeoli said since the election things have been “very hectic.”

He said he was in the process of following up on news the train station was back being evaluated.

He has also been working to make sure Edison Road is asphalted before the asphalt plants close for the winter.

“We have worked too hard to bring this road to completion. I don’t want to see any of the work done wasted,” Zeoli said.

Zeoli has also been overseeing the new roof project at the library. He said one new addition is the replacement of the lumber around the cupola with maintenance free material.

As the CEO of the town Zeoli has also been working to fill job openings such as a nurse for the Orange Visiting Nurses Association and a school nurse.

He has also been focused on the recent bond projects working to make sure they get implemented in a timely fashion and overseeing a surplus equipment auction on Nov. 22, 11 a.m. at the municipal garage.

Zeoli said he loves his job and is energized every day by the residents of Orange.