Council gave a unanimous nod to their new top cop on February 22.
Brian Zajac was named to replace former chief John Zolgus who retired earlier this month.
“I’m not much for speeches but your response was overwhelming,” Zajac told Council.
Zolgus was hired as a part-time officer in 1993 and hired full time in 1997.
Zolgus was promoted to sergeant in 2004 and appoints chief in 2017.
Mayor Jennifer Domzalski introduced a proclamation honing Zolgus.
“During his twenty-nine and one-half years of service with the Village Police Department, Chief Zolgus exhibited leadership, dedication to duty, and compassion for the Village’s residents and the general public;” according to the proclamation. “The Mayor, Council, employees, and residents of the Village of
Northfield wants to thank Chiel Zolgus for his hard work and dedication over the past twenty-nine and one-half years and congratulate him on his retirement.”
Domzalski also introduced a proclamation for Sergeant Brian Zambach, who will retire on February 26.
“During his twenty-six years of service with the Village Police
Department, Sergeant Zambach exhibited professionalism, dedication to duty, and compassion for the Village’s residents, students, and the general public,” according to the proclamation. “The Mayor, Council, employees, and residents of the Village Of Northfield wants to thank Sergeant Brian Zambach for his hard work and dedication to the Village over the past twenty-six years and congratulate him on his retirement.”
•An Emergency Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Enter into a Managed Services Agreement for IT Services with Bay Pointe Technology Services, passed.
•Resolution No. 2023-08, An Emergency Resolution Authorizing All Actions Necessary to Accept Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) 2023 Energized Community Grant Funds, passed.