Fourteen years is a long time to serve on anything, but that’s what former Osceola City Councilman Glenn Schaff did for his city council.
“It is an honor for me to present to a gentleman who has served the council longer than anyone I know, and his name is Glenn Schaff,” said Mayor Fred Diehl during a council meeting June 4. “The city of Osceola here recognizes and thanks Glenn ‘Jiggs’ Schaff for 14 years of service on the Osceola City Council. Congratulations.”
Diehl presented Schaff with a plaque in appreciation of his service to the city. Schaff also received a standing ovation from the people attending the council meeting.
Schaff had won re-election for the at-large council seat in the November 2013 election. However, in early May, he resigned from his seat citing various reasons.
During a May 20 city council meeting, the council approved Schaff’s resignation and scheduled a special election to fill the at-large seat.
Round of thanks
During the award presentation, Diehl said “Glenn was very, very instrumental in helping get these streets paved and sidewalks and all the rejuvenation that we’ve done with these streets. Thank you very much for your service.”
Schaff also addressed the council and the crowd after he had received his honor.
“I just want to thank everybody for helping me with these 14 years and the support that I get out of this community,” he said. “They were all good years. Sometimes you’d think it’s not worth it, but it was worth every minute.”