2015-08-27 / Front Page

City Hall dedicated

BY LANIA ROCHA
810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com


By mayoral proclamation, city hall is now officially named the Paul D. Bueche Municipal Building. 
Photos by Lania Rocha By mayoral proclamation, city hall is now officially named the Paul D. Bueche Municipal Building. Photos by Lania Rocha SWARTZ CREEK – Both as a police officer and as city manager, Paul D. Bueche touched the lives of many Swartz Creek residents.

Those who knew him best gathered outside city hall on Monday for the official dedication of the building as the Paul D. Bueche Municipal Building.

Bueche died May 15, 2014, after an 8-month battle with cancer. He was 58.

Deputy Police Chief Rick Clolinger opened the brief ceremony with comments about the man who was his best friend.

Clolinger said he will remember Bueche’s loyalty, honesty, integrity, dedication to family, sense of community, ethics, caring, problem-solving skills, leadership and friendship.

He said Bueche led the city through some difficult times and taught many the value of his personal mantra: “Always do what’s right and you’ll be OK.”

City attorney Richard Figura, who was unable to attend the dedication but sent a written statement, noted that Bueche was a man with a strong sense of justice and fair play, a man who was not afraid to give someone a break if he felt they were the victim of circumstances.

Mayor David Krueger said Bueche was responsive to the needs of the citizens and city employees.

“He made this (city hall) a great place,” Krueger said. “He set the tone that we’re here to serve our citizens.”

Bueche began his career with the city as a police officer in 1977. He became sergeant in 1985 and chief in 1995. He took over as city manager in 2002.

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