BATH CITY COUNCIL Chairwoman Mari Eosco, right, presents a Council Tribute Proclamation to former city councilor Leverett “Tink” Mitchell’s family at the council meeting on Wednesday.

BATH CITY COUNCIL Chairwoman Mari Eosco, right, presents a Council Tribute Proclamation to former city councilor Leverett “Tink” Mitchell’s family at the council meeting on Wednesday.

BATH

The Bath City Council took time at their regular meeting on Wednesday to recognize the life and work of former city councilor Leverett “Tink” Mitchell who passed away unexpectedly in December.

On behalf of the state Legislature, Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Bath, presented a special legislative sentiment recognizing his presence in the community and his years of civic service that had been issued on Feb. 2. Mitchell’s wife, Diane, and son, James, were in attendance.

“A legislative sentiment … is given to mark exceptional accomplishments, exceptional loss, and to be able to note on someone who has dedicated their life to public service,” said DeChant.

“Mr. Mitchell was very active in his community,” reads the sentiment, which was sponsored by DeChant and co-sponsored by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic. “He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.”

The city council also presented a Council Tribute Proclamation to Mitchell’s family, listing Mitchell’s many affiliations and accomplishments in the community and state.

“Tink touched many individual lives, with a special compassion for veterans and the elderly,” read Chairwoman Mari Eosco. “We are a community in mourning, as we have lost part of the fire and soul of this community and a friend, and we know that Tink’s light will continue to shine here in the city through everyone and everything he has touched.”

Following those presentations, James Mitchell took a moment to give the flag that was presented to the family at Mitchell’s funeral as part of his father’s military honors to the city to display.

“We couldn’t find a better way to example who my father was, what he meant, and I guess force his thoughts onto a community that truly was his for over 65 years than to give one last gift,” said James. “On behalf of my stepmother and for my father, I would like to present this last gift to the city.”

“He was so much more than a city councilor and this is really an honor. We will certainly find a place that is very special for it,” said Eosco.

James also took a moment to wish councilor Aaron Park his best in filling his father’s shoes on the council. Park replaced Mitchell on the council following a special election in late February.

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