Andrew Santacroce's time on the Horsham Township Council has flown by, seemingly in the blink of an eye.
Santacroce, who is wrapping up eight years on the Republican-controlled governing body after not seeking re-election, said during his final meeting this week that "it seemed like it was no time at all."
"The eight years that I’ve been up here really hasn’t felt like eight years. It really did fly by," Santacroce said. "When you’re doing something that you love to do and service to the township ..."
Council President Mark McCouch thanked Santacroce for his friendship, advice and hard work during his tenure and presented the outgoing councilman with a plaque on behalf of the council.
"We've gone through a lot of things together," McCouch said. "As a council we rely on everyone’s thoughts ... It’ll be missed and you’ll be missed."
McCouch said he knows that Santacroce won't be "going too far" and that he will continue to serve in some capacity in his community.
"It’s in your blood now," McCouch said.
Santacroce, in highlighting some of the council's accomplishments during his terms, noted that the governing body oversaw firehouse projects, a new police station and added that the township was recognized four different times as a best place to live.
"It’s just a great township my family and I have called home for quite a few years," Santacroce said, adding that he's "really looking forward" to newcomer Tom Johnson joining the council in January.