J2326

Commending the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic Association on its 50th Anniversary

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  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and
Richmond Valley Civic Association upon the occasion of its 50th Anniver-
sary

WHEREAS, Organizations which serve the interests of the people of their
community and the Empire State merit the commendation of this Legisla-
tive Body; and
WHEREAS, The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association has ably served the interests of the people of those New
York State communities for 50 years; and
WHEREAS, The auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Pleas-
ant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic Association provides
an opportunity for this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to
this important community organization; and
WHEREAS, Fifty years ago a small group of citizens met to create an
organization, the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley
Civic Association, dedicated to community service and improvement and to
fostering civic pride in the three towns; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1963, the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Rich-
mond Valley Civic Association held its first meeting on April 12, 1963
at P. S. 3; and
WHEREAS, The Association is dedicated to preservation of natural
streams and forests, the maintenance of the area's historic housing
stock, and the preservation of the rural character of the Pleasant
Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley communities; and
WHEREAS, Among the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley
Civic Association's other worthy endeavors have been the restoration of
the Pleasant Plains monument in 1968 in memory of those who made the
ultimate sacrifice in WWI and once again, in 2009, when a new statue was
installed; and
WHEREAS, The Civic, as it is fondly known, hosts a Meet the Candidates
forum to promote greater civic understanding and participation in the
democratic process; and
WHEREAS, In addition, it hosts the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah
Lighting Ceremony and the Great American Barbecue, which foster a great-
er sense of community; and
WHEREAS, The Civic also collects canned food items at each meeting for
the St. Edward Food Pantry at Mount Loretto and supports our troops by
organizing community Thank You cards and collects presents for both the
troops and their children for the holiday season; and
WHEREAS, It promoted strong and appropriate zoning controls by working
to get the New York City zoning resolution for its area changed and by
opposing out-of-character development in the area; and
WHEREAS, The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association has also helped to prevent public lands from being developed
for private use through its Public Land for Public Use effort; and
WHEREAS, The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association has, similarly, helped to stop the storage of liquefied
natural gas (LNG) on the south shore, installed welcome signs for each
town, and conducted town and beach clean ups to support a better quality
of life as well; and
WHEREAS, What began as a small group of concerned neighbors committed
to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in their community,
today touches the lives of thousands of people who make Pleasant Plains,
Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley their home; and
WHEREAS, The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association may be justly proud of its record of service and achievement

over the last 50 years; it is a record which stands as a silent and
enduring tribute to the men and women whose vision and dedication have
made the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley communities
what they are today and what they hope to be tomorrow; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association.

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