K1267

Honoring Margaret Colasurdo upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the New York State Office for the Aging ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Margaret Colasurdo upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by the New York State Office for
the Aging on May 10, 2016

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Margaret Cola-
surdo upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by
the New York State Office for the Aging at its Annual Senior Citizens
Day Celebration on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Hart Theatre Lounge in
The Egg, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Each May, the New York State Office for the Aging pauses to
acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by older citizens during
National Older Americans Month; and
WHEREAS, Members of older generations have helped build and shape our
Nation to be the greatest in the world; they have defended our freedoms
and values to ensure that those who come after them may have better
lives; nowhere in the Nation is the legacy of their efforts more visible
and more a part of the lives of all citizens than here in the State of
New York; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed woman has been called upon to contribute her
time and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has
always given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Clyde, New York, Margaret Colasurdo
married her husband in 1933; together, the couple happily raised three
boys; and
WHEREAS, An outstanding volunteer who is always willing to lend a
helping hand, Margaret Colasurdo gives of her time and energy to the
Clyde Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters, Martha
Ministry and most importantly, the St. John's Food Pantry; and
WHEREAS, At the age of 99, Margaret Colasurdo has managed the St.
John's Food Pantry for over four decades, helping hundreds of families;
through the years, she has successfully partnered with Foodlink and has
procured donations of shelving to transform her pantry into a "store",
allowing client's to choose their items; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Margaret Colasurdo has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her three children, eight
grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, all of whom feel privi-
leged to be a part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Margaret Colasurdo has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, Margaret Colasurdo, a very active and industrious woman, has
inspired and enriched the lives of those she serves through her volun-
teerism, generously sharing the wisdom gained over years of experiencing
life to its fullest; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Margaret Colasurdo upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the New York State Office for the Aging on May
10, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Margaret Colasurdo.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

K1272

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Village of New Berlin, New York, on June 11, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the
Village of New Berlin, New York, on June 11, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and commem-
orate the distinguished histories of the communities which comprise the
noble body of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 200th Anniversary of the Village of New Berlin, in Chenango
County, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established on April 3, 1807, the Town of New Berlin was
founded by a partition of the Town of Norwich in 1807; and
WHEREAS, The Village of New Berlin was incorporated in 1816, and it
was named after Berlin, Connecticut, from which many new Yankee settlers
had come; and
WHEREAS, The Village's historic district includes 122 properties in
both residential and commercial areas; the Preferred Manor Guest House
was built in 1831, and is listed on the National Register of Historic
places as a stop in the Underground Railroad of the Civil War; today, it
serves as a bed and breakfast owned and operated by the Preferred Mutual
Insurance Company, which also has its corporate home in New Berlin; and
WHEREAS, According to the 2000 Census, 1,129 residents of 425 house-
holds and 256 families resided in the Village of New Berlin; many of
these residents attend services at the Methodist, Episcopalian, Cathol-
ic, Baptist or Pentecostal church; and
WHEREAS, The Unadilla Valley Central School, about two miles south of
the Village, was established as a merger between the former New Berlin
and adjacent South New Berlin Central School Districts; it is comprised
of 105 full and part-time teachers, teacher assistants and 80 support
staff members managing High School, Elementary School and Middle School
students; in addition, the Village is also home to the Milford Academy,
formerly of Milford, Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, The Village of New Berlin has something for everyone; an
active and diverse community, the Village hosts an Art Council which
provides various performances throughout the year, and maintains its own
library in continued support of the arts and literature; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the delightful Village of New Berlin offers
residents and visitors numerous places to eat, shop or just sit and
relax; and
WHEREAS, There are also plenty of activities for children to partic-
ipate in such as day camp and Vacation Bible School; kids also like to
play at several picnic and playground areas, and swim and canoe on the
local lake, as well as attend numerous school-sponsored activities; and
WHEREAS, During the summer, tourists enjoy camping, boating, fishing
and picnicking at Hunts Pond State Park, a nearby attraction which
offers camping, a boat launch, fishing and a picnic area; opened year
round, the park is adjacent to state land ideal for hiking, snowmobiling
and cross-country skiing; and
WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of growth
and change, under the luminous leadership of Mayor Terry Potter, the
Village of New Berlin continues its commitment to enhancing the quality
of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive business, institutional and
educational climate, and providing all essential services; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Village of New Berlin, New
York, on June 11, 2016, recognizing the significance of the role it

continues to play in the life of the community of the State of New York;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Terry Potter, Mayor, Village of New Berlin.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative