J2910

Mourning the death of Roy E. Herrmann, Jr., distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Roy "Jake" E. Herrmann,
Jr., distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Roy E. Herrmann, Jr. of Ontario, New York, died on Tuesday,
February 10, 2015, at the age of 93; and
WHEREAS, Born on November 30, 1921 to the late Roy and Lucille Herrm-
ann, Roy "Jake" E. Herrmann, Jr., affectionately known as "Jake",
attended Cornell University and obtained his master's degree from Penn
State University before valiantly serving in the United States Army
during World War II; and
WHEREAS, "Jake" Herrmann, Jr. distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; he was the proud owner of Herrmann's Agway in
Ontario, New York for 37 years; and
WHEREAS, A tireless community servant who deeply cared for the people
of Ontario, "Jake" Herrmann, Jr. was a member and leader of the Ontario
American Legion Post No. 428 and an active Rotarian for many years; he
was also a member of the Ontario Town Board for decades, and served in
the capacity of both Councilman and Town Supervisor; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed man was the recipient of the
Ontario Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 2014; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his life, "Jake" Herrmann, Jr. was drawn to thea-
ter; he acted and directed musicals and shows for the Webster Theater
Guild and other local community theatre groups; he also enjoyed the
outdoors, hunting, gardening and his vast stamp collection; and
WHEREAS, "Jake" Herrmann, Jr.'s commitment to excellence, and his
spirit of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, includ-
ing charitable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his first wife, Jody, brother, Dwayne, and
stepmother, Runette, Roy E. Herrmann, Jr. is survived by his wife, Mary
Catherine "Kay"; sons, Mark (Donna), Peter, and Edward (Hannah); daugh-
ters, Carol (Odis) and Lori; sister, Sallie (Ron); brother, Gary; 15
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a large extended family;
and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of
compassion, and comforted by a loving family, "Jake" Herrmann, Jr.
leaves behind a legacy which will long endure the passage of time and
will remain as a comforting memory to all he served and befriended; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Roy "Jake" E. Herrmann, Jr., distinguished citizen
and devoted member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Roy "Jake" E. Herrmann, Jr.

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Law Section:
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J2909

Mourning the death of Edward Mark Boudreau, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Edward Mark Boudreau,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Edward Mark Boudreau of Waterloo, New York, died on Saturday,
January 31, 2015 at the age of 87; and
WHEREAS, Born in Hyde Park, New York, on April 3, 1927, Edward Mark
Boudreau graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944 and embarked on a
life which was marked by public service to his country and community;
and
WHEREAS, Edward Mark Boudreau honorably served his country as a member
of the United States Navy during the Second World War and was a deco-
rated veteran of the war against the imperial forces of Japan in the
Pacific Theater; and
WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service, Edward Mark
Boudreau graduated from Oswego State College in 1951, during which time
he lettered in basketball all four years; while student teaching in the
Waterloo School District, he was offered and accepted a permanent posi-
tion as a social studies teacher and coach in the district; and
WHEREAS, Edward Mark Boudreau distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, A steadfast supporter of all types of athletics, Edward Mark
Boudreau was instrumental in the establishment of the Waterloo Varsity
Club in 1954, helping to create the Waterloo Sports Hall of Fame, and
serving as a Section V Football official for many years; he was inducted
into the Waterloo Sports Hall of Fame in 1996; and
WHEREAS, After earning his Certification in Administration, Edward
Mark Boudreau became the guidance counselor at the Waterloo Junior High
School in 1964; just one year later he became the Junior High Principal
and served in that capacity until 1984, at which time he became the
Principal of Waterloo High School, the esteemed position he held until
his retirement in 1989; and
WHEREAS, During his illustrious tenure in the Waterloo School
District, Edward Mark Boudreau encouraged and promoted several programs
including enrichment, foreign languages, reading and community involve-
ment in the curriculum; and
WHEREAS, Edward Mark Boudreau's commitment to excellence and his spir-
it of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including
charitable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Active within the community, Edward Mark Boudreau served on
several boards of directors and committees including: President of the
Waterloo Rotary Club, Seneca County Red Cross, Seneca County United Way,
Section V High School Athletics, Waterloo Little League, Geneva American
Legion and Goulds Pumps Scholarship Committee; and
WHEREAS, Edward Mark Boudreau served for 12 years on the Seneca County
Board of Supervisors where he was elected to six terms as the Town of
Waterloo Supervisor, during which time he also chaired or served on
various committees including the County Personnel Committee, the Commit-
tee on Veteran Affairs and the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation
Committee; and
WHEREAS, A member of Seneca Falls Country Club for more than 40 years,
Edward Mark Boudreau cherished the time he spent there with his friends

and family; he was also a devoted member and communicant of Saint Mary's
Church in Waterloo for over six decades; and
WHEREAS, Edward Mark Boudreau loved spending time with his children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; he traveled far and wide to watch
them participate in sporting events and cultural activities and truly
adored them; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, Mark and Alma, his son, Mark and
his sister, Annie Lou, Edward Mark Boudreau is survived by his devoted
wife of 62 years, Cecelia; his sister, Irene; two daughters, Deborah
(Louis) and Joan; one son, Edward (Jill); a daughter-in-law, Vicky; 10
grandchildren, Louis (Lindsay), Lisa (Patrick), Laura (Zack), Sean,
Julia, Elizabeth (Mike), Jessica (Patrick), Taylor, Jacqueline and
Emily; and seven great-grandchildren, Miabella, Alessandra, Louis III,
Lucas, Miles, Tate and Luciana; as well as several nieces and nephews;
and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of
compassion, and comforted by a loving family, Edward Mark Boudreau
leaves behind a legacy which will long endure the passage of time and
will remain as a comforting memory to all he served and befriended; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Edward Mark Boudreau, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Edward Mark Boudreau.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2015
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Law Section:
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J2908

Mourning the death of Robert Rosenkrans, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Robert "Bob" Rosenkrans,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Robert "Bob" Rosenkrans of Seneca Falls, New York, died on
February 12, 2015, at the age of 68; and
WHEREAS, Born in Lansing, Michigan, on September 29, 1946, Robert
"Bob" Rosenkrans, affectionately known as "Bob," was the son of the late
John and Margaret Rosenkrans; at the young age of seven, he moved with
his family to Seneca Falls; and
WHEREAS, Robert "Bob" Rosenkrans graduated from Mynderse Academy and
attended Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, where he earned Bach-
elor's degrees in both History and Finance; and
WHEREAS, After graduating from college, "Bob" Rosenkrans accepted a
position with the Royce and Rosenkrans Insurance Company; and
WHEREAS, During an illustrious career which spanned 40 years, "Bob"
Rosenkrans rendered faithful, conscientious and valuable service and
eventually became owner of the company; and
WHEREAS, "Bob" Rosenkrans distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contributions to the welfare
of his community; and
WHEREAS, "Bob" Rosenkrans' commitment to excellence and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A member of numerous local and state organizations and
committees, "Bob" Rosenkrans served most notably with the Seneca County
Industrial Development Agency, where he passionately believed in working
to support its mission of thoughtfully growing the region's economy and
job opportunities; and
WHEREAS, "Bob" Rosenkrans' many lifelong interests included European
and American history, travel, finance and investment and reading often
several books a week; he also raised Hereford cattle for several decades
and was an avid sports fan, especially for his beloved Detroit Tigers;
and
WHEREAS, A devoted family man, "Bob" Rosenkrans was adored and
respected by his family members for his fervent belief in fairness, as
well as his generosity, keen sense of humor and ardent work ethic; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his eldest child, Michael Rosenkrans, Robert
Rosenkrans is survived by his wife, Maureen "Reenie" Rosenkrans; his two
children, Amy (Robert), and Jeffrey; three step-children, Mark (Chris-
tine), Sandra, and Jill (Greg); three grandchildren, Gavin, Dylan, and
Zachary; and his four siblings, Jane, Ruth (Russell), Peter (Pamela),
and Eric (Frances); as well as several nieces and nephews; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, "Bob" Rosenkrans leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Robert "Bob" Rosenkrans, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Robert "Bob" Rosenkrans.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2015
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Law Section:
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J2907

Honoring James D. Hoffman upon the occasion of his retirement as Supervisor for the Town of Williamson and Chairman, Wayne County Bo...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring James "Jim" D. Hoffman upon the occasion
of his retirement after many years of distinguished service as Supervi-
sor for the Town of Williamson and the Chairman of the Wayne County
Board of Supervisors

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor James "Jim" D.
Hoffman upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distin-
guished service as Supervisor for the Town of Williamson and the Chair-
man of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors to be celebrated at a
luncheon on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Wayne County Courthouse
in Lyons, New York; and
WHEREAS, "Jim" D. Hoffman proudly served his country as a member of
the United States Navy from 1967-1970; following the completion of his
military service, he attended the Rochester Institute of Technology,
graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration; and
WHEREAS, In 1973, "Jim" D. Hoffman became a member of the New York
State Police, serving in Williamson, New York, as a trooper on road
patrol; his dedication and professionalism led to his promotion to
Sergeant in 1979; he was ranked First in a statewide State Police promo-
tional exam for the position of Lieutenant in 1983; and
WHEREAS, Following his promotion to Lieutenant, "Jim" D. Hoffman
attended The F.B.I. National Academy for Police Officers in Quantico,
Virginia, and was awarded a fellowship for graduate school at SUNY Alba-
ny where he earned a Master's degree in Criminal Justice in 1986; and
WHEREAS, During an illustrious career with the New York State Police
spanning three decades, Trooper "Jim" D. Hoffman served in such major
assignments as Internal Affairs, Major-Traffic Services, and as Zone
Commander; and
WHEREAS, Trooper "Jim" D. Hoffman also performed such important duties
as writing and administering entrance and promotional examinations, and
was a Certified Instructor for Internal Investigations and Officer-In-
Charge of Women's Issues in the Analysis Unit; and
WHEREAS, In 2003, "Jim" D. Hoffman retired from the State Police as
Staff Inspector, and continued his service to the public by serving as
Supervisor for the Town of Williamson, New York; and
WHEREAS, For the past 12 years, Supervisor "Jim" D. Hoffman rendered
faithful, conscientious and valuable service to the Williamson communi-
ty; his leadership was instrumental in making his town a better place to
live, as well as for providing sound fiscal management in the form of
lowered local tax rates, and an increase in the town's bond rating; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this remarkable man served the people of Wayne
County with honor, loyalty, and distinction after being unanimously
elected by his fellow supervisors as Chairman of the Board of Supervi-
sors in 2006, and subsequently, gaining reelection to this position
every year since; and
WHEREAS, With a sense of civic responsibility, "Jim" D. Hoffman also
served as Vice-Chair of the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency,
and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Genesee Transportation
Council; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, he served as member of numerous boards of direc-
tors including the Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and
the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council; and

WHEREAS, "Jim" D. Hoffman has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, A member of the Williamson Chamber of Commerce and the
Williamson Rotary Club, "Jim" D. Hoffman is also highly active in the
American Legion as Adjutant at the Williamson American Legion Post No.
394, and as an instructor and member of the faculty at the New York
State American Legion College; and
WHEREAS, In his official acts, "Jim" D. Hoffman was governed by a keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; he has
earned the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those public
servants who enhance the quality of life in their community and have
shown a long and sustained commitment to the maintenance of high stand-
ards in their profession, certainly have earned the recognition and
applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor "Jim" D. Hoffman upon the occasion of his retirement after many
years of distinguished public service, and to wish him all the best in
his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James "Jim" D. Hoffman.

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Law Section:
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J2905

Congratulating Steven Brown upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting h...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Steven Brown upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Steven Brown, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Steven Brown built a 5k trail for his
school, Putnam Valley High School, in honor of a former student, Caitlyn
Bagnato, who passed away from cancer several years ago; the project
involved thousands of hours of voluntary labor provided by not only
Steven Brown, but also his fellow Scout members, track teams, and resi-
dents of the community; and
WHEREAS, Steven Brown's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Steven Brown on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Steven Brown.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2015
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Law Section:
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J2904

Congratulating Miriam L. Mincieli upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Miriam L. Mincieli upon the occa-
sion of her 100th Birthday on July 25, 2015

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 congratulate Miriam
L. Mincieli of Lake Peekskill, New York, upon the occasion of her 100th
Birthday on July 25, 2015, to be celebrated with a party held on July
23, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Miriam L. Mincieli was born on July 25, 1915, the oldest
child of Ida Walter and William Steyer; she grew up in the South Bronx
where her father was a well respected local butcher; and
WHEREAS, In 1932, Miriam L. Mincieli's mother purchased a summer home
in Putnam Valley, New York, where she enjoyed spending summers since the
age of 16; and
WHEREAS, Miriam L. Steyer married Victor Mincieli in 1954, and togeth-
er, they were the loving parents of two daughters, Susan and Frances;
and
WHEREAS, This esteemed woman was employed with the Department of Parks
in the Bronx for 33 years, where she rendered faithful, conscientious
and valuable service until her retirement in 1970; and
WHEREAS, After beginning construction on a Putnam County home in 1950,
Miriam L. Mincieli moved permanently to this area in 1977, where she
became an avid gardener; and
WHEREAS, During this time, she went on many adventures with her mother
driving a 1929 pickup truck to Maine, and returning with up to 1500
evergreen saplings; and
WHEREAS, Inspired by these wonderful trips, Miriam L. Mincieli began
running a small nursery in Putnam County; many of the evergreen trees
planted throughout the area are a result of her tremendous efforts; and
WHEREAS, A vital part of her community, Miriam L. Mincieli has been an
active bowler, a Cornell Master Gardener for many years, and a member of
both the Putnam Valley Garden Club and the Park Central Hotel Track and
Field Team; and
WHEREAS, Miriam L. Mincieli has also spent many hours raising champion
Gordon Setters while tending her evergreen farm, and painting with oils
and pastels; a significant number of her art works are on display at the
Putnam Valley Senior Center; and
WHEREAS, In her lifetime, Miriam L. Mincieli witnessed many important
milestones in our Nation's history including two World Wars, legislation
giving women the right to vote, Prohibition, the Great Depression, man's
first footsteps on the moon, and the advent of the computer age; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable centenarian has experienced the incredible
joys and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the
stamina and courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Miriam L. Mincieli upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Miriam L. Mincieli.

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Law Section:
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J2903

Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church of Red Hook, New York, celebrated on June 7, ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 300th Anniversary of St. Paul's
(Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church of Red Hook, New York, celebrated
on June 7, 2015

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in commemorating the
300th Anniversary of St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church of
Red Hook, New York, celebrated on Sunday, June 7, 2015; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious milestone was recognized at a special service
presided over by Pastor William Starkweather, Pastor of St. Paul's
(Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church, and preached by Bishop Robert Alan
Rimbo; and
WHEREAS, In 1715, Palatine German refugees established the joint-Re-
formed Lutheran Church, now known as St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical
Lutheran Church; in 1890, the famed red brick church, which stands as a
landmark today, was designed by New York City Architect Lawrence B.
Valk; and
WHEREAS, In 1998, the entire complex of St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangeli-
cal Lutheran Church was listed on the National Register of Historic
Places, as one of the earliest Lutheran Churches established in the
region; and
WHEREAS, St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congre-
gation of the Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS) of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of America (ELCA); it is one of three congregations
which belong to the Lutheran Parish of Northern Dutchess County; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Pastor William Starkweather,
St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church stands on the threshold
of tomorrow, prepared to meet the challenges of the coming decades while
retaining that spiritual resolve which characterizes its past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 300th Anniversary of St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Red Hook, New York, fully confident that this commem-
oration reflects the belief in those values which enhance the dignity
and purpose of life; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pastor William Starkweather, St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical
Lutheran Church.

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Law Section:
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J2902

Commemorating the 203rd Anniversary of Putnam County

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 203rd Anniversary of Putnam
County

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and recog-
nize the distinguished histories of the communities which comprise the
noble body of this great Empire State, and to celebrate the people and
places which make these communities strong; 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 203rd Anniversary of Putnam County; and
WHEREAS, Putnam County was formed on June 12, 1812, from Dutchess
County and is named for Israel Putnam, a hero in the French and Indian
War and a General in the American Revolutionary War; and
WHEREAS, Located in the lower Hudson River Valley, Putnam County
includes Kent, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Carmel, Southeast and Patter-
son; and
WHEREAS, Due to the increasing population of the Southern Precinct of
Dutchess County and the great distance of its communities from its coun-
ty seat, Poughkeepsie, Putnam was split from Dutchess and created its
own county; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Putnam was able to function as a separate county
because of the easy transportation provided by the Hudson River; prob-
lems arose when the river froze in the winter, and subsequently, the
Philipstown Turnpike was established in 1815 as a toll road from Cold
Spring to Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, Transportation improved again with the advent of the rail-
road, namely the Harlem Line, which was built in the 1840s, connecting
Putnam by rail to New York City; during this time, there were four
stations on the Harlem Line in Putnam County: Brewster, Dykemans, Town-
ers and Patterson; and
WHEREAS, Putnam County played an integral role in the Civil War; one
third of the county's men between the ages of 15 and 55 served in the
military at the time of the war; and
WHEREAS, By the 20th Century, improved roads brought vacationers from
New York City, which led to the creation of the Taconic State Parkway
during the Great Depression; this brought more vacationers, which were
attracted to the scenic land and the inexpensive hotels, inns and summer
homes; Putnam County's population doubled during the summer months; and
WHEREAS, After the Second World War, Putnam County became an exurb of
New York City; rapid development evolved into a bedroom community;
however, the protection of Putnam County's reservoirs inherently limited
development, as much of the land in the county is close to wetlands or
reservoirs; and
WHEREAS, During the last half century, Putnam County has ceased to be
a rural area and became part of the New York City outer suburbs; return-
ing veterans and many workers in New York City and lower Westchester
County found one could live year-round in Putnam and commute to work on
excellent roads and rail connections; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Putnam County offers less expensive housing,
good schools, and a safe environment; new year-round housing develop-
ments have sprang up throughout the county, and the rapid conversion of
summer houses to year-round use has provided affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, Of historic origin, and remaining fruitful over the ebb and
flow of decades of growth and change, Putnam County continues to provide
the quintessential quality of life for its residents; and

WHEREAS, The residents of Putnam County have a bright outlook for the
future of their community, which remains a beautiful place in which to
live, work and raise a family; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of Putnam County's rich history and enduring
contribution to the State of New York, this Legislative Body is proud to
pay tribute to this spirited county upon the occasion of its 203rd Anni-
versary; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 203rd Anniversary of Putnam County, and to enthusi-
astically salute its residents as they celebrate this auspicious occa-
sion; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Putnam County.

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  • 12 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2901

Honoring Robert Skelly upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Salem Rotary Club

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J2901


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Robert Skelly upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by the Salem Rotary Club

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Robert Skelly has given not only of his time and energies but
also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Robert Skelly
upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the
Salem Rotary Club; this momentous occasion was celebrated at its Annual
Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner; and
WHEREAS, Robert Skelly has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, A member and Salutatorian of this year's Salem Washington
Academy senior class, Robert Skelly was chosen for this most auspicious
honor for his steadfast participation in school and community activ-
ities; and
WHEREAS, Robert Skelly was a member of the varsity soccer, baseball
and weight lifting teams, as well as literary, drama and film clubs; he
has volunteered his time for the Courthouse Community Center, Books on
Hands Program, and the Borador Animal Hospital; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this exemplary student was a member of Salem's
winning Mock Trial Team; he is also the proud recipient of the Frederick
Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award and the Student Sage Award for his
academic excellence; and
WHEREAS, Robert Skelly plans to attend SUNY Adirondack and transfer to
Cornell University where he will study veterinary science; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Robert Skelly has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Robert Skelly has displayed through-
out his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Robert Skelly upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Salem Rotary Club; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Robert Skelly.

actions

  • 12 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2900

Honoring Steven Saunders upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Salem Rotary Club

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J2900


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Steven Saunders upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Salem
Rotary Club

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Steven Saunders has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Steven Saun-
ders upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Citizen of
the Year Award by the Salem Rotary Club; this momentous occasion was
celebrated at its Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Steven Saunders received this most auspicious honor for his
35 years as a Salem Volunteer Fireman and for his instrumental role in
raising substantial grant funding for fire department equipment improve-
ment; and
WHEREAS, In addition to serving in numerous Salem Fire Department
positions, Steven Saunders has served as Treasurer of the Washington
County Fire Chiefs and Line Officers Association for the past 10 years;
and
WHEREAS, Steven Saunders has also been a member of the Washington
County Fire Police Association, and is currently spearheading a drive to
raise funds to build a new fire house on South Main Street; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Steven Saunders has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Steven Saunders has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Steven Saunders upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Salem Rotary Club; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Steven Saunders.

actions

  • 12 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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