J5197

Commending Firefighter Joseph F. Loeffler upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 51 years of dedicated s...

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J5197


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter Joseph F. Loeffler upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 51 years
of dedicated service to the Valatie Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter Joseph
F. Loeffler upon the occasion of his designation for special recogni-
tion after 51 years of dedicated service to the Valatie Fire Department;
and
WHEREAS, Joseph F. Loeffler joined the Valatie Fire Department as a
volunteer firefighter on February 6, 1965, and thereafter rose to the
ranks of Lieutenant and Captain; and
WHEREAS, Joseph F. Loeffler then became the Second Assistant Chief in
April of 1968 and in October of 1968 became the First Assistant Chief;
and
WHEREAS, Joseph F. Loeffler served as Chief of the Valatie Fire
Department in 1969-1983, 1985-1990, 1992-1997, and 2007-2008; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, Joseph F. Loeffler has also held numerous
other positions, including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treas-
urer or Trustee of the Lafayette Chemical Company of the Valatie Fire
Department; he has also been a member of the Valatie Rescue Squad; and
WHEREAS, In addition to the positions he has held with the Valatie
Fire Department, Joseph F. Loeffler served as the President of the
Columbia County Volunteer Firefighters' Association in 1982, Co-Chairman
of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Valatie Fire Department in
1987, and Chairman of the 175th Anniversary Celebration of the Valatie
Fire Department in 2012, as well as in many other positions over his 51
years of dedicated service; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Joseph
F. Loeffler is such a firefighter; throughout 51 years of devoted
service, this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call
of duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire
protection; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter Joseph F. Loeffler for 51 years of distinguished
service; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Joseph F. Loeffler.

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  • 29 / Apr / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5196

Congratulating Ryan Buchanan upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ryan Buchanan upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on May 22nd, 2016

WHEREAS, Ryan Buchanan, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016, at
Meyer's Park in Lansing, New York; and
WHEREAS, Ryan Buchanan, the son of Bradley and Cynthia Buchanan, is a
member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 48; 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 Eagle project, Ryan Buchanan constructed new park
benches for the benefit of his fellow citizens at the historic Salt
Point, as well as at other public areas across the Town of Lansing; and
WHEREAS, Ryan Buchanan'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 Ryan Buchanan on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ryan Buchanan.

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  • 29 / Apr / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5195

Honoring Allen Covert upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year Award by ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Allen Covert upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the
Year Award by the Seneca County Office for the Aging on May 6, 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Allen Covert upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year Award by the Seneca County
Office for the Aging, to be celebrated on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Water-
loo, New York; and
WHEREAS, A man of singular distinction, Allen Covert has continually
demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent
leadership in his unwavering service to his community and, consequently,
been selected for this most prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, Allen Covert 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, Allen Covert embodies the principles and ideals that make us
proud to be Americans; for four years, he proudly served his country as
a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War; and
WHEREAS, Today, Allen Covert continues to honor and support his coun-
try and fellow veterans by volunteering his time and energy to both the
American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), where he cooks
meals on Friday nights for the members of the VFW in Waterloo, New York;
in addition, he actively assists with various groups' fundraising
efforts throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, This well-respected gentleman is also a vital member of the
Legion Riders, a group which rides their motorcycles in support of our
Nation's veterans and their families; the Legion Riders are often on
hand to welcome home returning troops and can be seen riding en mass at
parades such as the Memorial Day Parade held each year in Waterloo; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable organization also directs numerous fundrais-
ers to raise funds and awareness for such worthwhile causes as chil-
dren's hospitals, scholarships and wounded veterans and their families;
and
WHEREAS, A true humanitarian, Allen Covert has always lived by the
Golden Rule, devoting his life to helping senior citizens, veterans,
their families and anyone in need of a helping hand or a kind word; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Allen Covert 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 Allen Covert 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Allen Covert upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year Award by the Seneca
County Office for the Aging on May 6, 2016; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Allen Covert.

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  • 29 / Apr / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5194

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Genoa
Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-
versary of the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., and to honor its
past and present firefighting members for 100 years of fire protection
to the citizens of Genoa, New York and its surrounding communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
to be celebrated at its Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Friday,
July 17th, 2016 at Meyers Park in Lansing, New York; and
WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services in every locality of our State; during the past 100 years, the
courageous and devoted firefighters of the Genoa Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, Inc. have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and
have won the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
WHEREAS, In 1910, three years after the "Big Fire" in Genoa which
damaged many buildings and businesses were lost, the Genoa Volunteer
Fire Department, Inc. purchased its first piece of apparatus from Ameri-
can LaFrance, the Champion No. 10, which had one cylinder with a water
capacity of 45 gallons; and
WHEREAS, In 1913, a new, 700 pound bell was installed on the original
engine house of the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. which is now a
museum owned and run by Peter Signor; the bell was removed some time
later because of a crack which was created when the bell was rung so
hard and so long for a barn fire that it cracked; and
WHEREAS, A chemical tank affixed to a 1934 Ford chassis was used
alongside a 1946 International that carried a John Bean High Pressure
fog system; these two units were housed in the fire station on Main
Street with double doors opening up to the street; and
WHEREAS, In 1915, the Fire Association was incorporated, becoming the
Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.; land was purchased and a new
house was built in 1950; and
WHEREAS, For over a century the men and women of the Genoa Volunteer
Fire Department, Inc., have provided valuable service to the community
of Genoa by responding to emergencies involving structure fires, motor
vehicle accidents and residential medical calls; and
WHEREAS, One hundred years after formation, members of the Genoa
Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. continue to serve their district as
Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and First Responders by
making house calls since 1915; and
WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters, the record of
the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department in public service and fire
protection is one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year,
for 100 years, whenever the alarm sounded, these noble volunteers left
their homes and went to the aid of their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Today, under the luminous leadership of Chief, Brian Howe;
Deputy Chief, Matt Rejman; Assistant Chief, Bob White; 2nd Assistant
Chief, Brad MacArthur; Fire Captain, Mark Connor; Fire Lieutenant, John
Connor; Rescue Captain, Joe Doeing; Rescue Lieutenant, Jim Malseed;
President, Matt Rejman; Vice President, Bob White; Secretary, Lorin
Correl; and Treasurer, Doug Radcliffe, the brave firefighters of the
Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. are prepared to risk their lives
every day to help save the lives of others and to protect homes and
property from the destruction caused by fire; and

WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated by
individual firefighters, the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
reflects the history and development of firefighting over the past 100
years; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
those devoted individuals who recognize that the preservation of life
and property is a sacred responsibility and who make that responsibility
their own by serving as firefighters; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that we should give
special recognition to those who work so assiduously for the betterment
of their communities, and acknowledge publicly the heroic good works
performed by the volunteer fire departments of this great Empire State,
their officers and auxiliaries; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Genoa Volunteer Fire
Department, Inc.; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brian Howe, Chief, Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

actions

  • 29 / Apr / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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