J2290

Honoring Brian Brush upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Technology Transfer Award by the Electric Power Resear...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Brian Brush upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Technology Transfer Award by the Elec-
tric Power Research Institute

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
individuals and organizations within the great State of New York that
are dedicated to the vital work of environmental protection; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Brian Brush upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
Technology Transfer Award by the Electric Power Research Institute; this
momentous occasion was celebrated with a Ceremony in Charleston, South
Carolina; and
WHEREAS, Brian Brush, a senior scientist in Environmental Health and
Safety at Consolidated Edison, Inc., was presented with this auspicious
award for developing a system which protects fish in the East River near
a steam and electric generating plant; and
WHEREAS, Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest
investor-owned energy companies and has received widespread recognition
for its environmental performance by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Newtown, Pennsylvania, Brian Brush led a team
that designed a system of five screens with fine mesh panels to filter
fish, eggs and larvae from the water cooling intake at the East River
Generating Station off East 14th Street in Manhattan; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the screens, along with a fish-return system,
reduce the plant's impact on the river; the fish-return system uses
low-pressure spray to gently remove any aquatic organisms trapped on the
screens and return them to the river; and
WHEREAS, The engineering and planning for this project was extremely
complex; under the able leadership and expertise of Brian Brush, the
best technology was selected and applied with great precision and atten-
tion to detail; and
WHEREAS, The results of this extraordinary project will keep the
marine life, including the Atlantic croaker, Atlantic tomcod, cunner and
bay anchovy, abundant for years to come, providing recreational and
ecological benefits; and
WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon all citizens to recognize and applaud
the efforts of individuals such as Brian Brush who work tirelessly on
behalf of protecting our natural surroundings for the benefit of present
and future generations of New Yorkers; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Brian Brush upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the Technology Transfer Award by the Electric Power Research Institute;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brian Brush.

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  • 28 / May / 2015
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2289

Mourning the untimely death of Derrick Griffith, Dean at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the untimely death of Derrick Griffith,
Dean at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, 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, Derrick Griffith of Brooklyn, New York, died on May 12, 2015,
at the age of 42; and
WHEREAS, Derrick Griffith was well-known throughout the CUNY system,
the City of New York and beyond, for his exemplary leadership in educa-
tion throughout his more than a decade long career; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable educator distinguished himself in his profes-
sion and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, Derrick Griffith served as founding Principal of the CUNY
Preparatory Transitional High School, a program which helps teens who
drop out of high school find a way to qualify for admission to college;
and
WHEREAS, In 2011, Derrick Griffith became the Executive Director of
Groundwork, Inc., an organization formed to support young people living
in high poverty urban communities; that same year, he joined Medgar
Evers College as Assistant Provost in what was to become the first of a
number of roles he would fill at the College; and
WHEREAS, The Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at
Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn at the time of his death, Derrick Grif-
fith had recently defended his dissertation to achieve his Doctorate of
Philosophy in Urban Education; and
WHEREAS, Derrick Griffith's commitment to excellence, and his spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including char-
itable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, An outstanding leader and champion for all of those in need,
Derrick Griffith guided and motivated countless young people to pursue
higher education; he also worked tirelessly to encourage and support
disadvantaged students including women who were victims of domestic
violence, and students who were on the borderline of failing; and
WHEREAS, Derrick Griffith is survived by his mother Carlea, and his
son Darryus; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Derrick Griffith 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 untimely death of Derrick Griffith, and to offer its sincerest
condolences to his family; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Derrick Griffith.

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  • 28 / May / 2015
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2288

Honoring Gary Thorn upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Technology Transfer Award by the Electric Power Researc...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Gary Thorn upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Technology Transfer Award by the Elec-
tric Power Research Institute

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
individuals and organizations within the great State of New York that
are dedicated to the vital work of environmental protection; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Gary
Thorn upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Technolo-
gy Transfer Award by the Electric Power Research Institute; this momen-
tous occasion was celebrated with a ceremony in Charleston, South Caro-
lina; and
WHEREAS, Gary Thorn, a section manager in Central Engineering at
Consolidated Edison, Inc., was presented with this auspicious award for
developing a system which protects fish in the East River near a steam
and electric generating plant; and
WHEREAS, Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest
investor-owned energy companies and has received widespread recognition
for its environmental performance by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Highland, New York, Gary Thorn led a team that
designed a system of five screens with fine mesh panels to filter fish,
eggs and larvae from the water cooling intake at the East River Generat-
ing Station off East 14th Street in Manhattan; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the screens, along with a fish-return system,
reduce the plant's impact on the river; the fish-return system uses
low-pressure spray to gently remove any aquatic organisms trapped on the
screens and return them to the river; and
WHEREAS, The engineering and planning for his project were extremely
complex; under the able leadership and expertise of Gary Thorn, the best
technology was selected and applied with great precision and attention
to detail; and
WHEREAS, The results of this extraordinary project will keep the
marine life, including the Atlantic croaker, Atlantic tomcod, cunner and
bay anchovy, abundant for years to come, providing recreational and
ecological benefits; and
WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon all citizens to recognize and applaud
the efforts of individuals such as Gary Thorn who work tirelessly on
behalf of protecting our natural surroundings for the benefit of present
and future generations of New Yorkers; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Gary Thorn upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the Technology Transfer Award by the Electric Power Research Institute;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gary Thorn.

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  • 28 / May / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2285

Honoring Major Christopher F. Cincio, Canadian Army Reserves, on being selected as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Lansingburgh Memori...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Major Christopher F. Cincio, Canadian
Army Reserves, upon the occasion of being selected as Honorary Grand
Marshal of the Lansingburgh Memorial Day Parade, May 25, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Major Christopher F. Cincio, Canadian Army Reserves, upon the occasion
of being selected as Honorary Grand Marshal of Lansingburgh's 19th Annu-
al Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 25, 2015; and
WHEREAS, On Memorial Day, observed annually on the last Monday of the
month of May, we honor those Americans who gave their lives in defense
of their country, whether in the Civil War which divided our nation,
international conflicts such as the World Wars, or in peacetime service
to uphold the cherished principles of liberty and democracy upon which
our grand Republic was founded; and
WHEREAS, A fitting choice for Honorary Grand Marshal of the Lansing-
burgh Memorial Day Parade is Major Christopher F. Cincio, Canadian Army
Reserves; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Major Christopher
F. Cincio currently resides in Welland, Ontario, with his two children
Paige and Michael; and
WHEREAS, In 1981, Christopher F. Cincio joined the Lincoln and Welland
Regiment, Canadian Army Reserve as an Infantryman; as a junior NCO, he
specialized in machine guns, armored defense, small arms and recon; and
WHEREAS, Major Christopher F. Cincio was named Top Gunner on his Anti-
Tank Gunner's course in 1983, and spent a number of years as a member of
the Central Militia Area Small Arms Team, a result of which has been a
number of shooting awards, culminating as the Champion Pistol Shot in
Canada at the Canadian Forces Small Arms Competition in 1985; and
WHEREAS, That same year, he was also designated as the "Top Tyro"
(Rookie shooter) during Sniper matches at the same competition; further-
more, he is a five-time Ontario Rifle Association Pistol and Sub-Machine
Gun shooting Champion; and
WHEREAS, Major Christopher F. Cincio is a pathfinder trained recon-
naissance patrolman and was one of the original members of the re-es-
tablished battalion recon platoon in 1987; in 1990, he was transferred
to Battalion Operations as the OPS and Training SGT; and
WHEREAS, In 1992, Major Christopher F. Cincio returned to the Recon
Platoon as the Platoon Second in command; the following year, he was
transferred back to the Line Infantry Companies where he had the oppor-
tunity to hone his skills as an infantry NCO during a number of chal-
lenging exercises and deployments; and
WHEREAS, Major Christopher F. Cincio held positions such as a Company
Sergeant-Major and Drill Sergeant-Major; he assumed the duties of the
Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in October
2000 until his retirement in October of 2004; and
WHEREAS, Major Christopher F. Cincio was commissioned from the ranks
shortly after his very brief retirement and, as a result, held positions
of Infantry Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, and Plans
Officer and is currently the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Lincoln
and Welland Regiment; and

WHEREAS, A graduate of Brock University, Major Christopher F. Cincio
holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and
Information Processing; furthermore, he is a graduate of the Canadian
Army Command and Staff College; and
WHEREAS, In civilian life, he is a member of the Niagara Regional
Police Service where he currently holds the rank of Inspector, where he
oversees regional operations and deploys operationally as a Tactical
Incident Commander; and
WHEREAS, Major Christopher F. Cincio is also a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, NTOA, AOPA and FBI LEEDA; in his free time, he is a
master scuba diver and a recreational aeroplane pilot; and
WHEREAS, Since 1998, Major Christopher F. Cincio has both attended and
participated in the Lansingburgh Memorial Day Parade and is a life
member of the Veterans of Lansingburgh; and
WHEREAS, As we observe and remember our deceased veterans on Memorial
Day, we recall their brave and noble deeds as well as their sacrifices
which have served to maintain our most precious and cherished freedoms
and honor those who continue to work diligently to support and sustain
them; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Major Christopher F. Cincio, Canadian Army Reserves, upon the
occasion of being selected as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Lansingburgh
Memorial Day Parade, May 25, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Major Christopher F. Cincio.

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  • 28 / May / 2015
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2284

Honoring retired Colonel Daniel J. Travers, United States Army, upon the occasion of being selected as Grand Marshal of the Lansingb...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring retired Colonel Daniel J. Travers,
United States Army, upon the occasion of being selected as Grand Marshal
of the Lansingburgh Memorial Day Parade, May 25, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
retired Colonel Daniel J. Travers upon the occasion of being selected as
Grand Marshal of Lansingburgh's 19th Annual Memorial Day Parade to be
held on Monday, May 25, 2015; and
WHEREAS, On Memorial Day, observed annually on the last Monday of the
month of May, we honor those Americans who gave their lives in defense
of their country, whether in the Civil War which divided our nation,
international conflicts such as the World Wars, or in peacetime service
to uphold the cherished principles of liberty and democracy upon which
our grand Republic was founded; and
WHEREAS, A fitting choice for Grand Marshal of the Lansingburgh Memo-
rial Day Parade, Colonel Daniel J. Travers proudly served his country as
a member of the United States Army; and
WHEREAS, Raised in Troy (Lansingburgh), New York, Daniel J. Travers is
a 1975 graduate of Siena College, and received his commission through
the Siena College Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program in
1978; and
WHEREAS, Assigned to the 1/105th Infantry Battalion, 42nd Infantry
Division, as a Medical Service Corps Officer, he served with the Battal-
ion while attending graduate school; upon receiving his Master's degree
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1981, he entered active mili-
tary service; and
WHEREAS, Following the completion of the Signal Officer's Basic Course
and Teleprocessing Operations Officer Course, he was assigned to the
72nd Field Artillery Brigade in Wertheim, Germany, serving as the Commu-
nications Platoon Leader and Brigade Communications-Electronics Officer;
and
WHEREAS, After returning from Europe, Colonel Daniel J. Travers was
assigned to Fort Drum, New York, with the 76th Engineer Battalion
(Combat Heavy) and later the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain
Division (Light Infantry) as the Battalion Communications-Electronics
Officer and Battalion Adjutant; and
WHEREAS, Upon release from active military service in 1985, Colonel
Daniel J. Travers entered the New York Army National Guard where he
served in successive assignments at the New York State Area Command as
the Assistant State Signal Officer, State Signal Officer, Director of
Information Technology, and the Director of Facilities Management and
Engineering; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Daniel J. Travers was then assigned to the 27th
Infantry Brigade as a Safety Officer; with his 27th Infantry Brigade
assignment complete, he was assigned as the G6 for the 42nd Infantry
Division, the "Rainbow Division"; he served in this capacity with the
Division at the World Trade Center at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New
York, and in Tikrit, Iraq, at Forward Operating Base Danger with Task
Force Liberty as part of Multinational Force North Central in the Sunni
Triangle; and

WHEREAS, While in Iraq, he, along with the G6 section and the 250th
Signal Battalion and 17th Signal Battalion, deployed, operated and main-
tained the most complex tactical and commercial federation of communi-
cations networks on earth supporting over 23,000 military and civilian
subscribers in every facet of communications and information technology;
and
WHEREAS, This network included the integration and fielding of Joint
Nodal Network (JNN) systems into a legacy Mobile Subscriber Equipment
(MSE) network, the first time such integration was ever tested in a
combat theater of operations; his last assignment was as the State Area
Command, New York J6 in the Joint Force Headquarters; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Daniel J. Travers is a graduate of the United States
Army Airborne Course, Signal Officers Basic Course, Signal Officers
Advanced Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff
College, United States Army Transportation Officers Advanced Course,
United States Army Comptroller Course and various other military
schools; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of his distinguished military service, Colonel
Daniel J. Travers was awarded the Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with
two Service Stars, Legion of Merit, the Global War on Terrorism Medal,
and New York State Defense of Liberty Medal with "WTC" device for
service at Ground Zero, Parachutist Badge, and several other federal and
state military awards; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable man is a member of the Veterans of Lansing-
burgh, the American Legion Post No. 1520 and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post No. 7466; and
WHEREAS, Today, Colonel Daniel J. Travers is employed as a Project
Manager with the New York State Information Technology Services (ITS)
assigned to the New York State Workers Compensation Board; and
WHEREAS, As we observe and remember our deceased veterans on Memorial
Day, we recall their brave and noble deeds as well as their sacrifices
which have served to maintain our most precious and cherished freedoms
and honor those who continue to work diligently to support and sustain
them; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor retired Colonel Daniel J. Travers, United States Army, upon the
occasion of being selected as Grand Marshal of the Lansingburgh Memorial
Day Parade, May 25, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to retired Colonel Daniel J. Travers.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2283

Congratulating Domenick F. Naccarato upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of S...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Domenick F. Naccarato upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on June 20, 2015

WHEREAS, Domenick F. Naccarato, 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 Saturday,
June 20, 2015, at Manhasset-Lakeville Company No. 2, Manhasset, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Domenick F. Naccarato is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 97, Manhasset, New York; 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, Domenick F. Naccarato refurbished and beau-
tified the playground at Manhasset-Great Neck EOC Adventures in Learn-
ing; he supervised and coordinated the project, adding two benches,
building a bird feeder and landscaping the area near the playground; and
WHEREAS, Domenick F. Naccarato'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 lead-
er, 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 Domenick F. Naccarato on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Domenick F. Naccarato.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2282

Congratulating Rebecca Hanson upon the occasion of being named the 2015-2016 Jefferson County Dairy Princess

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Rebecca Hanson upon the occasion
of being named the 2015-2016 Jefferson County Dairy Princess

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Rebecca
Hanson upon the occasion of being named the 2015-2016 Jefferson County
Dairy Princess; she was crowned at the 52nd Annual Jefferson County
Dairy Princess Coronation held at the Watertown Elks Club in Watertown,
New York, on Friday, May 8, 2015; and
WHEREAS, A junior at Carthage High School, Rebecca Hanson has deep
agricultural roots, having lived for 11 years on a 200-cow dairy farm
with her parents, John and Linda Hanson; and
WHEREAS, In her role as Jefferson County Dairy Princess, Rebecca
Hanson will promote agriculture throughout the region by participating
in school programs, farm meetings, the Jefferson County Fair, and more;
and
WHEREAS, By serving as Jefferson County's 2015-2016 Dairy Princess,
Rebecca Hanson will work alongside those in the agriculture industry in
an effort to spread the message of the importance of dairy, as well as
the farming industry as a whole; and
WHEREAS, Through her active involvement in the community and her
sincere dedication to her generation, Rebecca Hanson is a role model for
her peers; and
WHEREAS, Rebecca Hanson exemplifies the best potential which is inher-
ent in our most precious resource, our youth; she has brought enduring
honor to her family and her community through her many achievements;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Rebecca Hanson upon the occasion of being named the
2015-2016 Jefferson County Dairy Princess, and to wish her success in
all her future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rebecca Hanson.

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  • 28 / May / 2015
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Law Section:
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J2281

Congratulating Schreiber High School student-athletes Sam Goldman and Elmer Mendez upon the occasion of capturing the Nassau County ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Schreiber High School student-ath-
letes Sam Goldman and Elmer Mendez upon the occasion of capturing the
Nassau County Wrestling Championships in the 126-pound and 220-pound
weight classes

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate
Schreiber High School student-athletes Sam Goldman and Elmer Mendez upon
the occasion of capturing the Nassau County Wrestling Championships in
the 126-pound and 220-pound weight classes; and
WHEREAS, Senior Captains Sam Goldman and Elmer Mendez became the first
Schreiber High School Wrestling Team members to be crowned Nassau County
Champions in 38 years; and
WHEREAS, A champion wrestler in the 126-pound weight class, Sam Gold-
man is a four-time scholar-athlete, three-time all-conference and three-
time all-county athlete; he was also awarded the News12 Scholar Athlete
Award and one of Nassau County's top scholarship awards for student-ath-
letes; and
WHEREAS, Elmer Mendez is a champion wrestler in the 220-pound weight
class; he earned a trip to the New York State Wrestling Championships,
and will continue his wrestling career at the State University of New
York at Brockport in the fall; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by these two standout athletes
is due in great part to the efforts of Coach Anthony Schettino, a
skilled and inspirational tutor, respected for his ability to develop
potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The overall record of these two fine wrestlers is outstand-
ing, and they were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of Sam Goldman and Elmer Mendez, from the open-
ing match of the season to participation in the Championships, were
prime examples of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship, of honor and
of scholarship, demonstrating that these two student-athletes are second
to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, Sam Goldman and Elmer Mendez
have proven themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents,
reflecting favorably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Anthony Schettino and these two outstanding
athletes have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence
which is a tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Schreiber High School student-athletes Sam Goldman and
Elmer Mendez and Coach Anthony Schettino on their outstanding season and
overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sam Goldman, Elmer Mendez, and Coach Anthony Schettino.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2280

Honoring Firefighter Timothy Gunther posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Firefighter Timothy Gunther posthumously
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal,
the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State
Senate

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Firefighter
Timothy Gunther posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an indi-
vidual by the New York State Senate; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by a
resolution in 2014 and is awarded to individuals who have merited
special commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on
behalf of their fellow New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Timothy Gunther was born
on June 22, 1960, to Thomas Anthony and Lydia Spertal Gunther of Hope-
well Junction; he graduated from John Jay High School in 1978, SUNY
Albany in 1982, and SUNY New Paltz in 1992; and
WHEREAS, On August 4, 1990 at St. Columbus Church in Hopewell Junc-
tion, Timothy Gunther married Christine Buechele, and together they
raised two beautiful children; and
WHEREAS, A 21-year member of the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department,
Timothy Gunther responded to his last alarm on Monday, May 4, 2015;
after courageously battling a fatal blaze at a home on Church Street, he
succumbed to injuries and made the ultimate sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his steadfast dedication to the City of Pough-
keepsie Fire Department, Timothy Gunther served as an English teacher
prior to his illustrious career as a firefighter, and was a member of
Hudson Valley Playwrights; a play he wrote, "The International Associ-
ation of Competitive Poets," debuted Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the
group's first Short Play Festival at the Center for Performing Arts at
Rhinebeck; and
WHEREAS, A truly heroic and courageous man, Timothy Gunther was the
recipient of numerous awards and accolades; he was part of a team of
firefighters given a unit citation in 2011 for a Hudson River rescue,
and was a 2008 General Salute to Heroes Award Winner for making a
difference in keeping patients alive before and after Advanced Life
Support; and
WHEREAS, Timothy Gunther is survived by his parents, Thomas and Lydia;
his wife, Christine; his children, Casey and Tess; his beloved dogs,
Duke, Gus and Jaxx; his sisters, Jude and Alida, and their husbands; and
several nieces and nephews; and
WHEREAS, Individuals such as Timothy Gunther devoted to improving the
quality of life for others, enabling them to build lives of dignity and
self-worth are deserving of the highest praise and recognition; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Firefighter Timothy Gunther posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Firefighter Timothy Gunther.

actions

  • 18 / May / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 28 / May / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 28 / May / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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J2279

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring P.J. Male upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
caring concern and heroic acts of those exemplary citizens, who take
prompt and appropriate action in emergency situations, and in doing so,
help others to avert life-threatening danger; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor P.J. Male upon
the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the
highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate;
and
WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by a
resolution in 2014 and is awarded to individuals who have merited
special commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on
behalf of their fellow New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, On April 1, 2015, P.J. Male, an employee of the Peekskill
Parks and Recreation Department, looked out onto Depew Lake and saw a
nine-year-old girl calling for help and hanging onto a small piece of
ice while her dog was running around nearby; acting on instinct, he
immediately ran out to help her; and
WHEREAS, Unconcerned with his own health, P.J. Male trudged through
33-degree water, and swam 25 to 30 yards to rescue the young girl and
her dog; he quickly put the girl and her dog on his back and swam them
back to safety; and
WHEREAS, Even though this situation could have been a dire one, today,
the young girl and her dog are alive and well, and credits P.J. Male for
his quick and astute heroic actions in saving them; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Putnam Valley, New York, P.J. Male is a 12-year
veteran employee for the City of Peekskill; he is a former Junior Varsi-
ty Football Coach at Walter Panas High School, and currently umpires
men's softball games; and
WHEREAS, P.J. Male, through his spontaneous and heroic actions, demon-
strated his character and his compassion for the welfare of others,
personifying, by virtue of his actions, the collective concern of ordi-
nary citizens across the community of the State of New York who volun-
tarily respond when others are in need of help; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor P.J. Male upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a
Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New
York State Senate; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to P.J. Male.

actions

  • 18 / May / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 28 / May / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 28 / May / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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