K1083

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 20-26, 2016, as Surveyors Week in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 20-26, 2016, as Surveyors Week in the State of New York,
in conjunction with the observance of National Surveyors Week

WHEREAS, There are more than 1,500 professional land surveyors in New
York State, and more than 45,000 professional land surveyors nationwide;
and
WHEREAS, Land surveyors were instrumental in the formation of the
layout of property boundaries in New York and the rest of the United
States, providing our citizens the opportunity to enjoy the dream of
property ownership; and
WHEREAS, United States Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
John Adams and Abraham Lincoln all served as surveyors, contributing to
the historical mapping of the United States in its early years; and
WHEREAS, The nature of surveying has developed since the Colonial Era
to include hydrographic surveys, engineering surveys utilized in the
study and selection of engineering construction, geodetic surveys to
determine the precise global positioning for activities such as aircraft
and missile navigation, and cartographic surveys used for mapping and
charting; and
WHEREAS, The surveying profession in New York requires special educa-
tion and experience, training, the knowledge of applied mathematics,
other technical and research skills, and passage of both a national and
state-specific examination; and
WHEREAS, The role of the professional surveyor has been, and continues
to be, integral in the development and advancement of our State and
Nation; and
WHEREAS, There are 18 affiliated regional professional land surveying
organizations in New York State that combine to form the New York State
Association of Professional Land Surveyors and are affiliated with the
National Society of Professional Land Surveyors; and
WHEREAS, New Yorkers recognize the important contributions of profes-
sional land surveyors to the historical and current layout of the state
and country, and acknowledge the important decisions that professional
land surveyors make on the basis of specialized knowledge and expertise;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 20-26, 2016, as
Surveyors Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Surveyors Week; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 21 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J4494

Congratulating Irene Kellish upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Irene Kellish upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
individuals whose lives have been filled with many remarkable experi-
ences and shared with many individuals who love and respect them; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Irene Kellish upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday; to celebrate
this milestone, a centennial birthday party will be held in her honor
hosted by her family at the Pompey Rod and Gun Club on June 18, 2016,
featuring live polka music and other great entertainment; and
WHEREAS, Irene was born on June 12, 1916, in the City of Syracuse, to
Ignatius and Sarafinka Lelakowski; and
WHEREAS, Growing up in Syracuse, Irene peddled newspapers with her
brother, Theodore Lelakowski, and sister, Genevive Lelakowski Delcioppo,
in their neighborhood along West Genesee Street, which was then known as
"Automobile Row"; and
WHEREAS, Irene was educated by the nuns at the School at Sacred Heart
Church in Syracuse, known today as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart; and
WHEREAS, Irene met the love of her life at her 16th birthday party in
June of 1932, when John Kellish was selected to play the fiddle in the
band at her party; and
WHEREAS, On June 26, 1937, Irene and John Kellish were married at
Immaculate Conception Church in Pompey, New York; together, they raised
their outstanding son, Thomas; and
WHEREAS, Irene Kellish was employed as a sewing machine factory worker
at Brown Lipe Chapin on Geddes Street until 1943; she was known as one
of the original "Rosie the Riveters" in charge of the rivet headlight
trim on the headlights for General Motors vehicles; and
WHEREAS, In 1943, Irene Kellish went to work at New Process Gear until
she retired 32 years later on December 31, 1975; and
WHEREAS, According to those she trained at New Process Gear, Irene
Kellish was a dedicated employee; she always carried a notebook which
was filled with calculations to make sure the machine was running at
full capacity; and
WHEREAS, During her time on the line at New Process Gear, Irene Kell-
ish was involved in a machinery accident which resulted in the loss of
her left pinky finger, but, due to her dedication, and strong work
ethic, she returned to work the following day; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her full and interesting life, Irene Kellish
always tried to stay involved in church functions, especially community
picnics; she also became involved in the Fabius-Pompey Senior Citizens
Club and helped raise funds for trips; and
WHEREAS, Irene Kellish has remained ready to give a hand for any
community project to benefit neighbors and groups; throughout the years
she has become known as the "Cookie Lady" for the thousands of pounds of
cookies she has made and sold for all occasions; and
WHEREAS, Irene Kellish has stayed physically active throughout her
long life by cooking, gardening, and working on her family's farm; this
remarkable woman still mowed her lawn well into her late 80s; the only
thing she wanted for her 80th birthday was a 5 horsepower lawn mower;
and
WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, Irene Kellish has witnessed countless
events, innovations and achievements in this country, while personally
contributing to the excellence of this Empire State and enriching the
lives of so many people around her; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor and salute Irene Kellish upon the occasion of celebrating her
100th Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Irene Kellish.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J4493

Honoring Michael Crinnin upon the occasion of his retirement after more than 25 years of distinguished service as Executive Director...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Michael Crinnin upon the occasion of his
retirement after more than 25 years of distinguished service as Execu-
tive Director of ACR Health

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished citizens of this great Empire State who have devoted
themselves to faithfully serving the best interests of their community
and the needs of its residents; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Michael Crinnin upon the occasion of his retirement after more than 25
years of distinguished service as Executive Director of ACR Health to be
celebrated at an event held in his honor on Friday, April 1, 2016; and
WHEREAS, For over a quarter century, Michael Crinnin rendered faith-
ful, conscientious and valuable service as Executive Director of ACR
Health, a progressive human services provider committed to eliminating
health disparities and inequality in the Central, Northern, and Mohawk
Valley regions; and
WHEREAS, A native of Syracuse, New York, Michael Crinnin joined ACR
Health in 1989, dedicating his career to educating the Central New York
community about HIV and AIDS; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as Executive Director, Michael Crinnin served
with loyalty, honor and distinction, while striving to help fulfill the
agency's mission of providing a range of support services to individuals
with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease,
substance use disorders and serious mental illnesses; and
WHEREAS, During his illustrious tenure, Executive Director Michael
Crinnin helped ACR Health expand both its programs and office locations
across more than nine counties; he has also guided the agency in provid-
ing a multitude of different services, including support for those in
the community with chronic diseases, and a syringe exchange program
which has helped dramatically decrease HIV infection rates; and
WHEREAS, In the faithful performance of his duties and responsibil-
ities, Michael Crinnin's ongoing efforts and notable achievements have
significantly contributed to bettering the quality of life in his commu-
nity; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Michael Crinnin has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality of life in the communities across this great State of New
York is enriched by the diligence and compassionate commitment of those
individuals whose singular purpose is the care and welfare of others;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Michael Crinnin upon the occasion of his retirement after more
than 25 years of distinguished service as Executive Director of ACR
Health; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael Crinnin.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4492

Honoring Patricia Hoffman on retirement after 11 years of distinguished service as Executive Director of the Oneida Community Mansio...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Patricia Hoffman upon the occasion of
her retirement after 11 years of distinguished service as Executive
Director of the Oneida Community Mansion House

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, For the past 11 years, Patricia Hoffman rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service as Executive Director of the Oneida
Community Mansion House; and
WHEREAS, Patricia Hoffman, the daughter of Roger Hoffman and the late
Elizabeth Daley, graduated from Hamilton Central School in 1969; she
furthered her education by studying Communications at SUNY Cortland; and
WHEREAS, While visiting a friend in California, Patricia Hoffman
enjoyed her experience so much that she decided to stay; she lived in
California for the next 25 years, and earned her Bachelor's degree in
Communications and a Master's degree in Public Administration; and
WHEREAS, Following the completion of her studies, Patricia Hoffman
accepted a position as Foundation Coordinator at the Bowers Museum in
Santa Anna, California; in addition, she raised funds and engaged in
community relations for two area hospitals; and
WHEREAS, In 1995, Patricia Hoffman moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylva-
nia, where she ably served as Director of Development for the Woodmere
Art Museum; and
WHEREAS, After returning to Central New York to care for her ailing
mother, Patricia Hoffman was hired as Executive Director at the Oneida
Community Mansion House on February 16, 2005; and
WHEREAS, During her illustrious tenure, Executive Director Patricia
Hoffman served with loyalty, honor and distinction, and achieved many
notable accomplishments including the addition of new exhibit spaces and
the acquisition of a large amount of new material for the museum
collection; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed leader oversaw the expansion of
the museum store from a small room, where guests shopped through a view-
ing window, to a larger space located at the entrance of the Mansion
House; and
WHEREAS, In her official acts, Executive Director Patricia Hoffman was
governed by a deep appreciation of the Oneida Community's values and
work ethic, as well as a unique grasp of the Museum's distinguished
history; she has earned the admiration, esteem and affection of her
colleagues; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Patricia Hoffman upon the occasion of her retirement after 11
years of distinguished service as Executive Director of the Oneida
Community Mansion House; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patricia Hoffman.

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  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4502

Honoring ex-Captain Rudy Baranco upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 25 years of dedicated service to...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring ex-Captain Rudy Baranco upon the occa-
sion of his designation for special recognition after 25 years of dedi-
cated service to the Manhasset-Lakeville 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 honor ex-Captain Rudy
Baranco upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
after 25 years of dedicated service to the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire
Department, to be celebrated at its 104th Annual Installation Dinner on
Saturday, May 7, 2016; 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, Rudy Baranco joined Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department
Company No. 3 in 1991; throughout his illustrious tenure he has served
in several capacities including 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain,
Company Vice President, Department Sergeant at Arms, Company President,
Department Vice President, Department President and Commissioner; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his companion, Martha, and his
two children, Tracy and Andrew, all of whom feel privileged to be a part
of his life and rejoice in his achievements; 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; Rudy
Baranco is such a firefighter; throughout 25 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
honor ex-Captain Rudy Baranco upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition after 25 years of dedicated service to the Manhas-
set-Lakeville Fire Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to ex-Captain Rudy Baranco.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4501

Honoring Firefighter Charles Karen posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 25 years of dedic...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Firefighter Charles Karen posthumously
upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 25
years of dedicated service to the Manhasset-Lakeville 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 honor Firefighter Charles
Karen posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition after 25 years of dedicated service to the Manhasset-Lake-
ville Fire Department, to be celebrated at its 104th Annual Installation
Dinner on Saturday, May 7, 2016; 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, Charles Karen, affectionately known as Chuck, joined Manhas-
set-Lakeville Fire Department Company No. 2 on August 2, 1991; this
extraordinary man is survived by his devoted wife, Tina, and his beloved
children, Charles and Dominic; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; 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; Charles
Karen was such a firefighter; throughout 25 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
honor Firefighter Charles Karen posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition after 25 years of dedicated service
to the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Firefighter Charles Karen.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4491

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Greek History Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 2016, as Greek History Month in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the commemoration of the 195th Anniversary of Greek
Independence

WHEREAS, The year 2016 will mark the 195th Anniversary of Greek Inde-
pendence; and
WHEREAS, The Greek people proudly trace their heritage back thousands
of years in Europe, where they developed an advanced civilization unlike
any the world had yet seen; and
WHEREAS, Upon the fall of the City of Constantinopole in 1453, the
Greek people began almost four centuries under foreign rule in the Otto-
man Empire; and
WHEREAS, In March 1821, the yearning for Greek independence inspired
multiple militias to engage in battles against the Ottoman Empire
including an incursion into Moldavia led by Alexandros Ypsilantis, and
various skirmishes in the Peloponnese, and on several islands; and
WHEREAS, On March 25, 1821, Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek
flag at the Monastery of Agia Lavra in the Peloponnese, marking the
beginning of the war for independence; and
WHEREAS, In January 1822, the Greeks officially declared independence
from the Ottoman Empire; and
WHEREAS, The Greeks valiantly waged war against their Ottoman rulers
under the brave leadership of Theodoris Kolokotronis for almost nine
years until a part of modern Greece was declared independent; and
WHEREAS, The war of independence was formally concluded in 1832 with
the signing of the Treaty of Constantinopole, further expanding the
borders of a modern, independent Greek state; and
WHEREAS, March 25th is celebrated as Independence Day in Greece and in
Greek communities around the world, commemorating the beginning of the
war of independence; and
WHEREAS, Throughout history, the Greek people have exhibited an endur-
ing sense of bravery in rising up against oppressors; with Winston
Churchill noting in a famed World War II speech that "Until now we used
to say that the Greeks fight like heroes. Now we shall say: The heroes
fight like Greeks"; and
WHEREAS, Ancient Greece has shaped modern society by originating the
concepts of Logic, Science, Lyrics, Philosophy, and History as well as
being the birthplace of democratic ideals, inspiring the notion of
participation in government which influenced the framing of the United
States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, Greece has continued to enrich our culture in the fields of
literature, philosophy and architecture, and has promoted the modern
Olympic Games, hosting the first in 1896 and most recently in 2004; we
also honor Greek-Americans in New York who have improved our community,
shown love for family, and shared with us their traditions to learn and
celebrate; and
WHEREAS, The great State of New York has been blessed in many ways,
including through the presence of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of
America; it serves as a beacon of moral and ethical guidance throughout
the hemisphere from its Manhattan headquarters; and
WHEREAS, The State of New York is further enhanced by its long-stand-
ing partnership with the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies,
which continues its tradition of strong leadership within the Greek-Am-
erican community; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
New Yorkers of Hellenic descent for their enduring contributions to the

educational, social, moral and economic principles that are so deeply
ingrained in the fabric of our country and State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Greek
History Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the commem-
oration of the 195th Anniversary of Greek Independence, and to publicly
encourage the citizens of New York to reflect upon the contributions of
the Greek community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York, and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Ortho-
dox Church of America.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J4490

Congratulating Rachel Kelly upon the occasion of receiving the Girl Scout Silver Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Rachel Kelly upon the occasion of
receiving the Girl Scout Silver Award, Cadette Scouting's highest award
and Girl Scouting's second highest achievement on November 22, 2015

WHEREAS, Rachel Kelly was honored with the Girl Scout Silver Award,
Cadette Scouting's highest award and Girl Scouting's second highest
achievement; the ceremony was held on Sunday, November 22, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Rachel Kelly is a member of Girl Scouts Senior Troop 610 of
the Pine Bush community; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has cultivated in our Nation's young people the
goals of building solid values of sisterhood and the importance of work-
ing with others, stimulating both mind and body, instilling pride, and
encouraging community service and success; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has expanded the horizons of the countless
hundreds of thousands who have participated in Scouting programs which
have made Scouting an American and international institution; and
WHEREAS, 14 year-old Rachel Kelly completed many activities, including
a Silver Award community service project which she, along with fellow
Girl Scouts Isabella Sapio and Mya Karinchak, planned, developed and
executed; and
WHEREAS, As a result of their passion for tobacco control and smoke
free areas where kids are present, Rachel, Isabella and Mya worked with
Pow'r Against Tobacco, and proposed to the Town of Crawford Supervisor
and Town Board that the town parks go tobacco free; and
WHEREAS, Due to their hard work and logging in over 60 hours attending
community events to inform and educate the community about their
proposal, providing hand out information they made and seeking signa-
tures for support, the Town Board compromised and made an approval for
tobacco free areas within 50 feet of areas where children play to
include the playgrounds, ball fields, pavilions and also any town owned
building or structure; and
WHEREAS, These three girls were the driving force in creating this
new, and the first town law for 2015 which is also subjected to fines;
and
WHEREAS, The Silver Award is earned over a two-year period; it is
tangible evidence of Rachel Kelly's high character and commitment, and
is a harbinger of her future service to her community, New York State
and our Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Rachel Kelly, recognizing her achievement in earning the
Girl Scout Silver Award, and wishing her much success, health and happi-
ness; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rachel Kelly.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J4500

Honoring Department President Konata Ragan upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 25 years of dedicated ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Department President Konata Ragan upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 25 years
of dedicated service to the Manhasset-Lakeville 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 honor Department President
Konata Ragan upon the occasion of his designation for special recogni-
tion after 25 years of dedicated service to the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire
Department, to be celebrated at its 104th Annual Installation Dinner on
Saturday, May 7, 2016; 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, Konata Ragan joined Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department
Company No. 3 on January 10, 1991; throughout his illustrious tenure he
has served in several capacities including 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieuten-
ant, Captain, Department Secretary, Department Sergeant-at-Arms, Depart-
ment Vice President, and Department President, the esteemed position he
continues to hold today; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; 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; Konata
Ragan is such a firefighter; throughout 25 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
honor Department President Konata Ragan upon the occasion of his desig-
nation for special recognition after 25 years of dedicated service to
the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Department President Konata Ragan.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J4489

Congratulating Mya Karinchak upon the occasion of receiving the Girl Scout Silver Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mya Karinchak upon the occasion of
receiving the Girl Scout Silver Award, Cadette Scouting's highest award
and Girl Scouting's second highest achievement on November 22, 2015

WHEREAS, Mya Karinchak was honored with the Girl Scout Silver Award,
Cadette Scouting's highest award and Girl Scouting's second highest
achievement; the ceremony was held on Sunday, November 22, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Mya Karinchak is a member of Girl Scouts Senior Troop 610 of
the Pine Bush community; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has cultivated in our Nation's young people the
goals of building solid values of sisterhood and the importance of work-
ing with others, stimulating both mind and body, instilling pride, and
encouraging community service and success; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has expanded the horizons of the countless
hundreds of thousands who have participated in Scouting programs which
have made Scouting an American and international institution; and
WHEREAS, 14 year-old Mya Karinchak completed many activities, includ-
ing a Silver Award community service project which she, along with
fellow Girl Scouts Isabella Sapio and Rachel Kelly, planned, developed
and executed; and
WHEREAS, As a result of their passion for tobacco control and smoke
free areas where kids are present, Mya, Isabella and Rachel worked with
Pow'r Against Tobacco, and proposed to the Town of Crawford Supervisor
and Town Board for the town parks to go tobacco free; and
WHEREAS, Due to their hard work and logging in over 60 hours attending
community events to inform and educate the community about their
proposal, providing hand out information they made and seeking signa-
tures for support, the Town Board compromised and made an approval for
tobacco free areas within 50 feet of areas where children play to
include the playgrounds, ball fields, pavilions and also any town owned
building or structure; and
WHEREAS, These three girls were the driving force in creating this
new, and the first town law for 2015 which is also subjected to fines;
and
WHEREAS, The Silver Award is earned over a two-year period; it is
tangible evidence of Mya Karinchak 's high character and commitment, and
is a harbinger of her future service to her community, New York State
and our Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mya Karinchak, recognizing her achievement in earning the
Girl Scout Silver Award, and wishing her much success, health and happi-
ness; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mya Karinchak.

actions

  • 18 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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