J1419

Honoring John B. Folmer upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of Am...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John B. Folmer upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy
Scouts of America on April 27, 2015

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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John
B. Folmer upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America, to be cele-
brated with a Dinner on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Hathaway House,
Cincinnatus, New York; and
WHEREAS, John B. Folmer was born June 24, 1937, in Cortland, New York;
growing up in Homer, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 98, where he
achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, A 1955 graduate of Homer Central High School, John B. Folmer
went on to earn a degree from Dartmouth College in 1959; he received a
Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1962, and was
admitted to practice the same year; and
WHEREAS, After serving his country with distinction as a member of the
United States Army, John B. Folmer began to practice law on Wall Street
in New York City before returning to Cortland in 1966; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his illustrious career, John B. Folmer has served
in several capacities including, City Prosecutor for the City of Cort-
land, Estate Tax Attorney for Cortland County, Family Court Hearing
Examiner for Cortland and Tompkins Counties, and Assistant District
Attorney for Cortland County; and
WHEREAS, In addition, he has instructed Commercial Law classes for the
American Institute of Banking and Business Law and Paralegal Studies for
Tompkins Cortland Community College; and
WHEREAS, John B. Folmer currently serves as Town Attorney for the Town
of Cortlandville, the esteemed position he has held for more than two
decades; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, John B. Folmer's professional
memberships include his service as the President of the Cortland County
Bar Association, as well as the New York State Bar Association, where he
was a member of its House of Delegates and its Lawyer's Assistance
Committee; and
WHEREAS, Active within the community he so ably serves, John B. Folmer
was one of the founders of Cortland Workshop Incorporated, now the J.M.
Murray Center, and was a member and President of the Cortland Exchange
Club; he is presently a member of McGraw Lions Club and the Board of
Directors of Cortland Overhead Door Company, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, John B. Folmer has served as President of Boards of Cortland
Memorial Hospital, Cortland Rural Cemetery, and the McGraw Central
School Board of Education; he is a Past Exalted Ruler of Cortland Lodge
BPOE 748 and was a member of the Board of Directors of First National
Bank of Cortland; and
WHEREAS, For several years, John B. Folmer has been President of the
Board of Directors of Cortland Repertory Theater, where he has been
instrumental in the renovation and opening of the theater's downtown
location; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, he enjoys his membership in the Cortland Old
Timers Band, and has been named a Life Member of the organization; John

B. Folmer is an Ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church and is a
member of the Governing Board of Christ Community Church; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his wife, the late Carol Hay, with him
throughout have been their two children, Todd and Tiffany, as well as
two grandchildren, Carolyn and Spencer, all of whom feel privileged to
be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which John B. Folmer 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 John B. Folmer upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America on April
27, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John B. Folmer.

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Law Section:
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J1418

Commending Sister Joanne Callahan for her many years of service and dedication to Catholic education on Long Island

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sister Joanne Callahan for her many
years of service and dedication to Catholic education on Long Island

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals and organizations which
distinguish themselves through their unremitting commitment and service
to humanity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Sister
Joanne Callahan for her many years of service and dedication to Catholic
education on Long Island; and
WHEREAS, Sister Joanne Callahan first entered the Sisters of the Ursu-
line Order of Tildonk in 1967, and professed her final vows as an Ursu-
line Sister in 1972; and
WHEREAS, After completing her Master's degree in School Counseling at
St. John's University, Sister Joanne Callahan received a Professional
Diploma from Boston College in Advanced Educational Studies in Catholic
School Administration; in addition, she holds a Permanent New York State
Certification as School Administrator/Supervisor and School District
Administrator; and
WHEREAS, Sister Joanne Callahan began her illustrious career in educa-
tion as a classroom teacher at St. William the Abbot School in Seaford,
New York, and later served as a guidance counselor at St. Mary's High
School in Greenwich, Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, In 1983, Sister Joanne Callahan returned to St. William the
Abbot School as Principal; her superior administrative skills were
recognized by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, leading to her appoint-
ment as Director for Teacher Personnel and Director of Regional School
Planning; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable woman was named Superintendent of Schools by
the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1993; in this capacity, she worked
tirelessly to ensure those attending Catholic schools in the diocese
were provided the best possible education, inspiring and challenging
students in a Christ-centered environment; and
WHEREAS, In her official acts, Sister Joanne Callahan served with
loyalty, honor, and distinction; she spearheaded studies which resulted
in the establishment of the Elementary Education Commission, which
strives to promote effective and efficient school management; and the
Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, which has provided scholarship and program
funding for students and schools since 2005; and
WHEREAS, Sister Joanne Callahan continues to provide invaluable
service to Catholic education in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in her
new role as Secretary of Education; and
WHEREAS, Sister Joanne Callahan has been called upon to contribute her
time and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has
always given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Sister Joanne Callahan has served on
the boards of directors of such worthy causes as the Cleary School for
the Deaf, Nassau BOCES, the St. John's University Catholic Institute
Board, as well as on various committees on the diocesan, state, and
national levels; and
WHEREAS, Sister Joanne Callahan has been the recipient of numerous
awards for her outstanding service, including the 2001 Administrator of
the Year Award from the Nassau BOCES School Library System, the 2005

Leaders in Education Award from St. John's University School of Educa-
tion, and the 2014 Lighting the Fire Award for Catholic Education from
CSAANYS; 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
commend Sister Joanne Callahan for her many years of service and dedi-
cation to Catholic education on Long Island; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sister Joanne Callahan.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J1417

Commending the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary on April 17, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther
King Commission upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary on
April 17, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission upon the occasion of
celebrating its 30th Anniversary on Friday, April 17, 2015, at TWU Local
100 Headquarters, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission was estab-
lished in 1985 to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
and to acknowledge his basic principles through the development of
appropriate programs and activities which recognize his philosophy of
human understanding, racial harmony, social and economic justice through
non-violent means; and
WHEREAS, Providing a forum for discussion and resolution of problems
concerning educational, economic and social issues impacting community
life, the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission educates local
communities on the significance of Dr. King's movement to secure human
and civil rights through his philosophy of non-violent social change and
the relevancy of his teachings to society's current problems; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this vital organization promotes racial harmony
and social justice through the application of Dr. King's methodology of
empowerment, wherein local communities are encouraged to identify,
develop and implement programs that foster grassroots economic develop-
ment and alleviate unemployment, poverty, racism and violence; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception, this volunteer-led and operated Commis-
sion has operated an annual essay, poetry and art contest for Brooklyn's
elementary, middle and high school students focused on the life and work
of Dr. King and its relevance to today's world; and
WHEREAS, The success of the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King
Commission is in direct correlation to the efforts of its members, whose
involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive
commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the commu-
nity it serves; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents an opportunity for this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Central Brooklyn
Martin Luther King Commission; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission upon the
occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary on April 17, 2015; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J1416

Honoring Sherry DePerno upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2015 STEP Ahead Award by The Women in Manufacturing

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Sherry DePerno upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the 2015 STEP Ahead Award by The Women in
Manufacturing

WHEREAS, A great community is only as great as those persons and organ-
izations that provide exemplary service, whether through participation
in voluntary programs, through unique personal achievement in their
profession or other endeavors, or simply through a lifetime of good
citizenship; and
WHEREAS, Sherry DePerno has given not only of her time and energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special recognition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Sherry DePerno
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2015 STEP Ahead
Award by The Women in Manufacturing, celebrated at a gala on Thursday,
March 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C.; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Science,
Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative to honor
and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through
recognition, research, and leadership; and
WHEREAS, As part of the STEP Ahead initiative, the Women in Manufac-
turing STEP Ahead Awards honor women in the manufacturing industry, such
as Sherry DePerno, who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in
their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry;
and
WHEREAS, After purchasing Advanced Tool Inc. from her parents in 2007,
President/CEO Sherry DePerno saw a need for expansion to keep the busi-
ness going; she was instrumental in the development of Wear Analysis, an
innovative and unique concept to the cutting tool industry; and
WHEREAS, Sherry DePerno takes an active role in addressing significant
issues by promoting the industry in national publications, participating
in industry and educational conferences and committees, and has built a
step-by-step training curriculum from the ground up at her facility; and
WHEREAS, Sherry DePerno has a vision to create a CNC end mill manufac-
turing training center, partnering with local educational institutions
to bring the vision to fruition; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable woman regularly participates in manufacturing
day events, conferences, and workshops, at times serving as a Keynote
Speaker and Panelist; in addition, she contributes to technical articles
in national magazines such as CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING and MICRO MANU-
FACTURING; and
WHEREAS, Sherry DePerno recently graduated from the SBA Emerging Lead-
ers executive-level entrepreneurship training initiative, a very compet-
itive, highly selective program; in May of 2014, she was the recipient
of SBA's Small Business Excellence Award; and
WHEREAS, Sherry DePerno has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Active in her community, Sherry DePerno volunteers for numer-
ous charitable organizations, and is a mentor to both small business
proprietors and new companies; she is also the Founder/Executive Direc-
tor of ALS of Utica; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Sherry DePerno has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and

sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards 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 Sherry DePerno upon the occasion of her designation as recipient
of the 2015 STEP Ahead Award by The Women in Manufacturing; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sherry DePerno.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J1415

Commending Sydney's Cycling Sauces upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Youth Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sydney's Cycling Sauces upon the occa-
sion of its designation as recipient of the Youth Award by the Bethlehem
Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those young people within the great Empire State who have
made strong contributions to their communities and who serve as role
models for their peers; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Sydney's Cycling Sauces upon the occasion of their designation as recip-
ients of the Youth Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to be
celebrated at its 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 17, 2015,
at the Cyprus Shrine Center, Glenmont, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce works
on a local and regional level to advance economic development and foster
a positive business environment; it offers resources for residents,
business, recreation and relocation in Bethlehem and the surrounding
region; and
WHEREAS, The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce's Youth Award recognizes
young residents who have contributed to the region either through busi-
ness or volunteer endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Sydney's Cycling Sauces is a new student-run business endeav-
or driven by a team of four students at Bethlehem Central High School
and led by Principal Scott Landry as CEO; and
WHEREAS, Headquartered in Principal Landry's office, Sydney's Cycling
Sauces produces two varieties of pasta sauce, Original Recipe and Clara-
nara; the students have been responsible for all aspects of the business
from the launch and structure of the organization, to production,
marketing, shipping and managing the online web store; and
WHEREAS, The launch of Sydney's Cycling Sauces has been highly
successful, with batches selling out in record time, encouraging the
team members' desire to continue to grow and expand the company in the
future; in addition, the students are working on moving to a sustainable
model and producing their own ingredients for future production; and
WHEREAS, All proceeds from Sydney's Cycling Sauces support Sydney's
Spinners, who will ride to benefit the local chapter of the American
Diabetes Association at the Tour de Cure in Saratoga; and
WHEREAS, Matt Slatcher, Head Chef and culinary expert at Sydney's
Cycling Sauces, has trained at the BOCES Culinary Program for the past
two years, and will be attending Schenectady County Community College in
the fall, majoring in the culinary arts; and
WHEREAS, Clara Racette is the Chief Financial Officer and graphic
designer of the company; she will be attending Oregon State University,
majoring in Food Science and Chemistry; and
WHEREAS, Sydney's Cycling Sauces Chief of Operations and legal coun-
sel, Sam Rogers, is planning to attend college and major in Interna-
tional Studies; and
WHEREAS, Kitchen Supervisor Caroline Ayres, a junior at Bethlehem
Central High School, will assume leadership of the company after her
senior partners have graduated; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, the student members of Sydney's
Cycling Sauces have stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend young
individuals of outstanding character, who have shown initiative and
commitment toward constantly pursuing higher goals for themselves, and

acting as role models of leadership to be emulated by both peers and
young people; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the members of Sydney's Cycling Sauces upon the occasion of
their designation as recipients of the Youth Award by the Bethlehem
Chamber of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of Sydney's Cycling Sauces and principal Scott
Landry.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J1414

Commending Jeffrey and Michael Buenau of Buenau's Opticians upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the Lifetime Ach...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Jeffrey and Michael Buenau of Buenau's
Opticians upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the
Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

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, Jeffrey Buenau and Michael Buenau have given not only of
their time and energies but also of their competence, intelligence and
leadership and consequently have been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Jeffrey
Buenau and Michael Buenau of Buenau's Opticians upon the occasion of
their designation as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to be celebrated at its 30th Annual Awards
Dinner on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Cyprus Shrine Center, Glenmont,
New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce works
on a local and regional level to advance economic development and foster
a positive business environment; it offers resources for residents,
business, recreation and relocation in Bethlehem and the surrounding
region; and
WHEREAS, Michael Buenau and his son, Jeffrey, are the co-owners of
Buenau's Opticians, a family-owned business located in Delmar, New York,
which has served its community for over 100 years; and
WHEREAS, In May of 1915, J. Peter Buenau opened Buenau's Opticians on
Central Avenue, becoming one of Albany's first optometrists; he raised a
family of five children, four of whom joined the thriving family busi-
ness; and
WHEREAS, For over 80 years, Buenau's Opticians operated in Albany;
four decades ago, the family opened its second location in Delmar, which
recently expanded in 2014; and
WHEREAS, Today, Michael, a third-generation optician, and Jeffrey,
fourth generation, continue the 100-year-old family tradition of serving
the vision needs of their community; they pride themselves on providing
comprehensive family vision care as well as excellent, personalized
customer service; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of their sterling commitment to excellence,
Buenau's Opticians has been awarded METROLAND'S Optical Business of the
Year more than 10 times; and
WHEREAS, Jeffrey and Michael Buenau have been called upon to contrib-
ute their time and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors
and has always given of themselves unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Jeffrey Buenau is an active Board member of the Bethlehem
YMCA, and was awarded the "40 Under 40" in 2013 for his contributions to
the excellence of advancement in ophthalmic dispensing; he is one of
only four opticians under 40 years of age in New York State to be
awarded this distinguished honor; and
WHEREAS, Michael Buenau is a past President of the New York State
Society of Opticians and a longtime past Board member of the Northeast
Association of the Blind; he has also received numerous awards in recog-
nition of outstanding service in the field of ophthalmic dispensing; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the Buenau family is active in numerous
fundraising activities including the Elsmere School Playground project,
and Aim High, a consumer directed service for persons with disabilities;
they have also supported the Albany Autism Society and the Pride Center
in Albany; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Jeffrey and Michael Buenau have
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which Jeffrey and Michael Buenau have
displayed throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Jeffrey and Michael Buenau of Buenau's Opticians upon the occa-
sion of their designation as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement
Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jeffrey and Michael Buenau.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J1413

Commending Jeremy Martelle upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Community Spirit Award by the Bethlehem Chamber ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Jeremy Martelle upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the Community Spirit Award by the Beth-
lehem Chamber of Commerce

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, Jeremy Martelle 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 commend Jeremy
Martelle upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Commu-
nity Spirit Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to be celebrated
at its 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the
Cyprus Shrine Center, Glenmont, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce works
on a local and regional level to advance economic development and foster
a positive business environment; it offers resources for residents,
business, recreation and relocation in Bethlehem and the surrounding
region; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Delmar, New York, Jeremy Martelle is highly
active in the Bethlehem community through his involvement with a variety
of organizations, in addition to having a full-time career in aviation;
and
WHEREAS, Currently, Jeremy Martelle is the President of the Bethlehem
Soccer Club, an organization which provides opportunities for youth of
all levels to play and enjoy the game of soccer while building players'
full potential through volunteer efforts, professional leadership, high
quality coaching, and outstanding facilities; and
WHEREAS, Jeremy Martelle also serves as Commander of the American
Legion Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 in Delmar, after proudly
serving for over 20 years as a member of the United States Air Force
Reserves; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Jeremy Martelle is active on the Town of
Bethlehem's Delaware Avenue Improvement Committee, and recently
completed a long-standing term as Vice President on the Bethlehem Public
Library Board of Trustees, and also as a member of the School's Out Inc.
Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, Jeremy Martelle 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, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Jeremy Martelle has been known as a
leader who is always willing to listen, roll up his sleeves and get the
job done; his involvement with each of these organizations has resulted
in the continued betterment of the Bethlehem community; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Jeremy Martelle has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Jeremy Martelle upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of the Community Spirit Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jeremy Martelle.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J1412

Commending Steve Peterson upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Bethlehem Chambe...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Steve Peterson upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

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, Steve Peterson 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 commend Steve Peter-
son upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Citizen of
the Year Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to be celebrated at
its 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Cyprus
Shrine Center, Glenmont, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce works
on a local and regional level to advance economic development and foster
a positive business environment; it offers resources for residents,
business, recreation and relocation in Bethlehem and the surrounding
region; and
WHEREAS, Steve Peterson is a resident of Glenmont who has devoted over
eight years and countless hours to helping young people both on and off
the baseball field; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable man was instrumental in the founding and
development of Bethlehem Mickey Mantle and the Braves Travel Baseball
Organization, which works to provide youth with the opportunity to play
organized and competitive baseball, train with world-class athletes and
to learn the importance of discipline and dedication, teamwork and
sportsmanship; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 2007 with two teams, the Braves Travel Baseball
Organization now offers six teams, and provides year-round baseball
opportunities for 13-22 year olds; it also offers opportunities for
financially challenged families who would not otherwise have the chance
to play travel baseball; and
WHEREAS, Steve Peterson 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, Through his work with the Braves Travel Baseball Organiza-
tion, Steve Peterson has given young athletes the opportunity to give
back to their communities through both sponsorship and volunteering at
events including the Bethlehem Turkey Trot which benefits the Bethlehem
Food Pantry; and
WHEREAS, The Braves Travel Baseball Organization also sponsors a proud
Bethlehem tradition, hosting the Annual 4th of July Vintage 1864 Base-
ball game, a highlight of the Town Park's Fourth of July Family Cele-
brations; and
WHEREAS, Steve Peterson has further demonstrated his commitment to
improving community life by developing the Bethlehem Youth Sports Coun-
cil and the Heads UP Safe Sports, which raises awareness and provides
education on the importance of safety in the world of sports; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Steve Peterson 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 Steve Peterson has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Steve Peterson upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Steve Peterson.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J1411

Commending John Croce and Paul Pagnotta, recipients of the Business Person of the Year Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending John Croce and Paul Pagnotta of Four
Corners Pharmacy upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of
the Business Person of the Year Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of
Commerce

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, John Croce and Paul Pagnotta have given not only of their
time and energies but also of their competence, intelligence and leader-
ship and consequently have been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend John Croce
and Paul Pagnotta of Four Corners Pharmacy upon the occasion of their
designation as recipients of the Business Person of the Year Award by
the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to be celebrated at its 30th Annual
Awards Dinner on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Cyprus Shrine Center,
Glenmont, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce works
on a local and regional level to advance economic development and foster
a positive business environment; it offers resources for residents,
business, recreation and relocation in Bethlehem and the surrounding
region; and
WHEREAS, John Croce and Paul Pagnotta are the co-owners of Four
Corners Pharmacy, a local, independent pharmacy focused on serving the
community of Delmar, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since 2005, these esteemed entrepreneurs have worked hard to
provide their customers with outstanding service, ensuring a profes-
sional and comfortable experience; and
WHEREAS, As pharmacy owners, John Croce and Paul Pagnotta have gone
out of their way to include a variety of insurance plans in order to
serve those in need, including seniors and veterans, making treatments
more affordable for these groups; and
WHEREAS, John Croce and Paul Pagnotta have been called upon to
contribute their time and talents to countless civic and charitable
endeavors and have always given of themselves unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, With a sense of civic responsibility, John Croce and Paul
Pagnotta regularly contribute an informational column to the publica-
tion, OUR TOWNE BETHLEHEM, providing valuable information to the commu-
nity; they also devote time to the next generation of local pharmacists
by providing internships to students from the Albany College of Pharma-
cy; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, John Croce and Paul Pagnotta have
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which John Croce and Paul Pagnotta have
displayed throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend John Croce and Paul Pagnotta of Four Corners Pharmacy upon the
occasion of their designation as recipient of the Business Person of the
Year Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John Croce and Paul Pagnotta.

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J1410

Commending Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith on her selection as 2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School P...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith upon the
occasion of her selection as 2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the
National Association of School Psychologists

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals within the field of mental health who
distinguish themselves through professional excellence and who have made
significant contributions to the quality of life of citizens in the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith upon the occasion of her selection as 2015
School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School
Psychologists at its Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, on February
17-20, 2015; and
WHEREAS, The National Association of School Psychologists works to
empower school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve
students' learning, behavior, and mental health; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith earned her master's degree and
doctorate in Psychology from the University at Albany, and is a New York
State Licensed Psychologist; and
WHEREAS, For the past 31 years, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith has rendered
faithful, conscientious and valuable service as a school psychologist in
the Greenville School District; and
WHEREAS, Known for her exemplary dedication to improving the mental
health and well-being of students, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith's many
accomplishments include helping to create an early-literacy intervention
program, an after school Al-A-Teen program, peer mediation, and suicide
prevention programs; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith established
Greenville's first district-wide mental health crisis plan; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous other awards and accolades for her
outstanding service, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith was honored with the 1983
Ted Bernstein Memorial Award and the 2013 Frank Plumeau School Psychol-
ogist of the Year Award by the New York Association of School Psychol-
ogists; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith's work as a school psychologist has
had a positive, wide-ranging effect on the youth of Greenville, helping
them succeed both inside and outside the classroom; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards 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 Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith upon the occasion of her selection as
2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of
School Psychologists; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith.

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  • 10 / Apr / 2015
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  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Apr / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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