J2992

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe upon the
occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, John Horohoe and Bonita Castellani were united in marriage on
May 15, 1965, in St. Aloysius of Gonzaga Church, Cheektowaga, New York;
the couple celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a renewal of their
marriage vows at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tonawanda, New York,
followed with a party held in their honor and hosted by their children;
and
WHEREAS, John Horohoe is the past President of WNY Metro Horohoe Leim-
burch Realtors, Tonawanda; Bonita Horohoe served as a Registered Nurse;
and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of three children, and the loving
grandparents of five grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe upon the occasion of celebrating
their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. John Horohoe.

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J2991

Commending Sheriff Lee Price upon the occasion of his retirement after 47 years of distinguished service to Cortland County

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sheriff Lee Price upon the occasion of
his retirement after 47 years of distinguished service to Cortland Coun-
ty

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished officers and citizens who would devote themselves to
public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing
for the care and welfare of the citizens of their communities and this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York there are
certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community for their exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Sheriff Lee
Price upon the occasion of his retirement after 47 years of distin-
guished service to Cortland County; and
WHEREAS, For nearly five decades, Sheriff Lee Price has rendered
faithful, conscientious and valuable service to Cortland County, earning
the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
WHEREAS, A longtime Virgil resident, Sheriff Lee Price began his
illustrious career in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff in 1968, and
five years later he was promoted to Sergeant; his rise through the ranks
continued in 1979, when he was promoted to the position of Lieutenant;
and
WHEREAS, In 1989, Sheriff Duane Whiteman named Lee Price as his Under-
sheriff, and in 1999 he was elected as Sheriff of Cortland County, the
esteemed position he has held for the past 15 years; and
WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering dedication to the department
and the community-at-large, Sheriff Lee Price has given tirelessly of
his time and energies combatting the community's drug problem; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Sheriff Lee Price has been instrumental in advo-
cating for a larger jail as well as in combining the city police, the
sheriff's department and the 911 center all in the same building; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as Sheriff, Lee Price served with loyalty,
honor and distinction, and was governed by a keen sense of duty and
always showed a unique grasp of human problems in his official acts; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his loving wife, Sandy, and
their eight children, Michael (Joan), Stephanie, Robin (Jacklyn),
Bonnie, Eric (Laura), Loretta (Benjamin), James and Lance (Robin), as
well as 14 grandchildren, Katelynn, Mason, Holiday, Carson, Dylan, Nata-
lie, Amanda, Nathaniel, Joseph, Alexis, Quinton, Ashley, Emily and Zaka-
ry, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in
his achievements; and
WHEREAS, In a true partnership of service with her husband, Sandy
Price has held the position of Legislator for the Towns of Virgil and
Harford, New York, for the past 30 years; in addition, she has served as
a Sunday School Teacher for 17 years, and has been a dynamic member of
numerous civic boards and organizations including the Cortland County
Farm Bureau, Salvation Army Board, TC-3 Board of Trustees, Board of
Health, Community Services Board, and Child Development Center Board,
CAPCO, as well as the Virgil Youth Commission; she has also held the
title of President of the Virgil School PTO and Editor of the Virgil
newsletter for 18 years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body that those dedi-
cated public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to the preser-
vation of order and the protection of others are worthy and due full
praise for their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Sheriff Lee Price upon the occasion of his retirement after 47
years of distinguished service to Cortland County, and to wish to him
continued success in all of his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sheriff Lee Price.

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J2990

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Rescue Mission of Utica on September 17, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Rescue
Mission of Utica on September 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 who would devote themselves 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 commem-
orate the 125th Anniversary of the Rescue Mission of Utica, to be cele-
brated with a Banquet on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at Daniele's
Banquet Specialist, New Hartford, New York; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1890, the Rescue Mission of Utica is a faith-
based, nonprofit, multiple-service, charitable organization serving
Utica and the Mohawk Valley; open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the
ministry endeavors to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spir-
itual needs of all people coming for assistance; and
WHEREAS, The Rescue Mission of Utica serves individuals overcoming
homelessness, abuse, addictions, and disabilities; its programs provide
safe lodging, food, clothing, case management, counseling, advocacy,
education, referrals, spiritual and other supportive services; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this vital organization offers such services as
the Skills for Success Job Training Program, Community Meal Program,
Addiction Crisis Center, Homeless Men's Emergency Shelter, Parker House
Residential Aftercare Program, Transitional Housing (SRO), Enriched
Living Center, Representative Payee Program, Morris Learning Center,
Free Community Clothing Room and 21-Meal Food Box Program; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous direction of its Executive Director Jim
Haid, the Rescue Mission of Utica served 136,019 hot meals to those in
need in 2014, including 1,628 of these meals delivered to shut-ins on
Thanksgiving and Christmas Day; and
WHEREAS, Over its distinguished 125 year history, the Rescue Mission
of Utica has demonstrated continuous service to the residents and commu-
nities which it serves; and
WHEREAS, The success of the Rescue Mission of Utica is in direct
correlation to the efforts of its dedicated staff and volunteers, 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 Rescue Mission of
Utica; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom 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
commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Rescue Mission of Utica on
September 17, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jim Haid, Executive Director, the Rescue Mission of Utica.

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Law Section:
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J2989

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2015 as Sickle Cell Awareness Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim September 2015 as Sickle Cell Awareness Month in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2015 as Sickle Cell
Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, The health and welfare of the residents of New York are vital
state and national concerns; and
WHEREAS, September has been designated as National Sickle Cell Aware-
ness Month as a result of a 1983 resolution initiated by the Sickle Cell
Disease Association of America and its member organizations; the resol-
ution was introduced to the United States Congress by the Congressional
Black Congress and unanimously approved by the House of Representatives
on September 1, 2014; and
WHEREAS, Sickle Cell Disease, an inherited group of red blood cell
disorders, affects an estimated 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United
States; and
WHEREAS, Most common in African Americans, Sickle Cell Disease also
affects other ethnic populations, including those of Greek, Turkish,
Italian, Hispanic, and East Indian descent; and
WHEREAS, People with Sickle Cell Disease begin developing symptoms
during the first year of life, usually around five months of age, and
symptoms and complications differ for each person and can range from
mild to severe; and
WHEREAS, The "sickle cells," or abnormally shaped red blood cells,
become trapped in small blood vessels and block the flow of blood and
oxygen to organs in the body, causing repeated episodes of severe pain,
organ damage, serious infection, or even stroke; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and national levels to support those directly affected
as well as their families; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2015 as Sick-
le Cell Awareness Month in the State of New York; 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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J2988

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 28, 2015, as Workers' Memorial Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 28, 2015, as Workers' Memorial Day in the State of New
York in remembrance of those who have imperiled their health and safety
or sacrificed their lives in the performance of their work

WHEREAS, Each year members of the AFL-CIO Unions across the Nation set
aside a special day to commemorate those among them who have died while
on the job; and
WHEREAS, For decades workers have struggled for improved working
conditions, dignity, and respect on the job; and
WHEREAS, New York, the Empire State, has been built and made great
through the hard work and effort of working people; and
WHEREAS, Many of the jobs which must be performed expose workers to
hazards which could result in injury or disease; and
WHEREAS, Many men and women work each day in dangerous environments,
at times under arduous and perilous conditions; and
WHEREAS, Many working people have suffered injury and death while
striving to pursue their livelihood and provide for their families; and
WHEREAS, Those workers who have given their lives in the course of
their employment should be memorialized and never forgotten; and
WHEREAS, The members of this Legislative Body are determined to ensure
that a safe workplace be the norm for all working men and women; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 28, 2015, as
Workers' Memorial Day in the State of New York; 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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Law Section:
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J2987

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 29, 2015, as Heart Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim September 29, 2015, as Heart Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 29, 2015, as Heart
Day in the State of New York; in conjunction with the observance of
World Heart Day; and
WHEREAS, World Heart Day takes place on September 29th every year; it
is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world's
biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD); and
WHEREAS, The focus of the 2015 World Heart Day, will be on creating
healthy heart environments, by ensuring that everyone has the chance to
make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play; and
WHEREAS, There are many ways for individuals to get involved, from
planning their own World Heart Day event to sharing their Healthy Heart
Selfies on their Twitter and Facebook pages; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this devastating medical condition and more must be done to increase
activity at the local, state and national levels to promote screening
and support patients and their families; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 29, 2015, as
Heart Day in the State of New York; 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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J2986

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Saturday, October 10, 2015, as Mental Health Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim Saturday, October 10, 2015, as Mental Health Day in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Saturday, October 10, 2015,
as Mental Health Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of World Mental Health Day; and
WHEREAS, World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United
Nations, is annually held on October 10th each year to raise public
awareness about mental health issues worldwide; and
WHEREAS, World Mental Health Day is observed in more than 100 coun-
tries through local, regional and national World Mental Health Day
commemorative events and programs; and
WHEREAS, The first World Mental Health Day was observed in 1992 at the
initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental
health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 coun-
tries; and
WHEREAS, On this day, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this
annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its
major effects on people's lives worldwide; and
WHEREAS, This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as
investments in prevention and treatment services; and
WHEREAS, However, stigma surrounding mental illness is a major barrier
that prevents people from seeking the mental health treatment that they
need; and
WHEREAS, Programs during Mental Health Day are designed to create
community awareness and discussion in an effort to put an end to stigma
and advocate for treatment and recovery; and
WHEREAS, Mental disorders affect nearly 12 percent of the world's
population; about 450 million, or one out of every four people around
the world, will experience a mental illness that would benefit from
diagnosis and treatment; and
WHEREAS, The World Health Organization (WHO) statistics for 2002
showed that 154 million people globally suffered from depression, which
is a form of mental illness; and
WHEREAS, According to WHO, mental health is defined as a state of
well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with
normal life stresses, can work productively, and can contribute to their
community; and
WHEREAS, Mental health services lack human and financial resources in
many countries, particularly low and middle income countries; and
WHEREAS, More support is needed to promote mental health to increase
people's awareness of this serious issue; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Saturday, October 10,
2015, as Mental Health Day in the State of New York; 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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Law Section:
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J2985

Congratulating five Girl Scouts upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Silver Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating five Girl Scouts upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Silver Award, Cadette
Scouting's highest award and Girl Scouting's second highest achievement
on June 22, 2015

WHEREAS, Five Girl Scouts will be honored with the Girl Scout Silver
Award, Cadette Scouting's highest award and Girl Scouting's second high-
est achievement, at the 2015 Girl Scouts Silver and Bronze Award Ceremo-
ny on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Elks Lodge, New Hyde Park, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Sixth graders Hailey Mikowski, Jillaan Gaudio, Isabella Bige-
ni, Nina Cessario, and Madeline Sepcaru are members of Girl Scouts of
America Troop 1535 of the Park Association; 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, For their Silver Award Cadette Journey Project, entitled
"Coloring Connection", Hailey Mikowski, Jillaan Gaudio, and Isabella
Bigeni helped younger kids to learn to make good decisions and help sick
children feel better while they were patients in the hospital; and
WHEREAS, Hailey Mikowski, Jillaan Gaudio, and Isabella Bigeni's Take
Action Project was called "Coloring for a Cause"; the three Scouts
collected supplies for sick children in Cohen's Children's Hospital, and
created coloring books for the kids to decorate; and
WHEREAS, For their Silver Award Cadette Journey Project, entitled
"Teddy Bear Tea Party", Nina Cessario and Madeline Sepcaru taught girls
in Pre-Kindergarten leadership skills and the importance of being a good
role model, in hopes of inspiring them to become good citizens and
future Girl Scouts; and
WHEREAS, Nina Cessario's Take Action Project was called "One Toy at a
Time/Community Concerns"; she raised awareness of health issues which
affect families and children in the community, as well as those who
reside at Ronald McDonald House; and
WHEREAS, Madeline Sepcaru's Take Action Project was entitled "One Kid
Helping Many Kids"; she helped children to feel special about themselves
by building up their self-esteem; and
WHEREAS, The Silver Award is earned over a two-year period; it is
tangible evidence of these remarkable young women's high character and
commitment, and is a harbinger of their future service to their communi-
ty, New York State and our Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize their achievements in earning the Girl Scout Silver Award and
wishing them success, health and happiness; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the aforementioned honorees.

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J2984

Honoring Sergeant William T. Brindle upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Bronze Star for his valiant service duri...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Sergeant William T. Brindle upon the
occasion of his designation as recipient of a Bronze Star for his
valiant service during World War II

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who
have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's
freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace-
time, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend those
who have served in times of active conflict, as well as those who have
served in times of peace; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Sergeant
William T. Brindle, of Laurens, New York, upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Bronze Star for his valiant service during
World War II; this momentous occasion was celebrated with his family and
friends 70 years after the end of the war; and
WHEREAS, In addition to the esteemed Bronze Star, Sergeant William T.
Brindle received the European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; he
accepted his prestigious medals dressed in the same olive-green Class A
dress uniform that he wore seven decades ago; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant William T. Brindle proudly served his country as a
member of the Company G of the 1st Battalion 16th Infantry Regiment in
the United States Army during World War II; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant William T. Brindle was given the Bronze Star for his
heroism in combat on March 28, 1945, in Geisbach, Germany; he and his
regiment were engaging German troops from the German 9th, 11th and 130th
Panzer Divisions as the 1st Infantry Division sought to break out of the
Remagen bridgehead over the Rhine River; and
WHEREAS, Even though German soldiers had been mounting a counterat-
tack, it was Sergeant William T. Brindle's unit and other American units
that were the first to fight; and
WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad,
Sergeant William T. Brindle has demonstrated his love for his country
and merits forevermore, the highest respect of his State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and
thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for
their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation; 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 Sergeant William T. Brindle upon the occasion of his designation
as recipient of a Bronze Star for his valiant service during World War
II; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sergeant William T. Brindle.

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Law Section:
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J2983

Honoring Theodore M. Fafinski upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Theodore M. Fafinski 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 Theodore M.
Fafinski 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
resolution 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, After 25 years in local government, 16 of which he served as
Farmington Town Supervisor and member of the Ontario County Board of
Supervisors, Theodore "Ted" M. Fafinski will officially retire on May
16, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Prior to his illustrious career in public service, Ted Fafin-
ski honorably served on active duty in the United States Air Force for
more than two decades; his career in the private sector spanned several
years as a Human Resource Consultant and Operations Manager in the tele-
communications and financial services industries; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, he has taught in the business and human resource
areas at both Onondaga Community College and Finger Lakes Community
College; and
WHEREAS, Ted Fafinski received an Associate in Applied Science degree
and an Associate in Arts degree before earning his Bachelor of Arts
degree from Columbia College; he went on to earn a Master of Science
degree from Chapman University; and
WHEREAS, As a full time Supervisor for the Town of Farmington, Ted
Fafinski also serves as the Budget Officer for the Town and Canandaigua
Farmington Water District as well as a number of special districts; in
addition, he represents residents of Farmington as a member of the
Ontario County Board of Supervisors, where he served as Chairman of the
Board for seven years between 2006 and 2012; and
WHEREAS, During his esteemed tenure, Ted Fafinski was instrumental in
the success of numerous town projects including the construction of
Mertensia Park Lodge in 2009; the rebuilding and doubling in size of the
waste water treatment facility; the development of a highway campus,
state-of-the-art highway garage and maintenance shop in 2013; the
construction of a 7,000-ton capacity salt storage facility in conjunc-
tion with the highway campus; and the construction of a state-of-the-art
security system for a new court facility; and
WHEREAS, Active within the community he so ably serves, Ted Fafinski
has served as a member of the Town of Farmington Bicentennial Committee,
the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, and the Farmington Historical Socie-
ty; and
WHEREAS, In addition, he is a member of the American Legion Post No.
259, Air Force Sergeants Association, and a life member of Disabled
American Veterans; and

WHEREAS, A man of true integrity, Ted Fafinski leads by example; he
has served the Town of Farmington with distinction, enthusiasm, dedi-
cation and honor, and has overseen countless initiatives that have made
his community a better and stronger place to live; and
WHEREAS, For the past 16 years, Ted Fafinski rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the Town of Farmington, earning
the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the occurrence of such a compassionate blend-
ing of strength, leadership, intellect, and commitment as that demon-
strated by Ted Fafinski over a lifetime of sacrifice and dedication to
others; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 47 years, Rosalie,
and their children, Daniel (Laura) and Rebecca (Eric), as well as three
grandchildren, Henry, Isabella and Sidney, all of whom feel privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; 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 Theodore M. Fafinski 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 be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Theodore M. Fafinski.

actions

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

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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