- Mar 15, 2011: ADOPTED
- Mar 15, 2011: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- Mar 9, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Hamburg, New York, in 2012 WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize events of significance which exemplify the history and development of the State of New York; and WHEREAS, Each and every city, town, village and hamlet within its borders proudly resonates with the rich and noble history of the State of New York; and WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and commemorate the anniversary of the founding of municipalities throughout the State, noting in turn their contributions to the fabric and progression of this great Empire State; 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 200th Anniversary of the Town of Hamburg, New York, in 2012; and
WHEREAS, Located on the shores of Lake Erie, 10 minutes south of the City of Buffalo, the Town of Hamburg, New York, has a population of over 56,000; it is a diverse manufacturing center containing, most notably, the Ford Motor Company's stamping plant; and WHEREAS, The Town of Hamburg, New York, is a thriving commercial corridor and features a multitude of recreational opportunities, partic ularly along the town's over nine miles of shoreline on Lake Erie; the town is also internationally famous for its Devonian fossils and shale outcroppings along the bank of the Eighteen Mile Creek; and WHEREAS, Boasting many architecturally unique buildings, the Town of Hamburg, New York, holds various community events throughout the year, including the famed Hamburg Burger Festival; and WHEREAS, One of the largest county fairs in the United States is located in the Town of Hamburg, New York; the Erie County Fair came to Hamburg in 1868 and has continuously remained ever since; and WHEREAS, The area now comprising the Town of Hamburg was first settled in the early 1800s when John Cummings became its first landowner and built a grist mill in 1806; at the time, the area was referred to as "Barkersville," after its Postmaster, Zenas Barker; and WHEREAS, On March 20, 1812, the Town of Hamburg was officially created by an act of the New York State Legislature; during the next fifty years, the town became a thriving agricultural community; and WHEREAS, Many ethnic groups were instrumental in the development of the Town of Hamburg; the earliest settlers from New England and Germany were responsible for the growth of many prosperous farms in the communi ty; and WHEREAS, By 1850, the present borders of the Town of Hamburg were created from its original boundaries; the Village of Hamburg was incor porated in 1874 and the Village of Blasdell in 1898; and WHEREAS, In recognition of the rich history and enduring contribution of the Town of Hamburg to the heritage of the State of New York, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to join in commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Hamburg in 2012 so that present and future generations may come to appreciate the unique significance which its history plays in the progression of our State and Nation's evolution; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Hamburg, New York, in 2012; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to Steven J. Walters, Supervisor, Town of Hamburg, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York 14075.