Resolution J1288-2013

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Village of Manlius, New York



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  200th  Anniversary  of  the
Village of Manlius, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor  and  recog-
nize the distinguished histories of communities across this great Empire
State,  and  to celebrate the people and places that make these communi-
ties strong; 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 Village of Manlius, in Onondaga Coun-
ty, New York, to be celebrated with a public Bicentennial Ball on  April
27, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  For  the  past 200 years, the Village of Manlius has proudly
stood as a close-knit, safe and vibrant community in the Eastern suburbs
of Onondaga County, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Village of Manlius, which was settled by a  German  immi-
grant,  John  A.  Shaeffer, was granted powers of self-government by the
New York State Legislature on March 12, 1813; Manlius became  the  first
village in Onondaga County; and
  WHEREAS,  Before  the  construction  of the Erie Canal, the Village of
Manlius served as one of the most prominent business points in  Onondaga
County, since goods were transported through Manlius along Cherry Valley
Turnpike and Seneca Turnpike; and
  WHEREAS,  Even after the Erie Canal and other villages were created in
the County, the Village of Manlius remained a strong center of trade for
surrounding farmlands; and
  WHEREAS, In 1834, the Manlius Academy was  founded  and  served  as  a
private institution for boys and girls until it evolved into the Manlius
Military  School,  which  sent  male  officers  into two world wars; the
Manlius Military School eventually closed in 1974, and the property  was
turned into residential housing; and
  WHEREAS,  After World War II, the Village of Manlius became one of the
fastest growing communities in New York State; its public  water  supply
was  extended and developers provided a private sewage treatment system,
which later became publicly operated; and
  WHEREAS, The history of the Village of Manlius is  rich  in,  but  not
limited  to, many modern advancements, distinguished industries, notable
individuals, prominent landmarks, and popular parks  such  as  Mill  Run
Park, the Village's largest park, and Swan Pond; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1973,  46 buildings in the Village of Manlius joined the
National Register of Historic Places as Onondaga County's first Historic
District; and
  WHEREAS, Since its establishment, the Village of Manlius has grown  to
nearly  5,000  residents,  and these residents are provided with various
municipal services, including  fire  protection  and  emergency  medical
services  by  the Manlius Fire Department, police protection by the Town
of Manlius, and public education  by  the  Fayetteville-Manlius  Central
School District; and
  WHEREAS, The Village of Manlius has continued its steadfast commitment
to  enhancing  the  quality of life for all of its residents, ensuring a
safe, peaceful and educational climate for individuals and  families  to
thrive; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Village of Manlius to be  cele-
brated with a Bicentennial Ball on April 27, 2013, in order to recognize
the significant role a village plays in the life of the community of the
State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul Whorrall, Mayor, Village of Manlius.


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