Resolution J2288-2013

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Village and Town of Frankfort, New York



  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  150th  Anniversary  of  the
Village and Town of Frankfort, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and  commem-
orate  the distinguished histories of the communities which comprise the
noble body 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 150th Anniversary of the Village and  Town  of  Frankfort,  in
Herkimer County, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Village  and Town of Frankfort are located in the south
central portion of Herkimer County along the southern banks of the  Erie
Canal  and  Mohawk  River; encompassed within the Town of Frankfort, the
Village sits at the northeast corner of the Town; and
  WHEREAS, It is only fitting that the Village of  Frankfort  was  named
after Lawrence Frank, a German; he first settled in Frankfort in the mid
1700s  and  a  number  of German and Irish settlers followed, but in the
late 1800s, something changed; and
  WHEREAS, Between 1880 and 1920, thousands of Italian immigrants  began
descending  upon  the northeastern United States, and many of them chose
Frankfort as the place to call home; both the Town and Village became  a
popular industrial area and farming and the Westshore Railroad were also
appealing to the new citizens; and
  WHEREAS,  As they settled and worked the railroads, many of them even-
tually opened their own small businesses and  shops,  thus  establishing
some  level  of  prosperity  in  the  area; signs of Frankfort's Italian
heritage can be seen today as evidenced by US Census data which suggests
that roughly 45 percent of the people living in  the  Village  and  Town
today claim to have Italian ancestors; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Town  of Frankfort is east of Utica and is also home to
the Great American Irish Festival, which is one of the  fastest  growing
Irish Festivals in America, held within the Herkimer County Fairgrounds;
in  addition,  the  Balloon  Farm was listed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1998; and
  WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and.flow of decades of growth
and change, the Village and Town of Frankfort continues  its  commitment
to  enhancing  the  quality of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive
business, institutional  and  educational  climate,  and  providing  all
essential services; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Village and Town of  Frankfort,
New  York, recognizing the significance of the role it continues to play
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 the Town of Frankfort, New York.


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