Resolution J2326-2013

Commending the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic Association on its 50th Anniversary

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  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and
Richmond Valley Civic Association upon the occasion of its 50th Anniver-
sary

WHEREAS,  Organizations which serve the interests of the people of their
community and the Empire State merit the commendation of  this  Legisla-
tive Body; and
  WHEREAS,  The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association has ably served the interests of the  people  of  those  New
York State communities for 50 years; and
  WHEREAS, The auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Pleas-
ant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic Association provides
an opportunity for this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to
this important community organization; and
  WHEREAS,  Fifty  years  ago a small group of citizens met to create an
organization, the Pleasant Plains, Prince's  Bay,  and  Richmond  Valley
Civic Association, dedicated to community service and improvement and to
fostering civic pride in the three towns; and
  WHEREAS, Founded in 1963, the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Rich-
mond  Valley  Civic Association held its first meeting on April 12, 1963
at P. S. 3; and
  WHEREAS, The Association  is  dedicated  to  preservation  of  natural
streams  and  forests,  the  maintenance  of the area's historic housing
stock, and the preservation of  the  rural  character  of  the  Pleasant
Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Among the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley
Civic Association's other worthy endeavors have been the restoration  of
the  Pleasant  Plains  monument  in 1968 in memory of those who made the
ultimate sacrifice in WWI and once again, in 2009, when a new statue was
installed; and
  WHEREAS, The Civic, as it is fondly known, hosts a Meet the Candidates
forum to promote greater civic understanding and  participation  in  the
democratic process; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition, it hosts the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah
Lighting Ceremony and the Great American Barbecue, which foster a great-
er sense of community; and
  WHEREAS, The Civic also collects canned food items at each meeting for
the St. Edward Food Pantry at Mount Loretto and supports our  troops  by
organizing  community Thank You cards and collects presents for both the
troops and their children for the holiday season; and
  WHEREAS, It promoted strong and appropriate zoning controls by working
to get the New York City zoning resolution for its area changed  and  by
opposing out-of-character development in the area; and
  WHEREAS,  The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association has also helped to prevent public lands from being developed
for private use through its Public Land for Public Use effort; and
  WHEREAS, The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley  Civic
Association  has,  similarly,  helped  to  stop the storage of liquefied
natural gas (LNG) on the south shore, installed welcome signs  for  each
town, and conducted town and beach clean ups to support a better quality
of life as well; and
  WHEREAS,  What began as a small group of concerned neighbors committed
to preserving and enhancing the quality  of  life  in  their  community,
today touches the lives of thousands of people who make Pleasant Plains,
Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley their home; and
  WHEREAS,  The Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association may be justly proud of its record of service and achievement

over the last 50 years; it is a record which  stands  as  a  silent  and
enduring  tribute  to the men and women whose vision and dedication have
made the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley  communities
what  they  are today and what they hope to be tomorrow; now, therefore,
be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Pleasant  Plains,  Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley Civic
Association upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, and Richmond Valley  Civic
Association.

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