Resolution J246-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Village of Minoa

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  100th  Anniversary  of  the
Village of Minoa

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and  commem-
orate  the  distinguished  histories  of  communities  across 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 100th Anniversary of the Village of Minoa, in Onondaga County,
New York, to be celebrated with a public Centennial Celebration  at  the
Minoa Municipal Building on January 25, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  For the last century, the Village of Minoa has proudly stood
as a close-knit, safe and growing community in  the  Eastern  suburb  of
Onondaga County; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Village  of  Minoa, which was first settled by railroad
workers in the early 1800s, was incorporated on January 12, 1913; and
  WHEREAS, Even though women were not allowed to vote  until  1920  when
the 19th amendment was passed, a woman could vote in a village election,
if she owned property within the limits of the area; and
  WHEREAS,  Realizing  the  need  for  a  governing body and centralized
services, a strong group of  female  property  owners  in  Minoa  banded
together and voted "yes" in 1913 to incorporate Minoa that year; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  its  incorporation, the Village of Minoa has grown to
nearly 3,400 residents; the Village provides these residents with  vari-
ous  municipal  services and with police protection provided by the Town
of Manlius; public education for children is provided through  the  East
Syracuse-Minoa School District, one of 11 comprehensive districts in the
State; and
  WHEREAS,  The  history  of  the Village of Minoa is marked by, but not
limited to, several modern  advancements,  such  as  Minoa's  innovative
"green"  water project at its wastewater treatment plant, which attracts
visitors from throughout the world; and
  WHEREAS, The Waste  Water  Treatment  Facility/Cleanwater  Educational
Research  Facility in the Village of Minoa has continued to offer educa-
tional internships through SUNY ESF and East-Syracuse Minoa; the Village
was even chosen by the New York Conference of Mayors to provide a  semi-
nar  on  this  innovative project at the Department of Public Works Fall
School held in Saratoga Springs; and
  WHEREAS, During decades of growth and change, the Village of Minoa has
continued its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its  resi-
dents, ensuring a safe, peaceful and educational climate for individuals
and families, while working toward sustainability; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Village of Minoa  to  be  cele-
brated  with  a  Centennial Celebration on January 25, 2013, 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 Mayor of the Village of Minoa, Richard J. Donovan.

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