Resolution J292-2013

Honoring Walt Ottens upon the occasion of his retirement after 36 years of distinguished service to the Town of Sanford, New York

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  • Jan 29, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 29, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Walt  Ottens upon the occasion of his
retirement after 36 years  of  distinguished  service  to  the  Town  of
Sanford, New York

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 36 years, Walt Ottens rendered faithful, consci-
entious and valuable service to the Town of Sanford, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Walt  Ottens  served the Town of Sanford with loyalty, honor
and distinction; and
  WHEREAS, Walt Ottens was born in Brooklyn and moved  to  the  Town  of
Sanford  with  his  family  at  the  age of three; after graduating from
Deposit High School in 1961, he joined his father  in  the  upholstering
business; and
  WHEREAS,  In  the  late  1960s, Walt Ottens took over the business and
continued to operate it on his own until 1999, when he  went  full  time
into  assessing  and  code enforcement; he originally started in Sanford
Town government on the Planning Board in 1976; and
  WHEREAS, In November of 1978, Walt Ottens ran for the Town  Board  and
was  elected  to  a seat; in 1986, he was appointed as sole assessor and
code enforcement officer; he retired as assessor of the Town of  Sanford
on  December 31, 2008, and continued in the position of code enforcement
for the Town, officially retiring on December 31, 2012; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Walt Ottens served two different  terms  as  the
president  of the Broome County Assessors Association; he also served as
assessor for the Towns of Binghamton, Deposit and Tompkins  in  Delaware
County; and
  WHEREAS,  Walt Ottens is a member and past master of the Deposit Lodge
No. 396 and is affiliated with the Delaware Chapter No. 244 Order of the
Eastern Star; since 1969, he has been an officer of the Anthony Cemetery
Association in North Sanford, serving many of those years as  president,
and is currently its treasurer; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Joyce and their three
children,  all  of  whom  feel  privileged  to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, Walt Ottens  was  governed  by  a  keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his  tenure  with  the  Town of Sanford, Walt Ottens
earned the admiration, esteem and  affection  of  his  colleagues;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Walt Ottens upon the occasion of his retirement after 36 years  of
distinguished  service  to  the  Town  of  Sanford,  New York; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Walt Ottens.

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