Resolution J3085-2013

Commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Town of Stillwater, New York



  • May 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Town
of Stillwater, New York

WHEREAS, Each and every  city,  town,  village  and  hamlet  within  its
borders  proudly  resonates with the rich and noble history of the State
of New York; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commemorate the anniversary of the founding of municipalities throughout
the State, noting in turn their contributions to the fabric and develop-
ment of this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to commemorate the
225th Anniversary of the Town of Stillwater, New York,  recognizing  the
significance  of  this  special  anniversary  and applauding its distin-
guished history; and
  WHEREAS, Located on a major road from Albany, New York, to Canada, the
Town and Village of Stillwater, New York thrive; while the  village  was
founded  in  1816,  many  preceding  years fostered important historical
events; and
  WHEREAS, Initially, Native Americans would  cross  the  Hoosick  River
from  the  historic  Town and Village of Stillwater; later, in the years
1690, 1691, and 1709, and during the French and Indian Wars, there  were
expeditionary forces; and
  WHEREAS, A blockhouse and stockade called Fort Ingoldsby were built in
Stillwater  in  1709  by  Peter  Schuyler  to protect the river landing;
later, in 1756, it was replaced by Fort  Winslow  and,  its  storehouses
were again used during the American Revolution; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1732 the Cornelius Vandenburg house was built across the
river and a ferry was based there; the house still stands with its date,
1732, in iron figures plainly visible;  several  other  streets  in  the
village  also  honor  Revolutionary War heroes and outstanding personal-
ities; and
  WHEREAS, The Town of Stillwater furnished the field for the Battles of
Bemis Heights - or Saratoga and, half of the 13th Albany  Militia  Regi-
ment  which helped defeat the British on October 7, 1777, now officially
one of the 15 most decisive battles of the world, and, the area  is  now
the Saratoga National Historical Park; and
  WHEREAS,  Saratoga  County was formed in 1791 and the first meeting of
the county Board of Supervisors was held in Stillwater; the Town  itself
was formed in 1791, and the Village was incorporated in 1816; and
  WHEREAS,  There  is  currently  a building boom and with the growth of
industry such as the tech park, people are discovering the  benefits  of
living  in  this  great  town  and  village and census figures show that
Stillwater is growing steadily; and
  WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of growth
and change, the Town of Stillwater 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  225th Anniversary of the Town of Stillwater, 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 to enthusiastically
salute its residents as they celebrate this auspicious occasion; and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Town of Stillwater, New York.


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