Resolution J5969-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Brighton Town Hall on July 27, 2014



  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Brigh-
ton Town Hall on July 27, 2014

WHEREAS,  It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor and commem-
orate the proud and 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 100th Anniversary of the Brighton Town Hall, to be celebrated
on Sunday, July 27, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, The town of Brighton is  located  in  the  southern  part  of
Franklin County in northern New York; and
  WHEREAS,  In  November of 1858 Brighton was separated from the Town of
Duane, and of the 8,340 square miles of the town, 40%  is  state  owned;
much of the land is forested, with the exception of the farmland; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  Brighton, New York is comprised of many lakes
including Osgood, Lower St. Regis, Spitfire, Upper  St.  Regis,  Specta-
cles,  Barnum, Mountain, Jones, and part of Rainbow Lake; the St.  Regis
River begins at Lower St. Regis Lake; and
  WHEREAS, Brighton's shingle-style Town Hall, the  heart  of  its  town
justice system and governance, was designed by Brighton's own Ben Muncil
in 1914; it has remained the heart of its town government for 100 years;
  WHEREAS, Over the past century, Brighton's original Town Hall building
has  withstood  the  Adirondack climate in fairly good condition, and in
2003, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and
  WHEREAS, Following  this  momentous  occasion  the  Town  of  Brighton
received  awards  to  facilitate  the Town Hall restoration from the New
York State  Council  on  the  Arts  Architecture,  Planning  and  Design
Program, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Preservation; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  countless  donations  were  also received from
numerous residents and friends of the Town of Brighton; and
  WHEREAS, Due to the generous outpouring of help,  Brighton  Town  Hall
has  had  extensive renovation to the stairs, stonework, floor, ceiling,
heating system, windows, and meeting area; the Townspeople will no doubt
continue to care for "The People's House" on into the future; and
  WHEREAS, Of historic origin, and remaining fruitful over the  ebb  and
flow  of decades of growth and change, the Town of Brighton continues to
provide the quintessential quality of life for its residents; and
  WHEREAS, The residents of Brighton, New York have a bright outlook for
the future of their community, which remains a beautiful place in  which
to live and raise a family; and
  WHEREAS,  In  recognition  of  Brighton's  rich  history  and enduring
contribution to the State of New York, this Legislative Body is proud to
pay tribute to its spirited Town Hall upon the  occasion  of  its  100th
Anniversary; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Brighton, New York  Town  Hall,
recognizing  the  significance  of  the role it continues to play in the
life of its community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Brighton Town Hall.


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