Resolution J604-2013

Commending the Village of Port Jefferson upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Anniversary of incorporation

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 22, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Village of Port Jefferson upon the
occasion of celebrating their 50th Anniversary of incorporation

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  commend
the  Village  of  Port  Jefferson  in Suffolk County, New York, upon the
occasion of celebrating their 50th Anniversary of incorporation; and
  WHEREAS, A group of citizens decided it was time  for  the  people  of
Port  Jefferson to take charge of their own destiny and become an auton-
omous community; the vote for incorporation was in  December  1962,  but
because of court challenges, incorporation did not become official until
April 1963; and
  WHEREAS,  Port  Jefferson  was  originally  called  "Drowned  Meadow";
today's business district was once a marshland which flooded twice a day
at high tides; in 1655, the Setauket Indians sold the original parcel of
land to Brookhaven settlers, and the beautiful sheltered harbor  led  to
Drowned Meadow's glory days as a shipbuilding center; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Port  Jefferson  Marina is one of the North Shore's top
destinations for boaters in the northeast located in the Village of Port
Jefferson; the calm waters of the harbor with a deep draft allow boaters
easy access to local shops, restaurants and year-round entertainment all
within a short walk from the docks; and
  WHEREAS, Village Hall was built in 1967, four years after the  Village
was  incorporated; it houses the clerk's office, mayor's office, village
administrator's office, assessor's office, village justice court, treas-
urer's office, and the code enforcement bureau; and
  WHEREAS, The historic Chandlery  Building,  originally  owned  by  the
Bayles  family  and  part  of the original Bayles shipyard was used as a
provisioning store during Port Jefferson's ship building era; one of the
last two standing 19th century structures on the waterfront,  the  Chan-
dlery was built in 1897 to replace the original Chandlery that burned in
the waterfront fire of that year; and
  WHEREAS,  Acquired  by  the  Village as part of Harborfront park, this
building is now over 114 years old, and has  been  completely  renovated
and  restored to the period using historic photos to replicate the front
porch, windows, rear deck and more; and
  WHEREAS, During decades of growth and  change,  the  Village  of  Port
Jefferson  has continued its commitment to enhancing the quality of life
for its residents, 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
commend the Village of Port Jefferson in Suffolk County, New York,  upon
the  occasion  of  celebrating  their 50th Anniversary of incorporation,
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 Village of Port Jefferson.

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