Resolution J680-2013

Honoring James Gaughan and Keith Lee upon the occasion of their designation for special recognition by the Altamont Free Library on February 23, 2013

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  James  Gaughan and Keith Lee upon the
occasion of their designation for special recognition  by  the  Altamont
Free Library on February 23, 2013

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, James Gaughan and Keith Lee have given not only of their time
and energies but also of their competence, intelligence  and  leadership
and consequently have been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor James Gaughan
and Keith Lee upon the occasion of their designation for special  recog-
nition  by  the Altamont Free Library, to be celebrated at its I Love My
Library Gala Celebration on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Altamont
Community Room, Altamont, New York; and
  WHEREAS, James Gaughan and Keith Lee have been called upon to contrib-
ute their time and talents to countless civic and  charitable  endeavors
and have always given of themselves unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Valued and involved members of their community, James Gaughan
and Keith Lee have fostered the historic preservation, community beauti-
fication and support of the Altamont Free Library for many years; and
  WHEREAS,  On  this  most  auspicious  occasion,  Altamont  Mayor James
Gaughan is being recognized for his ongoing support  in  preserving  the
1897  Delaware  &  Hudson  Train  Station, new home to the Altamont Free
Library; and
  WHEREAS, Through Mayor James Gaughan's dedicated and visionary leader-
ship, the Altamont Free Library has become a unique venue for  cultural,
educational, and community events; and
  WHEREAS,  The  preservation  of  the  Train Station is one part of the
creation of a strong identity  and  pride  of  place  that  Mayor  James
Gaughan has fostered in the Village; and
  WHEREAS,  Keith  Lee is being honored by the Altamont Free Library for
his legacy  of  volunteerism  and  beautification  that  has  helped  to
preserve the unique character of Altamont; and
  WHEREAS, Through countless hours of volunteer work, Keith Lee has been
instrumental  in  creating,  maintaining  and  improving the gardens and
landscapes at Altamont's parks and public spaces for many years; and
  WHEREAS, Moreover, Keith Lee spearheaded the effort to  gather  volun-
teers  and  master gardeners to prepare and plant the landscaping at the
new Library; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive  involvement,  James Gaughan and Keith Lee have
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of  others  which  James  Gaughan  and  Keith  Lee  have
displayed throughout their lives; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor James Gaughan and Keith Lee upon the occasion of their designation
for  special  recognition  by  the Altamont Free Library on February 23,
2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Gaughan and Keith Lee.

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