Resolution J776-2013

Honoring Ralph and Irmgard Buess of the George Mann Tory Tavern upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

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  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Ralph and Irmgard Buess of the George
Mann Tory Tavern upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of
the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Schoharie County  Chamber  of
Commerce

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and  individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Individuals and organizations that 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Ralph and Irmgard Buess of the George Mann Tory Tavern upon the occasion
of their designation as recipients  of  the  2012  Lifetime  Achievement
Award by the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce; this auspicious occa-
sion  will be celebrated at the annual dinner meeting of the chamber, to
be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Caverns Palace Restaurant in Howes
Cave, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Ralph and Irmgard Buess are the owners  of  the  George  Mann
Tory  Tavern  in Schoharie, New York; they purchased the Tavern in 1977;
and
  WHEREAS, The George Mann Tory Tavern in  Schoharie,  New  York,  is  a
well-known landmark, graciously displaying the classical splendor of the
late  1700s  and early 1800s; during the Revolutionary War, it was known
as "The Brick House at the Forks in the Road"  because  the  roads  were
toll roads to Albany and Duanesburg; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition to owning the George Mann Tory Tavern, Ralph and
Irmgard Buess have been active  in  the  Schoharie  community  for  many
years; they have prepared food for the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Asso-
ciation's  Antiques  in Schoharie events for 20 years and been similarly
active in Schoharie County Historical Society Stone  Fort  Days  events;
and
  WHEREAS, Honorary trustees of the Schoharie County Historical Society,
Ralph  and  Irmgard  Buess  are  also  founding members of the Schoharie
Valley Association which promotes businesses and farmers throughout  the
Schoharie Valley; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Ralph and Irmgard Buess are actively involved in
providing  assistance  to  the  Iroquois Indian Museum and the Schoharie
Promotional Association; and
  WHEREAS, Ralph Buess is a 1965  graduate  of  Bethlehem  Central  High
School in Delmar, New York, and the Culinary Institute of America in New
Haven, Connecticut; and
  WHEREAS,  Prior to owning the George Mann Tory Tavern, Ralph Buess was
employed at the Mohawk Country Club and the Mohawk Club in  Schenectady,
New  York, the Boca Raton Hotel, the Bellevue Biltmore, Gulfstream Coun-
try Club and was a Lecturer  in  the  Food  Service  Division  at  State
University of New York, Cobleskill; and
  WHEREAS,  Irmgard  Buess  is  a 1965 graduate of Cherry Valley Central
School in Cherry Valley, New York; she attended the State University  of
New York, Oswego, and received her Masters in Public Administration-Man-
agement  Science  from the State University of New York, Albany in 1974;
and

  WHEREAS, From 1969 to 1996, Irmgard Buess was an  associate  professor
in  the  Computer  Information Department at the State University of New
York, Cobleskill; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Ralph and  Irmgard
Buess of the George Mann Tory Tavern in Schoharie, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their profession  and  community,
and  have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certainly
have earned the recognition and applause of all citizens of  this  great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ralph and Irmgard Buess of the George Mann Tory  Tavern  upon  the
occasion  of  their  designation  as  recipients  of  the  2012 Lifetime
Achievement Award by the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ralph and Irmgard Buess.

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