Supervisor CALLERY offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:


WHEREAS, Supervisor Richard Handy passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the people of Fulton County and the City of Johnstown were saddened by the loss of a good friend and benefactor in public service; and

WHEREAS, Supervisor Handy served the people of Fulton County for 22 years as a member of this Board of Supervisors from 1998 through 2020; and

WHEREAS, over the years Supervisor Handy served as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health Services and as a member of most Standing Committees of the Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Handy served on the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board, Youth Bureau Advisory Board and Office for Aging Advisory Board for many years; and

WHEREAS, Dick served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years; and

WHEREAS, Dick was proud of his time as President of Local #1712 Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU); and

WHEREAS, Supervisor Handy earned a reputation as an adamant defender of workers’ rights, as an advocate on issues important to senior citizens and as a public servant committed to his meeting attendance; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby joins with all the people of Fulton County to posthumously express its gratitude to Richard Handy for his dedicated public service; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby conveys its expression of deepest sympathy to his entire family, including his wife Dolly, sons Richard and Matthew Handy, his sister Janice Intelisano, brothers Donald and James Handy, his two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to Richard Handy’s family and to each and every other person, institution or agency who will further the purport of this Resolution.

Seconded by SILENT STANDING and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL:  Ayes: 19   Nays: 0   Vacant: 1 (City of Johnstown – Ward 1)