Resolution No. 294

Supervisor HOWARD offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, former Supervisor George Manchester passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018; and

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

WHEREAS, Mr. Manchester served the people of Fulton County as a member of this Board of Supervisors from 1992 through 2003 and served as Chairman of the Board in 1999; and

WHEREAS, George served many years as the Chairman of the Fulton County Ethics Board; and

WHEREAS, prior to his service as Supervisor, he served as a member of the Town Board of Bleecker for over 20 years; and

WHEREAS, Supervisor Manchester always approached his public service duties with a caring attitude, earning a reputation as a respected gentleman legislator; and

WHEREAS, George retired as Superintendent of Transportation of Gloversville Enlarged School District in 1996 after 30 years of employment as well as being a professional butcher at Grand Union grocery stores for 40 years; 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 George Manchester 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 Dorothy, his daughters Sandy and Christina and sons Timothy and Randy, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to George Manchester’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: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Callery and Waldron)