Proclamations by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors
September 13, 2021
WHEREAS, News Reporter Michael Anich started his journalism career 37 years ago; and
WHEREAS, Mike dedicated his entire career to the Gloversville-Johnstown Leader Herald and was committed to reporting local news; and
WHEREAS, Mike’s span of reporting on Fulton County government and the Board of Supervisors’ meetings and accomplishments is unparalleled and will likely remain so into perpetuity; and
WHEREAS, Mike also did special stints covering music, collaborations on series stories and other special topics, but his core beat was county and local government happenings; and
WHEREAS, dedicating over 37 years to one craft is a major accomplishment; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors herby recognizes Michael Anich for his record of dedication to journalism within the Fulton County community; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Board hereby offers its best wishes on the occasion of his retirement.
September 13, 2021
WHEREAS, domestic violence affects all New Yorkers, and far too many people suffer abuse at the hands of a spouse or partner; and
WHEREAS, domestic violence victims can be of any age, race, religion, or economic status and the resulting damage is inflicted not only on victims, but their children, families and communities; and
WHEREAS, Fulton County’s commitment to ending domestic violence is exemplified by the work of county agencies and their employees that are assisting victims and their families; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes the outstanding work of the region’s dedicated not-for-profit organizations that serve victims and their communities; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims October 2021 to be “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Fulton County and encourages all county residents to participate in community awareness events during “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors joins with all citizens to support victims of domestic violence and to support the work of victim advocates, public and private entities and many others who have worked tirelessly to bring hope to the millions of individuals, families and communities harmed by crime.
August 9, 2021
WHEREAS, Edgar (“Terry”) Blodgett stepped into his career of service to the County of Fulton on January 1, 2010; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Blodgett retired from the post of County Treasurer on May 7, 2021 with over 11 years of County service; and
WHEREAS, Terry’s terms of office advanced the Treasurer’s goals and contributed to a stable financial condition for Fulton County government, including 1) The introduction of modern electronic tax collection software, 2) Adopting a system to implement electronic credit card payments for property taxes, 3) Implementation of applications within the County’s new Tyler Technologies Financial Management System, 4) Introduction and administration of the new county-wide Hotel Occupancy Tax; and
WHEREAS, Terry was adamant about pursuing an efficient annual tax foreclosure process, including coordination of parcels for Operation Green Scene always sought to promote investment income to benefit County revenues; and
WHEREAS, Terry was a dedicated public servant, committed to helping his community improve its fortunes; and; and
WHEREAS, Terry took great pride in his Office staff, in being the County Treasurer and in working diligently to foster leadership as chief financial officer; and
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its gratitude to Edgar T. Blodgett for his distinguished service as County Treasurer for the County of Fulton.
PROCLAMATION HONORING DEPUTY CLERK OF THE BOARD TERESA PERRY FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO FULTON COUNTY
May 10, 2021
WHEREAS, Teresa Perry, through her dedication and team attitude, distinguished herself administering the day-to-day matters of the Board of Supervisors; and
WHEREAS, Teresa stepped into her 37-year career of service to the County of Fulton in December of 1984; and
WHEREAS, her eagerness to accept every increasing responsibility offered to her, earned her advancement in County government; first as a Typist and Senior Typist in the Social Services Department, then Senior Typist in the Youth Bureau, and then to the Board of Supervisors as Secretary to the Chairman in 2010; and
WHEREAS, Teresa’s willingness to grow and expand her skills advanced her to the position of Legislative Aide in 2012 and Deputy Clerk of the Board in 2016; and
WHEREAS, Teresa took great pride in being a member of the Board’s executive staff and worked diligently to buttress Office professionalism at every encounter; and
WHEREAS, Teresa’s career may be most remarkable because she accomplished all her assignments while maintaining herself as a bright colleague and friend to everyone around her; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its gratitude in honor of Teresa M. Perry for her distinguished service to the Board of Supervisors and to the County of Fulton.
May 10, 2021
WHEREAS, in 1902, Lina Rogers Struthers, RN entered a city school in New York City as the first school to provide service to four (4) New York City schools where absentee rates were among the highest due to communicable disease; and
WHEREAS, one year and 26 school nurses later, the absentee rate in the four (4) city schools had decreased by 90 percent; and
WHEREAS, National School Nurse day was established in 1972 to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting; and
WHEREAS, the role of the school nurse has expanded to include that of educator, advocate, manager, change agent and care provider; and
WHEREAS, school nursing has developed into a specialized practice that promotes the academic success of students through collaborations with parents, school staff, physicians and the community; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its appreciation to all school nurses in the Fulton County region and throughout the country as they play an important role in shaping the future for generations to come; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims May 12, 2021 “National School Nurse Day” in Fulton County.
PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING FULMONT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. AND DECLARING MAY 2021 “COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH IN FULTON COUNTY”
April 12, 2021
WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency is one of the 48 Community Action Agencies serving the low income, elderly and disabled residents of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency has served the low income, elderly and disabled residents of Fulton and Montgomery counties for over 56 years; and
WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency conducts numerous programs to meet the needs of Fulton and Montgomery County residents, including Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Weatherization, EmPower, Senior Transportation, Community Services, Wheels for Work and Women, Infants and Children Programs; and
WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency, in partnership with government, the private sector and low-income citizens, continues to identify poverty conditions and find solutions; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby commends the Fulmont Community Action Agency for its steadfast efforts to improve the human condition; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims the month of May 2021 as “COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH” in Fulton County.
March 8, 2021
WHEREAS, in 1982, the President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime envisioned a national commitment to a more equitable and supportive response to victims; and
WHEREAS, this commemorative week celebrates the energy, perseverance and commitment that launched the victims’ rights movement, inspired its progress, and continues to advance the cause of justice for crime victims; and
WHEREAS, crime can leave a lasting impact on any person, regardless of age, national origin, race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, or economic status; and
WHEREAS, incorporating communities’ existing experts and trusted sources of support into efforts to fully serve survivors will develop a criminal justice system response that is truly accessible and appropriate for all victims of crime; and
WHEREAS, engaging a broader array of healthcare providers, community leaders, faith organizations, educators and businesses can provide new links between victims and services that improve their safety, healing, and access to justice; and
WHEREAS, honoring the rights of victims, including the rights to be heard and to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect, and working to meet their needs rebuilds their trust in the criminal justice and social service systems; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its dedication to strengthening victims and survivors in the aftermath of crime and building resilience in our communities, and offers it appreciation to all those community members, criminal justice professionals and provider agencies working for a better future for all victims and survivors; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims April 18-24 “Crime Victims Rights Week in Fulton County”.
July 13, 2020
WHEREAS, police forces and other first responder agencies across the nation play a vital role in safeguarding the health and welfare of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, local communities rely on the dedicated work of police officers who often put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of others; and
WHEREAS, the men and women of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Gloversville Police Department, Johnstown Police Department, New York State Police and other local agencies have a longstanding tradition of providing selfless service and countless acts of heroism when called upon; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its strong support for the important role of police across the United States upholding law and order and protecting their fellow citizens in times of need; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Board expresses its gratitude to those law enforcement officers serving within the boundaries of Fulton County for their dedication and ongoing service.
PROCLAMATION COMMENDING GLOVERSVILLE’S DANTE BOUCHARD FOR REACHING THE 2,000 POINT MILESTONE IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
March 9, 2020
WHEREAS, Dante Bouchard passed the 2,000 point milestone for his High School basketball career during a Foothills Council basketball game on February 18, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Dante victoriously finished the game with a game-high 29 points pushing his career total to 2,014 at that point; and
WHEREAS, Dante was named to the “News Channel 13 Rensselaer Honda Boys High School Basketball All-star Team”; and
WHEREAS, his accomplishments cap-off a stellar career with Gloversville High School Dragons; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes the accomplishments of Dante as an exceptional basketball player and role model in the school community; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Board joins with the citizens of Gloversville, fans and well-wishers to congratulate Mr. Bouchard for a very fine and memorable season.
February 10, 2020
WHEREAS, 2020 marks the 50-year anniversary of the establishment of the Wells Nursing Home; and
WHEREAS, Wells Nursing Home has a commitment to the community to provide quality short and long term care nursing needs; and
WHEREAS, Wells Nursing Home provides a home-like atmosphere striving to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of residents; and
WHEREAS, the Wells campus has evolved into a modern multi-disciplined skilled nursing facility, including a 100-bed skilled nursing home, Adult Day Health program and Outpatient Rehab services; and
WHEREAS, Wells Nursing Home provides 150 community jobs in the heart of Fulton County; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That in recognition of Wells Nursing Home’s 50 years of service in support and care of community residents, the Board of Supervisors hereby congratulates Wells Nursing Home, its administration, staff and residents.
Chairman Greene recognized that Wells Nursing Home is a good community partner and does a great job.
Mr. VanSlyke thanked the Fulton County Board of Supervisors for the Proclamation. He further explained that the Wells Nursing Home appreciated all the support over the years and that they will continue to provide excellent services and take a lot of pride in their facility.
Chairman Greene asked Steve Santa Maria, Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator, Johnstown Fire Chief Bruce Heberer and Deputy Fire Coordinator Ralph Palcovic to come forward to receive Proclamations of Commendation for a recent hazmat incident.
Mr. Stead, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board, read the Proclamations of Recognition on behalf of the Board for the recent hazmat incident at a local business:
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