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NO. R-237. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING TED FRIEDMAN ON HIS MANY OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL.

(J.R.S. 86)

Offered by: Senator Morrissey of Bennington County and Senator Sears of Bennington County.

Whereas, after graduating from Rutgers University, and working in New York City in the financial and restaurant industries, Ted Friedman relocated to the hospitable community of Winhall, and

Whereas, soon after his settling in this southern Vermont municipality near Stratton Mountain, he began a prolific career as an exemplary local and regional public official, and

Whereas, over the years, he has served in important local positions involving every aspect of municipal life, including zoning administrator, lister and school director, and

Whereas, most significantly, Ted Friedman has devoted two decades to representing the citizens of Winhall as a member of the selectboard, and

Whereas, most recently he has equanimously presided over the Winhall Selectboard, assuring that the board's proceedings were conducted in a fair and honest manner, and

Whereas, in his various municipal roles, Ted Friedman has been a leading participant in the implementation of town plans, the organization of a full-time local police force, and the establishment of a solid waste transfer station, and

Whereas, he has always considered the desirability of specific municipal improvement in light of the proposal's potential impact on the Winhall property tax rate, and

Whereas, beyond the borders of Winhall, Ted Friedman has served as a member of the Windham Regional Planning Commission and on the Vermont League of Cities and Towns' Board of Directors, and

Whereas, Ted Friedman has decided to conclude his career as a local elected official after the March 7, 2000 Winhall Town Meeting, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding local and regional government service of Ted Friedman and wishes him the very best in the years ahead, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ted Friedman in Winhall.