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NO. R-103.  Senate concurrent resolution honoring J. Francis "Frank" Montagne on his receipt of the 2004 Vermont League of Cities and Towns' Lifetime Achievement Award.


Offered by:  Senator Collins of Franklin District and Senator Kittell of Franklin District.

Offered by:  Representatives Allard of St. Albans Town and Howrigan of Fairfield.

Whereas, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) recognizes Vermonters who serve their municipalities and exemplify the slogan “Local Government – Democracy in Action” by presenting the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and

Whereas, at the most recent VLCT Town Fair held in Barre, Frank Montagne of St. Albans Town was presented this award as the 2004 honoree, and

Whereas, he has dedicated many years to serving the citizens of St. Albans Town through his elected and other civic roles, and

Whereas, for over 24 years, Frank Montagne was an energetic member of the town’s selectboard and took a special interest in highway‑related issues, and

Whereas, he spearheaded the effort to pave all of the town-owned roads, construct a new town garage and separate salt shed, and repair the Black Bridge, and

Whereas, in addition to serving as a selectboard member, Frank Montagne volunteered to operate the snowplow, and he drove school buses, and

Whereas, he was instrumental in the successful effort to establish the first industrial park in St. Albans Town, which is a facility that has both spurred local economic development and preserved the town’s character and quality of life, and

Whereas, as a selectboard member, Frank Montagne promoted the development of both the Rugg Brook wastewater treatment project and the Collins Perley Sports Complex, and

Whereas, for three decades, he was a member of the board of civil authority and was also a long-time member of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee, and

Whereas, Frank Montagne also holds the distinction of being one of his town’s first volunteer firefighters, and

Whereas, a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, he is a lifetime member of both Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, and

Whereas, Frank and Annette Montagne instilled in their children, Mitch, David, Rachel, Janet, Joe, and Katie, the importance of community involvement, and their children intend to continue the Montagne family’s tradition of public service, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates J. Francis Montagne of St. Albans Town on his receipt of the 2004 Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to J. Francis Montagne in St. Albans Town and to Daniel Lindley, the St. Albans Town administrator, with the request that it be displayed prominently in the St. Albans Town office.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont