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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE AND HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, april 21, 2005
CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice under Joint Rule 16

     The following joint concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

   By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

S.C.R. 29

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the People's Health and Wellness Clinic on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.

Whereas, health care is an essential service for every Vermonter, and

Whereas, the cost, and therefore the availability, of health care is all too often out of reach for many individuals in need of expert medical care, and

Whereas, in the city of Barre, the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic provides health care for individuals who might not otherwise obtain necessary medical attention, and

Whereas, through visits to the clinic, the patients are afforded the opportunity for periodic check-ups and the prompt diagnosis of potential medical problems, and

Whereas, 2004 marked this vital community institution’s tenth anniversary, and

Whereas, a special commemorative celebration honoring the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic was held on November 12, 2004, and

Whereas, at this event, Alison Underhill, the clinic’s executive director, was honored as she concluded her visionary decade-long tenure, and

Whereas, special tribute was also extended to Kitty Langlois, one of the clinic’s original and still‑serving trustees, and to other dedicated volunteers, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its outstanding health care services, and be it further

Resolved:  That congratulations are also extended to Alison Underhill for her superb work as executive director, to Kitty Langlois, and to the clinic’s many dedicated volunteers, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre, to Alison Underhill, and to Kitty Langlois.

   By Senators Kitchel, Coppenrath, Campbell, Condos, Doyle, Dunne, Giard, Illuzzi, Leddy, MacDonald and Starr,

By Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Helm of Castleton, Kilmartin of Newport City, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Lawrence of Lyndon, Marron of Stowe, Monti of Barre City, Morley of Barton and Severance of Colchester,

S.C.R. 30

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Dale Wells on his selection as the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.

Whereas, Dale Wells is a business and community leader in Caledonia County of nearly boundless energy who, through his company, Dale Wells Building Contractor, and his numerous civic roles, has spurred many local and statewide economic development initiatives, and

Whereas, as a contractor, he has been responsible for the construction of many new or major restoration projects in the commercial, educational and cultural sectors, each of which is crucial for attracting a solid community base to develop a healthy economy, and

Whereas, these construction projects have included a new hotel, a large supermarket and auto dealerships in the St. Johnsbury area that have increased significantly local business activity; new edifices on the St. Johnsbury Academy campus, including the Morse Center for the Arts which provides for spacious studio work areas, the state‑of‑the‑art Mayo Center, the library and the Sheepcote dormitory; several building projects at Lyndon Institute; and the extensive restoration of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum which returned this grand old building to its original glory, and

Whereas, for two decades, he has been a vital participant in the work of the St. Johnsbury Development Fund, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports the location of new and the retention of current businesses in the greater St. Johnsbury area, and

Whereas, the St. Johnsbury Planning Commission, the board of trustees of St. Johnsbury Academy, the St. Johnsbury Downtown Committee, the Community Financial Services Group, the board of directors of the Community National Bank, and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce have all benefited from and appreciated Dale Wells’ service with their respective organizations, and

Whereas, in recognition of Dale Wells’ many contributions to economic and community development in the Northeast Kingdom and throughout Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce has designated Dale Wells as its “2005 Citizen of the Year,” and he will be presented this award at a banquet to be held on May 7, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Dale Wells on being named the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Citizen of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dale Wells in St. Johnsbury.

By  Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Bartlett of Dover, Brennan of Colchester, Donaghy of Poultney, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Kilmartin of Newport City, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Lawrence of Lyndon, Monti of Barre City, Morley of Barton, O’Donnell of Vernon, Perry of Richford, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Valliere of Barre City and Winters of Swanton,

By  Senator Kitchel of Caledonia District, Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Coppenrath of Caledonia District, Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District and Senator Sears of Bennington District,

H.C.R. 100

House concurrent resolution congratulating the St. Johnsbury Town Band on the occasion of its 175th anniversary.

Whereas, Vermont’s first, and the United States’ third oldest, concert band, with only the West Point Military and the Allentown, Pennsylvania bands preceding, is the St. Johnsbury Town Band which has delighted listeners with its brilliantly bold sound since 1830, and

Whereas, originally known as “The Brass Band,” it continued to trumpet its musical voice under that appellation until 1859 when the group became “The Concert Band,” and

Whereas, the band inspired young men to defend the Union during the Civil War by playing rousing patriotic anthems at military recruitment rallies, and

Whereas, renamed “The Serenade Band” in 1885, it performed a concert for visiting President Benjamin Harrison, and

Whereas, at the century’s turn, a momentous event in the band’s musical history occurred when the “St. J. March” was composed, and

Whereas, 1912 was a significant year as the town of St. Johnsbury initiated an annual appropriation to defray some of the band’s expenditures; a second band joined ranks with The Serenade Band and the newly enlarged ensemble changed its name to the St. Johnsbury Consolidate Band (now known as the St. Johnsbury Town Band); and the band performed on the occasion of former President Teddy Roosevelt’s campaign appearance in St. Johnsbury, and

Whereas, in the 1920s and 1930s, the band organized an international association and sponsored well-attended band festivals, and with the onset of World War II, women musicians became a vital part of this enduring musical organization, and

Whereas, in 1978, Arthur Fiedler of Boston Pops fame became honorary conductor of the band, and

Whereas, the band plays at many events throughout the region and is especially noted for its series of summertime Monday evening concerts at the bandstand in Courthouse Park, and

Whereas, in celebration of its 175 years of memorable music-making, the band will play, in June, at the 2005 Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge and, in July, at the Lake George, New York Community Band Festival, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the St. Johnsbury Town Band on the occasion of its 175th anniversary, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Gary Aubin, musical director of the St. Johnsbury Town Band. 

By  Representatives Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, Milkey of Brattleboro, O’Donnell of Vernon, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Edwards of Brattleboro and Marek of Newfane,

By  Senator Gander of Windham District and Senator White of Windham District,

H.C.R. 101

House concurrent resolution honoring Gary Rosen for his outstanding work in the performing arts.

Whereas, Gary Rosen of Brattleboro, a graduate of Oberlin College, is a superlative children’s entertainer who has captured the imaginations of both the young, and the young at heart, with his humorous musical presentations and witty creativity, and

Whereas, for many years, Gary Rosen charmed his audiences as a member of Rosenshontz, his unique whimsical ensemble, and

Whereas, while he has been performing solo in more recent years, his latest  recording, “Pet Sounds,” is a family enterprise, featuring his daughters, Lila and Eliza, and son, Penn, and

Whereas, among the many famous venues where Gary Rosen has performed are the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, Town Hall in New York City, and the Colonial Theater in Boston, and

Whereas, his television appearances have included the Disney Channel, the Showbiz program on CNN, the NBC Today Show, and on the production side of the television camera, he has composed music for public television’s Sesame Street characters, and

Whereas, Meet the Composer, a national organization dedicated to increasing “opportunities for composers by fostering the creation, performance, dissemination, and appreciation of their music,” and the Vermont Council for the Arts have each recognized the quality enjoyment to be derived from Gary Rosen’s delightful repertoire, and

Whereas, this marvelous performer and human being has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressively severe disease of the motor nerve cells, and

Whereas, sadly, Gary Rosen’s illustrious performing career will be concluding, and thousands of youngsters will be unable to experience the joy of watching him entertain in person, and

Whereas, Gary Rosen will perform one last concert in appreciation of all the children who have made his ingenious musical productions so much fun for him to write and sing, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Gary Rosen for his outstanding work in the performing arts and expresses its thoughts of support for him at this time, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Gary Rosen in Brattleboro.


By  Representatives Larocque of Barnet, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Minter of Waterbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Rodgers of Glover, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington,

By  Senator Kitchel of Caledonia District, Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Campbell of Windsor District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Coppenrath of Caledonia District, Senator Cummings of Washington District, Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Gander of Windham District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Illuzzi of Essex‑Orleans District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator Maynard of Rutland District, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District, Senator Mullin of Rutland District, Senator Scott of Washington District, Senator Sears of Bennington District, Senator Shepard of Bennington District, Senator Snelling of Chittenden District, Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Welch of Windsor District, Senator White of Windham District and Senator Wilton of Rutland District,

H.C.R. 102

House concurrent resolution congratulating Taylor Coppenrath of West Barnet on the conclusion of his historic basketball career as a University of Vermont Catamount.

Whereas, no one can doubt that the University of Vermont’s basketball annals will contain much praise for Taylor Coppenrath as he has helped spur extraordinary interest in the program at the dawn of the 21st century, and

Whereas, his superb skill handling a basketball became evident from his first year on the team in 2001, and throughout his career he has always stressed that he is first and foremost a team player, and

Whereas, each of Taylor Coppenrath’s four seasons at the University has brought special recognition to this outstanding hoopster who grew up along the shore of Harvey’s Lake in West Barnet and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, and

Whereas, at the conclusion of his freshman year, he was named the America East Rookie of the Year, and

Whereas, for three consecutive years, starting in 2003, Taylor Coppenrath has been honored as the America East Player of the Year, and

Whereas, other basketball honors bestowed on him have included a three‑time designation as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-New England team and his repeated winning of honorable mention recognition in the Associate Press’ All-American team project, and

Whereas, Taylor Coppenrath is only the second UVM player to score more than 2,000 career points, and he was a finalist for the Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award presented to the nation’s top senior player, as well as the prestigious John R. Wooden Award, and

Whereas, while hoping to play professional basketball, he is also preparing for the long term and, after graduation this spring, will be taking his state teacher’s exam with the intention of eventually becoming a math teacher, and

Whereas, Taylor has demonstrated an amazingly consistent work ethic, both on and off the court, and has not allowed all the publicity surrounding his basketball feats to change his desire always to do his very best, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Taylor Coppenrath as he concludes his historic career as a member of the University of Vermont Catamounts basketball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send copies of this resolution to Taylor Coppenrath in West Barnet and to Bruce Bosley at the University of Vermont Office of Athletic Communications.

By  Representatives Brennan of Colchester, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Minter of Waterbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Rodgers of Glover, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington,

By  Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Campbell of Windsor District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Coppenrath of Caledonia District, Senator Cummings of Washington District, Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Gander of Windham District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Illuzzi of Essex‑Orleans District, Senator Kitchel of Caledonia District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator Maynard of Rutland District, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District, Senator Mullin of Rutland District, Senator Scott of Washington District, Senator Sears of Bennington District, Senator Shepard of Bennington District, Senator Snelling of Chittenden District, Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Welch of Windsor District, Senator White of Windham District and Senator Wilton of Rutland District,

H.C.R.  103

House concurrent resolution honoring University of Vermont basketball coach Tom Brennan.

Whereas, since 1986, Tom Brennan has led the University of Vermont Catamount basketball team as its illustrious 14th coach, boasting the second longest tenure in the program’s history and as its all-time winningest coach, and

Whereas, beginning with his days as a standout player at Phillipsburg Catholic High in New Jersey, Tom Brennan was destined for a basketball career, and

Whereas, after several intermediate stops, Tom Brennan inherited a basketball program in need of rejuvenation, a task that might have seemed too formidable for others, and

Whereas, he steadily developed a Division I college basketball team in which the University could take great pride, starting with an appearance in the America East Conference championship game in 1990, and his first winning season in 1991, and

Whereas, Coach Brennan brought Catamounts Matt Johnson and the late Kevin Roberson, who were designated America East Players of the Year, and 1,000-point scorers Brian Tarrant and Bernie Cieplicki to the Burlington campus, and

Whereas, as the new century dawned, his Catamounts, now with a star‑studded roster, including America East Players of the Year Taylor Coppenrath and T.J. Sorrentine, catapulted to heights never scaled in the history of UVM basketball with  four consecutive 20 plus victory seasons, starting in 2001-2002, and

Whereas, under Coach Brennan’s guidance, the Catamounts won their first regular season America East title in 2001-2002 and the conference championship in each of the next three years, enabling the Vermont squad to appear in the NCAA basketball tournament as a result of these conference crowns, and

Whereas, he is the recipient of numerous accolades for his coaching performance, including three America East Coach of the Year Awards in 1991, 1998, and 2002 and the 2000 Doggie Julian Award for Distinguished Service in New England College Basketball, and

Whereas, Coach Brennan is known to Vermonters beyond Patrick Gym as a popular radio personality, and he has hosted national radio sports broadcasts, and

Whereas, he has decided to leave the coach’s spot on the Catamounts’ bench, concluding a memorable, and now legendary, career at the UVM basketball helm, now therefore be it

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Coach Tom Brennan for his many basketball accomplishments and for his role as a leader in the University of Vermont community for nearly two decades, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Coach Brennan at the University of Vermont and to Bruce Bosley at the University of Vermont Department of Athletics.



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