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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

friday, june 3, 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,

By Representatives Brooks of Montpelier and Kitzmiller of Montpelier,

S.C.R. 42. 

Senate concurrent resolution honoring Deputy Attorney General J. Wallace Malley for his exemplary public service on behalf of the state of Vermont.

Whereas, J. Wallace “Wally” Malley has served the state of Vermont as a member of the Vermont attorney general’s office for almost 30 years, and

Whereas, after graduating from Duke University in 1969 and from Georgetown University Law School in 1972, he served with distinction as an officer in the United States Navy, and

Whereas, in 1976, upon completing a clerkship with the Bennington County State’s Attorney, Wally Malley was admitted to the Vermont bar, and

Whereas, then Attorney General M. Jerome Diamond appointed him as an assistant attorney general, and

Whereas, a few years later, having demonstrated excellent legal skills in his work as a lawyer for the state of Vermont, Wally Malley was appointed by then Attorney General John Easton as Vermont’s deputy attorney general, the office’s number two official, and

Whereas, John Easton’s successor as Attorney General, Jeffrey Amestoy, was pleased to renew the appointment of the office’s second in command, and

Whereas, in 1997, after Governor Howard Dean appointed Attorney General Jeffrey Amestoy as chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, the governor named Wally Malley as the state’s acting attorney general, and

Whereas, the new attorney general, William Sorrell, recognizing Wally Malley’s wealth of professional experience and familiarity with the office’s operations, did not hesitate to reappoint him as Vermont’s deputy attorney general, and

Whereas, his professionalism has earned the respect and admiration of all the Vermont attorney generals for whom he has worked, regardless of their political party affiliation, and

Whereas, Wally Malley’s legal career has been distinguished through his work and expertise in consumer protection, civil rights, and environmental law, and by his successful defense of a multi-million dollar claim against the state of Vermont in the United States Supreme Court, and

Whereas, he has served as an advisor to Vermont state officials and legislators, to the National Association of Attorneys General, and to attorney generals in other states, and

Whereas, Wally Malley has been a mentor to and a role model for other lawyers in the attorney general’s office and throughout state government, and

Whereas, his management skills, calm demeanor, and high ethical standards have enhanced the organization and operation of the attorney general’s office, and

Whereas, when not engaged in his profession, Wally Malley has led an extremely busy life as a devoted husband, father, sailor, actor, gospel singer, and member of his community, and

Whereas, he is now retiring from state government, and

Whereas, Wally Malley is the husband of Garet Malley, and they have three sons, Brian, Collin, and Sean, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding career accomplishments of Vermont Deputy Attorney General J. Wallace Malley as he retires from government service and wishes him every success as he embarks on new endeavors, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to J. Wallace Malley in Montpelier.

By  Representative Nitka of Ludlow,

H.C.R.  175.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 Black River Union High School girls’ championship snowboarding team.

Whereas, snowboarding is an exciting winter sport that has become popular on the snowy slopes of Vermont, and

Whereas, the sport’s increasing number of young and enthusiastic participants has led to the establishment of interscholastic snowboarding competition in Vermont’s secondary schools, and

Whereas, the 2005 snowboarding championships were held on March 16 at Killington’s Bear Mountain, and

Whereas, the competition was intense, and the quality of the halfpipes and slopestyle runs was fantastic, and

Whereas, when all of the scores were tallied at the competition’s conclusion, the team from Black River Union High School in Ludlow was the winner in the girls’ division, and

Whereas, these outstanding snowboarders included Felicia Drummond, Caitlin Gagner, Hannah Macklin, Nicole Reiser, Allysa Reiser, Nicole Rohrig, Amy Sanford, Maggie Seiple, Ashlee Stillwell, Kelly Stringer, and Mairi Trimboli, and

Whereas, Coach Bob Fortuna and Assistant Coach Matt Fortuna were inspiring leaders for the team and provided expert guidance throughout the season, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2005 Black River Union High School girls’ championship snowboarding team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bob Fortuna at Black River Union High School in Ludlow.

By Representatives Pugh of South Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Head of S. Burlington and Kupersmith of S. Burlington,

H.C.R.  176.

House concurrent resolution honoring Brock Alan Tucker of South Burlington on becoming an Eagle Scout.

Whereas, scouting is a movement that inspires and guides young men toward high achievements and high values as expressed in the Scout oath, law, motto, and slogan, and

Whereas, Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouting, and

Whereas, attainment of Eagle rank requires mastery of difficult challenges in diverse areas, and

Whereas, only 26 percent of all scouts reach the rank of Eagle, and

Whereas, Brock Alan Tucker of South Burlington is an industrious and talented young man who has been a member of the Boy Scouts for the past six years, and

Whereas, over the course of his scouting career, he has worked diligently and has earned 26 merit badges, and

Whereas, Brock has held many leadership positions in his local Boy Scout troop, and

Whereas, in pursuit of his Eagle rank, he completed a community service project in which he devoted over 120 hours to constructing three outside benches for, and renovating and landscaping the courtyard at, the Community Lutheran Church in South Burlington, a project he found to be both challenging and personally rewarding, and

Whereas, Brock has completed all of his Eagle requirements and will be inducted into this distinguished scouting fraternity at an Eagle Court of Honor, and

Whereas, he is a senior at South Burlington High School and has been a member of both the cross country and alpine ski teams, the drama club, the radio club, and he is serving as vice president of  Coffee House, a school group that provides a venue for student performing arts presentations, and

Whereas, in addition to his Eagle project, Brock volunteered over 100 hours at “The Living Room for Straight Talk,” a local youth awareness organization, and

Whereas, he will be attending Florida Institute of Technology, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Brock Alan Tucker on his earning the Boy Scout rank of Eagle and wishes him the best of success in his future  endeavors, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Brock Tucker in South Burlington.

By Representative Orr of Charlotte,

H.C.R.  177.

House concurrent resolution honoring Harvey Sharrow of Charlotte.

Whereas, Harvey “Harv” Sharrow began his business in the early 1970s, moving his father’s old agricultural tire business from Shelburne to Charlotte, where it became known as Harv’s Tires, and

Whereas, opening his first shop in his garage under the house he built on Mt. Philo Road, Harv was one of only two agricultural tire dealers in the Chittenden - Addison County area, storing tractor tires in his backyard as well as in a neighbor’s chicken coop, and

Whereas, Harv’s Tires also serviced highway departments, the lumber industry, and other businesses with fleets of large vehicles, a line of work which required his attention at all hours of the day and night, and

Whereas, when the tire business turned away from agriculture, Harv built a larger shop next to his house, which was later expanded to three bays, for servicing the automotive sector of the tire-buying population, and

Whereas, after having served the greater Charlotte area for over 30 years of business, helping to keep vehicles of all sizes on the roads of Vermont, Harv Sharrow closed his shop in April of this year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends best wishes to Harvey Sharrow on the conclusion of his retail business career as he focuses his attention toward maintaining his antique steam-powered tractors, fixing-up his camp, spending time with his family, and other such worthwhile endeavors, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Harvey Sharrow of Charlotte.

By Representatives Minter of Waterbury and Dostis of Waterbury,

H.C.R.  178.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Crossett Brook Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team on its outstanding Vermont and world competition performances.

Whereas, the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competition challenges students’ ingenuity and creativity, and

Whereas, students work independently to create, design, and implement a solution for a long‑term problem, and

Whereas, they spend time practicing spontaneous problem solutions, both verbal and hands‑on, and

Whereas, in January, an OM team of seven 5th and 6th graders, including Tyler Miles, Cosmo Rapoport, Jesse Perrault, Mike Flynn, Yuka Oiwa, Fallon Gallagher, and Al Mireault, was established at the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury and began to work under the direction of coaches Gina Mireault, Michelle Miles, John Gallagher, and Stacey Blue on a long‑term laugh‑a‑thon problem, and

Whereas, the school had never participated in the OM competition before and found the process extremely challenging, and

Whereas, the youngsters were required to create a humorous eight‑minute skit with elements consisting of mime, reflection, puppetry, song, and dance, and

Whereas, the students’ presentation at the state competition held on March 19 at the University of Vermont impressed the judges who awarded them second place in the laugh‑a‑thon division for their age group, a result far better than they had anticipated, and

Whereas, the second‑place finish made the Crossett Brook Middle School OM team eligible to compete in the OM world competition held in Boulder, Colorado from May 21 to May 25, and

Whereas, in less than two months, the students raised the funds to travel to Colorado, and

Whereas, at Boulder, each team was required to perform solutions for both a spontaneous and a long problem for the judges’ review, and

Whereas, at the closing ceremonies, the Crossett Brook students were thrilled to learn they had placed ninth out of 58 teams in their division, and

Whereas, the team scored in the top 10 percent of the over‑700 teams from around the world that participated in the OM world competition, and among the 16 teams from Vermont, Crossett Brook scored first, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Crossett Brook Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team and its coaches on the team’s outstanding Vermont and world competition performances, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ken Page, the educational leader at Crossett Brook Middle School.

By Representatives Seibert of Norwich and Masland of Thetford,

H.C.R.  179.

House concurrent resolution congratulating Linda Conrad on her retirement from Dan and Whit’s General Store in Norwich.

Whereas, Dan and Whit’s General Store in Norwich is the town’s leading retail establishment and the place where local residents purchase a wide array of consumer products, and

Whereas, on June 2, 1966, before many of today’s customers were born, Linda Conrad reported to Dan and Whit’s for her first day of employment, and

Whereas, she quickly became a popular fixture at the store and someone on whom customers placed great reliance, and

Whereas, Linda Conrad became not only a regular presence at the store but also part of what makes Norwich a special place to live, and

Whereas, new employees received their job orientation from her, and she then made certain that the younger hires stayed on the straight and narrow, and

Whereas, Linda Conrad knew entire families, and she helped young children find their parents and reunited the accidentally separated elderly with their spouses or children, and

Whereas, even stray dogs were able to return home through Linda Conrad’s intervention, and

Whereas, the store’s customers became members of her own extended family, and everyone cherished the ensuing friendships, and

Whereas, after 39 years on the job, Linda Conrad will be retiring from Dan and Whit’s later this year, and

Whereas, in recognition of her special and irreplaceable role at the store, the store’s management has announced plans to compile a notebook containing prose and photos documenting her nearly four decades as a Dan and Whit’s employee, and

Whereas, this volume will serve as a community tribute and special personal keepsake for Linda Conrad to recall her years at the store, and

Whereas, customers and colleagues alike will retain fond memories of their daily encounters with this extraordinary employee who always treated them with kindness, thoughtfulness, and the utmost consideration, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Linda Conrad on her retirement from Dan and Whit’s General Store in Norwich and extends best wishes to her for the years ahead, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Linda Conrad and to Dan and Whit’s General Store.

By Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Dostis of Waterbury, Frank of Underhill, Minter of Waterbury and Symington of Jericho,


H.C.R.  180.

House concurrent resolution congratulating Gail B. Conley on his outstanding career in public education.

Whereas, Gail B. Conley has devoted his professional career to educating schoolchildren in our nation’s public schools, and

Whereas, he earned his undergraduate degree at Knox College in his native Illinois and subsequently received a master’s degree in teaching from Emory University in Atlanta, and a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University, and

Whereas, Gail Conley began his career as a professional educator in the Oak Park, Illinois school system where he taught mathematics and served as a program coordinator, and

Whereas, after a sabbatical from the public schools to complete his doctoral degree, he became the principal at York High School in York, Nebraska and then held a similar post at the Macomb, Illinois High School, and

Whereas, after proving his skill as a school principal, Gail Conley was appointed as the superintendent of the Rantoul Township (Illinois) High School, District 193, and

Whereas, after his outstanding performance for seven years in this position, in 1994, the Chittenden East Supervisory Union District appointed Gail B. Conley as the district’s superintendent, and

Whereas, during the last 11 years, Gail Conley has led the district with skill and great competence, and

Whereas, as a member of the Vermont Superintendents’ Association, he has been able to share his expertise and vast professional experience with his colleagues on a statewide basis, and

Whereas, after 11 successful academic years as superintendent of the Chittenden East Supervisory Union, Gail B. Conley is retiring, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Gail B. Conley on his outstanding career in public education, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Gail B. Conley.

By Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Dostis of Waterbury, Frank of Underhill, Minter of Waterbury and Symington of Jericho,

H.C.R.  181.

House concurrent resolution honoring Robert F. Stevens for his outstanding career in public education.

Whereas, Robert Stevens is one of the outstanding high school principals in the state of Vermont, and

Whereas, he graduated from Peoples Academy in Morrisville, and then he moved up the road to Johnson State College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969, and

Whereas, the following year, Robert Stevens was awarded a master’s degree in education from Springfield College, and

Whereas, in 1974, after completing service in the United States Army, Robert Stevens began his career in public education as a vocational guidance coordinator at Randolph Union High School, and

Whereas, while on the Randolph Union High School faculty, he also served as the school’s basketball coach, and

Whereas, in 1975, Robert Stevens was appointed assistant principal at Milton High School, and

Whereas, he also continued his interest in interscholastic athletics, assuming the role of varsity soccer coach, and

Whereas, the Milton School Board was extremely impressed with his performance as assistant principal, and after only one year on the job, Robert Stevens was promoted to the position of principal, and

Whereas, in 1983, Milton said farewell to Robert Stevens as he moved south to become principal at Mt. Mansfield Union High School, and

Whereas, over the next 22 years, while at Mt. Mansfield Union High School, he served as a role model for principals throughout Vermont, and

Whereas, Robert Stevens was extremely active in the management of interscholastic sports in Vermont, including serving as president of the Vermont Hockey League, and

Whereas, he has also served on the New England School Evaluation Committee and Johnson State College’s President’s Advisory Board, and

Whereas, after over 30 years as a public educator in Vermont, Robert Stevens will be retiring this year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Robert Stevens for his outstanding career in public education, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Robert Stevens at Mt. Mansfield Union High School.

By Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Martin of Springfield, Nitka of Ludlow and Obuchowski of Rockingham,

H.C.R.  182.

House concurrent resolution in memory of former Representative Robert D. Yoder of Springfield.

Whereas, Robert Yoder was a public servant on the local, state, and federal levels of government, and

Whereas, he was a graduate of Findlay College and subsequently attended Cornell and Yale universities for his graduate education, and

Whereas, during World War II, Robert Yoder was a United States Navy officer, and

Whereas, after his military service and the completion of his graduate school studies, he was accepted into the United States Foreign Service and was posted around the world to many locations, including the Philippines, Hong Kong, Quebec City, Washington, D.C., and, most unusually, at an American outpost in Antarctica, and

Whereas, at the conclusion of his distinguished and globe‑trotting foreign service career, Robert Yoder moved to Springfield where he became involved in many civic activities, both locally and statewide, and

Whereas, among the community organizations in which he participated were the Southeast Council on the Arts, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Public Television, the United Way, the Vermont Land Trust, and the Springfield Community Chorus, and

Whereas, Robert Yoder served on the Springfield selectboard and as a justice of the peace, and

Whereas, he represented Springfield in the General Assembly, and

Whereas, Robert Yoder’s death marks the conclusion of an extraordinarily busy and productive life, and

Whereas, his family members, including his wife Dorothy, daughter Sharon, son Ted, and four grandchildren will miss him very much, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and house of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere condolences to the family of former Representative Robert Yoder of Springfield, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the family of former Representative Robert Yoder.

 



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