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NO. R-375.  House concurrent resolution honoring the outstanding winter road clearance performance of the agency of transportation highway crews.


Offered by:  Committee on Transportation

Whereas, in contrast to 2007, when a single record-setting Valentine’s Day blizzard was the major snow event of the season, 2008 has been a winter of multiple moderate to larger size storms whose total accumulation has set monthly snowfall records, and

Whereas, this continuing stream of substantial snowfalls has severely tested the human and snow removal equipment resources of the agency of transportation, and

Whereas, delays in removing snow from highways can threaten public health and safety and slow the flow of commerce, and

Whereas, despite the strain that the snowstorms have caused, the state and municipal highway crews assigned snow-removal duty have worked in a highly professional and prompt way and around the clock, including on weekends, to remove the snow from the interstate and state highways in order to minimize the inconvenience to the public, and

Whereas, Vermonters are extremely grateful that the agency of transportation highway crews, stationed at the central garage and at the nine district garages across the state and municipal highway crews have come to the driving public’s timely assistance when stormy conditions had the potential to cause major havoc, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors the outstanding winter road clearance performance of the agency of transportation highway crews and municipal highway crews, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to secretary of transportation Neale Lunderville, to transportation operations division director Sam Lewis, to central garage superintendent Ken Valentine, to each of the nine transportation district garages, and to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont