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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, January 4, 2007
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 Representatives Klein of East Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, McDonald of Berlin, Peltz of Woodbury,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 1.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II championship boys’ soccer team.

     Whereas, the U-32 Raiders boys soccer team entered the 2006 Division II championship game against the Milton Yellowjackets prepared to defend its 2005 title and extend its two-year 25 consecutive game winning streak, and 

     Whereas, the Yellowjackets, who came to the final contest with an impressive 2006 record of 14–2–1, reminded the Raiders that championships are earned and not awarded based on pregame prognostications, and

     Whereas, when the first half of play had concluded, the defending champions were trailing 1–0, and

     Whereas, recognizing that the entire season now rested on the next 40 minutes, or so they assumed, the Raiders commenced the second half with a determination to succeed, and

     Whereas, with the clock ticking downward and with less than 16 minutes of regulation time remaining, U-32’s Anders Ostrum’s left-side corner kick hit senior teammate Dan Whitney, who then executed a successful slow-header kick, resulting in the first Raider goal, and

     Whereas, despite two more Yellowjacket near-scoring successes and U-32’s almost winning the game during the final moments of regulation play, the teams remained tied 1–1 at the second half’s conclusion, and

     Whereas, with less than one minute left in the initial eight-minute overtime period, Anders Ostrum kicked the ball to fellow Raider Eric Root, who then deftly maneuvered around a large contingent of Yellowjackets to send the ball into the net for the winning goal and a second consecutive U-32 championship, and

     Whereas, the entire U-32 squad, including Sam Amses, Koby Dunkling,  Dan Whitney, Silas Chickering-Ayers, Jordan Hepburn, Elias Nogueira, Graham Sorenson, Cyrus Carey, Eric Root, Griffin Labbance, Chet Larrow, Anders Ostrum, Cody Cacicio, Mike Moran, Caleb Brabant, Chris Wong, and Will Berry, deserves special recognition, and

     Whereas, head coach Steve Towne and assistant coach Joe Ferrada, provided both technical expertise and encouragement throughout the 2006 soccer campaign, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II championship boys’ soccer team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Steve Towne at U-32 High School.

     By Representatives Klein of East Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, McDonald of Berlin and Peltz of Woodbury,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 2.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II boys’ cross-country championship team.

     Whereas, interscholastic cross-country running is always an exhilarating sport testing the individual participant’s stamina and energy to the maximum extent, and

     Whereas, the runners sped across the course both to prove their own athletic abilities and to support their team’s overall performance, and

     Whereas, the 2006 state championship meet was conducted at the Thetford Academy cross-country course as the participants battled the meteorological elements including mud and a wind that proved extremely challenging to the runners and was strong enough to damage a number of trees along the course, and

Whereas, to the surprise of many persons watching the Division II competition, U-32 proved to be the team to watch as the Raiders defeated Washington County rival Harwood Union High School 43-46 and captured the championship title, and

Whereas, this unanticipated result reversed the season-long string of Harwood victories over U-32, and

Whereas, headlining the U-32 triumph at this stormy event was the first‑place finish of junior Jeff Lusignan, and

Whereas, other top-ten-placing Raiders in this decisive five-kilometer race  were seniors Nick and Fran Mayforth and Richard Curtis, who completed the course in fourth, fifth, and ninth place, respectively, and

Whereas, the 2006 U-32 cross-country team also featured the outstanding running of senior Craig Boulanger, junior Ricky Hall, and freshman Reed Kimberly, and

Whereas, coaches Mark Chaplin and Kathy Topping worked diligently throughout the fall to prepare their team for the championship, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the U-32 Raiders 2006 Division II boys’ cross-country championship team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mark Chaplin and Kathy Topping at U-32 High School.

     By Representatives Klein of East Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, McDonald of Berlin and Peltz of Woodbury,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 3.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II girls’ championship cross-country team.

     Whereas, the originally scheduled 2006 girls’ state championship cross-country meet was rescheduled after gusty winds caused a postponement, and

     Whereas, all of the competitors, consequently, were more than prepared to compete in this season finale to their fall running season, and

     Whereas, in the Division II results, the U-32 team’s combined effort proved the best as the Raiders captured the championship crown topping their nearest rival, Rice Memorial High School, 44-49, and

     Whereas, among the Raiders team members, three girls were among the ten fastest runners including senior Katrina Loignon, who was the third person to finish the five-kilometer course; sophomore Ami Curtis, who was the fifth runner to cross the final line; and Chantelle Fisher-McKone, who was the eighth competitor to come to the run’s conclusion, and

     Whereas, this strong team that sped its way across the cross-country terrain to the 2006 Division II title also included superb teammates Ashley Fitch, Caitlin Fuller, Courtney Phillips, and Sara Phillips, and

     Whereas, coaches Kathy Topping and Mark Chaplin deserve credit for their development of an outstanding training regime that served their students well when it mattered most, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II girls’ championship cross-country team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kathy Topping and Mark Chaplin at U-32 High School.

     By Representatives Klein of East Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, McDonald of Berlin and Peltz of Woodbury,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 4.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Division IV championship football team.

     Whereas, the 2006 Division IV high school football championship game will be remembered as a sporting event destined for prominence in the history of interscholastic sports in Vermont, and

     Whereas, seldom has a team displayed such overwhelming offensive and defensive command on the field as did the U-32 Raiders during its amazing 62–0 triumph over its worthy opponent, the Mount Mansfield Union High School Cougars, and

     Whereas, the entire evening was filled with noteworthy U-32 team and personal accomplishments, and

     Whereas, the leadership of U-32 quarterback Ethan Sylvain proved essential as he threw four touchdown passes, two each to Raiders Rob Keene and Marcus Hass, and in addition, Ethan and teammates Gordon Matheson and EJ Salas also crossed the goal line for touchdown carries, and

     Whereas, the first quarter concluded with the Raiders on top 22–0 following a 49-yard Sylvain-to-Hass touchdown pass, and

     Whereas, by the halftime break’s arrival, U-32’s lead had increased to 42-0, and the Washington County players added another 20 points before the final whistle blew, and

     Whereas, the Raiders’ strong defensive strength limited the Cougars to a 44-yard gain and a mere two first downs, and

     Whereas, the U-32 squad, consisting of players Gordon Matheson, Luke Hadden, Tim Lynch, Tucker Laclair, Ethan Sylvain, EJ Salas, Todd Murphy, Kyle Lawson, Pat Sikora, Cody Farrell, Dustin Jones, Scott Matheson, MJ Rus, Marc Trollinger, Alex Palana, Phil Hall, Colby Martel, Jake McArdle, Bob Fitch, Ryan Blouin, Chayton Boucher, Aaron Estivill, Brennan Jewett, Andrew Cremins, Silas Dowen, Connor Blouin, Josh Mugford, Robert Keene, Marcus Hass, and Dylan Benway, played a caliber of football that could not be surpassed, and

     Whereas, head coach Mike Law and assistant coaches Neil Martel, Pat Sikora, Erik Bennett, and Jim Blouin provided valuable guidance all season long, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 U-32 Division IV championship football team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mike Law at U-32 High School in East Montpelier. 

By Representatives French of Randolph, Ainsworth of Royalton, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, 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, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, 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, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington,

By Senators Campbell, McCormack, Nitka, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White,

H.C.R. 5.

House concurrent resolution in memory of the late Representative Rosemary “Rozo” McLaughlin.

Whereas, the late Representative Rozo McLaughlin of South Royalton served as the member from the Windsor-Orange 1 House district, comprising the towns of Royalton and Tunbridge, during the 2003–2004 and 2005–2006 legislative bienniums, and

Whereas, her familiarity with this district was undeniable as she was born on Hitching Post Farm in the town of Royalton and resided in this municipality for her entire life, except during the two academic years she attended Reed College in Oregon, and

Whereas, she had graduated from both South Royalton High School and Vermont Technical College prior to her western academic sojourn, and

Whereas, growing up on her family farm, Rozo McLaughlin developed a deep appreciation for our state’s agricultural heritage and a strong work ethic, and

Whereas, prior to standing for a seat in the House of Representatives, she exhibited a dedication to civic service as a member of Royalton’s school board and of the selectboard and as a justice of the peace, and

Whereas, her commitment to improving public education and sustaining Vermont’s family farms inspired Rozo McLaughlin to seek a seat in the House of Representatives, even though Royalton and Tunbridge had not usually selected Democrats for membership in the state's larger legislative chamber, and

Whereas, Rozo McLaughlin’s personal roots in the district and her effective and neighborly style of campaigning enabled this first-time state legislative candidate to emerge triumphantly on election day, November 2002 and again in 2004, and

Whereas, on her arrival in Montpelier, she was assigned to the House Committee on Education on which she applied her experience as a school board member to the tasks at hand, and

Whereas, Representative McLaughlin’s passion for promoting agricultural products and interest in child nutrition led to her advocacy on behalf of H.456, “An act relating to use of Vermont products and nutrition education in schools,” and her efforts helped lead to the legislation’s enactment as Act No. 145 of the 2005 Adjourned Session, and

Whereas, this much-admired solon’s and horse riding instructor’s life was cut short tragically when she died of cancer on October 30, 2006, and

Whereas, her husband, Tom, and daughter, Katie, brought Representative McLaughlin great comfort during the difficult final weeks of her life, and

Whereas, her colleagues in the General Assembly and many acquaintances in Windsor County have lost a special friend, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of the late Representative Rosemary McLaughlin, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to her husband and daughter in Royalton.

     By Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Edwards of Brattleboro, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, 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, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, 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, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington,

     By Senators Campbell, McCormack, Nitka, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White,

H.C.R. 6.

House concurrent resolution in memory of Representative Clinton G. Martin, Jr. of Springfield.

     Whereas, Representative Clinton Martin was a strong individual whose life was devoted in large measure to the citizens and especially the children of Springfield, and

     Whereas, a native of Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from St. Bonaventure University, earned a master’s degree in recreation administration from New York University, and served as a U.S. Army military policeman in Germany, and

     Whereas, Clint Martin served as the parks and assistant recreation director in North Hempstead, New York where he also sat on the local town council, and

     Whereas, after moving his family to Vermont, his distinguished and memorable tenure as the town of Springfield’s director of parks, recreation and leisure services commenced in 1974 and continued until his retirement in 2001, and

     Whereas, under his able leadership, Springfield’s recreational programs, which he defended passionately, became a model for other Vermont communities, and

     Whereas, Clint Martin’s interest in youth programs led him to serve as a 4-H leader and as president of the Vermont Basketball Officials Association, and

     Whereas, his community leadership took many other forms, including his service as president of the Three River Valley Business-Education Partnership, the Windsor County Agricultural Fair, the Precision Valley Development Corporation, and the Vermont Beef Producers Association, which elected him to serve as its leader, based on his broad experience as a cattle judge, and

     Whereas, Clint Martin volunteered his auctioneering talents on behalf of charitable organizations, and he was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Springfield, and

     Whereas, starting in November 2002, the citizens of Springfield demonstrated great discernment when they elected Clint Martin to represent them in the Vermont House of Representatives, where he exercised wise judgment and befriended colleagues of all political persuasions, and

     Whereas, after being diagnosed in 2006 with cancer, Representative Martin fought bravely and anticipated returning to Montpelier in January 2007 to begin his third term in the House, and

     Whereas, the citizens of Springfield and the members of the General Assembly were among those saddened to learn of Representative Martin’s death on December 17, and

     Whereas, the thoughts of the General Assembly are with Representative Martin’s wife Cynthia, their children, Mark, Daniel, David, and Jessica, their six grandchildren, and other family members, now therefore be it

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the General Assembly expresses its profound condolences to the family of Representative Clinton Martin of Springfield, and be it further

     Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Cynthia Martin in Springfield.

 



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