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State of Vermont

Senate Chamber

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent Senate Resolution

   By Senators Doyle, Cummings and Scott,

     By Representatives McDonald of Berlin, Monti of Barre City and Valliere of Barre City,

     S.C.R. 35.  Senate concurrent resolution honoring Barre City Clerk-Treasurer Eugene Stratton on his service to the community.

Whereas, Barre City is one of the two statutorily designated cities in Washington County, and the municipal government has many responsibilities to assure the effective administration of the city, and

Whereas, one of the most important positions in Barre City municipal government is that of clerk-treasurer, the jurisdiction of which includes overseeing the city’s finances and elections, the organization, processing and maintenance of municipal records of all types, recording and attesting to various documentary transactions, and serving as an informational point of contact for numerous public inquiries, and

Whereas, since 1995, Eugene Stratton has held the office of Barre City clerk-treasurer, and

Whereas, his initial entry into office was achieved after winning a hard‑fought five-way race to fill an open vacancy, and

Whereas, this challenging campaign served as good preparation for the work ahead, and

Whereas, during the past 13 years, Eugene Stratton has worked diligently to assure the efficient and fair operation of the programs and services within his office, and

Whereas, during his tenure as Barre City clerk-treasurer, technological advances have made the job both simpler and more complex, and Eugene Stratton has met each new challenge successfully, and

Whereas, after 13 years as Barre City clerk-treasurer, Eugene Stratton will retire on Town Meeting Day, which is March 4, 2008, and he and his wife, Donna, are looking forward to moving later this year to Washington State to be closer to their sons, and

Whereas, Eugene Stratton has served as a model city clerk-treasurer, and he has been a leader among his peers, now therefore be it   

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to honor Eugene Stratton for his outstanding public service as Barre City clerk-treasurer, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Eugene Stratton in Barre City.



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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont