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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

ADDENDUM

TO THE

SENATE and HOUSE

NOTICE CALENDAR

OF

thursday, january 13, 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.



S.C.R. 1.

By Senator Illuzzi,

Senate concurrent resolution honoring Vermont State Police Field Force Commander Major James N. Dimmick on the occasion of his retirement.

Whereas, for over a quarter of a century, James Dimmick of Underhill has served with distinction and pride as a member of the Vermont state police, and

Whereas, after graduating from the state police academy in 1978, he was a trooper stationed at the Colchester barracks, and

Whereas, early in his career, his superiors observed Officer Dimmick’s diligence, professionalism, and dedication to the force, and soon he began a career ascent leading to a series of positions with increasing responsibilities, and

Whereas, James Dimmick served on the governor’s security detail during the Snelling and Kunin administrations and as the detail’s director during his second time at the governor’s office, and

Whereas, he sharpened his investigatory skills as a detective sergeant in Chittenden County and later as a detective lieutenant responsible for the counties of Chittenden, Addison, Franklin, and Lamoille, and


Whereas, upon his promotion to the rank of captain, James Dimmick was assigned to the Northeast Kingdom and Orange County where he supervised the state police barracks located in Derby, St. Johnsbury, and Bradford, and

Whereas, later, he was handed an even more challenging assignment as the Assistant State Field Commander at state police headquarters in Waterbury with responsibility for several important areas, including homeland security, special teams, and the consolidation of the dispatch centers, and

Whereas, in 2000, Captain Dimmick graduated from the 194th class of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and

Whereas, in 2003, he was promoted to the rank of major and named as the Field Force Commander which is one of the most senior state police positions, and

Whereas, Major Dimmick’s duties have included supervising all the uniformed officers assigned to the 12 state police barracks and the state police communications centers, and being responsible for over 300 civilian and sworn personnel under his command, and

Whereas, he is now retiring from the force, and

Whereas, he is the husband of Robin Dimmick and they have three daughters, Jenna, Cassie, and Brittany, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding career accomplishments of Vermont State Police Field Commander James N. Dimmick as he retires from the force 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 Major James Dimmick in Underhill.


S.C.R. 2

By Senators Lyons, Snelling, Condos, Flanagan, Leddy and Miller,

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders Division I championship girls’ soccer team

Whereas, the defending Division I girls’ soccer champions, the Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders, strove to retain their 2003 crown as they proceeded through the 2004 season without a single defeat, and

Whereas, the Crusaders gathered at St. Michael’s College to play the 2004 championship game against the Mount Mansfield Union High School Cougars with a strong determination to repeat their previous season’s state championship victory, and

Whereas, the entire Crusader squad learned the importance of perseverance during the course of this 118-minute final post-season contest, and

Whereas, the two evenly matched teams battled to a scoreless tie at the end of the first period, making the concluding half extremely crucial, and

Whereas, with 22:48 remaining in the second half, the Crusaders’ hopes of repeating as champions suffered a temporary setback as the rival Cougars scored the game’s first point, and

Whereas, the two squads then resumed their scoreless ways until the Crusaders’ Kelly Sisco tied the game late in the second period on a 25-yard direct kick, forcing the players to compete in the first of ultimately three overtime periods, and

Whereas, with 2:09 remaining in the third overtime, a tired Crusader team, now reduced to eight players as were the Cougars, emerged victorious as CVU’s Meghan Howard clinched the Division I championship for her team on an 18-yard goal scoring kick, and


Whereas, Crusaders Paige Leenstra, Kelly Macnee, Meghan Patrick, Emily Milbank, Kaitlin Francis, Zellie Dunn-Morrison, Christy Wulfson, Eva Pellegrino-Young, Casey Geibink, Kelly Sisco, Elizabeth Parent, Joannie Gentile, Katie Stetler, Laura Sisco, Lily Kielman, Heather Demers, Abby Newton, Sarah Marston, Lauren Whalley, Katy Shaw, Meghan Howard, Eliza Bradley, and Nora Oliver deserve special recognition both for winning the team’s second consecutive state Division I title and for surviving an extraordinarily long day of intensive soccer competition, and

Whereas, Coach Brad Parker and assistant coaches Katherine Riley and Kristen Van Woert are to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2004 Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders Division I championship girls’ soccer team, and be it further



Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Brad Parker at Champlain Valley Union High School.

S.C.R. 3

By Senators Lyons, Snelling, Condos, Flanagan, Leddy and Miller,

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders Division I championship girls' cross country team.

Whereas, the girls’ cross country team at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) has achieved remarkable success during the last two fall seasons, and

Whereas, having won the state and New England championships in 2003, the 2004 Crusaders were among the finest female runners in the state, and

Whereas, they headed to the 2004 Division I state championship tournament at the Thetford Academy course as leading contenders to repeat as the event’s first place finishers, and


Whereas, the young women from CVU performed to their highest expectations as they captured their second consecutive Division I title, and

Whereas, while they did not clinch a second consecutive New England championship, the Crusaders ran extremely well at the regional competition, which took place in Manchester, Connecticut, and they finished most respectably in second place, and

Whereas, team members Kendall Frost, Mairead Harris, Amy Hopkins, Ariel Marcy, Melanie Mccormick, Sydney McEwen, Lindsey Morel, and Emily Olsen are all outstanding young student athletes, and

Whereas, the roles of Coach Scott Bliss and assistant coaches Kasie Wallace and Cory Coffey in the school’s outstanding girl’s cross country program are worthy of special note, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2004 Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders Division I championship girls’ cross country team, and be it further



Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Scott Bliss at Champlain Valley Union High School.

S.C.R. 4

By Senators Lyons, Condos, Flanagan, Leddy, Miller and Snelling,

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders Division I championship boys' soccer team.

Whereas, after tying BFA-St. Albans in the 2003 post-season finale, the top seeded and undefeated Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Crusaders boys’ soccer team took the field at the 2004 Division I championship game determined to defeat the third-seeded Mount Mansfield Union High School Cougars and capture exclusive ownership of the Division I title, and


Whereas, the Crusaders scoring started early as Gardner Morrow kicked the ball into the Cougars’ net for the game’s initial goal at the 2:01 mark of the first half, and

Whereas, although the Cougars’ superb defensive skills prevented the Crusaders from scoring another point prior to the halftime break, the second half was a stunning example of the Crusaders’ offensive prowess, and

Whereas, at just over one and one-half minutes into the second half, Ashley Miller achieved his team’s second goal and doubled the Crusader lead to 2-0, and

Whereas, several minutes later, teammate Rem Kielman added a third goal to the Crusaders’ tally, and with five minutes remaining in the game, CVU’s Eli Gerson sealed his team’s victory when he scored the fourth and final goal enabling the Crusaders to defeat the Cougars 4-0, and

Whereas, the Crusaders’ 2004 Division I championship, and its accompanying 17-0-1 undefeated record, represent an amazing athletic accomplishment by a team that displayed great sportsmanship, and

Whereas, every CVU Crusader, including Ross Stirewalt, Ashley Miller, Alex Slauson, Reed Carr, Todd Shepardson, Mark Sienko, Rem Kielman, Ethan Morrow, Gardner Morrow, Brad Carlson, Luke Grover, Zach Sundby, Eli Gerson, Robin Pierce, Nick Mead, Tyler Clavelle, Jefferson Parker, Vasilis Varsakopoulos, Ian Dudley, Tyler Macnee, Andrew Lane, Hugh Kirkpatrick, Scott McLoughlin, and Andreas Varaskopoulos, deserves credit for contributing to his team’s enormous success, and

Whereas, Coach Dan Shepardson and assistant coaches Jeff Evans and Troy Paradee were great teachers and mentors for their players, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2004 Champlain Valley Union High School Crusaders Division I championship boys’ soccer team, and be it further


Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dan Shepardson at Champlain Valley Union High School.

S.C.R. 5

By Senators Leddy, Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller and Snelling,

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 Rice Memorial High School Green Knights Division III championship football team.

Whereas, despite their undefeated regular season record, the Green Knights of Rice Memorial High School still had to play the four-time defending Division III champions Woodstock Wasps for the state title, and

Whereas, the psychological advantage of prior championship playing experience was demonstrated as the Wasps jumped to a 7-0 lead merely 12 seconds into the first period, and

Whereas, Rice’s Matt Tomkowicz soon replied in kind as he dashed 51 yards to bring the Green Knights within a point of their opponents, and

Whereas, shortly before the first quarter’s conclusion, Drew Macartney ran for a pivotal five yards which, in combination with quarterback Mike Kimball’s successful two-point conversion, gave the Green Knights a 14-7 lead, and they remained in command until the final whistle, and

Whereas, the third quarter featured three Rice touchdowns, including one in the form of Matt Kreutz’s 43-yard punt return and another based on Dan McCartney’s 30-yard post-interception run, and

Whereas, when the final game whistle sounded, the Green Knights held a commanding 37-14 lead and had clinched the 2004 Division III title, and

Whereas, Green Knights Matt Tomkowicz, Zach Defranco, Brian McClintock, Andrew Perron, Mike Kimball, Matt St. Peter, Joe O’Brien, Nate Crowley, Birney Boehland, Davidson Herberg, Ryan Michael, David Jensen, Steven Degree, Drew Macartney, Mike Shingler, Brett Basford, Joe Merritt, Kevin McGregor, Peter Bolanis, Jordan Matte, J.P. McCormick, Connor Mellen, Matt Briand, Collin Doris, Brendan McCarthy, Andrew Knox, Tyler Provost, Nate Denton, Vinny Franco, Ralph Alfieri, Ben Trottier, Andrew Preston, Josh Danis, Matt Kreutz, and Tyler Machia made individual contributions to the team’s 11-0 perfect season record, and


Whereas, Head Coach Tony Brice and assistant coaches Gary Provost, David Hibma, Jason Barron, Mike Thorne, Doug Dubie, Joe Larkin, and John Varrichione, provided their players with wise guidance, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2004 Rice Memorial High School Green Knights Division III championship football team, and be it further



Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Tony Brice at Rice Memorial High School.

S.C.R. 6

By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Leddy, Lyons, Miller and Snelling,

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 South Burlington High School Rebels Division II championship football team.

Whereas, the 2004 Division II championship football game pitted the South Burlington High School Rebels against the North Country Union High School Falcons, and

Whereas, although the Falcons had earlier in the fall defeated the Rebels 30 16, South Burlington refused to permit a repeat of that result, and

Whereas, despite a scoreless first half, the Rebels overpowered the Falcons by every measure as they rolled to a 48-0 victory over their rivals from Orleans County, and

Whereas, at the 1:50 mark in the third period, Rebel C. J. St. Onge rushed for five crucial yards and put South Burlington on the scoreboard, and

Whereas, immediately thereafter, punting specialist extraordinaire Steve Ploof, kicked the first of six post-touchdown points, and


Whereas, less than three minutes later, Chris Gilding carried the pigskin ball 44 yards for the Rebels’ second touchdown, while later in the quarter, Jason Young ran an even longer distance, 62 yards, to give the Rebels their third six-point gain, and just minutes later, he rushed another 16 yards and scored his team’s fourth touchdown, and

Whereas, with just seconds left in the third quarter, Steve Moore slipped across the goal line for the Chittenden County team’s fifth touchdown, while two further touchdowns on the part of Steve Young and Mike Jabour in the last quarter sealed an afternoon of dazzling gridiron offense, and

Whereas, each member of the Rebel squad, consisting of Steve Ploof, C.J. St. Onge, Keegan McLaughlin, Kyle Kelley, Tim Kynoch, Chris Gilding, Jason Young, Matt Maille, Kyler Parrow, Sol Bayer-Pacht, Mike Kokins, Steve Moore, John Hutchins, Rick Ragis, Taylor Devarney, Chris Mahl, Jason Adams, Isaac Cota, Zach Liberty, Kevin Kearns, Shayne Millette, Jason Dubie, Tim Arthur, Nick Fischer, Evan Cummings, Ross Clark, Keith Billings, Brian Kokins, John Ritchie, Joel McMahon, Mike Jabour, Tyler Jackson, Shaun Reynolds, and Nate Ransom, was an essential part of the victory, and

Whereas, Head Coach Joe McDonald, his assistant coaches Chadde Wolf and Ryan Navin, and Volunteer Coach Bernie Barone can all be proud of the 2004 South Burlington Rebels’ football team, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2004 South Burlington High School Rebels Division II championship football team, and be it further


Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Joe McDonald at South Burlington High School.


S.C.R. 7

By Senators Condos, Leddy, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller and Snelling,

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Judith Maynard on her designation as Vermont’s 2004 National Distinguished Principal.

Whereas, Judith Maynard places education high on her list of personal priorities, and

Whereas, although neither of her parents earned a high school diploma, she graduated summa cum laude from college and then continued her higher education by earning two master’s degrees, and

Whereas, no one was surprised that given her background, Judith Maynard decided to spend her professional career in public education, and

Whereas, she has served as a school principal for over two decades, first at the Folsom School in South Hero and for the last 11 years at the Chamberlin School in South Burlington, and

Whereas, Judith Maynard has espoused an educational philosophy that children can thrive academically as long as the adults around them believe it, and

Whereas, annually since 1984, the United States Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals have cosponsored the National Distinguished Principal Award in order to “honor exemplary elementary and secondary school principals who set the pace, character, and quality of the education children receive during their early school years,” and

Whereas, one principal is selected from each state and the District of Columbia, and principals are also selected to represent K-8 schools, the Defense Department’s Dependents’ Schools, and the State Department’s Overseas Schools, and

Whereas, Judith Maynard’s record of achievement as an elementary school principal has resulted in her designation as Vermont’s 2004 National Distinguished Principal, and


Whereas, not surprisingly, she has attributed her deserved receipt of this accolade, in part, to the work of her colleagues at the Chamberlin School, and

Whereas, South Burlington Superintendent of Schools Bruce Chattman has described Judith Maynard as “the cream of the crop,” and

Whereas, she is an ideal role model for other public school principals in Vermont to emulate, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Judith Maynard on her designation as Vermont’s 2004 National Distinguished Principal, and be it further



Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Judith Maynard at the Chamberlin School in South Burlington.

S.C.R. 8

By Senators Illuzzi and Scott,

By Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Adams of Hartland, Allard of St. Albans Town, Atkins of Winooski, Barnard of Richmond, Branagan of Georgia, Brooks of Montpelier, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clarkson of Woodstock, Dowland of Holland, Endres of Milton, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, Lawrence of Lyndonville, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Marcotte of Coventry, Martin of Springfield, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Minter of Waterbury, Monti of Barre City, Morley of Orleans, Otterman of Topsham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Perry of Richford, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Seibert of Norwich, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City and Winters of Williamstown,

Senate concurrent resolution in memory of former Representative William A. "Bill" Fyfe of Newport City.


Whereas, Bill Fyfe was born in Massachusetts, then resided in Maine, before settling in the Northeast Kingdom where he would live for 51 years, 13 in St. Johnsbury and 38 in Newport, and

Whereas, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and

Whereas, Bill Fyfe’s professional roles included serving as a hospital administrator in St. Johnsbury and as an administrator for a local mental health organization, and

Whereas, in Newport, he served as a city police department dispatcher and managed the county jail, and

Whereas, Bill Fyfe served in the House of Representatives for nine terms beginning in 1983, and

Whereas, he sat on the Committee on Institutions and played a major role in the establishment of the state correctional facility in Newport, and

Whereas, he chaired the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, and

Whereas, Representative Fyfe was known for his ability to work well with members of all political parties, and

Whereas, aside from his service on committees and during floor debates, he will be best remembered for his role as the oldest member of the House of Representatives, a position he held with great pride for several terms, and

Whereas, in this capacity, it was Representative Fyfe’s role to move the adjournment motion each day on the House floor, and

Whereas, while this was typically a routine process, on occasion, the member from Newport preceded his motion with a succinct and timely commentary related to the just concluded deliberations, and

Whereas, his wife Barbara was a familiar presence in the State House and known as a leader of the members’ wives unofficial auxiliary, and

Whereas, they have three children: John of Newport, Andrea of St. Johnsbury, and William IV of Colchester; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren, now therefore be it


Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its condolences to the family of former Representative William Fyfe of Newport City, and be it further



Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Barbara Fyfe in Newport City, and to his children, John, Andrea and William IV.

H.C.R. 1

House concurrent resolution in memory of former Representative Leslie Quelch of Leicester

Offered by: Representative Jewett of Ripton

Offered by: Senators Ayer and Giard



Whereas, Leslie Quelch’s entire life was devoted to his family and the town of Leicester, and

Whereas, a carpenter and truck driver by trade, his passion for politics and the Democratic Party lasted a lifetime, and

Whereas, at the young age of 21, Leslie Quelch established the local Democratic Party in his hometown, and

Whereas, while only a member of the House of Representatives for one year, his brief tenure has historic significance as he was the youngest member to serve in the last session of the 246-seat “big House” in 1965, prior to the first election of the smaller reapportioned chamber in November of that year, and

Whereas, although Leslie Quelch’s days in Montpelier were few, his municipal-level public service on behalf of the citizens of Leicester lasted for decades, and

Whereas, during his long career in municipal government, he served as town agent and grand juror (1969-1971), on Leicester’s school board (1969 1981), board of civil authority, zoning board, and, most recently, the town’s selectboard, and

Whereas, Leslie Quelch had also served as a member of the Otter Valley Union High School Board from 1972-1981, and


Whereas, he maintained the peace in his community while he was Leicester’s constable, and he had watched over its departed residents’ final resting places when he served as the sexton of the Brookside Cemetery, and

Whereas, he took great pride in administering the freeman’s (voter’s) oath to newly registered voters, and

Whereas, Leslie Quelch was an active advocate for the causes he supported and was known to campaign outside the polling station for their adoption on Town Meeting Day, and

Whereas, above all else, he cherished his family, including his wife Elita to whom he was married for 48 years, his daughters Joann and Laurie, his son John, his grandchildren Joshua, Jenna, Caleb, Matthew, Jacob, and Amy, and

Whereas, the death of Leslie Quelch leaves a true void in the town of Leicester with which he was so closely identified, and

Whereas, his family members and his community will miss his presence in their lives, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of the late Leslie Quelch, and be it further



Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Elita Quelch in Leicester.


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