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Legislature honors Purple Heart veterans

YATES COUNTY—The Yates County Legislature honored local Purple Heart Veterans during their regular meeting Monday, June 9. Six area Purple Heart recipients attended the meeting and were recognized by the legislature for their service and sacrifice.
The Purple Heart recipients attended the meeting due to a resolution proclaiming Yates County a “Purple Heart County.” The resolution was approved at the meeting. The Purple Heart is a medal given to any member of the United States Armed Services wounded or killed in combat with an enemy of the United States.
The resolution reads, “The Yates County Legislature hereby proclaims Yates County as a Purple Heart County, honoring the service and sacrifice of our nation’s men and women in uniform wounded by or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans.”
In other business:
• Yates County Chairman Tim Dennis gave his comments on the flooding events in May. Dennis thanked those who responded during the flooding as well as the aftermath.
“We experienced a natural disaster,” Dennis said. “The results took a toll on our property, our citizens and our prosperity. As a community, we responded with competence and compassion. We will recover and be stronger for it.”
• A public hearing was held on a proposed solid waste management local law prior to the meeting. The purpose of the local law is to “institute a plan for the management of solid waste generated or originated in the County of Yates, to promote the safety, health and well-being of persons and property located therein.”
• The legislature recognized Lauren Snyder for receiving her Woman of Distinction Award in Albany last month.
• The legislature approved the creation of a temporary officer position during the meeting. Since new deputy sheriffs in training are required by law to participate in four weeks of formal academy field training and for several weeks with the agency afterward accompanied by a trained and certified Field Training Officer (FTO) for the training to be valid, a temporary position was needed to meet current needs within the department. The position will be in place June 29 and will run for a period of no more than 89 days.





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