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J02660 Text:

Senate Resolution No. 2660
BY: Senator STEC
        COMMENDING  Bob  Olson for a lifetime of dedicated
        service to the Town of Horicon, New York
  WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies  and  serve
the best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration
and cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS,  Bob  Olson has given not only of his time and energies but
also of his competence, intelligence, and  leadership  and  consequently
has  been  designated  for  special  honor  for  a lifetime of dedicated
service to the Town of Horicon, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Bob Olson has been called upon to contribute his  time  and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of  himself  unstintingly; throughout the entire period of his community
service, a period of  constructive  involvement,  Bob  Olson  has  stood
constant in dignity and good grace; and
  WHEREAS,  With  his  wife,  Jean, Bob Olson built a vacation home on
Brant Lake in 1970; two years later, they became full-time residents; as
a permanent resident of Horicon, this selfless and dedicated man  served
as a local Boy Scout leader for many years; and
  WHEREAS,   From   1976-2012,  Bob  Olson  was  the  owner  of  Olson
Contracting, building homes in the Adirondack Region for  more  than  35
years and providing employment for many local residents; from 1977-1982,
he was Chairman of the Town of Horicon's Planning Board; and
  WHEREAS,  As  a  Member  of  Horicon's Planning Board, Bob Olson was
appointed as Town Board Representative to the  Planning  Commission,  to
review the Town's Comprehensive Master Plan, from 1974-1982; and
  WHEREAS,  From 1988-2010, Bob Olson was a Member and Director of the
New York State Builders  Association,  also  serving  as  President  and
Chairman  of  the  Board and participating in the Research and Education
Foundation  (REF),  a  leading  non-profit  organization  which   guides
students  in  home-building and construction-related fields of study and
provides scholarships; and
  WHEREAS, During his tenure as a Member and Director of the Executive
Committee for the Builders and Remodelers Association  of  Northern  New
York  (BRANNY),  from  1988-2003,  Bob  Olson  served  as President from
1991-1994 and from 2001-2003; and
  WHEREAS, Bob Olson was appointed by New York State  Governor  George
Pataki  as  a  Member of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building
Code Council where he proudly served for six years; from  2002-2024,  he
fulfilled  the  role  of  Councilman  for Horicon's Town Board, recently
resigning; and
  WHEREAS, Participating in projects for the Town of Horicon on a  pro
bono  basis, Bob Olson has been a pillar of his community and this great
Empire State; he has also been an invaluable asset to  the  construction
industry;   of   the   numerous   projects  throughout  the  years,  the
coordination and building of Horicon's landfill facility which  utilized
volunteer  labor,  supplied by local contractors and the Town of Horicon
Highway Department, made him quite proud; and
  WHEREAS,  Rare  indeed  is  the  impressive  dedication  shown by an
individual for the benefit of  others  which  Bob  Olson  has  displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Bob Olson for a lifetime of dedicated service  to  the  Town  of
Horicon, New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Bob Olson.
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