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Friday, May 6, 2016

Allegany County considers establishing "Duane C. Scott Memorial Highway" CORRECTED

The following resolution will be considered by the Allegany County Legislature when it meets May 9, 2016. Note, an incorrect copy was provided last week. The county this morning (5/9) provided a corrected version:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF AN ACT TO AMEND THE HIGHWAY LAW TO
DESIGNATE A PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AS THE
“PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DUANE C. SCOTT MEMORIAL HIGHWAY”
Offered by:  Ways & Means Committee
WHEREAS, a request has been made that this Board sponsor a resolution directed to the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly that legislation be enacted to amend the Highway Law to designate the entire length of State Route 275, which is located within Allegany County, beginning in the Village of Bolivar, at the intersection of Wellsville and Main Streets, and currently terminating in the Village of Friendship, at the intersection of Exit 29 of Interstate 86,the “Private First Class Duane C. Scott Memorial Highway,” and
WHEREAS, Duane C. Scott was a native of Allegany County, New York, and was a member of the Richburg Central School Class of 1967, and
WHEREAS, Duane C. Scott served in the U.S. Army during the time of the Vietnam War, having obtained the rank of Private First Class, and
 
WHEREAS, on September 29, 1969, Duane C. Scott, was on duty with his Unit, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, in the Plei Djereng Providence, South Vietnam, and
WHEREAS, Duane C. Scott  was killed in action on September 29, 1969, when he gave his life in service, sacrificing himself to save the life of another soldier, and
WHEREAS, Duane C Scott is a shining example of a brave Allegany County resident who selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and
 
WHEREAS, Duane C. Scott was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with the Palm Unit Citation, which all reflect his honorable and heroic service, and
WHEREAS, New York State Route 275, passes through Richburg, New York, Duane C. Scott’s hometown during his lifetime as well as his final resting place, and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to recognize this local hero, now therefore, be it
            RESOLVED:
            1.         That the Allegany County Board of Legislators does hereby urge the State Senate and State Assembly to enact legislation to amend the Highway Law to designate the entire length of State Route 275, which is located within Allegany County, beginning in the Village of Bolivar, at the intersection of Wellsville and Main Streets, and currently  
terminating in the Village of Friendship, at the intersection of Exit 29 of Interstate 86, as the “Private First Class Duane C. Scott Memorial Highway.” 
            2.         That the Clerk of this Board is hereby authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this resolution to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo; New York State Senator Catharine M. Young; Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan; Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie; Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio; and Commissioner of Transportation Matthew J. Driscoll.