County Legislature issues several proclamations
Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature issued several proclamations on Wednesday including celebrating “Older Americans Month” in May. Melissa Blanar, director of the Office for the Aging in the county, accepts the proclamation from legislators Bill Eick, left, and Fred Miller.
May is also “Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Month.” Legislator Don Allport presents a proclamation to Chuck Persons, a leader with the Orleans County Chapter of ABATE of New York. There will be a motorcycle safety and awareness rally at 1 p.m. on May 5 at the courthouse steps. Motorcyclists will then go on a ride throughout the county.
Legislators also issued a proclamation for “Western New York Armed Forces Days” from May 5 to May 18. Earl Schmidt, center, is director of the Veterans Service Agency in the county. He accepts the proclamation from Legislator Fred Miller. David Kusmierczak, a veteran from Medina, is at left. Many veterans in Orleans County are spending May 18 at the Buffalo Naval Harbor as part of the Joseph P. Dwyer Peer to Peer Program.
Legislators also celebrated “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation.” Don Allport, left, is picture with Allen Turner, 911 communications coordinator; Undersheriff Chris Bourke; and Mike Mele, chief deputy.
The county has 9 full-time and 4 part-time dispatchers, with two on duty 24-7. Last year they handled 35,343 calls.