BY: Councilmember O’Keefe
RESOLUTION NO. 2012-29
A RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION TO ROBERT DRAKE FOR SERVICE ON THE UNION CEMETERY BOARD
WHEREAS, Robert Drake served as a member of the Union Cemetery Board from March 16, 2006 to May 31, 2012; and
WHEREAS, during those years of service, Mr. Drake gave faithfully of his time, talents and resources to help maintain and preserve the Old Colony Burying Ground; and
WHEREAS, Robert Drake has directed the activities of the Board and of numerous volunteers for over six years and participated in the restoration of the memorial stones, the construction of storage facilities, pathways and seating areas in the cemetery and the provision of walking and guided tours through the grounds; and
WHEREAS, through Robert Drake’s efforts and others, the Old Colony Burying Ground has been recognized by inclusion in the national Register of Historic Places and, more importantly, provides a daily reminder of the connection between Granville’s past and its future; and
WHEREAS, the Granville Township Trustees, Village Council of Granville and his fellow Union Cemetery Board members desire to honor and thank Robert Drake for his contributions to the fabric of our community by his efforts as described herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that:
Section 1. On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville, the Village Council, the Granville Township Trustees and the Union Cemetery Board members hereby extend our gratitude and appreciation to Robert Drake for all that he has done to preserve and enhance our community through his efforts to restore and preserve the Old Colony Burying Ground.
Section 2. By this Resolution, we hereby offer to Robert Drake our gratitude and that of the people of the entire Granville, Ohio community for his activities in these regards.
Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Passed this 2nd day of May, 2012.