WHEREAS,  Marion E. Klingel and her husband Ted moved to their home on Love Road in 1942, thereby becoming one of the original settlers of Grandyle Village;  and


            WHEREAS,  her service to this community began almost immediately as she became the primary dispatcher for the Grand Island Fire Company using a hand-cranked telephone, and by writing a neighborhood column for the Island Dispatch where she ultimately became Editor;  and


            WHEREAS,  that community service continued uninterrupted for some 60 years, including leadership in the Brownies and Girl Scouts, working as the Town’s reporter for the Buffalo News, and serving as Town Historian;  and


            WHEREAS,  Marion was named Erie County Senior Citizen of the Year in 1991, in addition to having been recognized by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce as a Citizen of the Year on four separate occasions; and


            WHEREAS,  her numerous activities included memberships in the Zonta Club, the Grand Island Women’s Republican Club, a life membership in the Grand Island Fire Company, and honorary memberships in the Grand Island Teachers Association and the West River Homeowners Association; and


            WHEREAS,  Marion E. Klingel died on Friday, April 20, 2001 at the age of 94; now therefore


            BE IT RESOLVED,  that in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of her birthday, which will occur on February 16, 2007, and in recognition of her diverse contributions to this community and its residents, the Town Board of the Town of Grand Island hereby dedicates the Grand Island Town Common in memory of Marion E. Klingel;  and


            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that this same Town Board agrees to erect an appropriate sign or monument in commemoration of this dedication at a ceremony to be scheduled when weather permits.



 Peter A. McMahon - Supervisor



 Mary S. Cooke – Councilwoman



 Richard W. Crawford, Jr. – Councilman



                         Gary G. Roesch - Councilman



 Susan J. Argy - Councilwoman