MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT THE GREENFIELD CITY HALL ON TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Neitzke at 7:13 p.m.
|1. ROLL CALL:||Alderperson Alderperson||Lubotsky Bailey||Present Present|
|Alderperson Alderperson||Kastner Akers||Present Present|
ALSO PRESENT: Jennifer Goergen City Clerk
Roger Pyzyk City Attorney
Rick Sokol Director of Neighborhood Services
Chuck Erickson Community Development Manager
At this time, Mayor Neitzke proceeded with Item #8
Alderperson Saryan said that being of Armenian ancestry, the 2015 ASSEMBLY JOINT
RESOLUTION 23, which was adopted by the Wisconsin Assembly on April 14, 2015 and by the Wisconsin Senate today, April 21, 2015, is particularly meaningful to her. She read the following
asked that it be placed in the record.
Whereas, 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, when the systematic destruction of thousands of Armenian communities in the Ottoman Empire, through massacres an death marches in which some 1,500,000 Armenians perished and hundreds of thousands more were uprooted from their homes and ancient homeland, was carried out from 1915 to 1923; and
Whereas, despite the overwhelming evidence borne out by a wealth of documentation, the Turkish government has never recognized nor accepted responsibility for the genocide of the Armenian people from 1915 to 1923; and
Whereas, by denying, and trying to expunge, the record of their genocide, the Turkish government deprives the Armenian people of their own history; and
Whereas, recognition of this atrocity is crucial to guarding against the recurrence of genocide and provides the Armenian people with a greater understanding of their heritage; and
Whereas, the discrimination against and the hardship of the Armenian people persists in Turkey today and has led to human rights violations and the loss of human life; and
Whereas, in the year 2000 the assembly of the state of Wisconsin and in the year 2002 the senate of the state of Wisconsin adopted resolutions designating April 24 of each year as Wisconsin Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the assembly and senate of the state of Wisconsin hereby designate April 24, 2015 as “Wisconsin Day of Remembrance for the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923.
At this time, the Mayor continued with Item #8