Agenda Item No. 15


Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:








WHEREAS, Bernard Simons grew up just south of Williamston and as a teenager, he was a member of the Ingham County 4-H Club and the Williamston School FFA; and


WHEREAS, he has been a parishioner at St. Mary Church, Williamston, his entire life and has been active with the Knights of Columbus; and


WHEREAS, Bernard served his Country for two years with the United States Army in the 45th Division stationed in Japan and Korea; and


WHEREAS, Bernard has served as a member of the Webberville Village Council and the Webberville Board of Education; and  


WHEREAS, he has been an active member of the Webberville Lion's Club for 50 years, and currently serves as a charter member; and


WHEREAS, Bernard owned and operated the Webberville Grain Elevator from the 1950's through the 1960's; and


WHEREAS, in 1966 he started Oak Lane Golf Course as a 9-hole course, expanding it to 18 holes in 1972 and continues to be active in its operation today, in 1977 he added the 2nd 9-holes at El Dorado Golf Course in Mason; and


WHEREAS, Bernard Simon has been named Webberville Citizen of the Year for 2005.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby congratulates Bernard Simon for being selected as Webberville Citizen of the Year for 2005 and extends its sincere appreciation to Bernard for the contributions he has made to the citizens of Ingham County.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that that Board wishes him continued success in the years to come.


COUNTY SERVICES:  Yeas:  Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers

     Nays:     None                  Absent:   None          Approved 8/16/05