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Town Justice: (607) 749-2377
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our traditional Memorial Day Commemoration. We are posting General Logan’s General Order No. 11 below which we read each year to remind us of the true meaning of this holiday. 

General Order No. 11
Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic
Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868

I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country

during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose, among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion." What can aid more to assure this result than by cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foe? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their death a tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the Nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and found mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice of neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of free and undivided republic.

If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude, -- the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.

II. It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to call attention to this Order, and lend its friendly aid in bringing it to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.

III . Department commanders will use every effort to make this order effective.

By order of

JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commander-in-Chief

N.P. CHIPMAN,
Adjutant General

Official:
WM. T. COLLINS, A.A.G.

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Preble Town Hall, Preble NY

Preble Town Hall Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 
9 am - 12 noon and 1 - 4 pm

PO Box 234
1968 Preble Road, Preble NY 13141

Phone:
Town Hall (607) 749-3199 
Town Justice (607) 749-2377

Fax:
(607) 749-2190 

E-mail:
Town Clerk: prebletownclerk@centralny.twcbc.com
Town Justice: prebletownjustice@centralny.twcbc.com
Supervisor: jdoring@twcny.rr.com

In 1906 a new school built in the center of town. This later centralized with the Homer School District and operated until 1954. Today it houses the post office and town offices. It continues to be painted red and is a gathering place and pictoral part of the town.
The Town of Preble maintains 25.4 centerline miles of roads. Sixteen miles of the 25.4 are plowed, making up 34 plowing segments. We also plow school bus pull-offs, turnarounds, the Fire Station and the Town Hall. The average route time is 2 hrs. 45 minutes.
In an emergency call: 911 The Preble Fire Department is also accessible via a 911 call.
Backyard trash burning is illegal and is a major uncontrolled source of dioxin in the United States: per pound of household trash burned, barrels emit hundreds of times more dioxin than a garbage incinerator.
Code Official W. Rick Fritz is available at the Town Hall on Mondays from 2-4pm to help with applications. Building permits, certificates of occupancy, zoning information are among the services available from the Code office. The Code Official can also be reached at (607) 591-9898.
The Court Clerk hours are Tuesdays from 3 pm - 8 pm. Court is in session on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email PrebleCourt@outlook.com.
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